For The Vista
The Fairfield Glade Art Guild is offering Ink resist painting, cooking demos and monthly workshops as part of a busy upcoming schedule of events at the Plateau Creative Arts Center.
Art lovers can learn to create vibrant paintings using the ink resist technique as award-winning instructor Camilla Emerson will be teaching a class in Ink Resist technique.
Class participants will use tempera paint, ink, and watercolor to create paintings that are luminous, colorful, and full of depth. The ink resist method uses gouache (tempera) paint, which is water soluble, and ink, which is waterproof. The two differing materials combined with watercolor paints produce a splendid finished work of art. Previous painting experience is not necessary, and all levels are welcome.
Emerson has scheduled the four-session Ink Resist Class on four consecutive days: Tuesday through Friday, March 5, 6, 7, & 8, from 1 to 4 P.M.The cost of the four-session class is $70 for members of the Art Guild and $98 for non-members. All supplies will be furnished by Emerson.
Register for the Ink Resist Class at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive (off Peavine Rd.). For more information or to enroll and pay by credit card, call 931-707-7249. Class size is limited, so register early.
In March, the Art Guild will welcome Chef Jack Scheife for a “Art of Cooking” demo at the PCAC. Scheife has chosen a new menu for participants to enjoy. He will prepare an appetizer of artisan flat bread pizza followed by heart-warming soup, coleslaw, and healthy artisan whole-wheat bread. The meal will be topped off with one of Jack’s special desserts. This upcoming cooking class is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, from 10 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. at a cost of $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
Stade leads workshop
Meanwhile, Tom Stade, a nationally known artist and member of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade, continues to lead monthly Art Critique Workshops at the PCAC for all artists who wish to attend. The next Art Critique Workshop for 2013 is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22 at 1 P.M. There is no charge; the critique is open and free to all.
Tom’s open discussions encourage Art Guild members and other community artists to refine their technique or rethink their artistic approach, often with small, subtle adjustments or possibly larger-scale changes. Everyone benefits from this informal exchange of ideas. Discussions focus on what’s working well and possible areas for improvement.
Stephenson offers photography class
Good photographs are the result of a successful combination of camera, photographer, and image editing software. Both digital cameras and image editing software are reasonably priced and readily available. Learning to use them isn’t difficult, and classroom training can be a fun, effective way for hobbyists and artists to make better use of photographic technology. Artist/Instructor Bob Stephenson will offer an Intermediate Photography Class at the Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC).
The three-session Intermediate Photography Class is scheduled for three Thursdays: March 7, 14, and 21 from 9:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. The cost is $51 for members of the Art Guild or $66 for non-members. Class participants should bring their cameras plus the camera instruction manual to the first class session.
Two Glade artists featured at Palace
Two of the more experienced artists from the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade are the exhibitors at the Palace Theatre in Crossville for the month of February.
Barbara Rogers is Co-President of the Art Guild and has won a number of prizes for her colored pencil drawings. Colored pencil can be long and tedious hours of work as a picture is produced through layers upon layers of color. Barb’s work can frequently be seen in the monthly art exhibits at the PCAC.
Donna Slinkard is the Co-Coordinator for Exhibits and Shows – another time consuming and sometimes under appreciated job. Of course, if no one took on this difficult task, there would be no exhibits.
Rogers recently had a personal exhibit at the Art Gallery. Another main interest of the artist is gardening, which is perhaps why she does flowers so well.
Her picture of a pair of “Pink Lady Slippers” appealed to me because it was beautifully done. (Drawn? – Painted? – pastels and colored pencil works have some aspects of both). My woods along the creek have a few Lady Slippers every spring. These little orchids need pine needles (Note – Rogers had these in the picture) for just the right amount of drainage, water, shade and a dollop of sun in order to bloom. Never transplant – their special needs are why they are so rare. So look, admire, and perhaps buy an artist’s painting but leave these pink jewels where they are!