Fine Arts

Friday Art Group

Friday Art Group

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 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

Intermediate Drawing

Intermediate Drawing

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 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

A Taste of Art

A Taste of Art

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 12:00-1:00pm

CLASS IS FULL!

 

Tuesdays, January 28 through March 17, 12 noon - 2:00 PM

In this eight-week class, students will explore interesting introductions to many art forms.  Lessons will cover drawing with graphite, colored pencils, markers, and oil pastels, as well as printmaking, weaving, lettering, creating collages, and painting with watercolor.  Each lesson is a stand-alone, so if one class must be missed, you won’t be at a loss during the next one!  For the first class, students are asked to bring 11”x 14” drawing paper (at least 80 lb), a medium hardness pencil (Number 2 or HB), an eraser, and colored pencils.  (Don't buy a set for this; the instructor has plenty of donated pencils for all.)  Materials for future lessons will be discussed on the first day of class. Open to the public.  Members: $75, Guests: $85

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Contact: Susan Patrick, Instructor, spatrick701@gmail.com

Painting with Watercolor

Painting with Watercolor

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 | 9:45-11:45am

This class is full.  Please see our other Fine Arts offerings - we just might have something else that interests you!

Tuesdays, February 4 through March 10, 9:45 - 11:45 AM

Jane Skafte offers a judgment-free opportunity to explore watercolor in this six-week class for beginning and intermediate artists.  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

Piedmont Pastelists

Piedmont Pastelists

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 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