Saturday, June 9th 10am-5pm with lunch break from 12-1.
Member: $100.00 Non/Member: $120.00
Multi-media artist Sun Smith-Foret locates herself and her artwork in a rationally, emotionally, spiritually, and humanely arrived at multicultural future with roots in narrative tradition.
She will lead a hands-on workshop that explores the materials and ideas behind her current studio practice which is inspired by global contemporary basketry and non-Western tribal art forms, both functional and ritualistic objects. Participants will construct personal artifacts, with an emphasis on textile construction methods of wrapping, tying, knotting, crocheting, stitching and bundling.
General materials are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring objects from home, such as beads and found/treasured objects that can be incorporated into amuletic sculpture. Open to all skill levels.
The STLAG is proud to screen the internationally acclaimed film "Albatross" directed by famed artist Chris Jordan. Albatross is a powerful film that chronicles the overwhelming changes occurring to the environment as a result of mass consumption. A primary intention of ALBATROSS is to delve into feelings of a kind that we might usually tend to avoid. This film looks deeply into sadness, grief, beauty, and love, in ways that can feel uncomfortable. But as director Chris Jordan likes to say, that is the whole intention: when we allow ourselves to feel our sadness for what is being lost in our world, then we connect with the part of ourselves that loves our world. In this way, coming to know the true nature of grief can be a liberating experience. When grief is no longer seen as a “bad” feeling, then it can be embraced as a portal to deeper connection with life. Light refreshments will be served with a discussion after the film.
Join the juror of Piece of Paper, Karen Kunc, as she presents the awards and discusses work in the exhibition. This exhibition explores paper as medium and in which the use of paper is a primary concern as a means of expression and aesthetic.
Saturday, June 23 from 9am to 5pm with lunch break from 12-1
Member: $150.00 Non/Member: $170.00
Karen Kunc is a Cather Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Awards include Fulbright Scholar Awards to Finland and Bangladesh, two NEA/MAAA awards, the 2007 SGCI Printmaker Emeritus Award. Her works have been shown in exhibitions nationally and internationally and are held in numerous collections: MOMA; Library of Congress; Milwaukee Art Museum; Haas Arts Library Yale University; Jyväskylä Art Museum, Finland. She has taught workshops around the world, in Egypt, Italy, Finland, Bangladesh, Poland, Japan, France, Mexico, Iceland, Spain; and she has lectured as a visiting artist to over 200 institutions.
Join us in the printmaking studio to experience the creative process and insightful mentoring of printmaker Karen Kunc. Participants will use some pre-carved blocks and new carved blocks to learn approaches and tool handling. Then we print monoprints from this collective block resource to layer in unexpected ways, to add color gradation blendings, and play with repetitions and registration options, including the kento. We will print by hand and with the press, using water-based Akua inks and rollers onto good quality Japanese papers. The goal is to create prints with the unmistakable graphic power and energy of the woodcut, while discovering characteristics and nuances of printing effects. Concepts for invention and good fun will be directed in a collaborative atmosphere.
Paper, ink and woodblocks are included in fee. St. Louis Artists' Guild has some woodcutting tools to lend, but students should bring their own if possible.
The St. Louis Artists' Guild invites members to join Executive Director, Kathryn Nahorski and the St. Louis Art Museum's Print and Drawing Study Room. Members will have the chance to view iconic works up close and personal from artists such as Rembrandt, Durer, Whistler, Mary Cassat, and Picasso. There will be a brief discussion with the Manager of the Print and Drawing Room, Heather Hughes.
Saturday, July 21st 1-4pm
Members $50.00 | Non-Members $65.00
In this workshop, students will learn to use brush, ink and watercolor and the authentic Chinese style to paint traditional Chinese Painting subjects, such as bamboo, birds & flowers. In particular, this workshop will focus on bird painting. You will experience how the different shades of black ink mixed with colors can create the magic harmony of yin and yang, tranquility and wonder. Participants will enjoy the spontaneity, simplicity and creativity of the medium and its deep philosophical meaning.
Painting materials: all painting materials (brushes, ink, rice papers, paints, and felt) will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own above materials. In addition, please bring some newsprint or drawing papers for doing practice.
