Expressionistic Landscape Painting with Gillian Bedford

Headwaters Music & Arts hosts landscape artist Gillian Bedford for a painting workshop series in March. The four session course will be held 6:30-8:30 Thursdays April 1 through the 22. Led by local landscape painter Gillian Bedford, the course will teach how to capture the mood and expression of a landscape through composition and color choices. Participants will use acrylic paints as they learn about color mixing, the basics of design, and the importance of values and contrast. Participants will leave the course with their own 16” x 20” landscape painting and a larger understanding of landscapes.

Gillian Bedford is a transplant to Bemidji but the two seem a perfect fit. Gillian says “I have painted all of my life but have never felt so excited to paint the landscape of Minnesota as now. I moved from Philadelphia to Bemidji a little over a year ago and have fallen in love with the bogs, trees, lakes and countryside.” Inspired by the Minnesota landscape Gillian has found herself exploring the area with her paintbrush. “I love painting plein air, whether with a group or by myself. In the winter I use photos my husband or I have taken of the beauty around us and paint in my studio.”

Gillian received a BFA in painting, magna cum laude, from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. While painting was not her first choice of medium; after exploring photography, jewelry, and ceramics, she found her true home in painting and has been doing it for over thirty years. Gillian loves using large amounts of color and though she has used oils and watercolor in the past, she has chosen acrylic paint for it’s fast drying nature. She likes being able to change up what she is doing quickly so that there can be better and better iterations before she settles on her final painting.

The workshop is for adults; the $100 fee ($90 for members – you can become a member here) includes supplies, learning materials and instruction but participants are encouraged to purchase their own copy of The Simple Secret to Better Painting by Greg Albert which Gillian will reference in the class. Space is limited to 8 adults. Social distance and mask protocols will be enforced.

Expressionistic Landscape Painting with Gillian Bedford Registration Deadline

Headwaters Music & Arts hosts landscape artist Gillian Bedford for a painting workshop series in March. The four session course will be held 6:30-8:30 Thursdays March 4 through March 25. Led by local landscape painter Gillian Bedford, the course will teach how to capture the mood and expression of a landscape through composition and color choices. Participants will use acrylic paints as they learn about color mixing, the basics of design, and the importance of values and contrast. Participants will leave the course with their own 16” x 20” landscape painting and a larger understanding of landscapes.

Gillian Bedford is a transplant to Bemidji but the two seem a perfect fit. Gillian says “I have painted all of my life but have never felt so excited to paint the landscape of Minnesota as now. I moved from Philadelphia to Bemidji a little over a year ago and have fallen in love with the bogs, trees, lakes and countryside.” Inspired by the Minnesota landscape Gillian has found herself exploring the area with her paintbrush. “I love painting plein air, whether with a group or by myself. In the winter I use photos my husband or I have taken of the beauty around us and paint in my studio.”

Gillian received a BFA in painting, magna cum laude, from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. While painting was not her first choice of medium; after exploring photography, jewelry, and ceramics, she found her true home in painting and has been doing it for over thirty years. Gillian loves using large amounts of color and though she has used oils and watercolor in the past, she has chosen acrylic paint for it’s fast drying nature. She likes being able to change up what she is doing quickly so that there can be better and better iterations before she settles on her final painting.

The workshop is for adults; the $100 fee ($90 for members – you can become a member here) includes supplies, learning materials and instruction but participants are encouraged to purchase their own copy of The Simple Secret to Better Painting by Greg Albert which Gillian will reference in the class. Space is limited to 8 adults. Social distance and mask protocols will be enforced, registration deadline is March 1.

Expressionistic Landscape Painting with Gillian Bedford

Headwaters Music & Arts hosts landscape artist Gillian Bedford for a painting workshop series in March. The four session course will be held 6:30-8:30 Thursdays March 4 through March 25. Led by local landscape painter Gillian Bedford, the course will teach how to capture the mood and expression of a landscape through composition and color choices. Participants will use acrylic paints as they learn about color mixing, the basics of design, and the importance of values and contrast. Participants will leave the course with their own 16” x 20” landscape painting and a larger understanding of landscapes.

Gillian Bedford is a transplant to Bemidji but the two seem a perfect fit. Gillian says “I have painted all of my life but have never felt so excited to paint the landscape of Minnesota as now. I moved from Philadelphia to Bemidji a little over a year ago and have fallen in love with the bogs, trees, lakes and countryside.” Inspired by the Minnesota landscape Gillian has found herself exploring the area with her paintbrush. “I love painting plein air, whether with a group or by myself. In the winter I use photos my husband or I have taken of the beauty around us and paint in my studio.”

Gillian received a BFA in painting, magna cum laude, from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. While painting was not her first choice of medium; after exploring photography, jewelry, and ceramics, she found her true home in painting and has been doing it for over thirty years. Gillian loves using large amounts of color and though she has used oils and watercolor in the past, she has chosen acrylic paint for it’s fast drying nature. She likes being able to change up what she is doing quickly so that there can be better and better iterations before she settles on her final painting.

The workshop is for adults; the $100 fee ($90 for members – you can become a member here) includes supplies, learning materials and instruction but participants are encouraged to purchase their own copy of The Simple Secret to Better Painting by Greg Albert which Gillian will reference in the class. Space is limited to 8 adults. Social distance and mask protocols will be enforced, registration deadline is March 1.

