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


ART CHAT GROUP

Artwork by: JEAN TOMASO MOORE

Artwork by: JEAN TOMASO MOORE

CONVERSATION & CONNECTION THROUGH ART

This group provides league members with an opportunity to talk about intriguing art related issues. These casual discussions start with a bit of information, or a reflection on a recent occurrence, by a group member. Reactions to what is offered directs 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.

SCHEDULE

1st THURSDAY of the Month from 3:00 - 4:30 - Next Chat: SEPTEMBER 7th

Location: Library at the Red House.

Feel free to just come and listen - this is a no pressure gathering!


WORKSHOPS

PAPERMAKING with Pam Granger Gale

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th, 1 - 4 PM

Enter the world of handmade paper as we focus on creating beautiful papers which are frameable works of art! You will learn a brief history of papermaking as we practice the motion of dipping the mold and deckle into the pulp and then pressing it onto blankets. You will repeat this process with each paper art piece. The papers will be pressed to remove water and you will leave with your creations with instructions for drying. Once comfortable with the process, you will begin creating your papers and adding leaves, flowers, lace and other flat found objects.

Please bring leaves, flowers-fresh or dried, and other flat items like lace, ribbons, open mesh items. Wear rubber soled shoes for safety as papermaking is a wet business. Bring an apron, too!

Pam Granger Gale has been making paper since 1984. She graduated from Limestone College in 1978 with a BA in Art Education. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, and has been educating children for over 25 years through public education and private lessons. Pam uses the ancient techniques of Chinese papermakers to make note cards, stationery, journals, lamps, and scrapbooking paper. She recently taught a week long papermaking class at the John C. Campbell Folk School. She has studied papermaking with Peter Sowiski and Frank Brannon. She is also an accomplished marbler.

Tuition: $35-members; $45-non-members, $10 supply fee

TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP CONTACT CATHY SKEEN AT:  stanskeen@att.net

BRING AN OPEN MIND, A BIG IMAGINATION & BE PREPARED TO EXPLORE YOUR ARTISTIC GOALS!


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.

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GENERAL MEETING & PROGRAMS

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

PROGRAM begins at 10:00 at THE RED HOUSE

NEXT MEETING:  SEPTEMBER 25th

General announcements will be followed by PAM GRANGER GALE who will share the basics of papermaking, equipment and terms. Have you ever wondered how the paper you paint and draw on is created? Have you wondered about the difference between recycled paper and pure fiber paper?  The paper you draw and paint upon is an art form in its own right. You will leave with a new appreciation for the process and the paper which is formed.

WORKSHOP FOLLOWS IN THE AFTERNOON - Details in listing 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, SUSAN HANNING at suehanning@aol.com. Minutes from the board meetings are available for members in the library at THE RED HOUSE, along with the bylaws. 

NEXT MEETING: SEPTEMBER 18th 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 springsmarsha@gmail.com.

NEXT MEETING: SEPTEMBER 11th at 9:30