Monday Night Print | Collagraphy
Nov
19
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Night Print | Collagraphy

Briana Kagy will lead participants through the versatile and experimental printmaking technique known as collagraphy. A collagraph printing plate is made by collaging textured materials on a hard backing. These materials can include acrylic media, fabric paint, carborundum, plant material, string, fabric, tape, and many more possibilities. Students are encouraged to bring in their own textures to try! The textured plate is sealed, coated with ink, and printed onto a soft printmaking paper on one of our presses. We will work with various inking techniques to see the influence of color and tone on the final print. The process results in a rich printed texture you can both see and feel. $10 at the door

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Winter Wonderland Walk
Dec
10
9:00 PM21:00

Winter Wonderland Walk

Tilles Park is one of the go-to places in St. Louis to view Christmas Lights. Please join us for the 2018 Winter Wonderland Walk through Tilles Park. The park only has a few walking tours, so this is a rare opportunity. These tickets were donated to our Meetup and we have a limited number of spaces (20) so please sign up early. This will be for members of our meetup group only. If you wish to bring other guests, please go to the St. Louis County Parks website to purchase additional tickets.

Parking information and other details will be available and posted on the meetup after October 31. We will distribute the wrist bands that allow entry to the park at the November meeting or at the gate the night of the event.

Since we are limited to 20 people for the tour, I would ask that anyone wishing to take advantage of this unique opportunity signs up through our Meet Up page.  They can always leave the group if they wish after the tour.  The spots are filling up quickly.  Once 20 people sign up, Meet Up will create a waiting list. 

Our Meet Up group is called: “Photography Section - Saint Louis Artists' Guild” and can be found at:

 

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Itajime Shibori Indigo Dyeing with Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Itajime Shibori Indigo Dyeing with Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen

December 11th 6-8:30 PM

members: $45.00 non-members: $60.00

Throughout history, indigo has been one of the most widely used plant dyes for creating blue cloth. In this workshop, you will learn Itajime Shibori, and dip your fabric into the indigo dye to create rich, deep shades of blue. Itajime Shibori involves systematically folding the fabric and clamping it with tiles to create geometric repeat patterns. We will dye both cotton and silk fabric, and students will go home with two beautiful finished hand-dyed scarves.

Supply fee included.

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 Frame Building Workshop  with Brent Becker
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Frame Building Workshop with Brent Becker

The workshop will introduce methods of milling lumber with a table saw to create effective picture frames. Participants will receive hands-on instruction and demonstrations of techniques used to develop simple, contemporary moulding profiles. Students will make a 5"x7" frame.

Supply fee included. Please bring safety goggles and gloves if you own them.

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Get Big Results with Small Cameras
Nov
17
9:30 AM09:30

Get Big Results with Small Cameras

Get Big Results with Small Cameras

With photojournalist Dennis Garrels

Your smartphone or smaller digital cameras can make impactful images, and our November guest speaker will share how to do just that. Dennis will share some of his works, along with helpful tips, at our next meeting. He recommends getting Pro HDR X and the Snapfish apps before the presentation. Please RSVP to mpcnfpw@gmail.com. Program: 9;30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at St. Louis Artists' Guild. For everyone who wants to take better photos on a phone!

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Trunk Show with Sharon Kilfoyle
Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

Trunk Show with Sharon Kilfoyle

Sharon is going to have a trunk show of her magnificent fabric items at the opening of “The Essence of Form,” on November 16. She is a renowned fiber artist and taught regularly in Paris and Japan for a number of years. Sharon uses color to express the individuality and universality of experience. She especially enjoys the process of layering color upon color in the art of shibori as it is used with fiber reactive dyes. There will be many items for sale on this night! To learn more about Sharon visit her website at: http://sharonkilfoyle.com/

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The Essence of Form Opening Reception
Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

The Essence of Form Opening Reception

Join us for the opening of “The Essence of Form.” Doors open at 5p with Juror’s talk at 6p and awards presentation to follow. This exhibition contains artwork that detects the structure of the physical world both seen and unseen, imagined and observed. Juror, Fran Skiles has selected an all-media exhibition that investigates form in context of both abstraction and realism, from well-timed photographs, to the manipulation of paint, drawing media, fabric and clay.

