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Friday Art Group

Every Friday at 9:30am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Friday, February 24, 2017 at 9:30am

Details:

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: Senior Center

Contact: Marion Hansen, 434.974.5662

Fee: free


Lobby Art Gallery Talk

Every 2nd Tuesday at 1:30pm-2:30pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 1:30pm

Details:

The “Talk” is informal conversation among members, staff, and visitors about the artwork hung in the Senior Center Lobby. A new show is hung every two months, so there are always new perspectives to gain!

Our artist for March and April is Norma Tornabene. Mrs. Tornabene grew up in east Texas and says her love of painting began at age three—“When my mother bought my my first box of Crayolas, I saw all those colors and I was gone!” She went on to study painting with private instructors in Texas and New Mexico. Oil is her favorite medium, though she often works with acrylic paint. Mrs. Tornabene traveled and often lived abroad for years, following her husband’s military career as he worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II. She pursued graduate studies in art and education, raised her children, and worked as the Dean of Women at McNeese University. These days, Mrs. Tornabene enjoys teaching students from her home studio in Charlottesville, while continuing to produce beautiful new work. Recent paintings include the James River and other features of the local Virginia landscape.

We also have a wonderful display of paintings by our talented Friday morning Art Group in our second floor hallway. These paintings are switched up every other month. Please come up and enjoy!

 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Piedmont Pastelists

Every 2nd Monday at 1:00pm-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, March 13, 2017 at 1:00pm

Details:

pastel-carpenter 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: Senior Center

Fee: free


Taste of Art

Every Friday at 12:00pm-2:00pm

Next Meeting: Friday, February 24, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

Fridays, February 3rd through Friday, March 17th.
The goal of this seven week class is to provide a “taste” of various media/art forms.  Instructor Susan Patrick will focus on technique and composition.  She will encourage noting detail and elements of design. Media/art forms covered are charcoal plant drawing, cardboard weaving, cray-pas drawing, mono-type printing, calligraphy, sculpture and drawing, collage making from a still life.  The class will need a minimum of 8 students and a maximum of 12.  Sign up Now!

sculpture drawing

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Susan Patrick, Instructor, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Taste of Art

Members $65.00
Guests $75.00