Mark Polomchak Seminar

November 13, 14, 15, 2009
10 a.m. Till 4-5 p.m.
We are still looking for a suitable location . Any suggestions would be appreciated. We will be painting the pictures shown in this section. But they might not be painted in the same order they are displayed.
One complete painting will finished by the end of each the day. Class cost is $50 Per Day, and limited to 30 people. Non-members are welcome. However, they will be required to pay an additional $25 fee.
The 15"x20" board surfaces will be supplied at a cost of $2 each. Mark will supply a palette of necessary paint colors for $12. Watercolor palettes must be pre-ordered When you register for this class be sure to specify that you wish to pre-order your palette. If you wish to bring your own tubes of paint, you will need the following Windsor Newton Watercolors: Payne’s Gray; Sap Green; Prussian Blue; Burnt Sienna; Sepia; Yellow Ochre; Vermilion (Holbein); Violet Diox; Cerulean Blue; Alizarin Crimson; Cobalt Blue.
You will trace the watercolor template (Mark will supply)
Brushes: wash brush (one stroke preferred, mop brush will do)¾" flat with shaved handle; # 10 or 12 round; # 6 script liner
Sponges: kitchen sponge, sea sponge soft or nylon sponge soft
Masking Fluid- Mark prefers Winsor Newton Colorless (Miskit). Grumbacher will be ok
Students will need to bring: towel (kitchen size)
Coffee can to hold the water
Butcher tray or something to mix on (small sheet of plexi-glass works well)
# 4 pencil;
Red pen (ball-point);
Spray bottle (not a mist sprayer but a plant type spray bottle)
Masking tape
Transfer graphite (non-wax) and Tracing paper.
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Arthur Evans Seminar

April 18, 19 (Saturday and Sunday)
Loudendale Community Center

Painting with Arthur Evans
Using Traditions Global Paints, Arthur Evans taught a still life study with emphasis on Brass. He not only displayed his original painting, but also arranged a still life display, recreating the same lighting effects. We were able to see for ourselves, exactly how the colors played among them selves.

Arthur began the class with a quick demonstration. We moved with caution, as at first we thought, this is going to be green. But no, the pieces were brilliant, with wonderful reflections and a beautiful glowing metallic effect.

Arthur is a patient, articulate instructor.
He gives each student personal attention, answering their questions and demonstrated solutions to problems they may encountered.

Bravo, well done. Another fantastic workshop.

Painting a Winter Scene on Glass Ornament

March 21st
Cobbs Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Sod WV
taught by Shirley Crookshank
Over the river and through the woods to a fun workshop. The facilites were nice and we had a good turnout. The nice thing about our chapter is that we are more like a family of painters, who enjoy each others company, and are always glad to see new faces as well as each other again.

Shirley's class was a little different venue for most of us, acrylics painted on frosted glass. Not all of us have acrylic paints from the tube, so Shirley was nice enough to prepare an individual pallet of colors for each of us. It's interesting that we all painted the same scene, but each individual had their own special touch. Shirley was nice enough to take special orders for unpainted ornaments. The girls wanted to paint others for gifts, their trees and just because they enjoyed their finished peices. Me, well, I painted mine upside down. A tassel would correct this, but I'll do it over again. It's only paint, and the time spent painting is always pleasant.

Lunch was great. Marlene, Helen and a few others prepared a great lunch of Taco Salad, brownies, Chips, and Shirley Via shared Birthday Cake.
We really appreciate the Church allowing us to use their facilities. Everything was very nice. Thank you so much.

Special Class

Dottie is always thinking of something new she can create. This time she came up with a Pinecone Santa and brought him to her February 21 class. He was just a cute as can be. The girls made quite a deal over him and talked her into teaching them how to make one of their own. Being the nice person that she is, she agreed. So, she gathered together the supplies and set up a workshop for us. Everyone was excited and had lots of fun.