General meetings are held monthly at 7pm on the first Friday of the month at Pinole United Methodist Church. Meetings will usually offer a guest artist often with a slide show of their work or a demo. Bring a sample of your work for Peer awards. We also offer refreshments.
June 1st 2018
Laurel Burch Studios
Laurel's daughter, Aarin Burch, President of Laurel Burch Studios is taking the Laurel Burch™ brand into a lively new direction by collaborating with some of the best manufacturers to produce a wide range of new products for collectors and admirers across North America. The world of Laurel Burch continues to bring excitement to fans, collectors, and kindred spirits around the world. Our wish is for you to find joy and warmth in our collections as we keep Laurel's spirit alive. Her whimsical creations come from a mythical world of her imagination. Recognized for her iconic cat designs and her handmade jewelry, her passion was to emphasize our connections with the earth and all living things.
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w/ Encaustic Paint
with Raven Iacono
Raven Iacono will be offering a class in Photo Transfer with Encaustic Paint.
Students will be learning the basics of photo transfer and photo embedding with encaustic wax and the flexibility it offers to add additional products such as dry pigment and decorative paper. You will leave with a completed panel or 2 depending on the time it takes and the class size.
The 2 class offering times would be either
June 6th 5-8:30 pm
June 20th 5-8:30 pm
1360 Fitzgerald Drive, Pinole, CA
Fee: $150 for 3 hours
Products will be supplied for basic tutorial. If you would like to bring your own images please bring a laser printed image (b/w or color but it must be printed on a laser printer not laser jet) It can be printed on regular printer paper as well as some printed on wasabi paper for my own use to embed into the wax. I will also bring some decorative paper for you to use. If you would like to bring decorative tissue paper or other ephemera to incorporate into you painting, please feel free to do so.
Raven Iacono has been an artist for 35+ years and encaustic artist for more than 15 years. She has had her artwork in numerous shows.
"I started my art career as an oil painter and at the same time have always had my eyes on Encaustic Painting. Wax really speaks to me, the way it draws me into the work, by mysteriously obscuring some images yet inviting me to see through the layers of wax. It is the perfect way for me to express the many layers of my life.
My art as well as my vision of how I have perceived my life has changed over the years. Encaustic art is my way of letting you and I get a special peek of my memories; it whispers to us of my childhood hope. My experiences remain in my memories like little treasures that have a big imprint on the artist I am now.
Please contact via email to register for this class: email@example.com. Once you"ve signed up Raven will send you a PayPal Invoice. You may also pay the evening of the class. There will be a minimum of 5 people for the class to move forward and limit of 8.
I hope you will be able to join Raven for this interesting class!
Linda Thomas, President
I very happy to announce that we are having our first quarterly
Pop Up Arts & Craft Show
at the Gallery
Friday July 27th (11-5)
Saturday 28 (11-5)
& Sunday 29th (11-5)
Set up will be on Thursday, July 26th after the gallery closes and take-down will be on Monday, July 30th. . The fee for the three-day show will be $20. Also, the standard 20% to the gallery will apply. If you are interested in participating,
Let's make this first Pop Up show a huge success with a full compliment of participants