The tempo is picking up at the Ashcroft Art Club as members get ready for this year’s Fine Art Show and Sale.
As you can see from the photo, we are all busy learning new skills. In this case, we were learning to draw with pens – first, negative spaces rather than just drawing lines, and then drawing some objects in one continuous line. Pauline Ogilvie then gave us all cedar stick “paint brushes” and ink and invited us to use that and a pen to draw the piece of sage brush and pinecone that were laid out on the table. Who would have thought that a stick could be so creative? It helped us all to capture the many branches with the rough ends of the sticks.
This and other art experiences are common at our weekly painting sessions either with DVDs or an instructor. We are also in the “getting ready for Art Show mode” as opening night, April 17, is only 14 weeks away.
We are so excited about our paintings in progress that we are inviting those who might be interested in the Art Club to attend an open house to see some of the techniques we use in our art on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at St. Alban Hall, 501 Brink St. from 11 am-1 pm. Coffee and refreshments will be available and we are eager to share our enthusiasm for art with you.
Hoping to see you then, and be sure to mark your calendar for Ashcroft Art Show, April 17-21.