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

INFORMATION ON OUR NEXT WORKSHOP COMING SOON!


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.
  • 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.

Bitty Bits Mosaics, 2018 SVFAL.JPG
 Artwork: BOBBIE ROBERTS

GENERAL MEETING & PROGRAMS

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

NEXT MEETING: June 25, 2018

TIME: 10:00 at THE RED HOUSE in the downstairs workroom.

BITTY BITS MOSAICS: The Miracle of Mosaics

Be with us for the SVFAL General meeting on June 25th, and remain for Pat Austin's discussion and demonstration. Pat, one of our Studio Artists, will share with us a variety of information about creating mosaic works of art, the materials involved, her experiences with some of the currently famous mosaic artists, and her suggestions for “passing it on”. Pat has worked with glass lampwork bead making, and stained glass, and if we’re lucky she may talk a bit about her transition into mosaics.  What skills from her former work have “carryover”?  Pat started her study of mosaic techniques at Snow Farm in Williamsburg, MA., a place she describes as a “wonderful retreat-like setting” where artists come from all over the country to teach.” Hope you can join us for Pat’s presentation, coffee, our meeting, and some chit-chat!

COMING IN JULY!  July 23rd /TIME: TBA - Monthly General meeting at the Red House: a short Business meeting to elect new SVFAL Officers followed by our annual PICNIC… Rain or Shine,  Pot Luck, … Don't everyone bring a dessert !!!


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