Join the Juror of Clearly Human III and Director of Paul Artspace Mike Behle as he leads a discussion titled "The Artist Residency - Time Plus Space."
Paul Artspace serves as a platform for creative exchange and impact. It is located on a beautiful and serene six acres in north St. Louis County. Since opening in July 2013, Paul Artspace has hosted more than 70 local, national, and international artists, writers, and curators in various stages of their careers. Selected applicants are provided housing and studio space for a period of 1 to 3 months. Residents enjoy a private room, private studio space, communal kitchen and bath, and access to the tool room, wood shop, library, and etching press. The facilities at Paul Artspace permit for up to 3 individuals to work and live on the property, and this scheduling occurs on a rolling basis.
What do these three types of creature have in common? They're clearly NOT human. Or...are they? Participants will have the opportunity to build mini robots, and use blown ink drawings to create fantastical creatures.
The Fibers Section will meet as part of a larger group at 7:00 on Wednesday, May 2, at the St. Louis Artists' Guild, 12 North Jackson, Clayton 63105. We will hear a gallery talk by Mike Behle, juror of the current show Clearly Human, along with comments by some of the artists in the show. It's a beautiful show and a great opportunity. So please mark your calendars!
There will be a meet and greet with the performers at 10:30, performance at 11:00 am. I will get you more information about the performers soon.
Grupo Atlántico blends words, movement, and music by way of poetry and storytelling, bringing to audiences a myth of the Wayuu Indigenous group of the Guajira peninsula of Colombia and Western Venezuela. Presented in collaboration with the St. Louis Storytelling Festival, CASEfest (Celebrating Art for Senior EngAGEment) and Grupo Atlántico.
with Briana Kagy
Saturdays 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
April 14 - May 20
This will be a beginner’s course in Relief Printmaking. Students will learn how to carve wood and linoleum blocks. We will go over safety tips, carving techniques, and the best and most effective use of each tool. They will also learn how to set up and use an etching press for relief printing, including proper inking of their blocks, setting the optimal pressure, and how to consistently register prints. The goal is for students to finish the class with 2 or more editions and the knowledge to complete many more in the future. Sign Up Here
Thursdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm
April 12 - May 24
Our experienced instructor will walk through the process of building a watercolor portrait from beginning to end. Students will receive a solid foundation in painting preparation, value studies, color and light theory, and brushing techniques, as well as a basic understanding of composition. Students will paint from their own personal photographs for the first 4 classes. The last classes will use a live model. The best part of this class is the easing of fears associated with learning how to paint a beautiful portrait. The instructor recommends that students have a foundation in portrait drawing before taking this class. Ages 16+ Sign Up Here
Tuesdays 9:00am - 12:00pm
April 10 - May 22
Students will walk through the process of building watercolor paintings from beginning to end. They will receive a solid foundation in painting preparation, value studies, color and light theory, brushing techniques, as well as a basic understanding of composition. The best part of this class is the easing of fears associated with learning how to paint a work of art. Ages 16+ Sign Up Here
with Holly Schroeder
Saturdays 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
April 7 - May 20
This is an introductory class for young students. Students will learn the basics by making a stitch sampler as well as a plush toy of their own design using upcycled fabrics. Ages 10+
Fabric types (knit, cotton, blends, wool, etc.)
Supply basics - needles, pins, scissors, notions, and thread
Threading a needle and tying a knot
Stitch sampler (basting,straight/running stitch, whip stitch, overcast/blanket stitch, back stitch, hem stitch) and invisible closing
making a simple pattern with a seam allowance
cutting out the pattern/fabric
Let's Go Make a Kite. It's national kite month.
Dates: Saturday mornings in April: 4/7; 4/14; 4/21; 4/28
Meeting Times: 10:00am-12:30pm
Price includes $10 supply fee
Learn to sculpt a wall-hanging relief sculpture! You can do it. All ability levels are welcome! You will create at least one small finished sculpture suitable for hanging on your wall. You will receive instruction and encouragement as you sculpt, create a simple mold and cast your wall hanging artwork in plaster. Finish patina options will be discussed and possibly completed depending on time. Don’t miss this great opportunity!
