Thursdays, Refreshments from 7:00 p.m.
Demo begins at 7:30 p.m.
Newton Senior Center, 345 Walnut Street, Newtonville
Free & open to the public
September 15, 2016
Emily Passman – www.emilypassman.com
Oil, Searching for Beauty in the Ordinary
Emily is a painter of oils and acrylics, known for her expressive, loose style. She works from observation, both in studio and “plein air” and describes her work as a ‘reaction to’ the observation of a subject, with a loaded brush, as opposed to rendering of a “pretty” scene. Her work is in galleries in New England and private collections internationally. She teaches privately and in her barn-studio in Lexington and at various educational venues.
October 13, 2016
Maris Platais – www.guildofbostonartists.org
Lost Art of Pen & Ink Drawing
Maris Platais was born in Latvia and has lived in New England since 1949. He is a graduate of Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston where he later became faculty. A member of The Guild of Boston Artists, he has received numerous awards and is well known for his acrylics and pen and ink works. Maris is past President of Concord Art.
November 10, 2016
Ginny Zanger – www.ginnyzanger.com
Watercolor on Yupo
Ginny Zanger uses water media in innovative ways to create underwater landscapes and other works on paper that flow from her passion for the environment. Her work is in private collections throughout the United States and abroad, in the corporate collections, colleges and non-profit organizations. Zanger has been awarded residencies at Vermont Studio Center and the Provincelands dune shacks. After only two years, she was awarded Copley Artist status at the Copley Society, where she had a two-woman show in 2015.
December 8, 2016
Cristina Hajosy – www.hajosyarts.com
Mixed Media Image Transfer
Cristina Hajosy was born in Rome, Georgia and currently lives and works in Boston, MA. She is the owner of Hajosy Arts, her atelier of photography, printmaking, bookmaking, artists books/journals and decorative papers. Cristina is an active art educator teaching at numerous schools in Greater Boston.
January 12, 2017
Cyrus Whittier – www.cyruswhittier.com
Working in Charcoal
Cyrus Whittier has taught art for over 25 years specializing in Portrait and Still Life drawing in graphite, charcoal, pastels and colored pencils. He currently teaches at The Brookline Adult and Community Education Program, Newton Community Education, The Jewish Community Center, The Eliot School of Fine and Applied Art with past experience at The DeCordova Museum School. He exhibits his work at The Rockport Art Association, The Concord Art Association and The Newton Art Association and is represented by Francesca Anderson Fine Art in Lexington, Ma.
Febuary 23, 2017
Linda-Ruth Salter – www.linda-salter.com – Sumi Ink painting
A successful sumi-ink brush painting includes a confidently expressive line; interactions among brush, paper, ink and water, a range of tones; and the rules of Eastern aesthetic composition. It blends the focused mind with the disciplined body, revealing truth beneath realism. While Asian painting takes a lifetime to master, there are many useful insights to be gained by those looking to expand the repertoire of expressivity in their art. My presentation will show the skills and aesthetics of brush painting and its cultural context – emphasizing applicability to other media.
March 9, 2017
Lisa Regopoulos – www.lisaregopoulos.com – Pastel
Lisa is a Massachusetts artist who captures the beauty of the natural world with her award winning landscape, floral and night scenes. Last year Lisa was juried, along with eight other pastel artists known as Eighty Dusty Fingers, as Artists in Residence at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard MA. She teaches at the Museum there and her work is part of their permanent collection. Lisa’s art education was predominately at the Worcester Art Museum and the Sharon Arts Center. She is a Juried Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America, Signature Member of both the Pastel Society of New Hampshire and Pastel Painters of Maine.
April 13, 2017
Lynda Goldberg – www.lyndagoldberg.com – Monotype Printing with a Press
Monotype printing allows me to share my love and wonder of nature and life with others. Because I am a printmaker I see the potential of how an object might appear after color and pressure have been applied. Always touching things and feeling texture I use leaves grasses, ferns, seaweed, eggshells, meshes, string and more. The unlimited possibilities and uncertainty of what exactly will appear make the monotype process so exciting. Each print is unique and the result of an adventure.
May 11, 2017
Helen Payne – www.helenpayne.us – Drawing: The Measured Life, Examined
From BMI to IQ, APGAR to FICO we are a measured people. In this playful and informative demo we’ll explore the history of measurement of the human body in drawing and in life, exploring measuring systems from Albrecht Durer’s ever evolving anthropometrics to the our own age of algorithms. Learn hands-on strategies for measurement in the studio and how art making can be a mediation on measurement.