It was a lovely day for capturing the iconic mission-style chapel on canvas with a visit to the St. Mary's College campus.
Members get together monthly to visit beautiful paint-worthy spots all over the Bay Area. Even if you've never tried plein air painting before, our trips are the perfect way to give it a try. Paint, sketch or photograph an inspiring vista, outdoors in the fresh air - you'll love it!
At our May meeting, we learned how to print with linocuts - loading the brayer with ink, inking the linocut (hand-carved linoleum), then pressing a sheet of paper on top to transfer the ink with a wood spoon or Japanese baren.
|Linocut on left, print(s) on right|
|A tracing of a photo is transferred to linoleum for carving|
If you missed our Spring Art Show & Sale at the Concord Library last weekend, you might just be kicking yourself! But fret not, you can still see some of our member's work in our rotating galleries around town and come back to shop our Summer Art show at the end of August.
We gave away cute little handmade soaps to the women who visited, and we listened to delightful steel drum music by Benjamin Glasgow on the patio.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for help connecting with any of our members to see or purchase their work.
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Join us at our next member meeting to learn more about printmaking from Pat Calabro and Roger Renn - Tuesday, May 10th at 1-3pm at the Concord Library. Our meetings are also open to the public.
After sharing some information about the history and different methods of printmaking, we'll get to see how to create a lino cut, which is a form of relief printing using cut linoleum - it's like creating a rubber stamp.
Pat Calabro discovered her artistic skills later in life, after taking an oil painting class.
In addition to painting, she enjoys Japanese inking techniques and creating digital media.
Roger Renn shared his art and plein air painting tips with us last year. He is the Executive Director for the Contra Costa County Arts & Culture Commission.