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.
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 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
ART CHAT GROUP
CONVERSATION & CONNECTION THROUGH ART
This group provides league members with an opportunity to talk about intriguing creative concepts. These casual discussions start with a written or visual prompt about art, which has been posted here a week before the monthly meeting. Reactions to the prompt direct the free flowing nature of the discussion. Moderation is limited to keeping the group focused. The intent of ART CHAT is to contemplate art in a large sense, and motivate one's own creative process in ways that are inspired by questioning and understanding.
1st WEDNESDAY of the Month from 4:00 - 6:00 - Next Chat JUNE 7th
Location: Library or Downstairs Classroom of the Red House, depending on group attendance.
Light snacks are provided. Please bring your own beverage.
Feel free to just come and listen - this is a no pressure gathering!
JUNE 7th ART CHAT PROMPT
There is a well known story about Ernest Hemingway that goes something like this... One evening Hemingway was challenged to a creative bet by his colleagues - write a complete story in six words. Hemingway grabbed a napkin and wrote "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." Hemingway won the bet. This story is unsubstantiated, but because of its power, it has become an urban myth. Why is this story so memorable? How does that relate to visual art? Does all art tell a story of some kind?
DRAWING & WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
Join us for a fun and informative 3 days of drawing and watercolor painting! This workshop is for those with no experience in drawing or watercolor, or those wishing to refresh their skills. On Friday through Sunday, June 2nd through the 4th we will meet from 10:00 - 4:00 at the Red House Studios and Galleries.
- Stephanie Sipp and Donna Davis will be your instructors.
- Cost for three days is $250 for SVFAL members; $285 for non-members.
- Students furnish their own supplies. A supply list will be available upon request.
For more information, please contact Donna Davis at 252-341-4618 or Stephanie Sipp at 904-553-6224.
Join MAC READ for 2 hours that will familiarize you with Giclée Printing for artists of all mediums! Learn about the process and the equipment, what your options for printing are, and how to save money on printing costs. Find out how to get the best results whether you are printing on your own, or having prints made for you. You will also be covering the expected life span of prints, the pluses and minuses of different printing papers, and you will receive a sampler of 20 printing papers that will help you decide the right paper weight and surface for reproducing your artwork with the best possible results!
- Tuesday, June 20th from 1:00 - 3:00 in THE RED HOUSE downstairs classroom.
- The fee for the class is $20 for SVFAL members and $25 for non-members. Fee is to be paid at the start of the class. Please bring cash or a check.
- Class size is limited to 16 people. To reserve a spot please contact MAC READ at email@example.com or call 828-412-5002
MAC READ is a fine art photographer who has been professionally reproducing his fellow artists work for many years. He managed a full service photography studio in New Mexico, and currently owns and operates BLACK MOUNTAIN PHOTO ARTS near Asheville, NC. Mac loves teaching, and was an Instructor of Photography at Santa Fe Community College. He considers the photography of artwork, digital printing, and color management to be his specialties.
YOUTH ART CLASSES
We offer art SUMMER ART CLASSES to students ages 6-16! These classes are free through scholarship to any interested student. This series of classes will be held at the RED HOUSE STUDIOS & GALLERY on JULY 17, 19, 24 and 26 from 10:00-12:00. Students will 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. To be accepted and sign up for these free classes, the league asks that students send a letter indicating why they are interested in taking these classes. Send letter to: Pam Granger Gale, 15 Adamswood Road, Asheville, NC 28803 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
GENERAL MEETING & PROGRAMS
A GENERAL MEETING with a PROGRAM is held on the 4TH MONDAY OF EACH MONTH.
PROGRAMS begin at 10:00 at THE RED HOUSE
NEXT MEETING: JUNE 26th
General announcements will followed by an SVFAL artist lead program you will not want to miss!
In June STEPHANIE SIPP will be talking about, and demonstrating, the art of URBAN SKETCHING. The goal of urban sketching is to draw on location, indoors or outdoors, capturing what you see from direct observation. These spirited drawings often tell a story about a specific environment, and make use of a range of mediums. Urban drawings are primarily done in a sketchbook, completed quickly, and are a great way of taking visual notes that act as both finished images in their own right, and great stepping stones to larger studio work.
During her presentation, Stephanie will share tips and ideas for drawing urban sketches. She will also demonstrate how to take these quick on site sketches and complete a more polished image using drawings and photographs as visual references. She will demonstrate the grid method for finding proportion, and techniques for one-point perspective drawing. Line drawing with design markers, the design development of texture and color, and the use of versatile Copic Markers will be demonstrated in the process of creating a finished image.
STEPHANIE SIPP has long been an advocate for the importance of drawing both for artists and designers. She teaches drawing to design students as a foundational skill of creativity, and as a tool for concept development. Stephanie loves to practice what she teaches, and she regularly sketches natural and architectural aspects of her everyday world, and also creates detailed drawings of interiors from rooms that she designs in her mind. Elements of history and community character find their way into her images, and she feels that sketching is a fundamental, and endlessly fun, way for an artists to establish vital connections to the world around them.
WORKSHOP TO FOLLOW IN THE AFTERNOON. Details 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.
NEXT MEETING: APRIL 17th 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 MARSHA SPRINGS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEXT MEETING: APRIL 12th at 9:30