Beginner’s Ceramic Art Classes and Workshops by Edrian Thomidis

Art Classes at Backyard for the Arts

Art Classes at Backyard for the Arts – VIEW CLASS LIST >>

 

Things to do near West Palm Beach – Beginner’s Ceramic Art Classes

Another exciting news as I start 2018,  I have partnered with a dear friend and fellow artist, Monika Stefaniak to bring small group art classes to her wonderful outdoor studio and backyard. We are calling this new venture Backyard for the Arts. The classes are designed to be taken by anyone. No artistic experience needed, just a willingness to try something different.

In the near future, we will explore bringing artists to teach master workshops. The deck is perfect for private events or paint and BYOW parties as well. We are also looking to add some yoga classes. Please like us on FB and follow our journey. Better yet, join our mailing list so we can update you on future events.

Please see the list of art classes. We are always adding new events. Share it with friends and if you are near West Palm Beach, I hope to see you there!

Things to do in West Palm Beach: Creative and Cultural Things to do near West Palm Beach.

Edrian Thomidis to Exhibit at Continuum During Palm Beach Art Week 2018

Edrian Thomidis to Exhibit at Continuum - Palm Beach Art Week

Edrian Thomidis to Exhibit at Continuum

Continuum West Palm Beach Arts

A pop up multi-media art fair in the City of WPB during ArtPalmBeach Week exhibiting regional South Florida artists. January 18-27,2018

I am both humbled and excited to have been selected to participate in this exhibition of local and regional artists. The exhibit runs for two weeks and during that time there will be so many events that will coincide with Palm Beach Art week. This year, the location is in the heart of City Place, so if you are looking for something to do this January, definitely stop by Continuum. Below is a list of all the events and a link to get tickets. Hope to see you there!

Continuum list of events - Palm Beach Art Week

Continuum list of events

Looking for things to do in West Palm Beach? – Get your tickets for Continuum during Palm Beach Art week here.

2017 Year in Review

Edrian Thomidis Welcomes the New Year 2018

Edrian Thomidis Welcomes the New Year 2018

Happy New Year!

2017 was like riding Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at Magic Kingdom. Not a terribly turbulent year, but definitely some unexpected bumps and turns. Some exciting and some more frighting. On the art front, I had more than 5 exhibitions, won some awards, created my first sculptural series, had some of my larger work purchased, attended a sculpture workshop with a master artist and made some new friends and connections in the mean time. I also received my first hate mail ever. I joined another local art group and expanded my Etsy store. I continue to get pet commissions. Providing comfort to others with my art is a very rewarding part of my job.

I closed the year with a wonderful opportunity to teach classes and explore a partnership. I begin 2018 feeling grateful and looking forward to what my 3rd year of doing the art thing will bring. I am ready! I wish you all a very creative, healthy and happy new year!!!

PS: Thank you for your continued support, comments, follows, likes and shares, they bring a smile to my face. To those that like my work enough to make it their own and take into their home, your appreciation means more than you know.

Art Opening in West Palm Beach Dec 9th 2017

Art Opening Reception of ‘Artistic Dimensions’ | Women In The Visual Arts at Center for Creative Education

Please come out and support this great exhibit of women artists in South Florida. I will have a couple of my ceramic sculptures on display at this juried art show. I hope to see you there.

 

Art Opening in West Palm Beach

Artistic Dimensions at Center for Creative Education presented by Women in the Visual Arts

Edrian Thomidis displays work at ‘Artistic Dimensions’

‘Artistic Dimensions’ is an all-female juried art exhibition featuring guest juror Sue Archer.  Support local arts with this special combination of charitable organizations that champion the visual arts (WITVA) and arts in education (Center for Creative Education).

A Special Opening Reception in The Gallery at Center for Creative Education
Saturday, December 9th
6:00pm to 8:30pm
$10 Entry For Charity
Sponsored by Whole Foods

 

The Gallery at Center for Creative Education
425 24th Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
561-805-9927
jonathono@cceflorida.org

More Details on What Inspired my latest Mystical Creature Sculptures

Why horns?

Some of you have asked me what and who has inspired my latest body of work. I have a YouTube video that touches on the general ideas behind the sculptures, but I wanted to go more in-depth and share some images that have inspired me, as well as, the pop culture that keeps coming into my work.

Mystical Creatures Inspired by Cultural Relevance

We are all inspired consciously or subconsciously by our environment. We respond to our surroundings and what we have going on in our lives at that moment.  For the past couple of years, my oldest daughter has become more and more interested in Renaissance Festivals and cosplay. As a supporting parent, I attended my first Renaissance Festival 2 years ago where I saw so many individuals with horns on their heads, it seemed a bit crazy! They had several stands that sold horns of all shapes and sizes, and people were lining up to try them out and buy them. It was around this time, my daughter started to become obsessed with horns (She made her first pair from cardboard following this Pinterest Post). She wanted to dress up as a character with horns for Halloween 2016.  That halloween, I noticed a ton of kids wearing horns, and not the devil kind. There were a variety. I began to think and wonder why this obsession with horns? I began to look at history and research the influence and impact horns have had on many different cultures. Then and now. They are everywhere in our current world.

We did a Star Wars marathon before going to see the new movie, Star Wars Rogue One, and throughout the different movie versions, there they were – horns! – on so many of the characters. I began to see horns everywhere. My son’s video games, movies, TV shows. The new Disney movie Maleficent. Other artists like Crystal Morey and even in house decor!

Of course it didn’t help when my daughter prepared for Renaissance Festival earlier this Spring, and once again she was determined to wear horns with her costume. This concept of altering your persona and acquiring “super powers” by placing horns on your head began to brew inside, and the idea of exploring that concept with spirituality in my new body of work was becoming more defined each day.

I love creating characters. To me they each have a story and personality. My challenge was to create a body of work cohesive enough, but individual to each sculpture. So each figure has a slightly separate theme – a different story.

For instance, Mystic Strength is more personal. I am a Taurus (yay for all Taurus’ out there!) – one of the traits of Taurus is that they are gentle yet strong which I captured with the pose and expression. The tarot card of strength ties in the mystical trope with another Taurean trait. The clothing is reminiscent of native South Americans, which is part of my heritage.

The Seer was inspired by both Cosplay and Game of Thrones. I am a huge fan! The Warg is someone that can see through the eyes of animals, so when this happens their eyes go blank! And Bran makes a great Warg!

Then, there is the Stag. This one was more about the balance between mischief and sweetness, which I believe most young boys like my son embody at a pre-teen age.

 

Ram Conceivable was inspired by a few of the star wars horned figures. The struggle with this piece was to keep it from becoming too Sci-Fi looking, while exploring what embodies the feminine.

 

 

Deer Mystic – How much time do you have to scroll through countless images of deer antlers on people’s heads on Pinterest? What caught my attention was the way the antlers were decorated with flowers and such. Very delicate, feminine, playful and innocent which are all characteristics I wanted to portray.

Each piece has a story. My own personal story, BUT as with all my work… you make your own story and interpretation. If you are curious about the story behind a piece that I did not cover here, please contact me. I’ll be more than happy to tell you my story.

The horn obsession continues. Halloween this year was no different!