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
Learn how to produce one of a kind prints by creating projects using mixed media and printmaking. Stretch your imagination and wonder with inventive problem solving for stunning outcomes. Celebrate your individual artistic qualities, build your confidence with art making, and create works ready for exhibition. All levels are welcome.
Collage and Assemblage
4pm - 7pm
Collage and Assemblage combines all media in art-making. Inventive techniques will be explored so students’ unique visions are formed into genuine, meaningful works of art. Bring: collections of imagery, found objects, unusual objects, mementos to enhance and hard surfaces on which to glue or attach objects or apply pigment. Suggestions are wood, stretched canvas, or board. You will also need glue, scissors and other tools to create one-of-a-kind-works of art. All levels are welcome.