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

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“OIL PAINTING FOR THE TRUE BEGINNER” with Bobbie Roberts

April 23rd, 1:00-4:00

 

Have you been dedicated to Watercolor or Acrylic painting and always wondered what it would be like to “dabble in Oils”?  Maybe you haven’t painted before, but you’ve been told you have drawing ability.  Join Bobbie Roberts as she shares an exploration of the possibilities and challenges of painting in oils.  If you have no experience with oil paints, you will want to bring a few supplies on April 23rd, and experience something new!

As a youngster Bobbie received affirmation that what she liked to do (draw) might be a “Natural” for her.  At age 11 a drawing of Carl Sandburg drew the attention of her friends and teachers, and she has loved creating Art ever since.  Bobbie lives in Black Mountain,  has studied Art at UNCA, and has followed up with instruction from various private instructors.

Bobbie will be sharing what she calls her “small success” with the versatility of Oil Paints.  She finds that oil paints can be corrected, blended, and manipulated with ease, so it seems to her a perfect medium for the beginner.  Some people are hesitant to paint with oils because they have no experience with the medium, and Bobbie would like to change that perception with her approximately 3 hour Workshop.

Workshop Registration:  $35 payable to SVFAL. 

Send Registration To:  Cathy Skeen, 350 Bee Tree Rd.  Swannanoa, NC 28778.

  • You will need to bring the following materials:  A good color wheel. A photo of a landscape you would like to paint. Yellow, Blue, Black , Red and White oil paints. A pallet knife, pallet, and paper towels. A 1-2” bristle brush, a 1 ½” fan brush, a sable script brush, a #10 flat shader, and a blending brush or other brushes you are comfortable with
  • Bobbie will provide Canvases, Painting Medium, and Odorless Mineral Spirits.


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.

 Artwork: BOBBIE ROBERTS

Artwork: BOBBIE ROBERTS

GENERAL MEETING & PROGRAMS

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

NEXT MEETING: April 23rd, 2018 (NO MEETING IN MARCH)

TIME: 10:00 at THE RED HOUSE

General remarks will be followed by a great presentation designed to add color to your spring with a burst of inspiration.

BOBBIE ROBERTS will present an approximately 45 minute Program at the General Meeting on April 23rd, and will follow at 1:00 PM with an afternoon Workshop “Oil Painting for the True Beginner”. Scroll up to WORKSHOPS for more information.


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