The holidays are almost upon us! For those of you that still are looking for the perfect gift, how about supporting the local arts community and your co-artists? This month the gallery on Canal Street is still exhibiting the judged competition of "Think Grand, Create Small". There are wonderful small and reasonably priced original works of art, photography, and clay pieces for sale. Why not look for that perfect and unique Christmas gift there?
How often have you stood in front of the vast array of tubes and jars of acrylics or went past the shelves of papers with its variety of marvelous textures and colors, wondering what exactly you can do with it? And if you buy it, would you like it or even get the desired effect?
The Artists’ Workshop will be holding a Raku Firing on Friday afternoon, December 1 and all day on Sunday, December 3.
(All specific info at the bottom of this post)
Raku ware (楽焼 raku-yaki) is a type of Japanese pottery traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies, most often in the form of chawan tea bowls. ... In the traditional Japanese process, the fired raku piece is removed from the hot kiln and is allowed to cool in the open air.
One of the many classes that are offered at our studios is the "Painting and Drawing the Live Model" headed by Christophe Cardot. It is scheduled for Tuesday evenings, 6pm - 9pm and offers a model who sits for us, most of the time in the nude. It is not printed in the current schedule, that's why we want to make you aware of this great opportunity!
Who said that work needs to be "hard labor"? If you have a nice group, weeding and painting walls can be the best time of your life. Check out the photos of our recent projects that were completed under the guidance of our volunteer master Patrick Rausch. Not only can he paint and teach, but he can turn work into fun!
I hope you all had a chance to come out and see the wonderful art created during the NSB Paintout 2 weeks ago. A wonderful group of 27 artists created a total of around 200 paintings of the beautiful scenery in our area, with lots of sales during the week. If you missed it, ask participating AWI members Cathy Berse, Christophe Cardot, Scott Hiestand, or me about the experience! Next year's paintout is marked for the first week of December. Mark your calendars!
AWI is excited to have some great artists coming to the studios in 2017/2018 to teach us their techniques and methods. The instructor coming up soon is Pat Weaver on the weekend of November 15, 16, 17. That is Friday thru Sunday, from 9:30am til 4pm at our studios at 540 Barracuda Blvd.
Pat's workshop is titled “Spontaneous Watercolor or Acrylic with Pat Weaver”.
Pat is an accomplished artist whose work consistently receives high praise whether teaching painting workshops or completing fine art commissions. She is a past president and Signature Member of the Florida Watercolor Society.
Welcome to the first post of the Artists' Workshop Art Blog!
Most of you know me from the Artist Workshop, I am a local artist living in Port Orange and just took over the office of Publicist for AWI. I intend to give you more in-depth information in an easy-going storyline style about what's happening at the studios and in our art community. I should be able to include something of interest to everybody - be it an upcoming workshop at the studios, a social event or fundraiser, some extra photos that couldn't be included in the regular newsletter, or some art tips. I also welcome any guest articles, if you feel so inclined. Please direct any questions or suggestions to me, Ruth Squitieri, at krautgraphics@ gmail.com.
The AWI Blog is written by Ruth Squitieri, Publicity Chair, AWI. You may contact Ruth with comments, questions or suggestions at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, feel free to comment to each individual blog post directly.
The Artists' Workshop of New Smyrna Beach strives to enrich the community by offering a supportive, vibrant environment which promotes opportunities to learn, create, exhibit and appreciate the arts.
PO Box 1194
New Smyrna Beach
540 Barracuda Blvd
New Smyrna Beach
115 Canal St
New Smyrna Beach