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Fine Arts Group

Schedule for 2020 - 2021 - TBD

Examples of Past Programs: 

October 4, 2019: Deborah Van Brunt - Critique

Have you run into a dilemma on a current art piece over the summer? Or a recurring challenge in your work? Or, maybe you keep looking at a completed work and just aren't quite happy with it? Input from a new set of eyes, from a group of supportive fellow artists, might help! If you're game, come to our session on October 4. Bring one of your pieces and we will try to help each other with constructive suggestions. We may need to limit the critique to the first ten who sign up to bring a art piece, but everybody is welcome to come and offer her insights. Call her by September 30 if you can attend and if you would like to be critiqued.

November 1, 2019:  Polly Curran - Photography, Design and Composition

A work of art begins with a blank canvas, a sketch pad and in the case of a photographer an image waiting to be defined. A photographer creates a visual composition thru the lens of the camera much like an artist composes at her easel. What makes a piece eye-catching and dynamic, or calm and soothing? Incorporating the Principles of Design: color, balance, alignment, repetition, contrast and space assist in creating a composition pleasing to the eye. In this discussion we will take a look at Design Elements that are the basic units of any visual composition which form its structure and conveys a visual message. Artists and photographers alike make use of these tools. Diagrams and examples will be used to highlight these attributes. This presentation will be held at the home of Karen Mathis.

Cuba and Cuban Art by Barb Kavanaugh - February 7th, 2020


Encaustic Demonstration by Lori Salzman - January 3rd, 2020

The Fine Arts Group was privileged to attend Susan Wu's workshop on Chinese Brush Painting on Friday, April 5th, 2019. We were able to learn about the materials and methods of this wonderful art form as well as see the many gorgeous works done by Susan displayed in her home. After a demonstration of bamboo shoots and Chinese lettering we all got a chance to try our hand in using the Chinese brush and quickly learned it wasn't as easy as Susan made it look! Left: Barbara Hyde watching demonstration by Susan Wu, Above: Susan and Jeannine Birbil holding up examples of Chinese Brush Painting

March 1st - Women in Art 

Presentation by Jeannine Birble

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