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Diversified Labs Tour, hosted by the STLAG Photography Section
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Diversified Labs Tour, hosted by the STLAG Photography Section

Diversified Labs is a local printer and uses state of the art equipment to print your photos on just about any type of medium. During this tour we will learn about their methods and the considerations you should take into account when printing. This is a very informal tour and we will be able to ask questions as we are touring. This event is geared towards anyone who either already prints their photos or someone who may want to print them some day. No need to bring anything other than yourself. We are limited to 30 attendees so sign up early!

Since we are limited to 30 people for the tour, please RSVP through Meet Up.  You can always leave the group if you wish after the tour.  Once 30 people sign up, Meet Up will create a waiting list. RSVP at: https://www.meetup.com/Photography-Section-Saint-louis-Artist-Guild/

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Scary Spooky Skeletons 101
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Scary Spooky Skeletons 101

Scary Spooky Skeletons 101

with Griffith Moore

October 27, 2018

Session 1 for ages 7-10  Limited to twelve participants

Time: 1-2:30pm

Cost: $25.00

Session 2 for ages 11+  Limited to 12 participants 

Time: 3-4:30pm

Cost: $25.00 

Bring out your inner Dr. Frankenstein with this class on paper skeletons and monsters. Students will learn the basics of paper sculpture while making a skeleton. We will also explore the fundamentals of monster creation as the young artists design their own creepy creature. 

Griffith Moore is a paper engineer and toy designer from St. Louis. She earned her BFA in industrial design from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010. She has a love of bright colors, chocolate and cartoons. Her paper creatures explore the intersection of surface design and structure. Griff is always aiming to bring more magic into the world. You can see some of her creations at

www.mutantpulp.com.

Read about Griff's work here: https://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/home-and-garden/made-in-st-louis-she-designs-aliens-monsters-robots-and/article_a7599ba3-4b06-5be7-ac03-52552915524f.html

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Batik en Español con Martín Orozco
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

Batik en Español con Martín Orozco

Sábado, Octubre 27 de 10a a 2p

Qué es la técnica de batik?

Es una técnica de teñido por reserva, esta técnica consiste en colorear tejidos y guardarlos por medio de la cera sobre las regiones que no se desean teñir ( zonas reservadas ) fijándose las anilinas en aquellas zonas no reservadas . Este proceso lo podemos repetir las veces que el batik no lo pida, lo que nos permite sobre poner colores, logrando una gran variedad de colores y matices.

Está técnica tiene algo muy particular que se distingue, al desquebrajarse la cera una vez endurecida, permite que se dibujen líneas quebradas o "craqueladas" este craquelado es el señor diferenciador del batik.

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Silent Auction: Collectors Choice XVIII
Oct
25
to Nov 3

Silent Auction: Collectors Choice XVIII

Every year as part of Collectors Choice, local artists, businesses, and restaurants donate goods, services, and experiences to a Silent Auction at the St. Louis Artists' Guild. Starting on October 25th look for this year's items on our new online platform winningcause.org. Of course, all of the lovely items will be on display for viewing at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild through November 3. All bidding will take place online.

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Monday Night Print: Chine Collé with Luke Firle
Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Night Print: Chine Collé with Luke Firle

Chine-collé is a special technique in printmaking, in which the image is transferred to a surface that is bonded to a heavier support in the printing process. One purpose is to allow the printmaker to print on a much more delicate surface, such as Japanese paper or linen, that pulls finer details off the plate. This is a traditional definition of this process, but I am an experimenter- so bring on the paper and the prints.

If you have a wood block, linoleum, etching plate or a plate for mono print, bring it! Do you have a piece of paper that you think would bring some extra life to one of these print images? Let me show you how to combine them on a thick piece of printmaking paper.  My favorite paper is Arches Cover, it’s a 100% cotton paper and will hold up just about any other paper. I am also a big fan BFK Rives printmaking papers and they are also 100% cotton. When it comes to papers for the chine-colle´, they can be anything from newspaper and tissue to wrapping and even magazine sheets. There are also a lot of delicate papers that are out there to choose from like mulberry and decorative papers for various design proposes.

So lets get together and try out some new things in the print world-what could go wrong? Nothing, we are making art!

Supplies: Ink and some paper will be provided.  Bring extra paper if you want to make multiple prints.

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Oct
13
9:30 AM09:30

Media Literacy for Midterm Elections

Fake news. Russian hackers. Dark money. Relentless political ads. Perhaps more than ever in recent history, the media is under attack. How can we identify a legitimate news source today? Why and how are the messages we see every day spun and skewered for purposes other than reporting the news? Join us as Dr. Andrew Smith of Lindenwood University and Jessica Bellamo of Gateway Media Literacy Partners explain how we can better navigate these murky waters. Their insights will help you assess voting issues in November. Hosted by Missouri Professional Communicators and St. Louis Press Club. Program is free. Please RSVPmpcnfpw@gmail.com. Information: 314-471-3966.

