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Art Composition

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

Next Meeting: Friday, September 1, 2017 at 12:00pm

Details:

This nine week course has been planned to study the principles of design.  You will learn the “where” and “why” of placement of art elements.  Susan Patrick, Instructor, will discuss elements and principles of design in master paintings and drawings.  Through drawings, paintings and collage making, you will work with individual principles (unity, variety, balance and focal point). You will also work with all of the principles’ in various assignments. 

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

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Art Composition

Members $75.00
Guests $85.00


Friday Art Group

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

Next Meeting: Friday, August 18, 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

Tuesday, September 12, 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!

Join us for delightful conversation with artist Randy Baskerville. Randy was raised in an Air Force family and has been a lifelong traveler. She worked as an elementary school teacher and mental health counselor before retiring to follow her artistic passions. She loves to paint in oils and derives inspiration from the natural world

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, September 11, 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