Monday, May 16, 2022

CMMAG Class: Zentangle Fantasy Dragon


Cathy Boytos, CZT, will be teaching a Zentangle Fantasy Dragon class during this CMMAG-hosted event. Cost is $20 for CMMAG members and $35 for non-members. Space is limited. Using a line art drawing, students will draw zentangles within and then color the dragon with their choice of watercolor or colored pencil.

Please contact CMMAG if interested in attending.

Supplies required: Black Micron Pen sizes 01 and 03, pencil and eraser, colored pencils, tortillon for shading and Hot Press Watercolor paper (Fabriano Artistico Hot Press recommended.) Don't forget to pack a lunch!

Thursday, May 12, 2022

May 2022 Meeting


Alicia welcomed members to the meeting.   

Creativity Warm-Up Exercise

Maria Becallo lead an exercise.

Upcoming Events  

Saturday, June 4 – Trunk Trade  
Pile all those things you want to share with other members into the trunk of your car.  Members will meet at the parking lot at Carolina Pines at 10AM.
Saturday, June 11 – Cathy Boytos, CZT at Carolina Pines from 10AM to 1PM
Zentangle Fantasy Dragon Class:  Using a line art drawing, students will draw zentangles within and then color the dragon with their choice of watercolor or colored pencil. A line art drawing of a dragon will be distributed along with a recommended supply list to bring to class. Students will transfer the line art drawing to hot press watercolor paper and bring that drawing to the class.  

Saturday, Sept 10 - Jodi Ohl  10AM to 1PM  (Location TBD)

Saturday, Sept 25 - Playdate at Jeanne Rhea’s Home Studio (Times and Agenda TBD) 


Member Incentive Program 

Lisa Yerby, chair, reminded members of how to get entries into the Member Incentive Program.   
A drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card will be held at the start of every quarter; the first will be at the April 14th meeting.   

The Do This In Your Style (#DTIYS) Challenge in 2022  

Members will be challenged each quarter to create a piece in their own style based on a chosen piece from a famous artist using any media in any size/shape.   The only rule is to be inspired by the chosen work. 
Members’ pieces will be due at the July 14, 2022, meeting.
The famous work chosen is Monet’s Water Lilies, submitted by Marcia. There are 250 paintings in this series, so choose one or more that inspires you.  

Show & Tell  

Maria Becallo, Jennifer Seiger, and Maggie Kehoe shared artwork with the group.

Demo: Masking Magic & Watercolor Powders

Maggie Kehoe demonstrated a new product she found - Masking Magic, can cut shapes by hand, or run them through a cutter, peel off backing and apply to substrate (smooth surface works best in her experience). Maggie showed how she uses watercolor powders and water-reactive re-inkers in her projects. She shared a handout with supplies she used and sources to find them.

Friday, April 15, 2022

April 2022 Meeting

Members met at Jerry's Artarama in Raleigh on April 14th.  

Creativity Exercise

Laurel Rupe lead a fun cooperative drawing exercise. Each person received a pattern and drew it onto others' papers producing a very detailed picture. 

Upcoming Events

  • June 4: Trunk Trade (Location & Time TBD)
  • June 11 - Ophelia Staton - 10:00 - 1:00 Carolina Pines- Art Journaling" coat will be $65.00
  • Sept 10 - Jodi Ohl 10AM - 1PM (Location TBD)
  • Considering a replacement for Joe's workshop, a member playdate, and others- some ideas were discussed and will be explored by board members.

Member Incentive Program

Congratulations to Katherine Stein for winning the $50.00 gift card for the first quarter member participation incentive program.

Nominations & Elections for Board Vacancies

Members voted unanimously to slot Lisa Yerby (current Member at Large) in to the Treasurer's position with Katherine's decision to step down in May.  Maggie Kehoe was elected Member at Large to fill Lisa's position. 

Member Challenges

The results of the #DTIYS challenge for 1Q2022 were shared at the April #cmmag2022 meeting.  Here are some of the pieces inspired by Rousseau's Sleeping Gypsy.  Second quarter's inspirational piece is Monet's Water Lilies