OPEN STUDIO SESSIONS

 
 

PORTRAIT PAINTING & FIGURE DRAWING

 

These classes are OPEN STUDIO SESSIONS. There will be a live model, and there will be various poses in the figure drawing session, and a single pose in the portrait session. No instruction is provided – these sessions are designed to provide access to live model figurative art. Artists of all skill levels are invited to participate - all mediums are welcomed. *Please use only odor-free solvents in this venue.

There is a MODEL FEE of $10 per session - payable at session time with cash or by check.

Class size is limited to 10 artists due to the size of our studio. Please email to reserve a spot.

SCHEDULE

 

PORTRAIT PAINTING: Mondays from 1:00 - 4:00

Location – Upstairs in The Red House.

FIGURE DRAWING: Fridays from 10:00 - 1:00

Location – Upstairs in The Red House.
 

Fran Greenberg is SVFAL's champion of the beauty and importance of drawing. She has long been the sustaining force of our Life Drawing Sessions. To reserve a spot, or if you have a question, please email her at greenbergfrances@yahoo.com 


EXPERIMENTAL ART GROUP

   Details from the artwork of: JEAN TOMASO MOORE (1,3), JANE REEVES and KAREN PAQUETTE

DISCOVERY AMONGST KINDRED SPIRITS

This open group session is focused on being a sharing space. Regular attendees refer to it as a place where kindred spirits spend time creating together, while working on their own projects. This group operates based on the idea that creative experimentation in a supportive environment often stimulates an artist’s inspiration, and helps empower ideas as well as the successful acquisition and adaptation of new techniques. Water-media and mixed media collage have been recent avenues of exploration.

SCHEDULE

THURSDAYS from 12:00 – 3:00 

Location – Downstairs: CLASSROOM 1 in The Red House.

All mediums are welcome.


For more information contact:  svfal.info@gmail.com


WORKSHOPS

Workshop, Pat Cotterill, SVFAL.jpg

ALLA PRIMA PAINTING with PATRICIA COTTERILL

On FEBRUARY 26th, 2018 from 1:00-4/5:00 Patricia Cotterill will be leading a SVFAL Workshop on painting wet on wet in oils. The ALLA PRIMA PAINTING work shop will challenge you to paint quickly using a limited palette of four colors, of your choice, plus white. You will be painting two images, one black and white of an animal which Patricia supplies, and an image of your choice in color - keep it simple! Both paintings will be on a 12”x12” canvas which is provided for you.

PATRICIA COTTERILL has been a member of the SVFAL for several years. She has a studio in the River Arts District at RIVERSIDE STUDIOS, and at home. Her work is shown in galleries in Asheville, Black Mountain and Weaverville.

SUPPLIES YOU NEED TO BRING WITH YOU

  • Oil paints, 4 colors plus white for each canvas. Second canvas can be 4 different colors.
  • Your choice of acrylic paint color to cover the white canvases. 
  • Odorless mineral spirits, plus container.
  • Palatte, Brushes (No tiny ones!), Paper Towels
  • Color image for 2nd painting - keep it simple.

COST:  $35 members, $45 non-members. To reserve a spot, please send your payment to: Cathy Skeen, 350 Bee Tree Rd, Swannanoa, NC, 28778

Maximum number of participants: 10


YOUTH ART CLASSES

Youth Art Classes, Summer 2017
  • We offer art SUMMER ART CLASSES to students ages 6-16. These classes are free through scholarship to any interested student.
  • 2017 classes are now completed.
  • 2018 CLASS DATES & DETAILS will be announced in late spring of 2018.  
  • In these classes students learn mixed media drawing and painting techniques. Concepts about color, shape, texture and composition will be explored. Students will have a chance to create works of art with the use of pencils of all kinds, tempura, watercolor, and acrylic paints. The instructor is PAM GRANGER GALE, league member, professional artist and former elementary art school instructor.

Patricia Cotterill's award winning painting from the 2017 Annual Juried Member's Exhibit.

Patricia Cotterill's award winning painting from the 2017 Annual Juried Member's Exhibit.

GENERAL MEETING & PROGRAMS

A GENERAL MEETING with a PROGRAM is held on the 4TH MONDAY OF EACH MONTH.

NEXT MEETING: February 26th, 2018

TIME: 10:00 at THE RED HOUSE

General remarks will be followed by a great presentation designed to start off your new year with a burst of inspiration! 

SVFAL member PATRICIA COTTERILL will be demonstrating ALLA PRIMA, wet on wet oil painting. During the program she will complete a 12 x12 inch limited palette oil painting in just over an hour. The program will be followed by a WORKSHOP on Alla Prima Painting in the afternoon (see info above).

 


ADDITIONAL MEETINGS

BOARD MEETING

These meetings are open to the general membership. If you have an issue you want to bring to the boards’ attention, please contact our President, JUDY WILLIAMS at williamsjudy254@gmail.com. Minutes from the board meetings are available for members in the library at THE RED HOUSE, along with the bylaws. 

SCHEDULE: THIRD MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH at 10:00

GALLERY COMMITTEE MEETING

These meetings concerning the league galleries and exhibitions are open to the general membership, and new suggestions and ideas are welcome! If you have an issue you want to bring to the committee's attention, please contact DARCY ORR at dworr@charter.net.

SCHEDULE: FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH at 10:00