Tag: art

Register Now for Art and Wine Event

Connie Kotke, Publicity Chair The next popular Art and Wine event, sponsored by the SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild, is set for Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Activity Center in SaddleBrooke One. Join your friends and neighbors to complete a painting of a service dog while enjoying a sack supper and sipping…

Calling All Fabric-aholics

Varda Main Do you reach out to fondle fabrics, just because? Do you love creating things out of fabric, thread, yarn, wire, and other fibers? Do you love creating things where you don’t need to sew a straight line or make corners and points of pieces meet? If you answered yes to any of these…

Register Now for Art Classes

Connie Kotke, Publicity Chair The SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild is a nonprofit organization that provides a wide range of classes to build or enhance the skills of artists at all levels of experience. Classes are held in the Topaz Room at the MountainView Arts and Crafts Center. Learn more about instructors, techniques, fees, and material…

Minnesota Artist Brings New Technique to SaddleBrooke

LaVerne Kyriss Connie Kotke first learned about rosemaling when she was a teen attending Norwegian camp. This summer experience immersed her in all things Norwegian, from language and crafts to food and culture. She explained that rosemaling is a decorative folk art that originated in Norway in the late 1600s and reached its height in…

Art Guild Spring Show Returns February 18 and 19

LaVerne Kyriss This year, the SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild brings its annual spring art show back to the MountainView Clubhouse at SaddleBrooke TWO. Set for Friday evening, Feb. 18, with a cashbar, cocktail reception, and all day on Feb. 19 in the ballroom and other spaces throughout the clubhouse, the show will feature 30 or…

Glass Art Club of SaddleBrooke

Beth Longman Glass art has been around for hundreds of years, as evidenced by the beautiful stained glass windows in old churches and other historic buildings. Glass art encompasses an enormous range and variety of ways to use glass to create art objects. Stained glass is considered to be the use of foiling techniques and lead…

New Classes Coming for Artists of All Skill Levels

Connie Kotke, Publicity Chair The SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild is a nonprofit organization that provides a wide range of classes to build or enhance the skills of artists at all levels of experience. Classes are held in the Topaz Room at the MountainView Clubhouse. Learn more about instructors, techniques, fees, and material costs (if applicable)…

Pastels Get Bold

Connie Kotke, Publicity Chair On Nov. 18, 10 new and seasoned artists learned that pastel doesn’t always mean light blue, green, yellow, and pink. To start the class titled Exploring Pastels, guild instructor Delys Nast explained that pastels are actually pigments that are ground into a paste with water, then formed into soft pencils, sticks,…

Branching Out During the Pandemic

LaVerne Kyriss Renee Pearson is known for vibrant, larger-than-life floral, plant, and still life watercolors, but the COVID pandemic led her to branch out into other subjects to paint. “The SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild worked hard during the pandemic to keep members engaged, even though we had to remain isolated most of the time,” she explained.…