Your instructor, Adam Long, has been teaching art for over 20 years and his sculptures are award winning and collected internationally. He holds a Masters of Art in Studio Art Emphasis Drawing and a Masters of Fine Art in Sculpture.
with Katy Keaveny
Saturdays 10:00 am - 11:00am
March 31 - May 19
This is a fun and engaging class for young children to explore various art processes and mediums. Emphasis is on individual creativity within a group setting. Projects include printmaking, painting, collage and sculpture.Ages 3-6 Sign Up Here
Lion's Paw will perform staged readings of exciting short plays followed by a brief discussion (doors open at 11:45am). The featured shows are the Chinese Restaurant Syndrome, The Next Contestant, and Watermelon Boats.
with Morris Fletcher
Tuesdays 9:30am - 12:00pm
March 27 - May 15
Study landscape painting with experienced landscape painter and instructor, Morris Fletcher, while learning to work with water mixable oil paints. Oil paint is a beautiful traditional medium used for centuries by master artists. The toxicity of the paint and it's mediums can be unhealthy and discouraging, though. Now the medium has been altered to be mixable with water for zero toxicity and much easier clean up. Canvas use and preparation will be discussed along with use and care for brushes, knives, and other tools. Composition, color, tone, perspective, under painting, light, and other aspects of painting will be emphasized. One to two paintings will be completed. The content of the course is designed for beginners although more advanced students are welcome to join the class to expand their skills and learn techniques. Ages 16+ Sign Up Here
with Timothy Wagner
Thursdays 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
March 22 - May 10
Mixed-Media Open Studio gives the young artist an opportunity to experiment with a variety of techniques and materials. Students will learn how to apply drawing materials, paints and glues to surfaces such as paper, canvas, wood and more. Students are welcome to bring in projects and get tips and feedback from the teacher and peers. The instructor will supply some materials to work on and STLAG will provide paints, pastels, glues and other materials. Ages 10+ Sign Up Here
with Angela Bolling
Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
March 21 - May 9
This class will address concepts of basic drawing. The student will learn fundamental skills by using various types of line quality, designing with shape, rendering three-dimensional form, discerning value and assessing visual information relationally. Emphasis is placed on the physical and responsive aspects of drawing. Through the repetition of observation and reflex, an intuitive sense of composition, perspective, and proportion develops. The class will use a variety of types of charcoal and pencil. Ages 16+ Sign Up Here
with Angela Bolling
Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
March 21 - May 9
Each drawing class will approach concepts of art with exciting projects and individual attention. In easy to understand instruction, projects will be broken up into themes such as self portraits, contour drawings, cityscapes, character creation, and more.The first few weeks of class will focus on pencil and charcoal based projects that will delve into art as a form of expression. The second half of the class will explore color with colored pencils and pastels. While implementing themes of basic color theory, the students will construct drawings that expand their understanding of color and the mediums they will be using. Students at any level of drawing will be able to participate and learn within each of these themes. Individualized attention and assignments will push the creativity and potential with each drawing. Ages 10+ Sign Up Here
with Carrie Keasler
Tuesdays 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
March 21 - May 8
For the student who doesn't have enough art time at school or wants to pursue independent projects, STLAG is now offering an afternoon Art Club. Students will have access to painting, drawing, printmaking and collage materials. Carrie will be available to guide and assist students as needed. Ages 7+ Sign Up Here
with Philip Pershbacher
Saturdays 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
March 17 - May 5
Learn the skills and techniques of figure drawing. Students from any skill level, beginning to advanced, will learn the step by step approach to figure drawing. This class with focus on proportions, balance, volumes, rhythm, light and shadow. Students will create quick gesture drawings as well as fully shaded figure drawings. Ages 18+ Sign Up Here
with Philip Pershbacher
Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
March 15 - May 3
Are you interested in drawing? Learn the skills and techniques of drawing whatever your skill level! In this course students will learn to draw gestures, light and shadow, perspective, composition and shading. Beginning with still-lifes and moving on to more complex subjects, students in this course will learn and refine the fundamentals of drawing and create finished art. Ages 16+ Sign Up Here
with Bryan Robertson
Wednesdays 6:00pm - 8:30pm
March 14 - May 2
In this class, we will use the formal elements of visual arts such as picture plane organization, proximity, repetition, continuity, figure/ground, texture, and rhythm. We will also begin an exploration into the versatility of water mixable oil paints as both a method of staining the paint surface and building thicker, juicier marks. This will be accomplished through both observational and abstract methods. Still-life will be used as a starting point for the beginning painter to learn about form and vision through observation. Students may either complete this painting in a realist manner or push it towards abstraction.
