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First-Wind Band

Every Wednesday at 10:30am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 10:30am

Details:

In order for musicians to learn new musical skills or revitalize old ones, the Second-Wind Band recognized the need to form another band, now named the First-Wind Band. No auditions and no prior experience needed; all that is required is the desire to learn to play an instrument. For those who are interested, but do not have an instrument, the band has several instruments for rent. Playing music is not only fun, but is good for your mental and physical health. Ask any of the members and they will tell you that it keeps you active and involved, and is a great way to make new friends. For more information, contact band director Greg Vaughn at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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First-Wind Band

Members $15.00
Guests $17.00


Friday Art Group

Every Friday at 9:00am-11:30am

Next Meeting: Friday, April 18, 2014 at 9:00am

Details:

Artists, would-be artists, and anyone interested in the visual arts are welcome.  We come together to paint or draw and learn from each other in a creative environment—no formal instruction is provided, though advice is available for those who seek it. Participants provide their own supplies.

Members only.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Marion Hansen, 434.974.5662

Fee: free


Piedmont Pastelists

2nd Monday of the month at 1:00pm-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, May 12, 2014 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