Instructor: Eileen Riley
Ages: 15 & up
Location: 101 West Rodney French Blvd NB
Format: 3 hour event
Date: Saturday, February 24th
Time: 6:00 to 9:00
Fee: $45 All Materials included ! Easles, aprons, paint, brushes, pallets, music, instruction, etc.
PAINT NIGHT ~ with Eileen Riley
If your goal is to complete a beautiful painting, this is the Paint Night for you. Poppies are a bold and beautiful subject, with instant recognition. You'll learn to paint this gorgeous image with Eileen Riley in a 3 hour session of some serious fun ! We'll supply all the materials you'll need, including Eileen's gentle and patient instruction. This will be one of the best paint nights you'll ever do; mainly because she's a serious artist, who will guide you through this simple yet seemingly complex composition. Soft drinks are welcome, but we don't encourage alcohol. We'll make it a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere of good, clean fun for all. Bring your friends, neighbors, family; but register soon, seats sell out quickly !
Eileen Riley is a life-long student of the arts. Growing up in rural, Westport, Massachusetts, Eileen's backyard became her inspiration. The ocean, wooded retreats, farmland, and suburbia acted as a springboard for her past and current work. From an early age she wanted to become an artist and took advanced art classes at the local university when she was twelve. This gave her the confidence she needed to succeed in her dream. She went to the University of Massachusetts to study fine art with a concentration in sculpture. After college she spent time as a potter and artist mentor. She then settled into a five-year position as an art teacher at Bishop Stang High School. There she taught three-dimensional design, photography and drawing and painting. She also created set designs for the school’s drama and administration departments. Ms. Riley continues to develop her craft and shows her work regularly at art galleries in New Bedford and Fall River, Massachusetts, and the surrounding areas. She also does commissioned work of various kinds. She submerges herself in art, teaching private lessons and continuing to study art by taking classes and staying current in art by visiting a vast number of galleries and art museums wherever she goes, for inspiration. Eileen is currently researching art residencies in theUnited States.