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 only.

Class size is limited to 10 artists due to the size of our studio. Please email to reserve a spot.

SCHEDULE

PORTRAIT DRAWING & PAINTING: Mondays from 1:00 - 4:00

FIGURE DRAWING: Wednesdays from 10:00 - 1:00

FIGURE DRAWING: Fridays from 10:00 - 1:00

To reserve a spot for DAY SESSIONS, or if you have a question, please email: 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

Every Thursday from 12:00-3:00 in The Red House classroom.

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. All mediums are welcome.

 

THE RED HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHERS

Images: HERB WAY, BRUCE NELSON and NANCY HOOPES

Images: HERB WAY, BRUCE NELSON and NANCY HOOPES

INSPIRATION & FELLOWSHIP

Second Saturday of each month from 10:00-12:00 in The Red House classroom.

NEXT MEETINGS: AUGUST: NO MEETING, SEPTEMBER 14th

JULY 26th - AUGUST 30th: INTRODUCING THE RED HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHERS

Exhibit on display at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts

The 2nd Saturday of every month, THE RED HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHERS meet to exchange knowledge and experiences, and find inspiration and fellowship in life behind the camera. All camera types and skill levels are welcome. Bring at least 5 images to share and discuss. After everyone has shared 5 images, we go around again sharing additional images if time allows. The image format can be either print or digital for display on the classroom TV screen.

For more information contact:  dohearne@mac.com

 

THE RED HOUSE READERS

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INSIGHT & LAUGHTER

Third Tuesday of each month from 11:00-12:00 in The Red House classroom.

NEXT MEETINGS: AUGUST: NO MEETING, SEPTEMBER 17th

Join us for an inspiring look at arts! In this group we read about art and discuss topics. This is intended to help build our visual vocabularies, develop the context in which we see our art and the art world, and to help us better represent what we do as artists to the public.

SEPTEMBER READING SELECTION:

COMING SOON!

 

CASUAL CRITIQUE

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ENCOURAGEMENT & FEEDBACK 

Third Wednesday of each month from 2:00-3:00

NEXT SESSION: September 18th

Having your work critiqued, and participating in the critique of others work, is an invaluable way to grow your creative toolbox and develop verbal skills that allow you to comfortably present your work to the public. These positive results are amplified by critiques that focus on questions rather than judgments. We aim for critique sessions that are informative and thought provoking. Attendance, with or without work to share, is welcome – if no one brings work, we will have fun critiquing work from other sources. 

Sessions are lead by RHANNA NYMAN or MARTIN POOLE


OIL PASTEL GROUP

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EXPLORATION & DISCOVERY

Fourth Tuesday of each month from 1:00-3:00

NEXT SESSION: Tuesday, August 27th

Oil Pastels are a special medium. Wonderfully versatile, fun and challenging, they are an invitation to explore all sorts of image making styles. This group, which celebrates those characteristics, is suitable for beginners to experts. The participants spend time working together, encouraging one another, and sharing the fruits of their artistic journeys. Come join the adventure!


MONTHLY GENERAL MEETING

Monday, August 26th, 10 am

On the 4th Monday of every month at 10:00 the league has a General Membership meeting. Short remarks by the league President are followed by a creative presentation - The program this month is an exciting and informative video of the jurying process from our current show. The video includes comments on the pieces that were entered. A discussion will follow. Open to the public! Everyone is welcome to come along!


CLASSES & WORKSHOPS


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START TO FINISH with Martin A. Poole - Four Fridays in August - August 2, 9, 16, 23, 1-4 pm

Red House Studios and Gallery Classroom

This workshop is focused on bringing an idea for a painting through a developmental process to a resolution as a finished piece of work . We will look at how ideas may be understood visually, at what kinds of support materials may be needed , at what techniques may be most helpful , and we will look for surprises along the way .

This workshop is open to any subject matter, and open to any skill level . The point is to get some time in the studio developing skills that help us enjoy our work . It is easy to be frustrated with the painting process , but I don't think we should be derailed just because we're missing a couple tools . I am also open to using this workshop to work out problems with paintings that may have stymied us in the past .

