Tag: Fine Arts Guild

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…

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…

Abstract Art at the CAC

  Ingrid Schneider On January 24 and 25 the Robson Ranch Fine Arts Guild hosted a guest instructor and eight members were able to attend. Our instructor was Lydia Richez Bowman, a long time artist and gallery owner. She demonstrated various multimedia techniques used primarily for abstract painting applications. She also provided individual assistance with…

Cards for Autumn

Nancy Friedman The Fine Arts Guild sponsored two classes for the month of October due to an overwhelming response. Thanks goes out to our talented member, Joann Bunyea, who volunteered to do two classes instead of our usual one. Joann is a talented colored pencil artist of over 15 years. The projects for the classes…

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…

Bring on the Sharpies and alcohol

On Wednesday, June 14, the Fine Arts Guild offered a “Fun Afternoon of Art.” Sixteen Robson Ranchers produced a variety of colorful tote bags with Sharpie markers, alcohol and a plain tote bag after viewing two short YouTube videos and with guidance from one of the Guild members, Joann Bunyea. Although six participants were members…

Abstract art echoes Jackson Pollock at RR Fine Arts Guild

The drying results of much fun and camaraderie

Nancy Friedman, Secretary Twenty Robson Ranchers showed up to swirl their acrylic paint into paintings of abstract art. After taping around the sides of their canvas to form a dam, anywhere from two to six acrylic colors were chosen by each artist to create their abstract piece. This was the second summer art project sponsored…

An apple a day keeps the artist happy

The Fine Arts Guild closed out its 2016-2017 season with a Colored Pencil Class. Nine of the 15 students are pictured above with their colored pencil painting of an apple.

Nancy Friedman The last class of the Fine Arts Guild for the 2016-2017 season was held on April 19. A DVD by Janie Gildow, a member of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute staff, was shown, which included information about colored pencils and necessary supplies. Then with the guidance from one of her students,…

Knife it!

The “knife” class

Nancy Friedman, Secretary Palette knife, that is. On Wednesday, March 15, the Fine Arts Guild had a palette knife painting class. Approximately two thirds of the class had never used a palette knife before. Many in the other third of the class, despite having their own palette knives, had only used their palette knives to…