Still-life has been an integral tool of the artists used to convey metaphor since at least the early Renaissance when Northern European Painters like Jan Van Eyck included fruits, mirrors, textiles, and animals to symbolize social status. Students will study still-life to learn the proper and practical use of artists' materials and techniques and to develop a basic set of painting skills that will help to understand and analyze visual problems. Students will be encouraged to bring materials to set up a personal still-life, and we will discuss proper compositional arrangements. This course is for beginners and advanced students who would like to learn a new techniques. Additionally, this class serves as an introduction to water mixable oil paints and will use them throughout the course. Sign Up Here
Artists of all ages are invited to watch a detailed two-hour figure drawing demonstration with artist and STLAG instructor Philip Pershbacher. Participants may draw and should bring paper and drawing board or sketchpad and pencils.
$10 register on-line or at door
Missouri Professional Communicators presents Women in Leadership: What does it take in today's world?
Kristy Jackson, CEO of DK Solutions and a leadership program for girls ages 11 to 18, will lead a panel of dynamic women attesting to the power of women both historically and facing challenges in today's world. Speakers include Nancy Miller of the St. Louis League of Women Voters; Sarah Durett, founder of the grassroots initiative, Combat Sexual Harassment; Deborah Marshall, a pioneer among women in state sports reporting and former president of the Missouri Writers' Guild; Kathy Lambert, CEO of Connections for Success.
The program, observing Women's History Month, is free but a $5 donation is requested for a light lunch for those staying for informal networking after the event. Please RSVP by March 8 to email@example.com or 314-471-3966.
Wednesdays 9:00am - 12:00pm
April 11 - May 23
Have you ever wondered what makes a talented artist go beyond being good to “better?” Intermediate Watercolor explores challenges beyond familiarity with colors, brushes, papers, techniques and color triads. Light, color and design theories are more about the brain than the brush. Break out of your limitations and mental blocks. We will use both the left and the right sides of our brains while pushing ourselves to new levels of creativity. Ages 16+
Supplies: paints, brushes, papers, and supplies that you already have and use. (Things I like to use that might not be in your list of "invaluables". They are suggestions, not demands: Small white "nut" dishes for mixing deepest values of paints. Spray bottle, 3 water containers, tissues, towel, 2 sheets Arches 140CP, plexiglass support for papers not bigger than 12" X 16", white artist's tape or blue masking tape.) Sign Up Here
Young Artists' Showcase is a juried, all-media exhibition of artwork created by high school students between 15 and 19 years old residing within 150 miles of the St. Louis Artists' Guild. The annual Young Artists' Showcase has supported artistically inclined students for over 60 years. We aim to promote a career in the visual arts while providing an opportunity to exhibit in a professional gallery.
Join us Thursday, March 8 from 5pm to 8pm
Our next fiber get together -- March 7 -- will feature two talented local quilt artists: Candy Grisham and Laura Kaiser!
One of Candy's quilts is featured in the Spring 2018 issue of Better Homes & Gardens Quilts and More. Candy will describe how she got started quilting and how she moved to art quilts some 10 years ago. AND, she will talk about how to take a traditional block and translate it into a contemporary piece.
Laura's inspiration was bird nests on bathroom window ledges! She will talk about her creative journey, techniques (including burning organza!) and new fiber art materials!
Both artists will bring quilts for us to love!
Our meeting will be March 7 at 6:30 at the St. Louis Artists' Guild, 12 North Jackson, Clayton, MO 63105.
Design a delicate and whimsical hanging sculpture inspired by the mobiles of Alexander Calder and Bruno Munari. Participants will use wire, bamboo, string and cardboard to create a beautiful balancing act.