Sunday, September 15, 2019

September 2019: Member Playdate

Sharon DiGuilio from DiGuilio Studios graciously opened her studio to CMMAG to enjoy another playdate. (Thank you, Sharon!) As always, we had a lovely time!

Linda shared Random Acts of Guerilla Art Kindness, made from old stationery and monograms, and everyone took a turn to make some.
What could you turn the letter Z into? The letter V? The letter X?
What would you say to people, if you could hand them a small piece of art?

Alicia had a little fun with hers

Tiny Affirmations

Shannon demonstrated using recycled materials to make some metallic elements, and everyone had a little fun playing with fire.

Fire, paint, and glue for some lovely pieces!
Paint without fire, for a little sgraffito action!
Kyrie enjoying playing with fire
Maggie brought her air compressor and some lovely alcohol inks, to show us how to use air to blow the inks around and to give us the chance to play on a couple of different surfaces.

Maggie getting her compressor set up



And Jeanne brought a new quick-cure clay that she's been playing with--bringing a product that is a little different and more ceramic-like than polymer clay, that can be easily set with a heat gun!

Jeanne shows off the quick-cure clay


Paintable!
Carefully noted release agent tests

Thursday, September 12, 2019

September 2019 Meeting

Ilona lead a drawing activity focused on contour drawing and warm-ups. 


  


Inktober Challenge
Ilona shared the details of an Instagram-wide challenge called Inktober.  Members are encouraged to do a sketch a day in ink and posted to social media using the hashtag #inktober.  Details are here:   https://inktober.com/ 

Upcoming Events
Linda has organized a playdate for the members on September 29 from 10AM to 2PM at Chavis.  The projects will feature old book pages and how to incorporate them into your art. Check out more details here

Members will head to Apex for our second sketching outing of 2019.  Guildies will start with some coffee at Common Grounds Coffeehouse at 10AM and then stroll around historic downtown Apex, stopping to sketch when spotting something interesting.  Check out more details here

Members can volunteer to do face painting for the kids at Chavis during two events.  Wednesday, Oct 2 from 4-7PM and Thursday, Oct 24, from 6:30-8:00PM during their fall festival.  

Art of the Carolinas is November 14-17th.  Classes have been announced, so check out their website.  It is a highlight of our year!!!  Any member who volunteers to help at AOC for 8 or more hours is entered into a drawing for a FREE 1/2 day class (3-4 hours).  

Meeting Demo
Laurel brought a lovely paper-folding exercise that can be used for little books or ornaments.  Everyone got to make a couple. 
 

Saturday, August 10, 2019

August 2019-Member Workshop: Watercolor Pouring with Ryan Fox

CMMAG members were treated to a Watercolor Pouring workshop with Raleigh artist, Ryan Fox of Ryan Fox Painting.  Ryan's classes at Art of the Carolinas are already sold out, so our members were thrilled to have him do a day-long demo of this interesting technique.

  

  

  

There's a very interesting technique to allow you to get these splotches.

Ryan brought along a few paintings in different stages of progression so that we could see how he applies the layers.  Once dry, it's time to reveal the final product.  

  

  

As Ryan said "no one likes to watch paint dry", so members set to creating two paintings in tandem:  apply mask, add watercolor, repeat.  

  

  

   

Here are some of the results.  
  

  

Our Next Meeting...

October 10, 2019 - Chavis Community Center
6:30 p.m. soft start for mingling
7:00 p.m. meeting begins

Demo: Faux Encaustic using Seth Apter embossing powders by Karen
Donation Item for Chavis Kids: Construction paper
Activities/Announcements:
- Art of the Carolinas is right around the corner. Volunteers still needed.
- Sketch outing is Saturday, October 12.


Visitors are always welcome!
Still have questions? Send CMMAG an e-mail.