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Abstract Acrylic Painting Series

Every Friday at 12:30pm-2:30pm

Next Meeting: Friday, September 16, 2016 at 12:30pm

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Starts September 16. Our Susan is back with another great abstract class series!  In these classes, students will develop abstract composition skills, learn the characteristics and techniques of acrylic paint and incorporate principles of design with this medium. Students will abstract an object, draw it several times and paint with different techniques and color schemes.  Techniques and topics include, but are not limited to: masking, washes, stencils, sgraffito, scumble, impressionism or pointillism, underpainting and washes, collage paint and independent painting.  Class goals are for students to develop critical composition skills, learn various techniques and begin to develop their own personal painting styles. Sign up at the Welcome Desk or online. Due to space requirements, class is limited to 10, so sign up early!

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Pay for this event online

Abstract Acrylic Painting Series

Members $65.00
Guests $75.00


Friday Art Group

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

Next Meeting: Friday, August 26, 2016 at 9:30am

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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 1st Tuesday at 1:30pm-2:30pm

Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 1:30pm

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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. “Moments,” an exhibit of original artwork by Lorraine Momper will be featured in the Senior Center lobby during July and August.  The artist for the months of September and October 2016 will be Lois Kannenshon.

Open to all.

Location: Senior Center

Fee: free


Piedmont Pastelists

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

Next Meeting: Monday, September 12, 2016 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

Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 1:30pm

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Artists From the Renaissance To The 19th Century, A Series of 4 Lectures             

Join art educator Leslie Ava Shaw for a series of four lectures about the life and work of a selection of women artists from the Renaissance to the 19th century.  Learn how women overcame major challenges to achieve careers as artists.  We will explore the unique qualities of their art and the stunning accomplishments they achieved as exceptions to the rule.  Sofonisba Anguissola, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Mary Cassatt are just a few examples of the extraordinary women artists who will be considered.  Lectures, short films and hand-outs will be included.  Must have 10 participants to hold the class.  Open to the public.

Location: Senior Center

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Women Who Beat the Odds

Members $50.00
Guests $60.00