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.

SCHEDULE

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: greenbergfrances@yahoo.com 

WEEKEND FIGURE DRAWING: Sundays from 2:00 - 5:00

To reserve a spot for WEEKEND SESSIONS, or if you have a question, please email: angela.marcus@gmail.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 MEETING: MARCH 9th

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.

The BLACK MOUNTAIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS has agreed to host a show for the group which will run from July 26th to August 30th 2019. The theme is the introduction of THE RED HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHERS to the community. We are excited! SVFAL membership is required to exhibit.

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 MEETING: MARCH 19th

Join us for an inspiring look at arts! In this group we read books about art and discuss issues the books cover - as they relate to visual artists. 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. FEBRUARY-APRIL BOOK SELECTION:

"Centering: In Pottery, Poetry and the Person" by Black Mountain College artist M.C. Richards. 

 

CASUAL CRITIQUE

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ENCOURAGEMENT & FEEDBACK 

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

NEXT SESSION: MARCH 20th

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

 

OIL PASTEL GROUP

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EXPLORATION & DISCOVERY

Fourth Tuesday of each month from 2:00-4:00

NEXT SESSION: FRIDAY MARCH 22nd (different day of the week than usual)

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

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NEXT GENERAL MEETING: MONDAY MARCH 25th at 10:00

THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME

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 - usually by a league artist.

March's General Meeting is on the 25th. Red House Studio Artist LOIS STEELE will be speaking on Wire Sculpture, showing a selection of her work, explaining her process and answering audience questions.

LOIS STEELE is a self-taught artist who has always had a deep appreciation of the natural world. She moved to Western North Carolina in 1987, and works in multiple disciplines, including drawing, painting, wood carving and sculpture. On a trip to San Miguel, Mexico, in 2005, Lois discovered the ancient art of Paper Mache which has inspired sculptures that she further enhances with encaustic finishes. Constructing the wire armatures for the sculptures led to an increasing fascination with the wire itself as a means to convey the movement and the spirit of the beings she creates.

WIRE SCULPTURE WORKSHOP

MONDAY March 25th from 1:00-4:00 in downstairs classroom at The Red House.

Discover the magic of three dimensional image making in this wire sculpture workshop by LOIS STEELE. You will learn how to develop a basic armature and how to use wire to develop the form and feel of your subject. Lois will guide you through the creation of a fish sculpture that will be ready to hang on your wall when you go home. Lois will provide the wire, simple embellishments and basic tools. You are encouraged to bring some of your own wire, beads and buttons and your own wire cutting pliers. This fun workshop is suitable for beginning to advanced 3-D image makers.

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

To register and pay for Lois’s class 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.


CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

BEGINNING WATERCOLOR CLASS with Donna Davis

TUESDAY AFTERNOONS in March from 2:00-5:00  (4 sessions)

At The Red House in the downstairs classroom

Ever look at a watercolor painting and think “I’d like to try that!”  Well, here is your chance!!

This fun, dynamic class will let you explore your creative side with gentle encouragement and demonstrations. You will learn basic color theory (what do you mix together to get what??), essential watercolor techniques, information about paints and supplies and how to start and finish a watercolor landscape.  At the end of the class, you will be able to prepare your paper for a painting, sketch an outline on your paper, choose color mixtures for your painting, use various techniques to create a colorful watercolor landscape and you will have completed a one-of-a-kind painting.

The instructor is Donna Davis, a SVFAL member and studio artist 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 a SUPPLY LIST

For more information/materials list, please contact Donna at 252.341.4618 or dandmdavis79@gmail.com

THIS CLASS IS FULL - REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED


SVFAL Workshops-Martrin Poole

PORTRAIT & LANDSCAPE PAINTING COURSES with Martin A. Poole

LANDSCAPE PAINTING DATES:  APRIL 2019 - 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th  – Fridays – 3:00 to 6:00

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

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PORTRAIT PAINTING   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

SATURDAY, JUNE 1st from 12:00-4:00

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


SVFAL SUMMER YOUTH ART CLASSES

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SVFAL is offering full tuition scholarships for young artists to attend summer art classes at The Red House!   

SESSION I:  Ages 8 -11, July 15 -18, 10:00-12:00 each day.   

SESSION II:  Ages 12 -15, July 29 - August 1, 10:00-12:00 each day.

Come explore the fundamental elements of art. Using a variety of materials, and working with a range of styles, students will increase their mastery of line, color, shape, value and texture. These classes will develop visual perception skills and creative skill sets with lots of fun, hands-on art experiences. 

Youth Art Classes are taught by NORA MOSRIE, a Red House studio artist, who has been a teaching artist for thirty-six years. To reserve a scholarship paid spot in the class SVFAL asks students to submit a letter describing their interest in art and explaining why they want to take the class. Please include parent/guardian contact information. Email this letter along with any questions to Nora at: noramosrie@gmail.com

Classes are limited to 8 students per session.


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