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Art Class (Painting and Drawing)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 6:00pm

Details:

Instructor Mike Uriss guides each student in this mixed class (drawing or painting—student’s choice!). Participants will have the opportunity to choose their path. Work from real-life observation in the form of still life, landscape, and figure study. To begin, you’ll establish large forms within an image to create a composition. Next, concentrate on light and atmosphere, and learn to take artistic license to establish mood. We will discuss color theory, and the importance of being able to control the palette to attain whatever outcome you desire.
Space is limited; sign up at the front desk or on line and get a list of supplies needed (choice of drawing or painting supplies).
 
Supplies for Drawing
(Supplies should be less than $20 which should include a cheap mirror)
Studio Arts in Charlottesville carries these *items. The store offers a 25% student discount.

• Small kneaded eraser - (95 cents - .71)
• White hard-rubber erasure (used for drafting) - ($1.60 - $1.20)
• Cotton swabs OR a paper stump for blending - (65 cents - .49)
• Graphite pencils (one each) H, 4H - (Kimberly brand is the cheapest, 90 cents - .68)
• Canson (brand) Bristol drawing paper, 96 lb., 25 sheet pad, XL series. 11” x 14”, A smooth-surface paper.  - ($12.50 - $9.38)
• * A small mirror – approx. 8” x 10” - not a stock item
• A pretty good pencil sharpener   - ($1.50 - $1.13)
or X-acto knife - ($2.95 - $2.2

BELOW ITEMS ARE OPTIONAL
• Colored pencils:
  General’s Pastel Chalk (recommended brand)  - ($1.50 - $1.13 ea.)
4403 Indigo Blue
4405 Scarlet
4417 Yellow Ochre
4429 Sanguine
4439 Lt Flesh
4440 Dk Flesh
4445 Vermilion
4451 Van Dyke Brown
4453 Burnt Sienna
4463 Beige
4481 Black

Supplies For Oil Painting
Available at the following:
• Studio Arts in Charlottesville – most helpful staff – offers a 25% student discount
• Michaels (Barracks Rd Shopping Cntr) – local but not as attentive a staff
• Online:  Utrect,( http://www.utrechtart.com/products/)
                Dick Blick (http://www.dickblick.com/)
          Cheap Joe’s

Warm red – Azo red light
Cool red -alizarin crimson
Warm blue – cerulean blue hue
Cool blue – ultramarine blue
Warm yellow - raw sienna
Cool yellow - Azo yellow light
Titanium white
Wooden palette
Paper towels (mid-grade, or better – from the grocery store)
Palette knife
Gesso-primed; canvas-paper – approx. ten sheets at approx. 11 x 14”
Drawing board (18” x 24”) (w/out built-in clips)
Bulldog clips -2 (office supply stores carry these)
Bristle brushes (2 ea.) #6 filbert, #4 filbert. large versions:  e.g. #6 is approx. ½” wide.
For ACRYLICS
• Approx 1qt plastic bowl for water (a used yogurt container works well)
• A small spray bottle (to keep the paint moist on the palette)
For OILS
• Small can of odorless mineral spirits (Hardware stores offer low prices)
• Palette cups with lids
• Small bottle of linseed stand oil
Please note: professional–grade quality materials are not necessary for beginners, but if you think you may continue painting after the class (and we hope you do), then invest in mid-grade or better paints and brushes. Better brushes cost a bit more, but, if you take care of them, they’ll last a long time. Better paints usually mean better color, and better results when tinting (adding white). Don’t forget to bring your sense of humor.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Art Class (Painting and Drawing)

Members $48.00
Guests $60.00


First-Wind Band

Every Wednesday at 10:30am-12:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 10:30am

Details:

 

Learn new musical skills or revitalize old ones with the First-Wind Band. All you need is the desire to learn to play an instrument. Interested, but no instrument? We have several for rent. Playing music is not only fun, but is good for your mental and physical health. Ask any of the members and they’ll tell you that it keeps them active and involved, and is a great way to make new friends. For more info and session prices, contact Greg Vaughn at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Already know how to play? Check out the Second-Wind Band.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center


Friday Art Group

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

Next Meeting: Friday, September 4, 2015 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, September 8, 2015 at 1:30pm

Details:

The “Talk” is informal conversation among members, staff, and visitors about the artwork hung in the Senior Center. A new show is hung every two months, so there are always new perspectives to gain! Meet in the Senior Center lobby.  September’s featured artist is Marie Keese.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Piedmont Pastelists

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

Next Meeting: Monday, September 14, 2015 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


Women Who Beat the Odds:

Every Wednesday at 5:00pm-6:00pm

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

Details:

A Selection of Women Artists from the Renaissance to the 20th Century
This six-week course will focus on the art of women artists who worked in the 16th through 20th centuries. We will explore the lives and works of a range of artists working in Europe and the U.S., including Artemisia Gentileschi, Mary Cassatt, Frida Kahlo,  Georgia O’Keeffe, Helen Frankenthaler, and many more.  Lectures, short films, and hand-outs will be included.  Participants will be given the chance to analyze works of art and share their views with others.  The instructor is, Leslie Ava Shaw, art educator, independent curator and writer.  Sign up at the Welcome Desk or on line

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Contact: Margaret Fitch, Program Coordinator 434.974.7756 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Women Who Beat the Odds:

Members $60.00
Guests $70.00