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 Experimenting with Creativity

A New Afternoon Open Studio Opportunity

Many people look at art and say that they could never do that, create something.  Did you know that most SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild artists didn’t start creating until they retired and came here?  Some members took the famous “I can’t draw a stick figure class.” With time, instruction and interest, many have come to enjoy painting and creating. The SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild is offering a new opportunity for newcomers to have fun with art.

 

Monday afternoons members of the guild stay and work on journal art following the morning Open Studio time for individual work. They enjoy sharing ideas and experimenting. Topics include design, color, illustration, compositions and more. The best thing about this time is about learning and having fun. And it is great to experiment with different mediums, so one can learn what they like and don’t like.

 

As an extension of this opportunity to learn, a new, once-a-month Monday afternoon class on an art journaling will highlight different mediums, so people can experiment with watercolor, acrylic, and even mixed media. No judging right or wrong, no stress to create and to show, these classes are for learning and just having a fun time experimenting with art.

 

The first class will be Monday, October 28, 2018 from 1 pm to 4pm in the Topaz room. It does require a few supplies. Register through www.saddlebrookefinearts.org.  Then plan on attending the regular Open Studio on Mondays, same time until the next class in November.

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You will learn how to extend paint to save money, and how to mix paints with gels to create unique textural surfaces. Learn how to use different products to make surfaces for watercolors, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, oil and soft pastels. Techniques for the use of iridescent and metallic paints will be shown. The lecture covers the lightfastness of pigments, proper acrylic priming techniques, digital mixed media applications , correct varnishing tips and health and safety concerns.

A packet of literature and free samples of paint and gels will be available for all those who attend.

Please notify Kathleen Brodkin at kbrodkin1@comcast.net if you would like to attend. There is a seating limit of 30.


 

 Art Presentation, June 25 in Topaz Room

Golden Lecture and Demo

The Golden lecture/demo is a two-hour free educational presentation that covers Williamsburg Oils, the New Watercolor QOR and presents in depth the acrylic paints, gels and mediums that Golden has been well known for since it started making paint in the 1980s. It covers information about the different types of pigments, different viscosities and types of paints, grounds and color mixing. Various gels and mediums are demonstrated.

You will learn how to extend paint to save money, and how to mix paints with gels to create unique textural surfaces. Learn how to use different products to make surfaces for watercolors, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, oil and soft pastels. Techniques for the use of iridescent and metallic paints will be shown. The lecture covers the lightfastness of pigments, proper acrylic priming techniques, digital mixed media applications , correct varnishing tips and health and safety concerns.

A packet of literature and free samples of paint and gels will be available for all those who attend.

Please notify Kathleen Brodkin at kbrodkin1@comcast.net if you would like to attend. There is a seating limit of 30.


 

Road Runner Art Gallery Expansion

Story by LaVerne Kyriss

 

The SaddleBrooke Fine Art Guild’s spring show may be over, but residents and visitors can still view and buy art from Guild members. The gallery in the hallway outside the RoadRunner Grill at the SaddleBrooke Clubhouse has recently expanded. An additional 55 feet of hanging space provides artists more opportunities to display their work and more art for visitors and patrons to appreciate.

Art by Guild members is also displayed at HOA 1 upstairs in the Javalina room and in the Activities Center as well as in the lobby of the HOA 2 office at MountainView Clubhouse.

“We change out the artwork regularly, so be sure to stop by to see what’s new,” said Kent Banta, one of the Guild volunteers who oversee gallery hangings. “We appreciate the support from both HOAs in giving our artists places to display their work and we appreciate the encouragement from residents who enjoy, and sometimes even buy, these works.”

To purchase a piece on display, contact the individual artist. Artist contact information is posted next to the artwork. You can also peruse additional works by Guild artists from the comfort of your laptop or tablet by visiting the Guild’s website at saddlebrookefinearts.org/artists.

 


 

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