The inaugural Kellogg Local Artists-in-Residence at Cal Poly Pomona is offering the public an opportunity to learn new art forms and enjoy a thread of university history.
Held at Kellogg House Pomona, the historic residence of cereal magnate and Kellogg Ranch founder W.K. Kellogg, the series offers two separate classes on art journaling and needlepoint.
Art Professor Babette Mayor and Cal Poly Pomona graphic designer Ani Markarian will teach participants to make an art journal combining modern graphic design and traditional art materials. Local needlepoint instructor Shelley Mullin will show students basic stitching techniques, culminating in a finished sampler.
Both classes have limited spots, and all three artists welcome participants from every skill level. “You just have to love art,” Markarian says.
“Art journaling and needlepoint are art forms,” Mayor adds. “It can be the beginning of their own personal history.”
The late Jean Kellogg gave an antique needlepoint-upholstered chair to Kellogg House Pomona, which inspired the series. The chair originally belonged to W.K. Kellogg.
A kickoff reception will be held Monday, Sept. 29, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Kellogg House Pomona. Classes will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 from Oct. 1 through Nov. 24. There are 14 sessions for each non-credit class.
Registration for each class is $25. Supplies will be extra. For more information or to register, visit https://kellogglocalartistsseries.eventbrite.com.
Funding is supported by the Kellogg Legacy grant provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.