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Arts on the River.
For events around the area
GEORGIA ARTIST GUILD (Albany, Ga.)
Fealing Lin Watercolor Workshop
5 day Workshop
Date to be announced
Workshop fee 300.00
For more information contact:
Carole Hall Gum
Georgia Artists' Guild--Education/Workshop Coordinator
|BEAM FROM WORLD
Check out our updated class schedule at www.columbusga.org/parks.
classes for all age groups posted . Come by Britt David and sign up or
over the phone with a credit card.
Come and find one-of-a-kind pottery and glass art from over 30 local
artists. Mondays 9am till 8:30pm. Tuesdays 9am till 10pm, Wednesdays
10am till 5pm, Thursdays 9am till 10pm.
Britt David Studio
Recreation Services Division | Cultural Arts
Parks and Recreation Department
2700 W. Britt David Road
Columbus, GA 31909 | 706-653-4196
|"SONG OF THE
|GARRY POUND'S MURAL
11th ST / 2nd AVE
|SALLY BRADLEY'S MURAL
2nd AVE / 38th ST
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|FOR SALE -REALLY CHEEP (CHEAP)!
This frame is for sale - it is HUGE, will take a 24 x 36
inch canvas, and molding is 6 inches wide. It
originally held a Thomas Kinkade painting that was
irreparably damaged, and my neighbor asked me to
sell it. I do not usually work this big, and this frame is
HEAVY! I will consider any reasonable offer ( will
share the results with my neighbor) so e-mail me at
STILL AVAILABLE! Not quite free, but really good
|Nationally Acclaimed Artist, IAIN STEWART will return to Columbus, GA for a
Hosted by THE BO BARTLETT CENTER & GALLERY ON TENTH.
DATES: February 21-23, 2020
CONTACT: Geri DAVIS at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For info on Phenix City art classes:
Central Activities Acrylic Art Class for Jan. classes will be the 7th ,14th, & 21st
19th. As usual, class time is from 8:45 until noon.
Monthly fee is $45, which covers canvas, paint, & instruction. Students must furnish their own brushes,
although we loan brushes to new students until we advise them of needs. Please try to arrive no later
than 8:30 so that materials can be assembled and ready to paint by 9:00. Composition for November
will be a winter landscape on an 18" X 24" canvas.
Instructors are Tom Corley and Janice Crain (706-332-6962)
Call Tom Corley @ 706-566-4010 to reserve your spot. Beginners thru accomplished are welcome.
If you have any questions please contact Tom via email, text, or telephone. Tom Corley @
334-298-7480 or email email@example.com
"Sketching under the skylight" at the Bo Bartlett Center. Second
Thursday of every month 4-6, costumed model, come draw or watch.
Catch the creative spirit! It is free! Bring your own supplies
|WINTER HAS ARRRIVED
by Tom Corley
Drop by Ron's web site and see some of his latest! Ron is from
Birmingham (or nearby) and is a past winner at Arts on the River.
Sketching Under the Skylights Exhibition Reception
Join us as we welcome the wonderful work of the Sketching
Under the Skylight participants to the Bo Bartlett Center! This
exhibition is FREE and open to the public and as are the
Sketching Under the Skylight sessions!
Sketching Under the Skylights started at the Bo Bartlett Center in
February 2019. Being surrounded by Bo Bartlett's fabulous,
mammoth paintings is a source of inspiration to many, so we
decided it would be wonderful to have a model and invite the
public to come see us create and join in.
This painting by Columbus' Suzanne
Fine sold in Creede Colorado. Her
paintings are spread around the
country, if not the world.
|Check our Animal Art for sale at
OXBOW MEADOWS! Our artists
range from our rat snakes to our
yellow bellied sliders and everything in
Britt David Studio offers a variety of art classes, including pottery, glass, painting and drawing, and soon will offer
metals and jewelry. We also offer independent membership programs.
Pottery: Basic skills in hand building, wheel throwing, and glazing are required to sign up.
1 Month: $35, 3 Months: $75
1 Year: $270
Glass Slumping Fusing: Prices vary for size of piece. Only system 96 glass is used in studio. Basic skills in glass fusing/
slumping, cutting glass, and knowledge of firing techniques are required to sign up.
$3 to $12 per firings + fusing glass.
(25% out of county fee for residents not in Muscogee County for all programs and classes)
Britt David Studio, Northside & Psalmond Rd. Studios offer classes in pottery for all ages.
