For Every Negative There Is A Positive Opening Reception
Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

For Every Negative There Is A Positive Opening Reception

Join the St. Louis Artists' Guild and curator Tom Hück for the opening of our newest exhibition "For Every Positive There Is A Negative." This national juried exhibition explores the concepts of positive and negative space through artistic, emotional, and social interpretations. 

Light refreshments will be served with awards ceremony and discussion with the curated artists Ken Konchel, Kelsie Ward, and Shelby Fleming at 6:30pm.

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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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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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Chinese Brush Painting Workshop with Ping Yan: Bamboo, Birds and Flowers
Jul
21
1:00 PM13:00

Chinese Brush Painting Workshop with Ping Yan: Bamboo, Birds and Flowers

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.

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STLAG Member Visit to SLAM Print and Drawing Study Room
Jul
12
2:00 PM14:00

STLAG Member Visit to SLAM Print and Drawing Study Room

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.  

 

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Woodcut Workshop with Karen Kunc
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

Woodcut Workshop with Karen Kunc

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.

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Monday Night Print with Luke Firle
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

Monday Night Print with Luke Firle

Monday Night Print

Monday, June 18 from 6pm to 8pm

Every other month, on the third Monday, the St. Louis Artists' Guild invites you to the printmaking studio for press time and to participate in a *hands-on demonstration from a guest artist. June Guest Artist: STLAG instructor Luke Firle will demonstrate the dry point technique. Registration is $10 you may pay online or in person. 

*Participants are encouraged to bring work-in-progress that can be built upon with the demonstrated technique.

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Albatross
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Albatross

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. 

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Trans-Tribal Sculptural Objects
Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Trans-Tribal Sculptural Objects

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.

 

 

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Professional Development Workshop
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Professional Development Workshop

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.

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May
2
6:30 PM18:30

Fibers Section | May 2

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!

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Grupo Atlántico
Apr
28
10:30 AM10:30

Grupo Atlántico

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.

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Intro to Relief Printmaking
Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

Intro to Relief Printmaking

with Briana Kagy

6 weeks

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

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Watercolor Portrait Painting
Apr
12
1:00 PM13:00

Watercolor Portrait Painting

with Barbara J. DiMartini, MFA

6 weeks

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

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Basic Watercolor
Apr
10
9:00 AM09:00

Basic Watercolor

with Barbara J. DiMartini, MFA

7 weeks

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

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Sewing Basics + DIY Plush Toys
Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Sewing Basics + DIY Plush Toys

with Holly Schroeder

6 weeks

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+
 
Topics

  • 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

  • attaching buttons

  • appliqued patch

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Workshop: What a Relief with Adam Long
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: What a Relief with Adam Long

Dates: Saturday mornings in April: 4/7; 4/14; 4/21; 4/28
Meeting Times: 10:00am-12:30pm

Members: $70.00
Non-Members: $85.00
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.
http://www.adamlongsculpture.com

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Landscape Painting
Mar
27
9:30 AM09:30

Landscape Painting

with Morris Fletcher

8 weeks

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

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Mixed Media Open Studio
Mar
22
4:00 PM16:00

Mixed Media Open Studio

with Timothy Wagner

8 weeks

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

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Evening Basic Drawing
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Evening Basic Drawing

with Angela Bolling

8 weeks

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

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Drawing for the Young Artist
Mar
21
4:00 PM16:00

Drawing for the Young Artist

with Angela Bolling

8 weeks

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

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Art Club
Mar
21
4:00 PM16:00

Art Club

with Carrie Keasler

8 weeks

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

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Figure Study
Mar
17
9:30 AM09:30

Figure Study

with Philip Pershbacher

8 weeks

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

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