Celtic Junction Arts Center

Weaving the traditions of Dance, Music, Art & Language

836 Prior Avenue
St. Paul, MN, 55104

Introduction to Drawing Celtic Mythology, May 17-June 7

7:00-8:30 pm. Thursday May 17, 24, 31, and June 7 (4 sessions). In the EML. Class fee: $60 or $54 (if you email the instructor to pre-register). Instructor: Carrie Finnigan. Email: carrie.finnigan@gmail.com

Learn how the haunting and magical gods, goddesses, heroes, magicians, and landscapes of the Celtic realms can be given creative expression and re-interpretation in a class for beginners and enthusiasts at all levels. The principles of formal composition and color theory will be applied to this inspirational mythic and iconic imagery.

Students should bring paper, or a drawing notebook and preferred drawing materials (pencils, pens, coloured pencils, markers, oil pastels, etc) Note: Due to the delicate nature of the library, paint, charcoal, and pastels are not permitted.

Carrie Finnigan uses a playful approach in painting, printmaking and drawing of abstracted representations of human figures and nature. Growing up in close proximity to forests and water, she developed an affinity with the outdoors and was fascinated by the human - natural environment conflict. This youthful interest was formally developed in a B.A. in Fine Art and a B.S. in Art Education. She delved into artistic practice, honing her preference for using color and line to express emotion. In each of her works a portion is purposefully left undone to “let the light in.” This engages the imagination of the viewer, providing an opportunity for pause, realization, and a reflection of self.