Connie Kotke, Publicity Chair
The SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild hosts a variety of art classes for SaddleBrooke residents and their guests in the Topaz Room (conveniently located at the Arts and Crafts Center adjacent to the MountainView Country Club). Join your neighbors for enjoyable ways to acquire or fine-tune your artistic skills. Visit the Guild’s website saddlebrookefinearts.org for details on classes starting soon:
Fun and Fast Flowers in Watercolor, by Karen Brungardt. Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. Use watercolors to paint fun (and fast) flowers like daisies, berries, roses, and more. Bring your own watercolor supplies or purchase them from the instructor.
Not Your Granny’s Marbling, by Varda Main. Thursday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn the ancient art of marbling updated to the 21st century! We’ll float paints on a thickened solution forming a vast array of patterns and/or pictures. The magic occurs as we create one-of-a-kind items by transferring this to our fabrics, papers, and accessories. The supply kit includes pre-treated fabrics and papers, tools, paints, solution, marbling tray, and paint containers. You’ll leave with an array of projects.
Beginning Drawing, by Laurie Brussel. Five Tuesdays starting Oct. 24 through Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. This class is geared toward those who always wanted to take a drawing class and for experienced artists who want to strengthen their seeing skills. Laurie will guide you into your creative side. It’s a fun class, even for those who never thought they could draw.
Step-by-Step Acrylic: Aspens, by Tracy Ann Holmes. Thursday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon. Perfect for painters of all skill levels. The instructor will guide you through all the steps of creating an acrylic painting of aspen trees, from underdrawing to layering and detailing. Take home a finished 9″ x 12″ painting. All supplies are provided.
A New Take on Pin Weaving, by Varda Main and Rhonda Kuntz. Thursday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Using foam board, straight pins, a long needle, and a variety of threads, yarns, ribbons, and trims, you’ll quickly create a one-of-a-kind pin weaving. Learn ways to finish the sides, mount, and hang your piece. Those who have taken a class before will learn to add open spaces, change color/texture within rows, add beads, and more. You’ll go home with a finished piece.
Come join our fun and friendly group! Membership in the SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild is only $25 per year and includes monthly meetings, open studio, non-critique sessions, Art Salon discussions, opportunities to exhibit and sell your work, and so much more. Guild members also enjoy a discount on class fees.