Studio hours will be scheduled throughout each month on different dates and times to accomodate various schedules. Studio hours are designed to develop friendships and our artistic skills. It's a place where we can come together, bring whatever art supplies we may have at home and work on whatever art we want to - together, with a creative and supportive community. Perhaps you may want to work on something you have been wanting to finish or you could work on something brand new. At the end of the hour you will have the option to share your work with the group if you'd like. Sign up under "Upcoming Events." Hope to see you there!
Grab your paints (acrylic, watercolor or gouache) and let's paint some fall foliage! We can use the reference above as a starting point, but we certainly aren't limited to just that. Other tools to have on hand - paint brushes, sponges, palette knives, paint palette, cup of water and a paper towel. For a surface to paint on you could try watercolor paper, canvas paper (or stretched canvas) or any other heavy duty paper that can withstand a wet medium. For colors, bring along any versions of reds, yellows and greens. Other colors that you could have on hand would be browns, black and oranges. Hope to see you there at 11am!
Date: Tuesday 11/24/2020 at 5PM
Join me for a fun and relaxing Bob Ross viewing and paint-along event! I listed the colors that Bob uses in this particular painting but even if you don't have all of the same ones that is perfect fine, in fact you don't even need oil paint. Grab whatever paint you have on hand and let's recreate our own version of "Autumn Woods." Watercolor, acrylic or gouache can all work. You could use canvas or watercolor paper or any other art surface. It's just about having a good time!
Join me for this week's "paint with me" class at 5PM to paint this harvest still life that's perfect for November! You could choose to work in acrylic, watercolor or gouache. Select a surface such as watercolor paper, canvas, wood panel, etc. to paint on. You'll need a variety of brushes, a cup for water, a paint palette, and a paper towel. Other tools such as palette knives and sponges can be great too.
*Note - it's help to have your sketch already drawn out on your paper so we can begin painting!
Join me on Sunday 11/14 at 2pm to draw this adorable Frenchie (reference picture was provided by one of our members). I provided 3 versions of the reference photo - color (so you can see all the details), black and white (so you can see the range of values) and one with a grid on in case you like to use grids for proportions (see set up instructions below).
All you will need is paper, graphite pencils and an eraser unless you choose to work in another medium such as charcoal or colored pencil. To set up the grid: decide how many inches x inches each box will represent. For example, if you choose 2" x 2" then your grid will be 8" x 9" (It's 9" instead of 10" because of the half row of boxes at the top, but you could choose to expand that row because it's just negative space and make it a clean 8" x 10") Your boxes could also be something like 1"x 1" or 1.5" x 1.5" - the choice is yours. Just make sure to use a ruler so all of your lines are straight and draw nice and light!
Join me on Sunday 11/8 at 2PM to draw this frog in either graphite or colored pencil, depending on your preference! If you choose to draw this frog in graphite the black & white image is helpful to see the values, but sometimes the color image is helpful to see more of the details. If you choose to draw with colored pencil you'll probably only need the color image.
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Whether you are a beginning or seasoned artist, the painting and drawing club offers you an opportunity to make new friends, expand your skills and share your passion for creating visual arts in a supportive virtual environment.
Jennifer is a visual arts teacher and artist that specializes in painting and drawing. She is passionate about teaching skills and techniques along with the process of how to make art so that her students feel empowered to make their own creative choices!
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