Tag: Fine Arts Guild

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…

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…

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…

COVID-19 Sketchbook Challenge

During our different and difficult times in March and April, some of the officers of the Fine Arts Guild started a Sketchbook Challenge. Everyday, an email went out to the membership with a link or presentation of an art project for each member to undertake. The object was to address all mediums and to keep…

Artist of the Month: Marc Capel-Jones

Jeana Capel-Jones Marc Capel-Jones’ creativity runs long and deep, touching every aspect of his life visually, verbally, and physically. This creativity started with his doodling at the age of eight. As an only child in Westport, Connecticut, he spent hours and hours drawing. It started when he put his pencil to paper and used his…

2020 Fine Arts Guild Beginner’s Presentations Started

Nancy Friedman The Fine Arts Guild is off and running in 2020 with beginner’s presentations in drawing, watercolor, and scratchboard. You know what drawing and watercolor is all about, but many have asked, “What is scratchboard?” Using the words of Stephanie Przybleck from study.com and Cathy Sheeter, who teaches at the Art Institute of the…

Using Acrylic Paints Like Watercolor

Nancy Friedman The first class of 2020 was Jan. 9. Sponsored by the Fine Arts Guild, it was presented by Mari Cicola on the topics of ‘Brushes and Their Strokes’ and ‘Techniques for Using Acrylics like Watercolors.’ Proceeds from this class will be donated to the Heart of Eloy. Mari started the class by demonstrating the strokes…