Jerry Thomas Workshops at Art World

Jerry Thomas will be doing three workshops with the Art World Association this year. 
 March 12 & 19, 2 Saturdays
“Drawing and Painting Human Portraits”

The AWA is also offering a free workshop to any artist not a member of the AWA nor taken a workshop with Jerry.  
The free workshop is for the second workshop:  
June 4 and June 11, 2011
“Special Palettes for Nature Subjects”

Make a Date for Lunch at the Foundry Art Centre

Here is the main hall at the Foundry.  That’s us, the SLWS Showboat kiosk in the lower right corner!

Showing now:
A Juried Show Featuring Mixed Media Work

January 21, 2011– March, 2011
Opening Reception: January 21, 2011 6-8

The Foundry Art Centre is pleased to present this exhibit of dynamic works built of several media. The juror for this exhibit is Tim Liddy, Associate Professor of Fine Art at Fontbonne University. Be sure to join us for the opening reception on the evening of Friday, January 21

Also on view January 21 – March 4, 2011:
Gallery III featuring the figurative work of Matthew Davey

Ameristar Gallery hosts the Emerging Artist Series featuring the work of Tate Foley

Make Thursday your day to visit the Foundry for lunch!

Classes with Judy Seyfert and Jaclyn Lawson

Getting tired of winter?  The Missouri Botanical Garden is offering several art classes to help you chase away the winter doldrums. Here are some of the classes two of our members, Judy Seyfert and Jaclyn Lawson, will be teaching there this March.

  Judy will be teaching  Watercolor Wisdom (clickable link) on Friday mornings, beginning March 4th.  This class is designed to help you approach your own paintings with confidence.  Using a limited  palette, Judy will demonstrate simple techniques for making impressive paintings.  Through group and individual instruction, students will learn how to design and create their own compositions.  This class is appropriate for both beginning and intermediate students.
When: 8 Fridays:  March 4, 11, 18, 25; April 1, 8, 22, 29.  No class April 15.
Time: 9:30 a.m. till noon
Where: Missouri Botanical Garden, Kemper Classroom

  Watercolor: Pure and Simple is being offered Monday evenings starting March 7.
   Everywhere we look there is an inspiration for a painting.  Getting from the inspiration to the finished painting is a wonderful journey.  With this goal in mind, Judy will demonstrate how to use design and color to paint impressive watercolors.  Group and individual instruction will be given to encourage self-expression and experimentation.  Beginning or experienced watercolorists will find this a fun and exciting journey into creativity.
When: Mondays:  March 7,14 21, 28; April 4, 18. No class April 11
Time: 6;30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Missouri Botanical Garden, Spink Pavilion

Jaclyn Lawson will be teaching,  Sketching Basics: Putting it in Perspective beginning Wednesday March 16
Don’t get frustrated with the drawing basics – you can do it! In this short course, Jaclyn will demonstrate perspective and other concepts which some find difficult to understand. She will also show you many of the great sketching tools available like water soluble colored pencils, watercolor, ink, and more. Indoor plants, photographs, and other still lifes will be your subject while we wait for the thaw of spring.
When: Wednesdays March 16, 23, 30:
Time:  9:30 a.m. till Noon
Where: Missouri Botanical Garden, Kemper Classroom

  For more information on these classes and others go to the Garden website, and look under education for classes for adults.    You can also call them at 577-5100.

News and a correction

For the month of March 2011, Maggie McCarthy will be an invited exhibitor at the Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center, 11715 Cragwold Road, St. Louis,MO. 

It turns out the painting in Palette Magazine, attributed to our Nancy Beard, is not her painting.   Apparently a publishing error.  In our phone conversation, she thought it was hers but when she got her copy of the magazine, she was very surprised.