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 for members ($12.00 for non-members) - 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.
PORTRAIT PAINTING: Mondays from 1:00 - 4:00
FIGURE DRAWING: Fridays from 10:00 - 1:00
To reserve a spot for DAY SESSIONS, or if you have a question, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
EVENING FIGURE DRAWING: Wednesdays from 6:00 - 9:00
To reserve a spot for EVENING SESSIONS, or if you have a question, please email: email@example.com
EXPERIMENTAL ART GROUP
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.
THURSDAYS from 12:00 – 3:00
Location – Downstairs: CLASSROOM 1 in The Red House.
All mediums are welcome.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
MAKING YOUR MARK with Rebecca Gottesman
A 3 Week Drawing Course on Thursday – November 1st, 8th and 15th from 10:30 – 1:30
Upstairs in The Red House Drawing Studio
Drawing is the foundation towards realizing our ideas for creating art. In this 3-week drawing class you will explore different drawing tools and the kind of marks they can make. We will work from still life set-ups and focus on developing your observational skills. The result will be the expansion of the way you use mark making tools to render light, form and space… and increased control over your ability to express your subjects and ideas on paper.
This course is designed to be fun! It offers valuable information that will help you develop your visual voice. The drawing sessions will roll out around intriguing concepts like “Take a Bite Out of Creativity” and the “Container Concert”. It is appropriate for beginning to experienced artists, and is a perfect refresher course in preparation for SVFAL’s new and exciting line-up of classes and workshops in 2019!
Instructor REBECCA GOTTESMAN has a B.F.A. in Painting and Ceramics from the College of Fine Arts at Syracuse University, NY. She has 30 years experience teaching drawing and painting, and was the Resident Visual Artist for Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH where she worked with patients through a Support Arts Services program for 6 years. She has been exhibiting acrylic, oil, watercolor, pastel, and fabric dye artwork across the country since 1986, and her award winning pieces are in numerous private and public collections.
"I have found Rebecca's classes to be inspiring and innovative. She encourages without pushing, critiques with love and insight and is generous with her time and energy in every class. More than anything, Rebecca is exuberant about art and shares that enthusiasm with all of her students. Rebecca has that rare quality where she can meet you where you are. Whether experienced or just beginning, each class is a wonderful art experience!" -- Kathy Detzer, Fine Artist
To see Rebecca’s work and read more about her, please visit her website: www.rebeccasart.com
CLASS MATERIALS LIST:
· sketch pad no smaller that 9”x12” , bigger is ok
· pencils 2B, 4B, 6B and pencil sharpener
· black fine line Sharpie or other permanent marker
· kneadable eraser and white pearl eraser
COST: $35 per session if you pay by the day / $90 if you pre-pay for all 3 sessions
TO REGISTER PLEASE CALL:
Rebecca Gottesman 802-356-6200
PAINTING ANIMALS IN OILS with Patricia Cotterill
Saturday, Januaury 19th, 2019 (Make-up day in case of snow: January 26th) from 12:30 - 4:00
MORE INFO COMING SOON!
GENERAL MEETING & PROGRAM
A GENERAL MEETING with a PROGRAM is held on the 4TH MONDAY OF EACH MONTH.
NEXT MEETING: October 22, 2018
TIME: 10:00 am at THE RED HOUSE
A short meeting with league updates will be followed by a presentation by oil painter MARTIN A. POOLE.
Martin is a new league member and a professional artist with a distinguished gallery career. He will be showing work and taking questions from the audience. This is a great chance to learn about Martin's inspiration and influences, as well as his technique and professional experiences. Martin has work on display in the Wabi-Sabi exhibit and you can see more of his work by visiting his website at: https://www.martinalanpoole.com/
“I was one of those kids who got patted on the head for drawing pictures instead of dragging my brother around the house on the wrong end of the vacuum cleaner hose . I got through high school without breaking any real laws , went to college , got out , and finally met the people who ruined my life by showing me how to paint . By the way , thank you .”
SPECIAL NOVEMBER GENERAL MEETING!
MICHAEL J. MIKULA at THE RED HOUSE
Monday November 19th at a special time: 4:00-6:00 pm
Please join us for a special program featuring award winning glass artist MICHAEL J. MIKULA.
For more than two decades Michael has explored a process using multi-part graphite molds as a tool to reinterpret architecture in blown glass. His work highlights the visual effects of positive and negative form in a transparent material. He calls the resulting body of ground breaking work "Architectural Blown Glass".
Michael is from Cleveland, Ohio and exhibits in juried exhibits across the United States. He will be displaying work, sharing video of his work process, and taking questions from the audience in this not-to-be-missed program.
Learn more by visiting Michael's website at: mikulaglass.com
OUR DECEMBER GENERAL MEETING IS ALSO OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY!
MORE INFO COMING SOON!
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, SUSAN HANNING at email@example.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 PEGGY KING at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHEDULE: FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH at 10:00