Process Painting + Collaborative Workshop with Meredith Bullock
Sep
24
9:00 AM09:00

Process Painting + Collaborative Workshop with Meredith Bullock

What would happen if more people used their experiences to create art? And what if they shared in that creation? 

This Process Painting + Collaborative Workshop, taught by artist Meredith C. Bullock, explores this question with a collaborative atmosphere, tools and techniques that allow you to focus on the process of painting rather than the result. 

You'll learn how to:
-use tools and materials to paint abstractly and for the process
-let go of fears and push against insecurities and limitations while painting
-express yourself in a more emotive, expressive and non-derivative way
-let go of possessing and perfecting your work in order to make a larger, co-created piece

Each student will leave the workshop with a better understanding of the basics of painting, how to create work that's based on experience and collaboration, and with the artwork they created as a beautiful reminder of their experience. 

Students are asked to bring in a printed image of a person, place or thing that emotionally moves them. The image will be used for inspiration and not as a piece in the actual painting.

WHEN: September 24th, 2016, 9am - 12pm

WHERE: The Warren - 1002 Fatherland St., Ste. 201, Nashville, TN 37206

INCLUDES: Tools and materials, like brushes, paint and paper are included in the ticket price and some items are yours to keep and take home with you to continue to explore the process of painting. 

PRICE: $115

This workshop was created for anyone curious about painting and for all stages of artist. It's also a great workshop to feel more connected with materials–to create something with your bare hands. No prior experience needed.

Space is limited; ONLY 10 SPOTS AVAILABLE. Advanced registration is required. Ticket sales end on September 8th at midnight CST. 

We would love to have you there! Click on the button below to get your ticket!


Meredith Bullock

My mission is to help guide your actions to have more purpose and impact, to unlock your creativity, to gain prestige, to interact with and build your community, to feel safe and secure, and to improve your daily routine so you can be more effective, happy and balanced in life and in your creative career.

It’s not easy to share who I am and what I do in a short bio because there are many things that led me to where I am today. So if you’re like me and love to know the whole story, keep reading.

I was a small town girl with big dreams, raised by entrepreneurial parents, and encouraged to create a business with my talents. It took me years to figure it out, 13 years of being a hairstylist and several attempts and ideas in my Etsy shop, until something finally took.

I was able to quit my day job, explore my creative ambitions and learn how to support my family doing what I loved.

My business evolved from serving weddings to working together with creative entrepreneurs and artists. My husband and I moved to Nashville, we got pregnant, and a voice told me to start painting again–so I did, and now I’m here living my big dream, creating art and teaching others how to live their big dream too.

Choosing to pave your own creative path isn’t easy alone. You need guidance, feedback, tools, resources and accountability. Learn more about how I can support you here

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Tiny Art Show
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Tiny Art Show

We are having a TINY ART SHOW as part of the East Side Art Stumble on September 10th from 6-10pm. 

The maximum size of the artwork is roughly the size of a dollar bill! We have some really great artists showing this month; it will be a great time to get your hands on some awesome, tiny pieces while you can!

Stop by the studio, hang out with us, and see some amazing tiny artwork! We would love to see you all there!

Send us a note at thewarrennashville@gmail.com if you have any questions or just want to say "hi"!

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Animal Textures: Workshop with Rebecca Green
Aug
20
10:00 AM10:00

Animal Textures: Workshop with Rebecca Green

Join us at The Warren for our Animal Textures Workshop where we explore the world of fur, feathers, and scales in gouache and colored pencil. Nashville based illustrator, Rebecca Green, will be teaching the four hour workshop, which will include discussion on materials, experimentation, and demonstrations. Each student will be also create his/her own finished piece of art to take home. This workshop is designed for beginner and intermediate artists, but all are welcome! 


The first half of the workshop will include materials and demonstrations. Each student will experiment with gouache applications, paintbrush styles, and paint + colored pencil combinations. Student will then watch three stylized painting demonstrations to learn about achieving animal textures through these mediums. 

LUNCH BREAK: 12 PM - 1 PM*

The second half of the workshop will be devoted to creating a finished piece of grayscale/black and white artwork on paper. Each student will choose to create a figure with fur, feathers, or scales (or a combination - make believe creatures are encouraged!) The instructor will be there throughout the process to guide and answer questions.  

WHEN: August 20th, 2016, 10 am - 3 pm

WHERE: The Warren - 1002 Fatherland St. Ste 201, Nashville, TN 37206

INCLUDES: In-class materials (Black and white gouache, paint brushes, greyscale colored pencils), printed painting guide, and paper for final artwork. 

*DOES NOT INCLUDE: Take-home materials or lunch (lunch cost is responsibility of student).

 

Space is limited; ONLY 7 SPOTS AVAILABLE. Advanced registration is required. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 1st and ends August 18th at midnight CST. 

