Bloom attended Green Mountain College in Vermont, the Art Institute of Boston, the Bob Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and The Art Students League from 1972-79. At The Art Students League she won the McDowell Traveling scholarship, several merit scholarships and a Certificate of Completion in Fine Arts Graphics in 1974. Her teaching career spans thirty years as an instructor for young people at the Art Students League; the Silvermine School of Art, New Canaan, CT; and the National Academy. Bloom has also taught many outreach programs for art centers and museums around the country. Her own work in mixed mediums, including her photographs, has been widely collected and exhibited at Midtown Payson Gallery and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to name a few.
Printmaking: Experiences and Self Expression
7pm - 10pm
Enhance your sense of wonder through printmaking. Create projects in mixed media and printmaking in a supportive environment of self- expression to produce one of a kind prints. Use inventive problem solving to cultivate a stunning outcome and celebrate your individual artistic qualities. Learn to create exhibits and develop your confidence in the experience of art-making. All levels welcome.
Collage and Assemblage
4pm - 7pm
Participants are welcome at any level of experience to attend this supportive class of collage and assemblage. Inventive techniques and the development of one's unique vision in a supportive environment. Students are encouraged to bring their own collections of imagery found objects, mementos, and more while some unusual materials will be provided for enhancement and execution. Bringing hard surfaces of wood stretched canvas and cardboard is suggested to which work can be attached along with scissors, glue, tools and pigments desired and necessary for connecting and enhancement. Individual guidance will be offered to help cultivate personal creative processes and perception. Working with personal collections can help make the process of artmaking more expansive and the artwork more meaningful and genuine.