My Kid & Me – Art Exploration | April 13 – May 18

Grades 1st -5th  and an adult guardian
 4-5:30 pm, Tuesdays, April 13 – May 18

$150 per adult/child pair, Additional child or additional adult $75

Explore the different art media and techniques  with a child in your life! This weekly program will offer a fun and relaxing experience in the Headwater Art Studio. The 6 session program led by Diamond Knispel gives participants the chance to try different age appropriate media at their own pace. Diamond will be on hand to facilitate a fun experience while teaching new skills and techniques. The group will be limited in size and participants will be required to follow Headwaters COVID-19 protocols.  Art supplies provided.

You are required to read and sign the Art Program Policies when attending any Headwaters Art Program.

My Kid & Me – Pottery | April 16 – May 21

Grades 1st -5th  and an adult guardian
 6-7:30 pm, Fridays, April 16 – May 21

$150 per adult/child pair, Additional child or additional adult $75

Explore the world of pottery with a child in your life! End your week with fun and relaxation with this 6 session course taught by Tom Daly. The group will be limited in size and participants will be required to follow Headwaters COVID-19 protocols.  Supplies and instruction provided.

You are required to read and sign the Art Program Policies when attending any Headwaters Art Program.

My Kid & Me – Art Exploration | March 2 – April 6

Grades 1st -5th  and an adult guardian
 4-5:30 pm, Tuesdays, March 2 – April 6

$150 per adult/child pair, Additional child or additional adult $75

Explore the different art media and techniques  with a child in your life! This weekly program will offer a fun and relaxing experience in the Headwater Art Studio. The 6 session program led by Diamond Knispel gives participants the chance to try different age appropriate media at their own pace. Diamond will be on hand to facilitate a fun experience while teaching new skills and techniques. The group will be limited in size and participants will be required to follow Headwaters COVID-19 protocols.  Art supplies provided.

You are required to read and sign the Art Program Policies when attending any Headwaters Art Program.

My Kid & Me – Pottery | March 5 – April 9

Grades 1st -5th  and an adult guardian
 6-7:30 pm, Fridays, March 5 – April 9

$150 per adult/child pair, Additional child or additional adult $75

Explore the world of pottery with a child in your life! End your week with fun and relaxation with this 6 session course taught by Tom Daly. The group will be limited in size and participants will be required to follow Headwaters COVID-19 protocols.  Supplies and instruction provided.

You are required to read and sign the Art Program Policies when attending any Headwaters Art Program.

Headwaters Jam Band | Block 4

Headwaters Jam Band is an 8 week program dedicated to exploring instrumental improv and composition in a group setting.

This program is for participants aged 13-18 with prior experience with their instrument. The group meets on Thursdays in the Headwaters East Studio (519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji). The group jams from 5-7pm each evening. Participants are encouraged to show up at 4:30 for setup. Participants are required to provide their own instruments and amps (if applicable) with the exception of the drum kit. The program is not genre specific. Each block the different groups will work together to create their own unique sound – all musical aspirations are welcome. Advance registration is required – limited spots available. After registering you will be contacted by the instructor to evaluate skill level, speak about instrument logistics, and discuss availability. The group will be limited in size and participants will be required to follow Headwaters COVID-19 protocols.

Headwaters Music Program Policies: Those who attend and Headwaters Music program must read, sign, and abide by the Headwaters Music Program Policies. If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of Headwaters Jam Band or Headwaters Music & Arts, please contact the Arts Program Coordinator or Headwaters Executive Director at 218.444.5606.

Cost: $75/ 8 week session (scholarships available)

REGISTER NOW

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Headwaters Jam Band | Block 3

Headwaters Jam Band is an 8 week program dedicated to exploring instrumental improv and composition in a group setting.

This program is for participants aged 13-18 with prior experience with their instrument. The group meets on Thursdays in the Headwaters East Studio (519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji). The group jams from 5-7pm each evening. Participants are encouraged to show up at 4:30 for setup. Participants are required to provide their own instruments and amps (if applicable) with the exception of the drum kit. The program is not genre specific. Each block the different groups will work together to create their own unique sound – all musical aspirations are welcome. Advance registration is required – limited spots available. After registering you will be contacted by the instructor to evaluate skill level, speak about instrument logistics, and discuss availability. The group will be limited in size and participants will be required to follow Headwaters COVID-19 protocols.

Headwaters Music Program Policies: Those who attend and Headwaters Music program must read, sign, and abide by the Headwaters Music Program Policies. If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of Headwaters Jam Band or Headwaters Music & Arts, please contact the Arts Program Coordinator or Headwaters Executive Director at 218.444.5606.

Cost: $75/ 8 week session (scholarships available)

REGISTER NOW

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Headwaters Jam Band | Block 2

Headwaters Jam Band is an 8 week program dedicated to exploring instrumental improv and composition in a group setting.

This program is for participants aged 13-18 with prior experience with their instrument. The group meets on Thursdays in the Headwaters East Studio (519 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji). The group jams from 5-7pm each evening. Participants are encouraged to show up at 4:30 for setup. Participants are required to provide their own instruments and amps (if applicable) with the exception of the drum kit. The program is not genre specific. Each block the different groups will work together to create their own unique sound – all musical aspirations are welcome. Advance registration is required – limited spots available. After registering you will be contacted by the instructor to evaluate skill level, speak about instrument logistics, and discuss availability. The group will be limited in size and participants will be required to follow Headwaters COVID-19 protocols.

Headwaters Music Program Policies: Those who attend and Headwaters Music program must read, sign, and abide by the Headwaters Music Program Policies. If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of Headwaters Jam Band or Headwaters Music & Arts, please contact the Arts Program Coordinator or Headwaters Executive Director at 218.444.5606.

Cost: $75/ 8 week session (scholarships available)

REGISTER NOW

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota, through a grant from the Region 2 Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.