We would love to see you there! 


photo by Sarah Rhodes

photo by Sarah Rhodes

Rebecca Green is a children's and young adult book illustrator currently residing in Nashville TN. She works primarily in gouache and colored pencil, and dabbles in acrylic, collage, and three dimensional set and puppet building. Her work is playful, yet grounded, and often includes children and animals comprised of texture, patterns and flat colors. She has worked with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Frankie, Flow Magazine, and Penguin Random House. Green also helped co-found The Warren alongside fellow illustrator Kayla Stark in the Spring of 2016. To see Rebecca's work, visit www.myblankpaper.com

 

 

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GOLDBRICK Art Show
May
14
6:00 PM18:00

GOLDBRICK Art Show

It's time for May's East Side Art Stumble!

Come out to The Warren and see a collection of work from a group of extremely talented local artists/illustrators! (gouache, digital, watercolor, and more)

Rebecca Green | Kelly McKernan | Cassie Meder | Lauren Lowen | Kellie Leming | Lucie Rice | Emily Miller | Katie Turner | Kayla Stark | Zie Darling

1002 Fatherland St., Ste. 201
Nashville, TN 37206

Entrance and parking around back (center purple building)

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Illustration Reps: Working with an Agency
May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Illustration Reps: Working with an Agency

What exactly does an illustration agent or rep do? How do you sign on with one? What can you expect from them, and what should they expect from you? Illustrators Lauren Lowen, Lucie Rice, and Rebecca Green will be discussing these topics and more in a casual panel discussion. There will be time for a Q & A afterwards, so bring your questions and a notepad! 


LAUREN LOWEN

©LaurenMincoLowen

©LaurenMincoLowen

Since receiving her degree in illustration from The Rhode Island School of Design, Lauren Lowen's artwork has appeared in magazines, on book covers, and even as stickers! She taught Illustration at both Montserrat College of Art and RISD before starting a new chapter at C.R. Gibson in Nashville, TN. After working in the giftware and stationery industry, she returned to her personal illustration and licensing opportunities full time. The artist teaches illustration and licensing classes at Watkins College of Art and Design, and is also represented by Jennifer Nelson Artists. Clients include Hallmark, Scholastic Press, Galison/ Mudpuppy Press, Carus Publishing, Williams-Sonoma, Girls' Life Magazine, Department 56, DEMDACO, and Utne Reader.

LUCIE RICE

©2014LucieRiceIllustration&Design

©2014LucieRiceIllustration&Design

Lucie Rice is truly passionate about creating whimsical and sometimes ridiculous imagery that appeals to children and adults alike.  She received her BFA in Fine Art from the University of Evansville, and her MFA in illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work can be seen in magazines across the country, as well as in books and ad campaigns. Lucie is repped by the Jennifer Vaughn Artist Agency and has worked with clients such as Kiplinger's Magazine, Nashville Scene, Atlanta Magazine, and Purina.  She is a huge animal lover and animal welfare advocate, currently residing in Nashville with her husband and their two dogs. 

REBECCA GREEN

©2016RebeccaGreen

©2016RebeccaGreen

Rebecca Green is an illustrator, painter, and make believe maker. Since graduating with her BFA in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design, her work has found a home in children's and young adult books, magazines, galleries, and more. She works mainly in gouache, acrylic, colored pencil, and ink. She is repped by Tugeau2 Illustration agency, and is also a co-founder of The Warren, A Make Space. Clients include Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Simon and Schuster, Frankie, Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun, and Flow Magazine. She currently lives in Nashville with her partner, Matt and their two animal cherubs. 


Event is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated! 

 

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The Art of Licensing with Lauren Lowen
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Art of Licensing with Lauren Lowen

Have you ever imagined your artwork on stationery and apparel? How about wrapping paper or fabric? More artists are entering the world of licensing, a creative field where artists allow companies to reproduce their artwork on products for a fee. This lecture covers the business basics of art licensing, which clients license artwork, and what portfolio pieces are needed in the market.

Join us for a talk with Lauren Lowen, a local brilliant illustrator. Since receiving her degree in illustration from The Rhode Island School of Design, Lauren's artwork has appeared in magazines, on book covers, and even as stickers! She taught Illustration at both Montserrat College of Art and RISD before starting a new chapter at C.R. Gibson in Nashville, TN. After working in the giftware and stationery industry, she returned to her personal illustration and licensing full time. The artist teaches illustration and licensing classes at Watkins College of Art and Design, and is also represented by Jennifer Nelson Artists. Clients include Hallmark, Scholastic Press, Galison/Mudpuppy Press, Carus Publishing, Williams-Sonoma, Girls' Life Magazine, Department 56, and Utne Reader.

The event is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated! 

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Apr
21
7:00 PM19:00

Drink & Draw

If you like to drink or draw or drink while drawing or draw your drink, you're gonna love this! We'll be in the studio every third Thursday of the month drinking and drawing to our heart's content. Bring a sketchbook, things to draw with, and your drink of choice.

Our first official Drink & Draw - you can say you were there when it allll started. 

Thursday, April 21st
7pm-9pm

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Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

The Warren's Official Opening!

We are proud to host our official opening Saturday, April 9th from 6pm-9pm! Come check out the studio, see our artists' work and their workspaces, have a drink, and get to know the folks here at The Warren. We will also have prints and cards available for sale. 

We are located on the corner of 10th and Fatherland in East Nashville. Our entrance is around the back of the purple building on the second floor, suite 201. There is parking in the back and on the street.

See you soon! 

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