“How to Draw and Paint Trees”
The landscape is a complex and often difficult subject to draw or paint. You will learn basic structure of individual and clusters of trees and how to integrate them into your drawings and paintings.
Two weeks only, class size limit: 12
Monday & Tuesday, June 3 & 4 – 10 & 11
Location: Ironridge – artist’s farm
Brandi York, Eugene pastel and portrait artist, will speak at the Corvallis Art Guild’s May 6, 2013 meeting at 7:00 pm. Brandi will talk about her work with pastels. She paints lively portraits in pastel, and also creates large scale murals in pastel. She will also talk about her experience with plein air work and street painting, which she describes as “very much about the process and not the end result.”
Brandi was born and raised in Southern California, her interest in art sparking at age 12. Her first professional work came at 17, assisting with book illustrations for a small series of Disney books. In 2003, she began drawing portraits and caricatures for Rubio Arts at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. In 2004, she became an in-store artist for Trader Joe’s, working in several stores, including Irvine, CA and more recently, Eugene, OR. She and her husband moved to Oregon in 2006, where she continues working for Trader Joe’s, but also teaches at Maude Kerns Art Center, and is the Fine Art Representative for Copic Markers in the Pacific Northwest.
CAG meetings are held in the meeting rooms at the First Presbyterian Church (8th and Monroe, near Central Park) in Corvallis. The meetings begin with a short business meeting and a short topic, followed by the main speaker. The formal meeting concludes by 8:30, with an opportunity to socialize after the meeting.
Clint Brown, professor emeritus of art at Oregon State University, will speak about how an artist can develop and utilize creativity in their work at the April 1, 2013 meeting of the Corvallis Art Guild, at 7:00, in the meeting rooms of the First Presbyterian Church (8th and Monroe, Corvallis). He will talk about doing away with preconceptions so one can help develop creative conceptions, understanding what is true in general and then discovering what works for you, and how he takes the first steps, going from nothing to something.
Professor Brown has taught in the Art Department at OSU for thirty three years. His work has spanned a variety of media and been shown in galleries, museums, and other venues in the U,S. and U.K. He is the author of Drawing from Life, a college drawing textbook, ahd Artist to Artist: Inspiration and Advice from Atists Past and Present.
CAG meetings start at 7:00, with a brief business meeting and a short topic, followed by the main speaker. Meetings end at 8:30, with an opportunity for socializing at the end.