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AAG WILL CONTINUAL TO HOST VIRTUAL PROGRAMS AND GRADUALLY RESUME ON-SITE ACTIVITIES.
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Join us for our MONTHLY VIRTUAL MEETINGS VIA ZOOM
- Critique from 5:30 to 6:30 – Be sure to submit your work for critique – scroll down for submission form.
Monthly critique by David L. Bradley, Ann Osgood and Art Smith.
- An over view of AAG events and announcements
- Artist Presentation
You must register in advance for the meetings:
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New to Zoom?
There are many tutorials online. Here is a link to one that reviews how to join a zoom meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIkCmbvAHQQ&feature=youtu.be
2020-2021 SCHEDULE OF PRESENTERS:
November 17, 2020 – Casey Cheuvront | “A Little Knife Music” (a play on words, knife for nice)
Casey will be demonstrating a still-life palette-knife painting with cold wax and oil. Working on a painting, Casey will explain each step as she goes along.
She generally start with a sketch, then block in, using brushes, and transition to knife shortly thereafter. As she works, she will discuss aspects of the work and the “why” of what she is doing as well as the “what”. She will also try to fold in archival tips whenever possible / appropriate.
December 2020 – no meeting
January 19, 2021 Ashwini Bharathula | Realism with Acrylic Paints
Ashwini Bharathula is a self-taught realist painter and currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona. Her aim is to create contemplative art that stimulates the viewer’s senses and kindles nostalgia. Inspired by eclectic subjects and scenes from her travels, she expresses herself with bold colors and evocative textures. Her forte is her eye for detail and the ability to use natural light to set the mood of the scene. She hopes that each of her paintings invites the viewers into the scene and makes them reminisce about experiences from their own lives and travels.
Ashwini was born and raised in South India. Her entry into the world of art was at age six – her early forays included pencil sketching of popular Disney cartoon characters and mystical figures of Indian mythology. Her formal education is in science and engineering. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Madras. She moved to the US in 2005 to pursue higher studies. She received her masters and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. After a short stint in the semiconductor technology industry with Intel Corp. and Lam Research Corp., in Portland, Oregon, she returned to art to pursue her passion full time. She is currently being represented by Fountainhead gallery in Seattle, WA.
February 16, 2021 Sherry Kimmel | Antidote Watercolor Collage
Sherry Kimmel will demonstrate an antidote watercolor collage.
Sherry has lived in Arizona since 1979 and she loves her desert home. In 2004 after attending art
classes at Glendale Community College, including five semesters of watercolor with Darlene Goto, art
history, drawing, life drawing and painting in acrylics, she joined the Arizona Watercolor Association
and began entering exhibitions on a local, regional and national level. Sherry is a Signature Member of
the Arizona Watercolor Association and The Contemporary Watercolorists of Arizona. She has
received awards for her exhibited works.
Since 2012, Sherry has been exploring mixed media, mono printing, and collage and she has been
teaching classes on these subjects at Arizona Art Supply in downtown Phoenix.
When Sherry discovered mono printing on a handmade gelatin plate she began experimenting with a
variety of techniques, including a custom order for a 22 x30 print using branches from a Eucalyptus
tree. What an incredible experience it was producing those prints! She now also uses the Gelli Arts
Plate to paint papers for collage. Sherry is looking forward to demonstrating her techniques and
sharing the art she has produced from the Gelli plate.
March 16, 2021 – David Bradley
details coming soon.
April 20, 2021 – Presentation by AAG’s Scholarship Recipients.
This is always an exciting meeting to see art work created by up and coming artists. Visit the Scholarship Program on our website for more information.
May 18, 2021 – Elaine Waters will show us how to take a ho-hum painting and turn it into something wonderful.
Summer break. Meetings resume September 21, 2021
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