8 Week Adult Pottery Classes
8 week classes are designed for exploration of hand building and wheel throwing pottery techniques for the beginner. While
taking extended adult classes, 2 hours of practice time on Mondays at Britt David Studio is included to work on new skills
learned in class.
Wheel Throwing $90 + pottery tool kit
10/24/2019-1/2/2020……………Psalmond Thursday 6-8pm .....…..$90
Hand Building $90 + pottery tool kit
10/24/2019-1/2/2020……….……Psalmond Thursday 11am -1 ……..$90
3 week classes are designed to learn the basic properties of glass fusing and slumping for the beginner. Supplies
are supplied for days 1 and 2 of class. On day 3, students will be ready to purchase glass from Britt David. The three day
glass class is designed to prepare students to become glass members here at Britt David Cultural Arts Studios.
9/24 &10/1 &10/8 Glass Fusing Tuesday 10 am -12 pm………….$45
The Metals and Jewelry class teaches techniques of Fabrication. Fabrication includes how to saw and polish metal, cold
connect, form by chasing, connect by soldering, set a stone in a bezel, and make findings. Students will eventually produce a
piece of jewelry that incorporates these methods.
1/6- 2/24/20 Britt David Monday 10 am -12 pm………….$90
1/7-2/25/20 Britt David Tuesday 6-8pm .................$90
Call and register for all classes at Britt David Studio.
2700 W. Britt David Rd., Columbus, GA 31909
Reserve your class now!
What is the saying? Go big or go home! 2019 has been a breakout exhibition competition year of sorts for this artist! Here's my
best attempt at answering "why?"
1. Making the move from creating 1/2 sheet (15" x 22") to full sheet (22" x 30") works:
When all things are equal in execution, a larger painting commands a stronger presence. Period!
2. Embracing the pouring technique:
This has helped me to focus on light and value placement and to break away from rendering so many details. My works now
have a more painterly feel.
3. Remaining disciplined in scheduling time to work on competitive pieces: You can't apply for a juried exhibition without
inventory! Happily, mine is growing!
4. Timing is just right:
A message from Jean Weiner, who moved from Georgia to Iowa:
Earlier this month I launched a YouTube channel, Weiner Watercolors. The purpose for this channel is to
share videos showing many of the processes I use when creating small format original paintings.
Completed works will be offered in my online eBay and Etsy shops. Several time lapse videos are already
loaded for fun! Soon you'll find step by step tutorials in real time with special "blooper" guest appearances
by Jazzy, our cat! I hope you will subscribe to the channel for watercolor inspiration. Here's the link: Weiner
Watercolors on YouTube
|THE ELF OFF THE SHELF is not available this year, as he needs some time off. In his place is Marian Brighte, his girl
Tuesday (she likes to get things done early and can't wait to have them done by Friday). Marian has passed on the
message the ELF did not necessarily heed is own warnings last year and had a near Christmas tree disaster when the
tree in from to the picture window almost fell over because of improper weight distribution. So be cautious ... if your
tree is in a corner, be sure to anchor it or use a counter balance. The same goes for trees in front of windows -- they
should be decorated on all sides, as they can be seen from all sides.
Themed trees are nice, and you can do more than one small tree in different themes. Try an Art Tree, the 12 Days of
Christmas, Music, Angels (Wings), the Beach - be original!
Home made gifts are nice family gifts, especially if you're trying to save money. Be advised that for non-family
members, they may not appreciated unless you are a professional artist giving a painting or other art work. Note from
Ms. Bright: if it's an oil painting do NOT wrap it unless it's completely dry, which in some cases can be months or a
If you're having guests, be sure to get organized so you can enjoy your own gathering. Don't be slaving in the kitchen
while others are enjoying being social. If you're not there, your guests may feel uncomfortable. Marian recommends
NOT instigating party games (unless it's a kids' party), and absolutely NO charades!
|SHOULD I PAINT SOMETHING SEASONAL for the holidays?
That's a tough one. Most Christmas of seasonal paintings do no sell well out of
season. They are the ones that are usually relegated to the closet for most of the year.
If there's a special event that has a holiday theme, go ahead and take a chance if you
get the urge!
GOT SOME CHRISTMAS MEMORIES TO SHARE? The holidays have certainly
changed over the years. Lois is from Pennsylvania, where snow and cold were
abundant. " It was so cold we had to wear a heavy coat just to get the mail--- and the
mail box was on the front porch! " Send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your decorating efforts, check your local hardware store and
pet supply store for centerpiece ideas. Aquarium decorations
are great for unusual pieces!
|ARTIST OF THE MONTH
for October: Peggy Ridley