Tag: art

Fine Art Guild has a new home

The Fine Art Guild’s move was the last of the dominos to fall with the move to our own room at the Creative Art Center. It is so nice to have a clean room to ourselves with lockers and extended hours for artistic activity. Our newly appointed librarian, Kathy Arend, whose mother was a librarian,…

Rocks, and Rocks, and more Rocks

On one of the last days of rain before Cyclone Rosa came to visit us, 11 Robson Ranchers gathered in the afternoon to paint on smooth river rocks and/or be inspired by beautiful agates from which to paint a canvas. Kathy Arend and JoAnn Bunyea once again led this fun afternoon of art sponsored by…

Excitement builds for the Creative Arts Center expansion

  Robson Ranch residents will soon have a new place to get creative with the expansion of the Creative Arts Center. Construction has been ongoing since early spring. “Currently, demolition, electrical work and framing are almost complete,” said Jack Sarsam, Senior Vice President of Operations, Robson Communities, Inc. “Additional ventilation is being added in the…

Paint, Roll, Print, Repeat

Nancy Friedman Artists JoAnn Bunyea and Kathy Arend, both members of the Fine Arts Guild, introduced Monoprinting to members and RR neighbors. Monoprinting has a matrix that can be reused, but not to produce an identical result. The matrix which may be lines and textures persist from print to print, but variations are confined to…

Buckets of sand dollars

  Nancy Friedman What does one do with buckets of sand dollars happily collected from the Sea of Cortez? Share them and your artistic ideas with others. This is exactly what Melanie Douglas, co-president of the Fine Arts Guild, did last month. Bringing to the Fine Arts Guild’s first class of Summer Afternoons of Fun…

Beginners’ drawing class

  Nancy Friedman, Secretary The Fine Arts Guild sponsored a Beginning Drawing Class for their members in April. Some participants were new to drawing and others just wanted a good review. When the participants were seated, they found a page with half of a black and white Xeroxed cat, the other half of the cat…

Flowers in watercolor

  Nancy Friedman, Secretary Tips and techniques of watercolor were the topics of a daylong class presented by Jean Forsyth from Colorado Springs. Sponsored by the Fine Arts Guild, twelve members had a great time with numerous pictures of flowers from which to paint. There were poppies, daisies, irises, tulips, peonies, and various other pictures…

Robson Ranch Fine Arts Guild Sponsers Photograph to Painting

  Nancy Friedman A two-and-a-half-hour class for four Wednesday afternoons was presented by retired Professor Susan Ramos of Central Arizona College. This class, sponsored by the Robson Ranch Fine Arts Guild, took eight students from photograph to painting. Have you ever taken a photograph of a beautiful scene on vacation and wished you could compose…