Friday, May 18, 2018

Next meeting: Saturday, August 11, 2018

Due to a variety of reasons, we will not hold a regular meeting in either June or July.  Please plan to join us in August for a program on Flourishing, led by Francis Stoppiello.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Next Meeting: Saturday, May 12 at 10am

Folded Pen Revisited

This program is a follow-up to the folded pen program and workshop that Jeanne Dittmann led in October. We will be focusing on lettering and mark-making with folded pens, ensuring that
everyone has additional hands-on time with this tool. She will also demonstrate some of the techniques that are used to embellish the marks. We will not be making folded pens this time, so please bring any that you have (handmade or purchased or both). Jeanne will have extras to lend and will have some handmade ones to sell for $5. She will provide updated instructions for making folded pens as well as information about purchasing others.

Supplies to bring (only if you have them, there will be extras):

  • Folded pens
  • Ecoline watercolors or walnut ink (while other liquid media can be used, some of the blending techniques that I will demonstrate will not work as well with them)
  • Very small black monoline pen (i.e. Micron or a similar brand)
  • Small light grey brush pen (again, only if you have it)
  • Watercolor paper

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Next Meeting: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Secret Pal Reveal

What’s inside all those lovely packages? The program this month is.... SECRET PAL REVEAL!  If you participated in Secret Pals this year, please bring all your goodies so we can oooh and aaaah over them during our program this month.  We are so excited to see all the amazing things you have created for each other!


If you must miss the meeting, please arrange to send all your loot with someone who will be there. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Next Meeting: Saturday, March 10, 2018

Mixed Media Exploration

For our March program, three members will share secrets and fun ways to create mixed media backgrounds. 

Amy Taylor will bring her
Ken Oliver Colorburst powdered water-colors.  Nancy Cagle will share ideas for using standard pan or tube watercolors. Christy Town will get us into alcohol inks and show how incredible designs and colors can result. We will play with each in a couple different ways and find out how each technique produces different results that can be used as a background for calligraphy or in art journaling.

Supply list: whatever watercolors you have; watercolor paper pieces (about 4”x6”) bring about 6 pieces for Amy’s and Nancy’s station; watercolor brushes (about 1” flat and about a #6 round); water container; small spray/mist bottle with water; paper towels; gel pens or felt tip markers; plastic gloves (for Christy’s alcohol inks). We will have extras so don’t go buy anything new; we will share!