Tag: art

Fall Arts & Crafts Sale is Back!

Diana Oleson Mark your calendars for Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hermosa Ballroom at Robson Ranch. Admission and parking are free. This event is open to the public, so invite your friends and family to join you for a day of fun and shopping. There will be raffles, so check with each…

What’s Up at the Fine Arts Guild Studio

Nancy Friedman In August, a small number of members still at the Ranch, enjoyed playing with monoprints and/or attending Spotlight on Watercolor Thursdays. On Aug. 23, three club members, with Nancy Friedman as their leader, engraved Styrofoam to make the matrix that was used to make multiple prints. After engraving five to six different Styrofoam…

Beginning Watercolor Class

Photo by Don and Terry Helmstetter

Don and Terry Helmstetter The Fine Arts Guild held a beginning watercolor class instructed by Terry and Don Helmstetter. The eight attendees learned some basics and then practiced on a monochromatic painting, learning the effect of tone changes with one color and water mixed in different volumes. They also did a landscape, learning to mix colors.…

Paula Lambert: September Artist of the Month

Deborah Douglass Paula Lambert retired from hairdressing in July 2007, and moved to Robson Ranch in August 2007, from Swansea, Mass. Paula and her husband spent their vacations visiting many active adult communities all over the country. One winter, they were able to get an inexpensive flight to Phoenix and looked around at the different…

Palette Knife Acrylic Painting

Palette knife participants

Nancy Friedman and Deborah Dougless Back by popular demand, The Fine Arts Guild held a palette knife acrylic painting class instructed by Nils Johnson. The class practiced the use of the palette knife with different angles and strokes to make a forest of birch or aspen trees. Shades of gray were added to a white paper…

Artist of the Month: Laurie Laramie

Laurie Laramie

Deborah Dougless After 32 years teaching elementary school, Laurie Laramie retired in June of 2020 and moved to Robson Ranch one week later with her husband, Mike. During her 32 years of teaching, Laurie taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, and music in both Washington state and California. Since her students used to laugh at…

Fly With the Butterflies and Doreen

The following participants got "the butterflies" with Doreen Beers, the lead flyer (left to right): Concepta Savage, Linda Webb, Maryan Hopkins, Doreen Beers, Diana Mikol, and Connie Wiletzky.

Nancy Friedman, Co-Education Chairman Butterflies were the topic of the day when Doreen Beers demonstrated how to paint butterflies in watercolor on May 18. Her six participants learned the wet-on-wet and wet-to-dry techniques of watercolor to start their basic butterflies, and then went on to embellish them with a white gel pen and black ink.…

Artist of the Month: Former Marine Turned Artist John Clampitt

John Clampitt

Deborah Douglass John Clampitt is a retired Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps and an artist. John spent 30 years in the Marines performing a vast array of duties. His experience encompasses one year in Vietnam as an infantry leader; two years in Guatemala, Central America, on embassy duty; drill instructor for five years in San Diego; three-year…

Stained Glass Club

Cynthia Melito Members of the Stained Glass Club have been creating tissue box covers during the monthly Member’s Class on Thursday evenings. Using a jig, panels of stained glass are soldered together to create the square box that will dress up those boring cardboard tissue boxes! After the square box is put together, a design…