CMMAG continues to meet every month despite the pandemic; members are meeting virtually on Zoom. The monthly business meeting is held on the second Thursday of the month. The details for the February 11, 2021, meeting are included below.Creativity Exercise
Lisa Yerby led the members in a creativity exercise based on Torrance Test of Creativity. Lisa had everyone draw each of four shapes in the corners of the pages, and then add to these drawings to create something unique. The members then shared their drawings. A couple of screenshots were captured--see below.
Marcia Streithorst discussed the January Tutorial in January, “paper from around the house,” where members made journals. See more details here.
Katherine Stein will host a Tutorial on February 27, 2021, from 1 to 3PM to play with gel plates. She will demonstrate using different media (acrylics, watercolor, alcohol inks) with different papers. The Guild has five gel plates (and will provide a brayer also) to loan to any member who wishes to attend the tutorial but does not have a gel plate. Contact a board member for details.
Amy Roswick reminded the membership of the ongoing Valentine Challenge. Many members have sent Valentines already, but there is still time to send greetings. Members are encouraged to share their Valentines on social media for others to see.
Amy reminded the members of the quarterly art challenge for 2021: the Picked Prompts Challenge. The first set of prompts drawn are as follows.
Medium: Colored pencils, Markers
Texture/Mark Making: Doodles/Dots/Zentangle
Theme: Seasons, Holiday
Bonus Technique: Use junk mail
The results are to be shared at the March 11 meeting.
Zoom Members-Only Playdates
Playdates or Open Studio times, which are free to all members, have been scheduled through June 2021. The scheduled days are the Saturday before the business meetings at 10AM and the Wednesday following the business meetings at 6PM.
Marcia Streithorst is the featured artist in March at the Cary Gallery of Artists.
There is a small treasure show https://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=48263
Book Deconstruction Demo
Linda Poche demonstrated her techniques for pulling pages from old books and deconstructing.