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Submission Deadline: The Essence of Form
Oct
12
to Oct 13

Submission Deadline: The Essence of Form

For this exhibition the St. Louis Artists’ Guild seeks artwork that detects the structure of the physical world both seen and unseen, imagined and observed. We are fascinated with how nature repeats itself in a diversity of forms from the micro to the macro. How do you capture this phenomena? This is an all-media exhibition looking for works of both abstraction and realism.  We are particularly interested in how artists’ capture form from a well-timed photograph, to the manipulation of paint, drawing media, fabric and clay, or a mixture of all of them.

Submit your art now!

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Gallery Talk
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Gallery Talk

Join the St. Louis Artists' Guild for an evening of discussion and demos as the artists participating in the juried exhibition "The State of Our Shared Land" share insights into their creative process.

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CAM Open Studios
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

CAM Open Studios

Members and instructors from St. Louis Artist Guild will be showing  their work and process. Work will be for sale.

All Ages Welcome. Light refreshments provided.

Open Studios STL—West of Grand Blvd
Sun Oct 7, 2018, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Participating Artists:
Ken Clay, Jerry Cox, Suzy Farren, Morris Fletcher, Amy Firestone Rosen, Carrie Keasler, Patrick Murphy, Bryan Robertson, Joanne Stremsterfer.

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Free Family First Saturdays
Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

Free Family First Saturdays

A World of Birds

Bats, owls, crows, blue jays, cardinals and canaries are just some of the creatures that can be found in the work of artist Margi Weir. Join us this First Saturday as we search for animals and make our own creatures inspired by the artwork in the gallery.

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Sep
23
4:00 PM16:00

September Photo Shoot

This is the Photo Section's first photo shoot at a location other than the STLAG, with Carl as President. It will be a pot luck picnic and get to know each other event. Then, Kirkwood Park for sunset photos!


4:00 gather for a Pot Luck Picnic at Carl Valle & Kacey Cowdery’s house. 623 Westborough Place, Webster Groves, MO 63119, 314-968-5041. 6:30 be at the park. It is about a ten minute drive.

A pasta entrée, iced tea, picnic plates, cups, utensils and napkins will be supplied. Please bring your pot luck dish, and chairs. Also, bring any beverages you would like. Please RSVP to carl@carlvalle.org 

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Photography Section Meeting
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Photography Section Meeting

What are your ideas for programs at our meetings and for photo shoots outside the STLAG? After a short business meeting, we will take theatrical style headshots, photo portraits of each other - black and white, with dramatic lighting. Something new for the Section!? Bring your cameras and come prepared to have your picture taken - hair combed and spiffy clothes!

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Fibers Section | September 5
Sep
5
6:30 PM18:30

Fibers Section | September 5

This is going to be a fascinating meeting. Dr. Elizabeth Horton, station archaeologist at Toltec Mounds, Archaeological State Park, Scott, Arkansas, will talk about ancient fibers and baskets from pre-historic Native Americans in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, focusing on what these ancient peoples wore, what plants they used to create clothing and what were the social roles of textiles and basketry. 

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Cast About: An Introduction to Paper Casting with Leandra Sprangler
Aug
26
10:00 AM10:00

Cast About: An Introduction to Paper Casting with Leandra Sprangler

Paper casting is a simple technique to learn. Using found objects as molds, amazing paper casts can be made.  Practice small and imagine the possibilities.  Learn about preparing cotton linter for casting, found mold possibilities, casting techniques for found forms and low relief molds in this full day workshop.  By the end of the day, you’ll have several cast paper pieces to take home and let dry. 

Student supply list: plastic dishpan or plastic bowl, towels (hand towel size and bath size), found molds

members: $160 | non-members: $200

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Monday Night Print
Aug
20
5:30 PM17:30

Monday Night Print

What's new with Monday Night Print? Here's the scoop:
three hours, every third Monday of the month, you can learn a new printmaking and/or book arts process.  All supplies provided unless otherwise noted. 

This Monday Briana Kagy will demonstrate the ins and outs of pamphlet binding.  Participants will use the monoprint process to create cover art and then select interior pages, assemble, stitch and trim. There is time for students to make more than one book. 

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