Fine Arts

Friday Art Group

Friday Art Group

Friday, March 22, 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

Abstract Acrylic Painting

Abstract Acrylic Painting

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

CLASS IS FULL!

Tuesdays, March 5, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 (7 classes), 10:00 am -12:00 pm (class will not meet March 12)

In this 7-week series, students will develop abstract composition skills, learn the characteristics and techniques of acrylic paint and incorporate principles of design. Students will draw an object several times and paint with different techniques and color schemes. The class is taught by Susan Patrick. All levels welcome to participate. Members - $75; Guests -$85. Space is limited. 

SUPPLIES NEEDED:
140# 11"x14" paper
Pencil
White palette (not plastic)   
Acrylic paint - optional 
Brushes - optional

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Original Theater

Original Theater

Friday, March 29, 2019 | 10:00-12:00pm

ORIGINAL THEATER

If you have always wanted to be involved in theater, as an actor, a writer, a musician, or a master in set design, this is your chance!  Come work with drama teacher Jay Kuhlmann and other interested theater-philes to create a spring performance.  Free and open to the community.

This group also meets on Mondays from 11:00AM to 1:00PM

Open to all.

Location: The Center

Fee: free

Piedmont Pastelists

Piedmont Pastelists

Monday, April 8, 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