I love abstract painting , but my training is in realist painting , so my tools and techniques reflect that training . If you have any questions , I am happy to answer them and can be contacted by email ( at martinalanpoole@gmail.com ) or by phone ( at 1-607-962-5988 ) ..

Course Fee:  $200 for members, $225 for non-members

*No refunds issued for cancellations 14 days or less from the start of the course.

To register and pay for Martin’s courses by credit card stop by The Red House Mon-Fri 10-5.

Or send a check to Cathy Skeen, 350 Bee Tree Rd., Swannanoa, NC 28778

*No refunds issued for cancellations 14 days or less from the start of the course.

CLICK HERE for a SUPPLY LIST

 Learn more about Martin at:  martinalanpoole.com


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WILDFLOWER WALK – Jim Poling - FREE

Thursday, July 11, August 8, September 12 - 9am - 2 pm

Jim Poling’s “Wildflower Walks in Black Mountain”, are held the second Thursday of each month until September.  This year brings a new opportunity to deepen your wildflower learning as Stephanie Sipp, nature illustrator, brings her “Nature Journaling” classes to the Red House in Black Mountain the Friday following the walks.

Meet at Lake Tomahawk, Pool Parking lot, 9 am - Please bring your lunch.

Drive to hiking location

 

NATURE JOURNALING CLASS – Stephanie Sipp

Friday, July 12, August 9, Sept 13 - 9am - 12pm

In the nature journaling class, Stephanie provides step-by-step instructions and demonstrations for you to learn drawing techniques to study and document your wildflower finds.

At The Red House in the downstairs classroom

Course Fee:  $35

Supplies $20.00 (If needed)

More information and sign-up contact by email

stephanie@stephaniesipp.com


WATERCOLOR CLASS for the NON-BEGINNER with Donna Davis

Tuesdays - September 3,10,17 & 24 from 2 - 5 pm

At The Red House in the downstairs classroom

Join Donna for deeper exploration into the dynamic medium of watercolor.  Bring the supplies you have and take your painting to the next level.   

The instructor is Donna Davis, a SVFAL member, studio artist and current Artist in Residence at The Red House in Black Mountain. In 1979 Donna took a watercolor class and was hooked. She has studied with notable watercolor artists, and has exhibited throughout the southeastern United States. Donna’s light filled images are inspired by Winslow Homer and the French Impressionists.

FEE $150 for members,  $175 for non-members

 *No refunds issued for cancellations 14 days or less from the start of the course.

To register and pay by credit card stop by The Red House Mon-Fri 10-5

Or send a check to Cathy Skeen, 350 Bee Tree Rd., Swannanoa, NC 28778

 CLICK HERE for SUPPLY LIST

Email Donna at dandmdavis79@gmail.com with questions.


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EXPLORATION in OIL/COLDWAX with Lisa Boardwine Saturday & Sunday - Sept. 14 -15th,  10 am - 4:30 pm

At The Red House in the downstairs classroom

Join Lisa Boardwine in the Red House classroom for a 2-day workshop to express your personal voice using oil and cold wax medium. This is a beginner to intermediate workshop. Introductory techniques for oil and cold wax will be demo-ed as needed, for those new to the medium.

This workshop is for artists who want to learn how to create a good foundation, texture, and layers with oil and cold wax, and also for those who want to continue exploration into pushing their paintings further. An emphasis will be on creating paintings with powerful compositions and unique color mixes. We will be working on panels and paper, doing various exercises to explore the concepts of sophisticated color mixes, good compositional design, and what it is you want to express in your paintings.

This workshop will offer discussions, demos, and studio painting time as well as individual critique concerning your own personal direction in your art making.

A fun and informative workshop experience!

 Beginner to intermediate skill with oils recommended, but all levels welcome.

 FEE $295 for members Supplies: $25 (payable up front or on the day of class)

 *No refunds issued for cancellations 14 days or less from the start of the course.

