Join the St. Louis Artists’ Guild and curated artist Margi Weir for the opening reception of our newest exhibition, “The State of Our Shared Land.” There will be light refreshments with Margi Weir’s artist talk at 6pm and awards ceremony to follow. Learn more about the exhibition.
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.
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 RSVP: email@example.com. Information: 314-471-3966.
Scary Spooky Skeletons 101
with Griffith Moore
October 27, 2018
Session 1 for ages 7-10 Limited to twelve participants
Session 2 for ages 11+ Limited to 12 participants
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
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
Part Two at Central Print: Participants will learn to set type and use text to enhance the composition and intent of the printed manuscript
Instructor: Marie Oberkirsch | Date: Saturday, July 28 | Time: 1-3:30pm
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!