Second Sunday Artist Reception: February 9, 2020, 2 – 4pm
Come meet the artists and enjoy refreshments while browsing the new show!
Featured Artist: Suzanne Ebert: watercolor, acrylic, collage and encaustic artist.
Media Focus Wall: Oil Media: This month this wall highlights the work of our members who specialize in using oil paints, pastels, or crayons, or various combinations of oil media.
Classes and Workshops
(For more details on each listing, please see our website, www.villagegalleryarts.org or call the Gallery: 503-644-8001.)
Children’s Shodo Classes — Ages 6 – 14 years old — Sora
Two, 3-week courses, Morning or Evening session
Dates: Mondays: February 3, 10, 24; OR: March 2, 9, 16
Times: 4:30 – 6:00pm; OR 6:30 – 8pm
Express kids’ creativity and build concentration by writing and drawing using Japanese Calligraphy techniques. Children will learn the basics of how to write Japanese characters or English characters with the Calligraphy brush in their own style. Kids will be taught the fundamentals of the ancient Zen art of Shodo; which is not just the way of calligraphy, but also teaches concentration, meditative calm and attention, and expression of oneself through the brush. Call or visit website for class supply list and more information.
Children’s Creative Reuse Art Class — Ages 7 – 11 years old — Teresa Misley & Terri Rottman
Dates: Thursdays: February 6,13, 20, 27
Time: 3:45 – 4:45pm
Children explore their creative potential in a fun, playful and safe environment to learn various art techniques and create fun craft projects, which will be taken home to share with family and loved ones. The class will focus on the process rather than the product. This allows students of varying skill levels the opportunity to explore their creativity in a low-pressure environment. We will help develop their artistic ability on how to create forms of art by making new things out of old things. Your child will explore a variety of art mediums depending upon the reuse/repurposing supplies available. Our goal is to encourage each student to utilize the creative reuse (upcycling/repurposing) method and create useful and beautiful items from materials that would otherwise be discarded. Our hope is for the students to share this process with their friends and family.
Children’s Art Classes — Ages 7 – 11 years old — Debbie Teeter
One 3-week course, OR
One 4-week course
Dates: Thursdays: March 5, 12, 19; OR: April 2, 9, 16, 23
Come join an exciting class learning a variety of art forms. I will be developing your child’s art ability and providing them an opportunity to build their skills and explore different media and approaches, so they can find out what they will enjoy. Each lesson will explore both art concepts and techniques. Activities may include drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media. Subject matter will include people, faces, landscapes, plants and animals, and exploring subject matter in imaginative ways.
ADULT CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
*NEW* Virginia Sumner — Jumpstart that Journal Workshop
Date: Saturday: February 1; Time: 10am – 3pm
Please bring your lunch to maximize workshop classroom time.
Shake off the post-holiday and winter doldrums in this workshop full of vibrant color designed to jumpstart our journals. Create quick backgrounds and interesting page layouts for your journals. We will be working with Dyan Reaverly’s Dylusions line of ‘blendable acrylic paint’, ink sprays and creative journals. Layering, blending, stenciling, and various journaling techniques will be used to “Jumpstart that Journal.” Bring a variety of the supplies you have on hand or wish to work with; please see specific supply list on our website or call the Gallery.
Brooke Walker-Knoblich — Painting with Brooke
Two, 2-week courses
Dates: Tuesdays: February 18 & 25; OR: March 24 & 31; Time: 10am – 1pm
Appropriate for any medium; Students of all skill levels welcome.
Please bring all your painting supplies and a table easel.
This class will be a general themed painting class, so students can bring in any subject matter they choose. Brooke will demonstrate in the first hour, leaving time for students to integrate techniques into their own work. Each class also includes a small group critique at the end.
* NEW * Rebecca Benoit — Cell Phoneography & Snapseed: Snap, Edit, Share Phonemera Magic!
Date: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020; Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm
Bring a sack lunch, or there are nearby options for lunch if you wish.
Bring fully charged cell phone and/or iPad or Tablet with Snapseed app installed.
Truly phoneography has become an art form of its own! Professional photography trainer Rebecca Benoit will help us explore tools in our phone cameras that you probably didn’t even know it had! Learn to adjust focus and exposure, use burst mode, understand HDR and more. We will also cover fundamentals necessary to create juicy photos such as composition, exposure, focus and lighting and how to use the tools in your phone to make the most of these variables. We’ll also play with some fun accessories such as wide angle, macro and telephoto lenses. After a lunch break, we’ll explore Snapseed, a terrific, free, easy-to-use image editing/sharing app. By the end of this workshop, you will understand fundamentals of getting great photos, the capabilities of your phone or tablet camera, the use of an image editor and how to tie them all together to create and share compelling images. Check website for specific supply list and more details.
* NEW * Debbie Teeter — Intro to Watercolor
Dates: Tuesdays: March 3, 10, 17, 24; Time: 2 – 5pm
Have you always wanted to try watercolor? Or have you tried watercolor but found it somewhat daunting? Whether you have painted before or not, this class will guide you through the basics of working with watercolor and also give you some options for creative approaches with it. Lessons will cover the unique properties of this medium, composition, color, and a few “bells and whistles.” We will explore varied subject matter, and also how other artists have explored this medium. Check website for supply list and more details.
* NEW * Debbie Teeter — Experimental Watercolor Workshop
Date: Wednesday: April 15, 2020; Time: 1 – 4pm
All levels, beginner on up
Bring more play and imagination into your watercolors! This workshop is appropriate for beginners on up. I have been painting since high school, explored watercolors in college and am always up for a new twist. The techniques we will explore can be used in both representational and non-representational work, and will utilize an eclectic array of “toys.” We will not be creating a painting in class but developing a bank of possibilities which you can then apply to your studio practice. Plan to be loose and have fun! Check website for supply list and more details.
Featured image by Suzanne Ebert