Tag: Fine Arts Guild

Black and White to Gray with a Little Color

Nils Johnson Back by popular demand, the Fine Arts Guild held an acrylic painting class instructed by Nils Johnson. The class started with black and white color mixing to learn value, which in the art world is essentially how light or dark something is on a scale of white to black (with white being the…

Spreading Good Cheer

Volunteers with wrapped gifts for local seniors.

Jeana Capel-Jones and Nils Johnson During the holiday season, the Fine Arts Guild partnered with Casa Grande’s Art Mobile to bring some cheer to some 200 seniors in the local communities of Eloy and Casa Grande. The Fine Arts Guild collected shoeboxes, toiletries, and art supplies to distribute to seniors who are less fortunate. Thank you…

Class Day Versus Project Day

The results of a class day

Nancy Friedman With more than 68 members this year and growing, the Fine Arts Guild, which resides in the Creative Arts Center, is being challenged to offer members more than just classes. A creative idea came from members Don and Terry Helmstetter, who love watercolors. So, this summer, on Thursday mornings when attendance is low,…

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.…

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…

New for the Fine Arts Guild: Watercolor Spotlight Thursdays

Controlling their water in watercolor painting with the help of Terry Helmstetter are (left to right): Karen Cutrell, Terry, Karen Kulling, Susan Halley, Doreen Beers, and Louie Cano.

Nancy Friedman, Co-Education Director On March 18, the Fine Arts Guild started Watercolor Spotlight Thursdays during which members with watercolor supplies met to paint selected subjects with Don Helmstetter as their mentor. On the first trial day, the room was filled to our 10-person COVID-limited capacity. Those participating the first Thursday were Doreen Beers, Susan Halley, Margie Calhoun,…

The Fine Arts Guild’s Progressive Art Show and Sale

Examples of Janet Buckingham's talent in acrylic pouring and watercolor painting.

Nancy Friedman, Co-Education Director Following the HOA and CDC COVID guidelines to hold their annual show and sale, eight guild members opened their garages or used their yards for the display of their artwork with two other members participating also. With each venue having maps available, it did not take long for the seasoned Ranchers…

Meet Linda Luttrell Fine Arts Guild’s Artist of the Month

Linda Luttrell

Nancy Friedman, Co-Education Chairman Using her artistry from an art degree obtained at North Dakota State University, Linda worked at a commercial plant care shop. However, she had not done any painting until she and her husband started renting during the winter months in Robson five years ago. Linda and her husband, Jim, grew up…