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On January 17th I led Bromfield Art Club (Harvard MA) participants in a collaborative three panel painting of a Chinese dragon. The Triptych was be created on three large canvases in acrylic paints. We broke into teams. After a quick drawing lesson and sharing of the plan. We broke into teams. See the plan and result below. What a great group of passionate artists!
Watercolor Show (Guest Juror and 3 New Pieces) SAT FEB 26 7-9 PM, Gallery 7, 7 Nason Street Maynard MA
“Brushstroke: The Art of Watercolor” A Juried Exhibition Watercolor delights and challenges painters and viewers. The range the medium can display is as infinite as the number of artists who choose it. In this juried show you will experience the fine control, the loose abandon, the vigorous wet stroke, the saturated color– mixed in the pallette, on the page, or straight from the tube. Watercolor is wet, dry, transluscent, opaque,layered, simple and complex. We invite you to revel in the art of watercolor.
In 6 weeks we start the creation of a mural at the Walden Rehab in Concord MA.
10 Weeks, $320 (includes materials)
- Learn Drawing, Painting and Design Skills
- Work collaboratively with a team to brainstorm concept and design a finished project
- Participate in a lasting community service gift
- Enjoying the process of watching the artists paint the mural
- Some may participate in the creation with our team
- The lasting beauty will bring the countryside indoors
- Visitors and family members appreciate aesthetic improvements
- Call for Entries (pdf)
- Call for Entries (Word)
- Application Form (pdf)
- Application Form (Word)
- Sculpture Form (pdf)
- Sculpture Form (Word)
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Preview Party: Sale and Auction
Friday May 29, 5:30-8:30pm,
Individual Tickets $25
The Worcester County Horticultural Society’s Plant Sale Preview Party is an eagerly awaited annual event that helps to raise funds for Tower Hill Botanic Garden. This year’s Plant Sale Preview Party is on Friday, May 29th, the evening before our annual plant sale. The party runs from 5:30 to 8:30. Every year we feature a silent auction of selected items of interest to gardeners and the general public.
This year we are asking several well known artists to contribute their talents by creating specially decorated plant pots for auction at the party.
Tower Hill will provide the 15” terracotta pots. Pots may be picked up at Tower Hill, or other arrangements made, by calling Janet Pane-Joyce, Development Coordinator, at 508-869-6111, ext. 114 or emailing email@example.com. Creations should be submitted by at least two weeks before the event (the sooner the better,) so that we may display them in our lobby and on the website. All pots will be auctioned off on the night of the event. We hope to have at least ten pots, with a maximum of twenty.
This is a new idea for the party which we are trying out this year, and we know that, with your help, it will generate a lot of interest for the event – and also raise money for Tower Hill!
For additional inspiration, we have enclosed a picture of a pot done by Andy Warhol. While this pot will not be there, we would be delighted to have one created especially by you.
For more information about Tower Hill, please see our website at www.towerhillbg.org.
Good Attitudes Toward Drawings: Mike Lin-Graphic Workshop http://www.beloose.com/tips/tips_attitude.php
- Why you cannot draw well – 1. No confidence, 2. No proper drawing skill, 3. Want perfect drawings, 4. Want good GPA or big promotion, 5. Like to compare and compete with others, 6. Don’t like to be criticized, 7. Afraid of making mistakes.
- Great drawings come from experiences of making mistakes. So don’t procrastinate and just draw so the mistakes will take you to the next level of confidence.
- Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t draw, because you can! Don’t allow yourself to become
discouraged. The more time you spend on a drawing, the more chance you risk of ruining it.
- There is no such thing called “perfect drawing”, therefore, don’t try too hard to draw. After all, you are a designer and not a draftsperson. Relax and be loose or you will lose it.
- A drawing or a sketch is only a process, not a product like an art work. So you don’t need to draw well as long as you can utilize it to communicate well with clients.
- To be talented in drawing, one must work hard, learn graphic tricks and copy other people’s good drawings.
- When you teach somebody else, you practice twice. A sharing attitude is the right attitude. You will not lose what you share, but you will gain what people share with you.
- Three criteria to obtain a good job: Good attitude, Great portfolio, and be Energetic. Grade Point Average in school doesn’t mean a thing and can only make you tighter.
- If you didn’t do well on a drawing, simply tell yourself: “I am not done yet” or “I am a designer”.
- You must like what you draw, if someone laughs at your drawings, just simply say: May I see yours or can you show me how to do it, this will get them off your back.
- A great designer is the one who has the ability to imitate (get inspired by) other people’s work, and nobody can tell where it came from. So travel extensively to obtain design ideas.
- Six levels of success from worst to best: (1) Complain at others. (2) Hate yourself. (3) Like yourself. (4) Like others. (5) Help others. (6) Help enemy.
- Seven levels of people from worst to best: (1) Jerk. (2) Ass hole. (3) Anal. (4) Tight. (5) Loose but Cocky. (6) Loose and sharing. (7) Loose, sharing, loyal and humble.
- There is success in loyalty. Be humble to be ahead. Be able to take criticism and have a sense of humor.
- As students – poor but have time to travel, so go to Europe to gain design ideas. As professionals – have money but no time, so make time to enjoy life with family. Then be happy and have no regrets when you are older. Don’t ever retire, just do less.
- Don’t let trouble troubles you until it troubles you. Life is about quality, not quantity and it is too short to worry too much. Work hard and play hard. Be loose or you will lose it.
- Everyone dies eventually, yesterday is too late, tomorrow is not yours, and today is a “Present”. Before you leave the world, you have one responsibility to yourself – enjoy your life to the fullest. So draw faster with loose and good attitude.