Central Virginia Watercolor Guild

Combining Camaraderie with Creativity

2017 Programs

JANUARY 23:  LET’S TALK ABOUT ART WITH PAM ROLAND

This session, intentionally timed with the New Year when perhaps you are making resolutions, will help you get focused on why you paint and how you can feel you are improving or growing as an artist. We’ll do some small group discussions about the criteria of several recent jurors for the guild and help you understand how exhibiting your work in public is a step in your own growth as an artist.

FEBRUARY 27:  CRITIQUE WITH MARY TOMASSO

Program presider for CVWG meeting February 27 will be  Mary Tomasso. Mary has her MFA and has taught. Please bring no more then 2 pieces to be critiqued. If you have a finished piece bring that as one of the two. Mary would like to lead a discussion-critique. She stresses her remarks are about the work, not the person.

MARCH 27:  VENTURES IN ARTMAKING WITH ROSAMOND CASEY

As painter, calligrapher, and book artist whose work is in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, and numerous public and private collections, Rosamond will discuss her work and its relationship to her teaching calligraphy. She has been a member of McGuffey Art Center.

http://www.rosamondcasey.com

 

APRIL 24:  THE RIVULET TECHNIQUE WITH JULIE READ

Julie will demo this interesting way to texture backgrounds and help you gain a better understanding of values.

http://www.julieread.net or http://www.facebook.com/juliereadartist

 

MAY 22: JOURNEY FROM WATERCOLORS TO ACRYLICS WITH PATRICIA REESE

Artist Skip Lawrence’s Maine workshop has had Patrice’s attention for several years. She will talk about her journey and demonstrate some techniques she uses. Her work is exhibited at the Upton Gallery on Main Street in Richmond.

 

JUNE 26:  MOVING BETWEEN REPRESENTATIONAL AND ABSTRACT WITH KAREN BLAIR

Why paint the same subject in different ways will be discussed? Her talk will include images of what inspires her and the resulting paintings.

http://www.karenblairartist.com

 

JULY 24: RESOLVING FAILED PAINTINGS

Do you have a pile of unfinished or failed paintings stacked in the corner somewhere? Don’t know what to do with them? This session will be interactive and encourage us to try new remedies to “save” that expensive piece of paper that got stuck! In this session, we will travel in a “round robin’ approach from table to table and get tips on things to do. Bring a painting and your notebooks for capturing ideas…and you must might find a way to add new life to those paintings in the corner.

 

AUGUST 28:  CRITIQUE WITH DR. JULIA MAY

Back by popular demand, to help you resolve that “what to do now” in a current piece you are working on. Please bring in one piece (because of time constraints).

 

SEPTEMBER 25: GOLDEN® PAINTS LECTURE WITH AMY SHAWLEY

A member of CVWG, Amy teaches art workshops locally and nationally. This lecture/demo will cover a broad range of acrylic products and gives attendees a brief introduction to QoR® Watercolors. The lecture will cover various pigment properties and paint formulations, gels, pastes, grounds, color mixing, drying time and much more.

http://www.amyshawley.com.

 

OCTOBER 23:  ACRYLIC/COLLAGE MIXED MEDIA: MAKING THE PAPERS WITH SUE CRAVEN-ROSEN

Susan will demonstrate how she creates the papers she uses in her mixed-media paintings. By manipulating the paint, stamping, stenciling and using several printmaking techniques, she will show how the papers that inspire her work are made.

http://www.susancraverosenart.com 

 

NOVEMBER:  ANNUAL LUNCHEON AND SWEARING IN OF NEW OFFICERS

DECEMBER:  NO MEETING – HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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