Tag: art

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…

From black to white with “50 Shades of Gray” between

  Nancy Friedman, Secretary No, this was not a movie directed by Nils Johnson, but an art class where a value scale of 10 to 15 different grays were created starting with black as the darkest or lowest value and white as the lightest or highest value. The word value refers to the lightness or…

Art at the Lakes 2018

  Diane Hitt Come one, come all to the largest art show fundraiser in Sun Lakes—Art at the Lakes. Now is your chance to enjoy the Sun Lakes art scene around a beautiful lake. The show is March 3, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a rain date of March 10. Art at the Lakes…

You may be lucky to receive one of these cards

Nancy Friedman, Secretary On the afternoon of August 23, 20 Robson Ranch ladies attended a Watercolor Note Card class. For $10 the ladies were provided with five note cards and envelopes, two brushes and basic watercolors. With a few techniques under their belts they started making their own simple to elaborate note cards. Many said…