Tag: Fine Arts Guild

Fine Arts Guild Demonstration Classes Resume

Nancy Friedman With a slow COVID summer, the guild started their demonstration classes again for the fall/winter season in mid-October. As of this writing, five classes have been completed along with two impromptu discussions. Ten classes were scheduled for the months of January and February with four needing to be repeated due to our limited…

Getting Your Pumpkin On

The masked pumpkin

Nancy Friedman, Co-Education Director A beginning colored pencil demonstration sponsored by the Fine Arts Guild occurred on Oct. 21, just in time to produce a colored pencil drawing of a pumpkin for Halloween. With the aid of a DVD by Janie Gildow, a teacher from the Art Institute of the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, Karen Cutrell…

Sending Christmas Cheer in a Card

Friday Christmas card class

Nancy Friedman The Fine Arts Guild annual Christmas Card creation session occurred twice in November due to COVID-19 room count limitations. One of our newest members volunteered to be the leader of both sessions. Even the most seasoned participants acquired new knowledge and requested more watercolor sessions with the leader, Don Helmstetter. The Fine Arts…

From Black to White and then Color

Nancy Friedman, Co-Education Director On the last Friday morning of September, Nils Johnson asked several participating artists to unbridle their minds and paint what came to mind when given the words: kiss, claustrophobia, and freedom. They were to paint for two minutes using only black and white paint. After loosening everyone up, he demonstrated the easy drawing of…

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…