Friday, June 22, 2007

Look what you can make with Metal Clay!!!

Here are some jewelry pieces made by past students. Santa Barbara artist Lynn Fogel made a pendant and beads in the May class and Joan Redon of Santa Ynez made the bee and buddha pendents. Neither of these women had worked with metal clay before. Aren't these fantastic!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2007


Today we handed in our challenge and here are the results. I think this is very cool and I want to do another one. A month...or so...ago we all took a small piece of paper that had been cut up into 6 equal parts of an unknown painting...well one person knew what the finished painting was. The challenge was to reproduce your square into a 12 x 14 piece out of any medium and bring it in to the ART CLINIC on a certain day....and here are the results. I always find this amazing. You have no idea what the finnished piece will look at or how yor piece fits in so you have to just deal with the shapes, patterns and colors you see. Try it sometime. An even easier way to force yourself to see shapes etc. is to draw something that is upside down...try that and you will see what I mean....


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

No Fun fun fun

.....Sorry we have to cancel the needle felting and felt bead making class that was Sunday...We hope we can reschedule soon.

Here is what Carol and Syd are up to this Saturday:

20th Anniversary Art Show And Sale

by The Artists Guild of the Santa Ynez Valley

Come and help us celebrate our Guild’s 20th Anniversary!

The Guild is having an art show and sale at the Grange Hall in Los Olivos
Saturday, June 23rd from 1-5PM
2374 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos
The Grange Hall is located next to the park at the center of Los Olivos, across the street from Patrick’s Side Street CafĂ©.

Various members of the Guild will have select pieces of their work on display and available for purchase. Original paintings and prints will be available by Guild artists

The event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Meet local artists, see a beautiful variety of artwork, and enjoy free refreshments. There will be a Silent Auction with items from local merchants.

The Guild is a Non Profit organization that presents scholarships to graduating high school students to pursue education in art. It supports and encourages area artists in education and exhibit opportunities as well as offering special programs and events that are free and open to the public. Promoting artistic awareness in the community is part of the group’s mission.