In order to better promote and support the visual arts in the Corvallis area, the Art Guild has joined up with the Vistas and Vineyards organization to present a unique learning experience for the community at this yearâ€™s da Vinci Days held on July 19-20. Instead of presenting existing work, we will be offering demonstrations and a hands-on drawing and painting opportunity.
Located at the da Vinci Days Art Village just outside of The Arts Center, we will have local artist and educator Mark Allison, with the assistance of a professional model, demonstrate drawing techniques as well as various wet media including watercolor and acrylic.
Visitors will be offered the opportunity to try some of these techniques and possibly develop some new interests. At the same time, the Vistas and Vineyards artists will be engaged in painting throughout the various da Vinci Days events and then will meet at the Art Village for a critique session, hopefully at noon on both days.
I would like to request that as many of you as possible participate and offer your expertise during this event. We need volunteers to draw and to paint at the booth, assist visitors who wish to learn, as well as to help with the set up and take down of the booth. If you are interested, please contact Mike Bergen at 541 745-3941 or preferably at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know how you wish to help and at what day/time. We promise a fun and an enriching opportunity.