To register and pay by credit card stop by The Red House Mon-Fri 10-5

Or send a check to Cathy Skeen, 350 Bee Tree Rd., Swannanoa, NC 28778

A supply list will be sent to registrants. To view Lisa’s work, visit her website:

http://Lisabboardwine.com/


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WET FELTING 101 with Fiber Artists, Ruth Duckworth (AIR) and Tina Kannapel -

September 18th, 2:00 - 5:00pm

At The Red House in the downstairs classroom

Just in Time for the Holidays!!

Learn how to wet felt and embellish a small purse or pouch suitable for gift giving - or to keep for yourself! Feel free to bring your own embellishing materials. - buttons, charms, old earrings, funky yarns, embroidery yarns etc. Additional supplies will be available for purchase in class.

Course Fee:  $50 Supplies: $10

To register and pay for Ruth and Tina’s workshop by credit card visit The Red House Mon-Fri 10-5

Or send a check to Cathy Skeen, 350 Bee Tree Rd., Swannanoa, NC 28778

*No refunds issued for cancellations 14 days or less from the start of the course.

Learn more about Ruth on the Artist in Residence page.


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CREATING SPACE - A NEW APPROACH TO LANDSCAPE DRAWING with Meghan Wilbar

Outdoors if weather permits/ Otherwise meet in the Red House Classroom

Saturday, October 5,  1 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Meghan in an afternoon workshop that will focus on the process of seeing and translating the experience of the landscape into simplified shapes and colors. Working plein air, you will explore a drawing technique that combines elements of collage, pencil line drawing and watercolor washes to emphasize space and movement within a landscape.  This workshop will emphasize abstraction through careful observation, process and materials. All materials, including drawing panels, an assortment of paper, glue and paint will be provided. This will be an outdoor workshop, weather permitting. Please bring a hat, folding stool if needed and a snack.

Meghan is a graduate of the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture in Greenwich Village - She has been the recipient of many prestigious artist’s grants and has exhibited far and wide including solo shows in New York and her native Colorado.

Course Fee:  $55 for members, $60 for non-members - includes materials

*No refunds issued for cancellations 14 days or less from the start of the course.

To register and pay for Meghan’s course by credit card stop by The Red House Mon-Fri 10-5.

Or send a check to Cathy Skeen, 350 Bee Tree Rd., Swannanoa, NC 28778

*No refunds issued for cancellations 14 days or less from the start of the course.

 Learn more about Meghan at:  www.meghanwilbar.com/


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WANT TO BRUSH UP ON YOUR WATERCOLOR PAINTING SKILLS? Join AIR Donna Davis

Next Class TBA
Red House Gallery

watercolor workshop for those with previous experience with watercolors

Course Fee:  $60

To register and pay for Donna’s workshop by credit card visit The Red House Mon-Fri 10-5

Or send a check to Cathy Skeen, 350 Bee Tree Rd., Swannanoa, NC 28778

*No refunds issued for cancellations 14 days or less from the start of the course.

if you are interested or have questions, contact Donna - Email Donna at dandmdavis79@gmail.com

Additional workshops slated for July and August.
Get ready to get your brushes and paints wet!


SVFAL Workshops-Martrin Poole

PORTRAIT & LANDSCAPE PAINTING COURSES with Martin A. Poole

LANDSCAPE PAINTING NEXT DATES:  TBA

Outdoors if the weather permits/ Red House Classroom otherwise

 Join Martin for a workshop covering the basics of building believable space in a landscape painting. In this OIL PAINTING course you will discover why working out in nature is different than using photographic references. You will explore goals and define what purpose the elements of your landscape painting serve. And… you will uncover the power of your design as you learn to define your artistic intent.  

In this course you will learn to:

  • Make three major, unequal areas in your design.

  • Join lights to lights, and darks to darks.

  • Build a visual journey using contrasting overlaps.

  • Develop a value system: Paint is far less powerful than light itself - how can we use the widest range possible and still respect our value keys?

  • Develop atmospheric space dependent on careful attention to relative values.

  • Establish a color system: We will probably start with a simple warm vs. cool color system, and build from there. This allows us to hang onto our value choices as we develop the image.

  • Keep your colors clean.

