Tag: art

Meet Jillian Moon

Nancy Friedman, Co-Educational Director Since childhood, Jillian has enjoyed drawing and painting. Although her education was heavy in the sciences, leading to a long career as a physical therapist, she always found time to take art classes. The classes, taken on weekends or evenings, included Chinese brush painting, drawing, pottery, photography, watercolor painting, oil painting,…

Fine Art Guild’s Artist of the Month

Artist of the month Nancy Friedman

Melanie Douglas Meet Nancy Friedman, our selected artist of the month. Nancy moved to Robson Ranch 10 years ago for pickleball, pottery, and a block home. Prior to her retirement, Nancy was a pharmacist with no art experience since grade school. While living in Grand Junction, Colo., she took a pottery class and became interested…

Glass Fusing

Janet Vaupel

Doris Betuel Janet Vaupel and her sister-in-law, Susan, are our featured glass fusing artists this month. Both Janet and Susan moved to Robson Ranch a little over a year ago, and joined the Robson Ranch Fused Glass Club soon afterwards. Without any prior experience in cutting glass or fusing glass, both have embraced the fun…

Lost Art

Melanie Douglas With everything being mass-produced these days and developed via technology, I’m writing to encourage my fellow residents to remember to teach our younger generations how to “create” with their own two hands! Remember when we had to take “home economics” or “household engineering?” What about “shop class” or a course on welding or…

From Where Is the Light Coming?

Nancy Friedman, Co-Educational Director, RR Fine Arts Guild Some of us would like to know when the light will be coming from the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, but this article is not about that intangible light. Since March 15, I am sure everyone has observed and appreciated the little things in life, such as the…

Pottery/Ceramics Club

Featured Artist MaryAnn Bechtel

Carol Breen, Pottery/Ceramics Club Reporter MaryAnn and her husband, David, moved here in 2015. MaryAnn had never made anything from clay but as she “is willing to take a risk,” she jumped right in. MaryAnn loves learning new pottery techniques and is continually learning ways of creating. MaryAnn also does fused and stained glass, but…

Spirit of the Stained Glass Artist

Cynthia Melito The Spirit of the Stained Glass Artist cannot be broken, especially by the COVID-19 virus. We patiently waited until it was safe to re-open the studio, and on Tuesday, May 19, the creativity was once again flowing. Although we had safety procedures in place, members had the opportunity to finish up projects that…

Fine Arts Guild Paints for Charity

Nancy Friedman The Fine Arts Guild of Robson Ranch challenged their 54 members to paint COVID-19 Memorial paintings for charity in a Jackson Pollock style, while social distancing. Nancy Friedman started a daily email sketchbook challenge to members on March 15, when all indoor venues were closed in Robson Ranch which included the Fine Arts…