The School of
Eclectic Art began in 2003 when during a class critique, participants
commented about the diverse styles of those in the classroom.
Encouraged by the group, Mary Ann Inman planned the first School of Eclectic
Art Exhibit at the Crossman Gallery on the campus at University of Wisconsin
Whitewater. Showcased directly inside the gallery doors were
individual works of watercolor, acrylic, photography, pencil, ink, found
items, and mixed media. The exhibit was well attended and for many artists
was a first exhibit experience.
then classes offered include Beginning Watercolor, Basic Drawing,
Composition & Design, The Art of Color, Watercolor and Beyond, Found Items,
Art Figures, and Cultivating Your Creativity.
style is described as easy-going, challenging, and enthusiastic. Basic
principles and techniques are studied and discussed then artists are invited
to leap into their own arena of creativity. Mary Ann's participative
approach creates a safe environment. She strikes a balance between taking
art seriously and doing it for fun.