Tag: Fine Arts Guild

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…

Load your brushes, get ready, paint!

Nancy Friedman On January 18, 19 artists attended a watercolor class given by Paula Lambert and Melanie Douglas. First, Melanie explained the best type and density for watercolor paper, how to tell the correct side to use and finally the appropriate way to divide the paper by tearing rather than cutting. After explaining when painting…

Acrylic painting class

The six-week Fine Arts Guild acrylic painting class was offered to 15 enthusiastic students. For the last assignment the students were encouraged to choose a subject of their choice. The students chose landscapes, still-life, florals and a street scene. These students make up some of the members of the Fine Arts Guild. The Guild paints…

Friday afternoon class in acrylic painting

The Fine Arts Guild, which includes all two-dimensional artwork, has started out 2015 with a Friday afternoon class. The acrylic painting class met for six weeks, three hours a session. The class included some basics in drawing, composition, color theory and mixing, and landscape painting with Bob Davies, a video series owned by the Guild.…

FAC: Friday Afternoon Classes

Acrylic/mixed media painting classes will be offered by the Fine Arts Guild with video instruction and mentoring by Dee Lee. Starting January 9 there will be six consecutive weeks of Friday afternoon classes, which will build each week on information and skills. Classes will start promptly at 1:00 p.m. with instruction until 2:00-2:30 p.m., work…

Future VanGoghs at Robson Ranch

These future VanGoghs started arriving an hour early, eager to paint and get a good seat. Twenty-four blank canvases stared at you when looking over the room before class started, but in 2-1/2 hours the room was filled with Arizona desert sunsets, each unique to its artist. This “Fun Art” class has encouraged many to…