Artist's Date

Artist's Date: a collage

Here are some photos of our 4th Artist's Date yesterday. We spent the morning sketching or painting a lovely floral arrangement donated to us by Cornelius Flowers in Tomball. In the afternoon Bill Epps gave two demonstrations; how to draw perspective and how to paint an under-painting for your watercolor painting. 

Artist's Date this Thursday!

Drop your chores, pick up your art supplies and your lunch, and come and enjoy a mellow day at the library with other Adult artists. We've been doing this about every six months--this is our fourth 'date', and it's a lovely time to meet other artists in the community and do a little of the painting or sketching that you might otherwise leave until all your other pressing activities are complete!

We'll meet at about 10:00 a.m. (or whenever you get here) to do our own thing for the morning. Then we'll break for lunch (the library will provide a light dessert and coffee). Afterwards, Bill Epps, a retired architect, will give us a demonstration about various aspects of painting architectural features in watercolor. I don't know everything he plans to do, but learning how to draw in perspective and how to paint an effective under-painting are on the list. 

We'll be in the area at the front of the library that we call the 'Sun Room'; behind the elevators and between the Westerns and the CD Audiobooks. Join us if you can!

Artist's Date coming up April 23rd

A couple of times a year we invite adult artists to the library to paint together, enjoy each other's company, and watch an artist demonstration. Imagine a lovely spring morning; you are standing at your easel or sitting at a table in our sunny front room among other artists. Warm conversation gradually fades into an embracing communal silence as each artist happily focuses on his or her work. Outside, the college’s dominant male crow struts up to the window and engages in a percussive battle with his reflection in the glass. The college caterer silently slips in with coffee, water, and dessert. As people get hungry, they put down their implements, open their lunches, and conversation picks up again. After lunch, an artist, this time, retired architect Bill Epps, Jr., gives a relaxed demonstration of his watercolor painting technique. Is this for you?

Then mark your calendar for Thursday, April 23rd, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. See you then!

Artist's Date this Thursday!

Drop your chores, bring your lunch and your art supplies, and join us in the front room of the library for our summer Artist’s Date Thursday, August 7th. Beginning at 10:00, we’ll spend the morning doing our own art project; then we’ll have lunch, and at 1:00, artist Gabe Riquelme will help us learn how to do believable figure drawing.

First notice: Artist's Date will be back!

Just to let  you know: we WILL be hosting an Artist's Date to cap off the end of our Summer Reading Program in August! Science is the theme of this year's Summer Reading Program, so we will be featuring the 'science' of drawing the figure as our Artist's Date theme.

You're invited to an Artist's Date!

Adult artists, on Thursday this week, drop your chores, bring your art supplies and your lunch and enjoy a relaxing day with other artists. We’ll spend the morning painting or sketching a still life in the sunny front room of the library, enjoy each other’s company over lunch, and in the afternoon, we’ll go up to the computer lab and practice working with reference photos using basic Microsoft Office tools. That's this Thursday, January 16, from 10 am to 3 pm--or whatever fraction of that you can come. All free; no registration needed. 

Adult Artists! Come to an Artist's Date!

Adult artists! Drop your morning chores, pack up your art supplies and your lunch, and come to the library to enjoy a day of sketching or painting with other adult artists--next Wednesday, July 10th, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. We will provide easels, still life objects, clothed models, dessert and beverages; and after lunch, Judy Crowe, an accomplished local oil painter and instructor, will give a demonstration. We'll be in the library first floor front room and then Room L 129 for lunch and the demo. Call 823-559-4213 for more information. There's no registration and no fee.

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