We had 28 people there and the food was just great. The Board went over tentative plans including the schedule, ideas for some new initiatives and asked for questions and comments from the members. This resulted in some great discussions and ideas. Some of the latter can be implemented soon, while others are a bit beyond our present capabilities. The Board was delighted to have such really active participation by the members.
Three upcoming workshop instructors outlined the content of and the benefits their attendees would receive from their classes. Jody Horvath provided the same for several other planned workshops.
Next, the meeting minutes will go out to the entire membership and more complete outlines of the new initiatives will also go out asking for signups. If sufficient are received, these will be gradually implemented.
Saturday, April 20th, 9am to 3pm. Instructor Ron Rodgers. Develop and refine your drawing concepts. Also pertinent for more advanced artists needing to brush up their drawing skills.
Saturday, May 4th, 9am to 1pm. Instructor Suzie Warner. Explore this new and fascinating painting technique. Just bring your creativity!
“The process of creating art is not so much the development of motor skills as much as
it is the process of developing visual perception by learning to really see what is
actually there (not what we think is there) and then recording that information into the
desired medium. I believe that anyone can do art, and that we are born with an instinct
to express ourselves visually. The challenge is that through our society and living life,
we forget how to really see what we are looking at, and tend to draw or paint what we
'think' something looks like, and not what it is. It is through the continual development
of our visual comprehension that our artistic capabilities increase, because when you
can really see it, you can really create it for real.” Instructor: Ron Rogers
This course uses drawing as it is the foundation of visual communication and is
learned through the practice and development of our visual perception (sight). The
purpose of this course is to have fun and increase your visual awareness,
comprehension, and understanding with sight exercises toward fundamental
drawing skills, and increasing your means of visual self-expression.
This is a day for development and refinement of fundamental drawing concepts
and techniques through observation-based drawing. The course is suited for the
novice artist who whishes to develop and/or refine their visual comprehension and
drawing skills. We will have exercises designed to increase sight development
from simple line drawings to the creation of more complex drawing with light and
shadow. With the development of increased visual comprehension and uses of
graphite technique exercises and practices that are enjoyable the student can come
away with finished drawings.
NOTE: This class is designed in such a way that you can spend your time
practicing in class, and continue at home. Practice is what it will take to become
successful at it. With patience you will learn to see objects in such a way so as to
transfer them onto a two-dimensional surface easily. Exercises will be presented
throughout the workshop that enable you to better see and address elements of
drawing. Be willing to have fun and make lots of ugly drawings so you can learn
and gain competence. Again, Have Fun! And remember: "The Biggest Mistake
You Could Ever Make is Being Too Afraid to Make One"
“Creativity is more important than Knowledge ... but the first needs the later.”
– Albert Einstein –
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Suzie Warner will reprise a class given last year to a visiting group. Twenty-eight people attended and by all accounts thoroughly enjoyed the class. And, they produced some really nice tiles. So now we are offering this as a class open to all.
After you've finished painting a tile and it's dry, you spray it to with a protective coating. Outside of using the tiles in a shower or washing them in a dishwasher (not recommended), the decorations should last for years. And this technique isn't limited to tiles. Try it on porcelain vases, etc, They make great personalized gifts.
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