  • Define Colors vs. Values: Colors = identity of specifics, excitement Values = design, structure, atmospheric space

  • Manage edges: Because our eyes follow the strongest available edges, we can manage the viewer’s passage across the picture plane by managing the visibility of the painting’s various edges.

 By the end of this 4 week course you will establish a final balance. There are a lot of variables - we want to make sure that you have made the painting you set out to make (or maybe a better one) and that nothing is out of whack. It is important to be happy with your work!

Course Fee:  $200, $225 for non-members

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PORTRAIT PAINTING with Martin A. Poole NEXT DATES - TBA

Red House Drawing Studio

Join Martin for a 4 week OIL PAINTING course focused on painting a head/shoulders portrait. For simplicity’s sake this course will concentrate on structural accuracy, but all the tools and techniques remain helpful even if you like to exaggerate or amplify nature’s information.

You will learn about:

  • Pose, lighting, and easel/painter positioning - “How does this sitter strike me and how do I build on that?”

  • Essential decision making – “What do I want from this painting, and how do I pursue that desire?”  This will help with every other decision you need to make.

  • Accuracy:  We are going to try to get as close as we can to what we see. This is like the training of an athlete - once you develop strength and skill, you can do whatever you want.v  Reading the pose vs. reading the expression v  Positioning the features v  Building the head with shadow patterns

  • Values:  Drawing depends on accurate relative values, and making the shapes you see, in the right place. The value system will also set the emotional tone for your work.

  • Edges:  Which are hard, which are soft, and why.

  • Color:  There are about a million color systems - we will use a simple three color system at first, talk about warm/cool ideas, and talk about color accents.

 By the end of this 4 week course you will establish a final balance. All these tools are in service to our original goal as each of us has defined it. We need to make sure that all the parts are in place, and that they harmonize, and that you are happy with your work.

Course Fee:  $200 for members, $225 for non-members (additional model fee of $10 per session may apply – paid by the week)

*No refunds issued for cancellations 14 days or less from the start of the course.

To register and pay for Martin’s courses by credit card stop by The Red House Mon-Fri 10-5.

Or send a check to Cathy Skeen, 350 Bee Tree Rd., Swannanoa, NC 28778

*No refunds issued for cancellations 14 days or less from the start of the course.

CLICK HERE for a SUPPLY LIST

 Learn more about Martin at:  martinalanpoole.com



PAINTING ANIMALS WITH OILS with Patricia Cotterill - NEXT DATES TBA

At The Red House in the downstairs classroom

*SOME EXPERIENCE painting with oils is required.

Join Pat for an afternoon exploring animals in oil paint. You will begin by participating in a round robin painting session. Pat will bring canvas boards and an image to work from that you will start a painting with. After a short period will pass the image off to another artist. This process will be repeated over a half hour period and is a fun, laughter filled learning exercise that will challenge you to assess what you are doing with fresh eyes!

Then you will work on a painting of an animal. Bring a 18x18 inch acrylic tinted canvas in your choice of color to paint on. Pat will provide an image to work from. You will learn how to look at and interpret a photograph for painting purposes. There will be information on color mixing and defining values and shapes. The emphasis will be on developing images that are fun and realistic without being ‘photo realistic’. The aim of this session is to complete your painting in the sessions time frame.

MATERIALS LIST: 18x18 inch acrylic tinted canvas in your choice of color, oil paints, brushes, odorless mineral spirits, cloth to protect table, paper towels, a drawing pencil. You will also want a drop cloth and clear space in your car to safely transport your piece home.

Course Fee:  $50 for members. $65 for non-members.

To register and pay for Pat’s course by credit card visit The Red House Mon-Fri 10-5

Or send a check to Cathy Skeen, 350 Bee Tree Rd., Swannanoa, NC 28778

*No refunds issued for cancellations 14 days or less from the start of the course.

Learn more about Patricia at:  patriciacotterill.com

ADDITIONAL GATHERINGS

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. 

SCHEDULE: FOURTH 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 peggydmk@gmail.com.

SCHEDULE: FIRST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH at 10:00