What a wonderful place to have our Art Reception and Exhibit! The staff was very helpful and the food was fabulous, as always! Live music was provided by Brian Hickman on cello and Kirsten Weiss on Violin. It added so much to our reception! You can view the art anytime at the B2 Cafe now until the end of June. Students range in age from 11 - … [Read more...] about B2 Cafe Spring Student Exhibit
photo art courtesy Anna Laero, Flickr As an adult student, one of the greatest difficulties to developing my art is making time. For that matter, making time seems to be the difficulty with most things-- finding that precious and elusive balance between work and recreation, obligations and creativity. When Audrey announced the three-day Color … [Read more...] about Student’s Perspective: Making Time for Art – Keri
Art is simply more than just playing. Creating any kind of art uses a different side of your brain and it challenges you to solve problems creatively. There is no set recipe, but you can use some tools of the trade to help. Let’s take using color for example. Colors evoke emotions by themselves regardless of subject matter. Learning to use the … [Read more...] about Color! Bloom and Grow as an Artist!
Color Theory I - 3 Day Workshop Don't miss this opportunity to learn about color. Not sure this Workshop is for you??? Listen to what student Kelsey Zink said about her experience: "Imagine Dorothy on her farm in Kansas. You could easily illustrate it with smooth graphite, rich charcoal, soft pastel. I enjoyed learning to work with all … [Read more...] about OZ, the Journey from Black & White to Color! – Kelsey Zink
Treat yourself to the vibrant energy of color in this 3 Day Color Theory Workshop! There's still time to get your registration in for the discount. You'll walk away with a wealth of knowledge and tools to use with color. Here's what student Sherri Davis had to say about her experience after she attended a workshop. "At the time I took … [Read more...] about What Are You Waiting For? – Sherri Davis
This week I viewed the gallery of students' artworks on display at the Library Station in Springfield. The drawings and paintings are all beautiful and impressive. There are a wide variety of subjects-- from still life paintings and drawings to portraits-- in many different mediums and styles ranging from classic to contemporary, some with an … [Read more...] about Gallery of Talent
I have recently begun to explore with watersoluble graphite and I like what it can do! There are both watersoluble graphite pencils and graphite sticks. If you are accustomed to lots of little detail, you may be put off with the graphite sticks that look like a really large crayon. You can sharpen them to a point, but I didn't want to … [Read more...] about Portrait Process for Watersoluble Graphite
I love the idea of creating on anything and everything! Our chairs were in dire need of a new paint job! Why stop there, I thought. We love the idea of tropical beaches and though we live at a beautiful lake, we still miss the palm trees and the beach. Now we can have both when we sit in our chairs on the dock! What have you added your … [Read more...] about Create on Everything!
Spring is in the Air! At least I can hope for spring with the 50 degree weather. I am also hoping to brighten my own spirits by surrounding myself with vibrant lively flowers. This painting and the last one are so different from my usual artwork. Always a realist, I am enjoying the playfulness of letting go of realism and embracing the … [Read more...] about Spring is in the Air!
Flowers for Anne was painted today in Honor of my former mother-in-law who passed away yesterday. It seems like that season in life when the older people in my life have a new journey to embark on beyond this world. Just two weeks ago, I lost my Godfather. The sense of loss since the loss of someone very close to me, seems so much stronger. The … [Read more...] about Flowers for Anne