Jen Walls Shares “The Art Of Illustration” In A New Illuminated Novel, ‘The Storyteller’s Apprentice’. Opening Reception And Book Signing At ArtServe On November 8th

What happens when one artist invites another artist to collaborate?  Magical malarkey! “The Storytellers’s Apprentice” is an illuminated novel by Dana Kumerow, with illustrations by Brittany Tate and Jen Walls. Readers ages 6 – 99 will enjoy this book and its illustrations.   The Free Opening Reception and Book signing takes place on Thursday, November 8th.  Books and artwork will be available for purchase at ArtServe as well as on line.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks. This family-friendly art and literary event features paintings of adventurous characters and whimsical creatures in vibrant settings in a gallery setting, along with illustrations nestled inside a beautiful, casebound book. Mixed media illustrations, pen and ink drawings and hand carved and stamped images give viewers a peek into the world of book illustration and children’s fantasy fiction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I N T R O D U C I N G:

” THE     STORYTELLER’S     APPRENTICE “

 

 

 

 

 

 

M E E T      T H E      C O L L A B O R A T O R S

OPENING   RECEPTION/ BOOK   SIGNING:

THURSDAY,  NOVEMBER  8TH

6 – 8 PM

Refreshments served  

Exhibit Available  November 2 – 27, 2018

 At:   ArtServe 

 

1350 E Sunrise Blvd   Fort Lauderdale

ArtServe at 954-462-8190   Artist/illustrator Jen Walls at 704-771-9726

 

 

 

www.thestorytellersapprentice.com

 

 

Astrid in “The Storyteller’s Apprentice”

The Art of Illustration:

Original illustrations from the illuminated novel, The Storyteller’s Apprentice, appear in a new exhibit at ArtServe from November 2 – 27. This family-friendly art and literary event features paintings of adventurous characters and whimsical creatures in vibrant settings in a gallery setting, along with illustrations nestled inside a beautiful, casebound book. Mixed media illustrations, pen and ink drawings and hand carved and stamped images give viewers a peek into the world of book illustration and children’s fantasy fiction.   The Storytellers’s Apprentice is an illuminated novel by Dana Kumerow, with illustrations by Brittany Tate and Jen Walls. For readers ages 6 – 99. Books and art will be available for purchase at ArtServe, or visit www.thestorytellersapprentice.com to buy online.

 

 

 

Scruffy Dog from “The Storyteller’s Apprentice”

 

 

 

The Storyteller’s Apprentice (An Illuminated Novel) and a New Exhibit at ArtServe:

Everything has a name. Everything has a story.

In Loden, coming of age means becoming an apprentice. Though all of the villagers expect Arella’s sister to become the storyteller’s apprentice, it is Arella who is chosen.

When Arella is forced to leave her childhood home and face her biggest fears, she follows an unexpected path of adventure, hardship, and enchantment. She learns to appreciate the power in a name and the importance of sharing stories. Along the way, Arella accepts her own talents and learns to see the beauty and the magic around her.

All she had to do was LISTEN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every story begins with…another story~

This adventure began with one artist inviting another to collaborate. “I’ll paint some backgrounds; you add characters,” said Brit. “Well sure, I’d be delighted,” replied Jen. A dozen boards and a nearly a year later, Brit and Jen decided the characters needed a story. In stepped Dana, who accepted the challenge of writing a story after the illustrations were already done—a backwards process. She took over like a mad queen and convinced the illustrators to provide more illustrations because, she said, the story demanded them. The illustrators, enchanted by the stories, bowed to her requests, although the thought of stuffing the author into an attic occurred to them more than once.

 

About the Author:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In her younger days, writer Dana Kumerow was a tree-climbing, frog-catching, star-gazing book worm who acted out her favorite stories in the playhouse in her backyard. Today she lives in a tiny log cabin in the North Carolina mountains and blogs about words, books, writing, and more at writingtowardhome.com.

 

 

About the Artists:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upon receiving her degree in studio art, Brittany Tate set out with a fierce determination to set the world ablaze. After completing her first landscape in 2015, she began filling her world with colorful drama, exotic places, and playful pets. She’s hardly put down her brush since!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist and illustrator Jen Walls lives in a world of malarkey. Her studio is crammed with whimsical creatures, moody queens, and soulful girls. Walls has lived a backwards life, beginning with a grown-up job and all kinds of seriousness until she was nearly old—then SHAZAM! She fell headlong into the world of art and has been playing ever since. Follow her adventures at www.jenwalls.com and at Instagram.com/jenjovanwalls.

