Fine Arts

Friday Art Group

Friday Art Group

Friday, November 15, 2019 | 9:30-10:30am

If you like to draw or paint, you are invited to join the Friday Art Group at the Senior Center. No matter what your medium or skill level, you will enjoy the creative, pressure-free environment of a colorful group of novice and experienced artists. You can work from your own photos, pictures or illustrations or bring your own still life. There is no formal instruction, but plenty of help and advice from others if you need it. As a member of the group, you are also welcome to hang one or two framed pieces of your work in the bimonthly art show in the second floor hallway of the Senior Center. The Art Group meets in the craft room on Friday mornings from 9:00-11:30am.

Members only.

Location: The Center

Contact: David Reynaud 434)293-5494

Fee: free

Drawing On Location Art Class

Drawing On Location Art Class

Friday, November 15, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

This class has filled.  Please check out some of our other art offerings on our website.

Fridays, September 27 – November 15, 12:00 – 2:00 PM

This eight-week course will focus on drawing outside and in public places. The first three classes will be held in the classroom and students will gain an understanding of how to draw natural and manmade objects, as well as how to quickly sketch a scene that might include people. The next four lessons will be spent on location (in a park, a shopping mall, and downtown) before you return to the classroom for the final session to add finishing touches to your work. Center veteran artist Susan Patrick is the instructor. Open to all, but space is limited. Please register in advance online or at the Welcome Desk. Supplies needed: Pad of drawing paper (80#, 11" x 14"), pencil, and eraser.  Members - $75; Guests - $85

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Painting with Watercolor (weekend classes)

Painting with Watercolor (weekend classes)

Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 1:30-3:30pm

THIS CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE CLASSES IN THE FUTURE OR CHECK OUT OUR OTHER ART OFFERINGS ON THIS WEBSITE.

Sundays, October 13 – November 17, 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Jane Skafte offers a judgment-free opportunity to explore watercolor in this six-week WEEKEND course.  It is all about enjoying creative exploration in color. Our subjects will be still-life and photos. In each class session, a variety of techniques and strategies for experimenting with materials will accompany instruction in basic skills and color theory.  Techniques such as dry brush, wet brush, bloom, scumbling, and blotting, and wet-into-wet will be demonstrated, followed by ample time for you to experiment and produce a beautiful work of art. Open to all, but space is limited; please register in advance at the Welcome Desk or online.  Members: $55, Guests: $65

Supply list: 

  • Watercolor paper 140lb, size 12″ x 16″ or similar
  • Pencil
  • Painting palette for watercolor paints 
  • Water container
  • Paper towels or a rag
  • Brushes: there is a pretty good synthetic set at Michael’s, Artist loft set: 
    • Wash brush (1")
    • Flat brushes (sizes 10, 6)
    • Round brushes (sizes 10, 3, 5, 1)
    • Filbert brushes (sizes 6, 4, 1)
  • Winsor & Newton® Cotman® Watercolors Sketchers' Pocket Box  OR: if you have paint already or want to add to your supply: (The individual colors are suggested, don’t worry if you have another brand that calls the color by another name. You need the primary colors in both warm and cool (e.g. warm blue is purplish and cool blue is greenish)
    • Two reds:  for example, Alizarin Crimson and permanent red or Cadmium red
    • Two blues: for example, Cobalt Blue or Ultramarine and Cerulean blue 
    • One or two greens: for example, Hookers green or sap green
    • Two yellows: for example, Lemon yellow and Gamboge
    • Nice colors to have (can be added later): Raw sienna, burnt umber, ivory black, paynes gray, quinacridone rose

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Pay for this event online

Painting with Watercolor (weekend classes)

Member $55.00
Guest $65.00
Intermediate Drawing

Intermediate Drawing

Friday, November 22, 2019 | 12:00-2:00pm

CLASS IS FULL!

 

Fridays, 12:00 – 2:00 PM, November 22 through January 24

(Class will not meet during the weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas.)

This 8-week class taught by Susan Patrick covers and advances the knowledge learned in Introduction to Drawing.   Didn’t take it?  Don’t worry!  If you have some background in art, you may still be prepared.  (If you are uncertain, please contact the instructor at spatrick701@gmail.com) Topics included will be contour drawing, pattern making with ink, grid drawing, upside-down drawing, watercolor painting, colored pencil drawing, marker pointillism, one- and two-point perspective, self-portrait drawing, and figure drawing. All projects will be challenges, but with the background from the Intro class, nothing will be too difficult. Please have the following supplies: 140# drawing/watercolor paper, pencil (your choice), black pen, and a set of markers. The instructor will provide watercolor paints and brushes and colored pencils, but bring your own if you wish. Bring only paper, pencil, and pen to the first class.  Open to the public.  Members: $75, Guests: $85

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Piedmont Pastelists

Piedmont Pastelists

Monday, December 9, 2019 | 1:00-3:00pm

Join a congenial group of artists who gather to practice their pastel painting skills. Each may bring a work in progress for a constructive group critique. Attendance is usually 15–20 artists, and newcomers are welcome. Group shows are held annually.

History

Noting the lack of a chalk pastel society in Virginia, in August 2001, Dick Carpenter invited Charlottesville regional artists in that media to meet at Michaels Arts and Crafts store at Barracks Road shopping center. Many were members of the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild, which had long admitted pastel as a water compatible “mixed” medium, but not as a feature of the CVWG activities. The result of the meeting was, quite purposefully, an “un-organization” with NO membership requirements, bylaws, officers, dues, agendas, minutes, quorum, name-tags, committees, etc. Just like-minded people enjoying meeting to exchange ideas and experiences about pastel materials and techniques, constructive criticism, and “show and tell.” The format is a mutual critique -- an examination, not fault-finding. Suggestions for overcoming problems are a part of critiquing. The choice of subject and style of a painting are not topics of critique. Some elements of Critique: 1. Overall Composition - Division of space. 2. Shapes and values 3. Form –shadows-placement of each of the elements 4. Perspective- Illusion of depth 5. Color harmony 6. Paths for the viewer’s eye 7. Center of interest - 8. Principles of Design. Assuring that there is a “message”. All attending artists are active producers, serious about their work, open to criticism, willing to present “work-in-progress," and constructive in their comments and suggestions. Although pastels are the featured media, other problem-paintings may be introduced.

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free