Beginning Oil Painting


6-8 pm | $95

Now is your time to learn oil painting from a true master artist! Emmie Sherertz was born and raised in Northwest Alabama. She attributes her experiences with southern beautician rituals as influential in her current work. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Auburn University. At Auburn, her involvement with her sorority further developed her interest in femininity and habits that encourage the notion of beauty.  

Before graduate school Emmie worked at a job that exposed her to women searching for impossible beauty ideals. This experience led her to explore the notion of beauty and what influences that notion.  Emmie believes we see ourselves through the lens of others and this unavoidable idea should be acknowledged. However, Emmie enjoys seeking experiences that encourage commonality.

During her time at the University of Alabama, Emmie received a Master of Arts degree. She explored many different mediums including wax, plastic, ceramic, and paint. She had the opportunity to construct large interior abstract installations. The installations, or “forms” as she calls them, were her attempt to portray commonality through the interior visceral self.

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Beginning Oil Painting