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Cerulean Gallery Unveils Art Classes Taught at Gallery

Friday Night Life and Saturday Still Life Lessons Offer Creative Weekend Fun!


Dallas, September 10, 2007 —Cerulean Gallery is pleased to announce that drawing classes will be taught at the Gallery beginning this fall, for professional and non-professional artists.  Classes will be held on Friday nights and Saturday mornings.  Private lessons are available upon request.


“I’m delighted to offer art classes at the gallery as yet another way of connecting with the community.” said Caroline Crockett, owner of Cerulean Gallery.  “We are providing a unique and inspiring environment for participants to learn and create.”


Still Life Saturday classes will be held September 22, 29, and October 6 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.  No artistic experience is necessary.  Each class is only $35.  Coffee and a light breakfast will be served.


Friday Night Life drawing classes will be held September 21, 28, and October 5 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.  Beginners, advanced artists, and students will have the opportunity to draw from a model, using the human form as a basis to enhance their drawing skills. The classes are guided so they are for artists and students who want more experience in a concentrated work environment. Each class is $45, which includes wine and hors d’eouvres.


All classes will be taught by Virginia Marum, the newest addition to Cerulean Gallery.  Marum holds a B.A. in Art History and a B.A. in Printmaking from the University of California, Santa Cruz.  She has taught classes in Figure Drawing, Printmaking, Bookmaking, and Art History to both students at UC Santa Cruz and privately.  She has worked alongside internationally known artist and author, Makiko Okamoto, and Crown Point Press printer and author, Emily York.  She worked as an apprentice to the master printer at Josephine Press and later as the director of the Christopher John Gallery.  Marum has also worked with notable printers and artists John Cage, Michael McMillian, and Raymond Pettibon.  Her work has shown in numerous individual and group exhibitions throughout LA as well as published in one of Sunset Magazine’s design issues.   


Classes require a deposit to reserve their place. Scheduled lessons for the remainder of the fall will be announced. Marum is also available for private lessons, taught at Cerulean Gallery. 


Cerulean Gallery is located at 6609-A Hillcrest in Snider Plaza.  Hours are from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday –Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Please call 214.739.BLUE (2583) for additional details, or visit


About Cerulean Gallery 

Cerulean Gallery is a contemporary gallery located in the heart of the Park Cities where shoppers, students, and diners are provided an inviting place to enjoy art and social activities amongst a relaxing environment.  Cerulean Gallery was founded in 2006 by Caroline Crockett, who graduated with a degree in fine arts from Southern Methodist University in 2002.  The gallery features the work of established and emerging artists, local and SMU-affiliated artists, along with Crockett’s own artwork and commissions. In addition to featuring 12 annual exhibitions, Cerulean Gallery focuses on benefiting the community through ongoing support of SMU and area high school art students in addition to work with local philanthropies.  Additional information can be found at