Tag: Fine Arts Guild

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…

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…