 

 

Caravan from “The Storyteller’s Apprentice”

Available for Purchase:

 

 

 

~ The Book ~

~ Backpacks ~

~ Notecards  ~

Illustrations purchased online or at the exhibit will be reserved for the buyer, and shipped November 28th, immediately following the show closing.

For more information:

www.jenwalls.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Anita Lovitt Art Classes: Illumination, Gouache, Florals, Essential Watercolor Techniques and Drawing

This summer, painter, designer and public artist Anita Lovitt  has a busy schedule! She will offer some new classes at new places, some just for a few weeks.  Don’t miss these opportunities to study with such a talented and versatile artist! Each venue has different supplies, prices, and duration of classes.  Private lessons are also available.  Anita is a popular teacher who makes learning watercolor fun and easy, while challenging you to constantly stretch your abilities! Bring your friends and learn as a group!  The Rickie Report shares the details of her classes at The Society for the Four Arts.

 

 

 

Classes With Anita Lovitt

 

Anita Lovitt

Anita Lovitt

 

Anita Lovitt graduated from Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) with top honors and a degree in illustration. She studied design and painting with legendary teachers including Milton Glaser, Charles Reid, and Mel Stabin. Her award-winning illustrations, paintings and designs have appeared in children’s books, greeting cards and designs for the home and gift industry. Anita has taught drawing and painting for many years, and is also a talented digital artist.
Anita is a gifted teacher with a keen understanding of how language and image work together. In 2006, Anita worked with a team of “Project Hope” counselors to produce a series of illustrative quilts documenting the impacts of Hurricane Wilma. She also created the large “Dancing Pineapples” mural which graces the entrance to Pineapple Grove in downtown Delray Beach, as well as numerous private and public commissions.

SOCIETY FOR THE FOUR ARTS

2   4 Arts Plaza           Palm Beach, FL  
561-655-7227
"Illuminated 'S'" by Anita Lovitt

“Illuminated ‘S'” by Anita Lovitt

Introduction to Illumination with Anita Lovitt
10 AM-12 PM, Tuesdays, 6 weeks, July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12 
The Fitz Eugene Dixon Education Building
$150  Materials included

Illuminations are small, highly detailed paintings that accompany text or calligraphy. They often have a sacred component and are very powerful despite their small size. In this course you will learn to create illuminated letters and words using modern materials such as watercolor and gouache paint, pen and ink or small magic markers, and colored pencils. The effect of gold leaf will be simulated with gold paint markers.  Elements and principles of lettering will be explained to help students achieve a pleasing result. You can work in a traditional style or something more modern.

 

 

"Apples with Core" Gouache/Opaque by Anita Lovitt

“Apples with Core” Gouache/Opaque by Anita Lovitt

Painting with Gouache with Anita Lovitt
2:00-400 PM  Tuesdays, 6 weeks, July 8, 15, 22, 29; August 5, 12 
The Fitz Eugene Dixon Education Building
$150  Materials included

What is gouache (pronounced gwash)? It is a form of brilliant, opaque watercolor that is favored by artists for detailed work such as greeting cards and book illustrations, as well as fabric and wallpaper designs. It handles like watercolor and may be thinned, lifted off or painted over, and is also easy to correct. It is highly suitable for quick outdoor sketching or art journaling. If you enjoy watercolor, this class will further expand your painting horizons. Through a series of structured exercises and demonstrations you will learn how to make the most of this versatile medium. Each student will receive encouraging personal attention to develop a powerful, small painting. (Note: Please also see Introduction to Illumination, which is a series of classes including gouache painting to complement this workshop.)

 
"Modern Illuminated Gouache" by Anita Lovitt

Modern Illuminated Gouache” by Anita Lovitt

Due to limited space, reservations are required for all Campus on the Lake workshops and classes. For more information please call (561) 805-8562 or email campus@fourarts.org.

"Larkspur" by Anita Lovitt

“Larkspur” by Anita Lovitt

"Apple" by Anita Lovitt

“Apple” by Anita Lovitt

 
"Four Lighthouses" by Anita Lovitt

“Four Lighthouses” by Anita Lovitt

           
 
"Alstromer" by Anita Lovitt

“Alstromer” by Anita Lovitt

Call contact numbers for more information or call Anita directly. 561 706 3653.  You can see her work at her website  anitalovitt.com  or email: info@anitalovitt.com

 

 

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