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.
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.
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
Part One at STLAG: Discover the art of the single sheet-folded book and the possibilities of monoprinting
Instructor: Carrie Keasler | Date: Saturday, July 21st | Time: 1-3:30pm
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.