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Donna Beverly Art Workshop

“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

Time:   1-5pm

Location: Ironridge –  artist’s farm

Cost:  $150


Brandi York, Eugene pastel and portrait artist to speak at the May 6, 2013 meeting

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.

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Clint Brown to Speak About Creativity At April 1st CAG 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.

Hanging Around Town Schedule – June 2014

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Timberhill Athletic Club

Two Month Venues

One Month Venues




CAG Color Workshop w/Marianne Post Apr 17

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CAG Color Workshop

Lynn Powers Featured Speaker at March 4 CAG Meeting … “Your Own Way of Seeing a Model”

     Lynn Powers will speak about how she approaches painting portraits at the March meeting of the Corvallis Art Guild, at 7:00 pm on Monday, March 4th in the meeting rooms of the First Presbyterian Church (8th and Monroe, in Corvallis).  Lynn is fascinated by the challenges of portraiture, particularly “the relationship of physical characteristics to personality.”   She will be talking about what each artist looks for in a model “not … body type or character … but about the unique details you bring to your work that combine to make your work reconizable as your.” 

Realizing that what she saw in a model was not the same as what her teachers saw, led her “to pay much closer attention to what it was, exactly, I saw. I studied one feature at a time. I made an inventory of where I noticed certain colors, darks, bounced lights, translucency, etc.  The result changed my work.  I hope other artists, frustrated with trying to discover their own path, will find my discovery process helpful.”

Lynn has been a watercolorist all of her life, with her mother, Jan Kunz, as her greatest influence.  In 2000 she and her husband Jim started a video production company (Creative Catalyst Productions) that films artists and produces educational DVD workshops.  She’s learned from each of the more than 80 artists with whom they’ve worked.   Her work has shown locally and nationally, including A Woman of Color” accepted into the 2012 National Watercolor Association show, “Paul”, awarded the Achievment Award for the 2011 Watercolor Society of Oregon show and “Carol”, awarded the Best in Show award for the 2010 Watercolor Society of Oregon show.  More of her work can be seen on her website,

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