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                                Paint Alongs

          Paint-Alongs are usually taught by members who will show us their expertise in a particular artistic area.   We bring our own art supplies as we use the tips and techniques shown us to create our own special creations.


Jan. 18 - Kay Burns - "Playing with Watercolor"  Class starts at 10:00 a.m. sharp!
             This will be a fun watercolor class using an old credit card, palette knife or a sea sponge (natural sponge, not the kitchen one). In addition to your watercolors, you will need watercolor paper, a brush, a sponge, and a  spray bottle. Kay suggests bringing some small pieces of watercolor for practice (1/8 sheet size) as well as a 1/4 sheet for a more finished product. You could also use acrylic or oil. Bring what you have and have some fun. You may bring a reference picture or just play around and see what you get from your imagination. Here are some examples:


Feb. 15 - Jackie Sabo - "A Peep Fest of Hens and Chicks" (watercolor)
 Join Jackie in a paint-along celebrating two different paintings of hens and chicks, not the garden plants, the real peeps.
          First Painting - "Paint watercolor spontaneously with no initial pencil drawing, working wet-into-wet, letting the paint mix and mingle on the paper, and resisting the temptation to over-work it . . . sprinkle with salt and let fully dry." Salt crystals add to the appearance of feathers to the bodies of the chickens for a fun painting. "The amiable attitudes of these leading ladies result in a playful collection of . . . hens in all shapes and
           Second Painting - Enjoy the painting the sweet baby chicks, following your pencil drawing and using only a few colors.

           Jackie says, "These paintings make me smile to look at them. I love the colors. I feel like I'm chatting with my own chickens. Now I know what to paint to lift me out of funk."

                     Hens are featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine
        winter, 2022-23, pg 50-55 in article "For the Birds" by Rebecca Dvorak

March 15 -  A two for one today!           

10:00-noon Jerry Wilda will show us how to paint skies – he says he might even add a duck in there! You can use either acrylic or watercolor.

After lunch – Melva Ax will teach us how to paint watercolor flowers in a loose method. She says, “Think out of the box!”. Bring 3 colors (red, yellow, and blue) and a 1” or larger flat brush. Melva likes to paint large on size 11x15 or larger, 100% cotton, 140# paper.  Melva will donate paper In honor of Donna Brown, longtime member of the Nampa Art Guild. Bring your own backing board. 

KAy's mtn.jpeg
Kay bunny.jpg
Kay birch with trees.jpg
Melva's flowers.jpg
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