The Columbus Artists' Guild sponsors several workshops each year. The teachers are often drawn from our membership, or from talented local teachers. We are committed to giving our members, and the community at large an opportunity to learn about art in a small, workshop setting. The workshops also generate funds for the Guild's expenses. If you are interested in more information about our workshops, you may call the CAG voicemail at 706-327-1344 and someone will call you. If you have an idea for a workshop, or if there is something you'd like to learn more about, please contact our president, Bucky Bowles. Requests for workshops are always welcome at our meetings, too!
Nan Metz Workshop On June 24th and 25th, 2011, area artist and award winner, Nan Metz, came from Eufaula to give a Polymer Clay Sculpture Workshop for some lucky CAG members. It was held in the comfortable 3rd floor recreation room of the Veranda on River Road. Over the two day period, students completed two busts, and had a great time. A second class was held August 18 in Nan's studio in Eufaula to teach hands and feet. Columbus Artists' Guild workshops are a chance for our members and friends to learn from gifted members and for the guild to make a little money. It's also a great way to get acquainted, and learn from each other. There may be some self-portraits in here...what fun!
Cheryl Mann Hardin Oil Painting Workshop
Fri. and Sat. Nov. 12 and 13, 2010 402 Main Street, Hurtsboro, AL
The Columbus Artists’ Guild was proud to offer a two day oil painting portrait workshop taught by leading regional portrait artist, Cheryl Hardin.Mrs. Hardin’s creamy oil painting has earned her many commissions, awards, and the envy of her peers! This was a rare opportunity to study with Mrs. Hardin.The class was held at her wonderful, big, upstairs Hurtsboro Studio, and many of us carpooled. We ate at a delightful little café two blocks down the street and enjoyed Mrs. Hardins many outdoor murals on the main street.
Really, really tired, happy painters!
JAN MILLER PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP
May 14 and 15, 2009
Back by popular demand! The Columbus Artists’ Guild wasproud to offer a plein air workshop with one of Columbus’s favorite daughters, Jan Miller.Jan’s work and teaching skills are well known in the local art world, and she graciously consented to return to teach for just a few days.
On May 14th and 15th the clouds parted and Jan Miller taught our plein air workshop at Cooper Creek Park. Students Pat Christian and Rebecca Kissel painted the lake in watercolor, while Jan, Betty McLendon, and Gloria Mani painted in oils. The first day began with a discussion of the palette, and creative exercises to pack power into your painting. The basics were next, including composition, color, value, and texture. New paints, mediums, and a variety of panels, papers, and canvases were taught. Jan brings enormous energy and enthusiasm to her work and to her teaching, that causes her students to re-evaluate their approachs and to get out of their comfort zones. The lake, trees, and wildlife (including a batch of 5 wooly puppies we encountered) were perfect inspiration. This was a unique opportunity to absorb some of Jan’s lively exuberance for nature and for painting!
You can see more of Mrs. Miller's work on her page by clicking here.
Jan Miller paints 3 pictures at once!
Pat Christian admires Gloria Mani's painting
ERIC MADDOX WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
On February 26-27 the Columbus Artists’ Guild offered a workshop for our members and friends to study watercolor with Dr. Eric Maddox.Dr. Maddox is not only an academically trained watercolorist, he is also an artist who is highly successful commercially. His paintings can be found in private, and business collections. His work is realistic with a nod to impressionism.This was a unique opportunity to learn from one of the area’s finest and most sought after artists.
Each day of the workshop began with a demonstration and discussion of techniques by the instructor, and moved immediately to hands-on activity.Each participant received individual attention, and produced one still life and one landscape during the two days.
TOPICS COVERED INCLUDED:
Preliminary drawingcompositioncolor mixing glazingwashes, gradationdry brush wet-in-wetgranulationmaterials texturesorchestrationsoft and hard edges
The workshop was held in an interesting, recently refurbished storefront building in the Historic District.Cafés for lunch were nearby.Proceeds will benefit the Columbus Artists’ Guild.
Eric Maddox, Henry (our building host) and Mona Maddox
Thank you to Pat Christian for being in charge of our workshops, and to Mona Maddox for supplying wonderful coffee and refreshments.
Rebecca Kissel, Pastel Portrait Workshop
The Guild sponsored a portrait workshop in pastel chalk on paper taught by Rebecca Rich Kissel on September 6 and September 7, 2008 at the Psalmond Road Recreation Center in Columbus. The fee was $150 for the two days, and profits went to the Columbus Artists' Guild. This workshop was open to students of all levels from beginners to professionals. The teacher and the students worked from a live model, and completed one head and shoulders portrait. The basics of setting up a model, presenting the model on the paper, and a close look at the human features were covered. Color options and the skillful use of color were important topics covered in this workshop.
"Frances Kay" by Rebecca Rich Kissel
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