Tag: Fine Arts Guild

Creativity abounds in the Heat of The Afternoon

During the heat of the afternoon on July 11, the Fine Arts Guild gathered artists of all levels to learn techniques and color mixing with watercolors. With this knowledge and their imagination, the participants went on to create greeting cards. Additions to some of the cards included stamps and glitter. A hand painted card can…

Paint, Roll, Print, Repeat

Nancy Friedman Artists JoAnn Bunyea and Kathy Arend, both members of the Fine Arts Guild, introduced Monoprinting to members and RR neighbors. Monoprinting has a matrix that can be reused, but not to produce an identical result. The matrix which may be lines and textures persist from print to print, but variations are confined to…

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…

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…