Hello from the land of coloring books
How cool for those of us who love art to see so many people jumping on the coloring book bandwagon. Already heard many say they did not realize how much fun it was and how it made them realize they could draw and play with color – they had just forgotten and time had pushed it aside. I expect the world of artists will increase with this fun phenomenon. And yes we are well stocked with a pretty decent random collection.
Too much going on today to be detailed so here is a quick hit. Still room in the color theory workshop on Saturday.
Here is the info. By the way we have had several students from her Bloomsburg’s drawing class in and they say she is a great teacher!! CAPTURING COLOR – A Color Theory Workshop with Cindy Dozpat- May 16 from 11 to 3:30 – fee $45- list of supplies to bring – the rest is provided Color – it’s so important…and so challenging! In this fun, hands-on workshop, we’ll focus on three aspects of color: the families, value, and intensity. With just a few tubes of paint, together we’re going to create dozens of colors. With the goal of improving our paintings, we’ll also explore how to control color’s intensity, why value is so important and effective, and how to use a color wheel. ****What to bring***** Water container Average-sized synthetic brushes (2); they usually only use one, but it would be good to have an extra one along. Brights are best, but rounds or flats are okay, too. A roll of paper towels Six to eight Styrofoam or grease-resistant white paper plates to serve as palettes An apron or smock A pen A bag lunch with yummies Brushstrokes will provide the paint (a quality acrylic), the gray scale, a color wheel, and a palette knife which are yours to keep. Cindy has been teaching this for quite a while in Bloomsburg and we are thrilled to have her teach in the ‘burg!!
Lynne’s watercolor workshop is for June 6 is full with a waiting list. Let me know if this is a class you want soon and I will see if we can get Lynne to do another. In the que- Barbara’s watersoluble pencil class on June 27, and Pat Bontinen’s box folding class. We are working on a drawing class, a doodle class, a takeaway tile painting class and quite a few others. Promise I will get on this soon. Lots of new orders are on their way for this week. A HUGE melissa & doug order just came in with these neat little mess free glitter kits that are all the rage. Hope to get that unpacked today. Art Plates – our decorative switch plates will be here soon. Also more recycled earrings by Imagine coming and a large Motawi Tile order should ship the end of May. More greeting cards by Artists to Watch – one of our favs – were ordered yesterday.
Must go – spring and have plants to get in the ground before the shop opens. If you have anyone who teaches classes and they are looking for a spot – just have them contact me. Thanks, Kathy and Team Brushstrokes ( Randy, Deb, Laurie, Jane, Sylvia, and Barbara)