Light Painting Photography Workshop! Wed Aug 15 2018!

OK we FINALLY look like we have a day without rain for one of our Constellation supported fun activities by the Blackstone River!! Hurrah!! This is open to everyone, so be sure to invite family and friends!

We are going to have a blast playing with light-painting and long-exposure photography. Bring a camera that can do a long exposure, and a tripod, or just come for the fun of it!

Here’s the details:

Light Painting Photography Workshop


August 2018 Monthly Meeting – Boosting Creativity III

Our August 2018 monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 21st from 6:30-9pm at the Uxbridge Community Gallery, 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA.

This meeting and workshop is free and open to the public. No experience is necessary. The fun of our workshops is that we all try new things we’ve never done before.

The topic of this hands-on workshop is:

Topic: Boosting Creativity III
Moderator: Lisa Shea

Our meetings cover BVAA organization business from 6:30-7:00pm and then go into the workshop part of the evening.

The workshop will involve Carol Frieswick’s book and card set “The Artist’s Muse – Unlock the Door to Your Creativity”. There are bunches of cards with all sorts of challenges and prompts to get you thinking out of the box with your art. We’ll have watercolors, acrylics, pastels, paper, and brushes on hand. If you have a preferred medium feel free to bring along your own paints, pastels, pencils, or camera. We will tackle the creative challenges with whatever we like to work with. Or, heck, if you normally work in one media, try changing over to another to see how it goes!

In addition, for those who want to explore other options, we’ll have on hand:

Calligraphy
We will have a collection of calligraphy pens for you to explore with. We have four different books on calligraphy and several of us are familiar with calligraphy. We’ll show you how it’s done!

Illuminated Letters
These are the lovely initial-caps letters which are often at the start of a calligraphy manuscript. They also can be standalone works of art. We’ll have predone letters you can trace or you can be inspired by those to draw your own styles. You can then watercolor in the colors.

Japanese / Chinese calligraphy
I have a Japanese / Chinese calligraphy kit with two brushes. I can show you how it works and then people can take turns creating lovely letters.

String Art
String art is a ton of fun! You’ve probably seen the photos we’ve been posting from our workshops. If you’ve missed them, stop on by tonight to give it a try!

Monoprints
Monoprints are a mindful, meditative way of creating one-of-a-kind works of art. You do your “painting” – usually a abstract – on a Gelli plate with is a flat surface. Then you press a piece of paper onto it to create that painting. It lifts off much of the ink but not all. Then you can do a second work on the Gelli plate based on that left behind paint.

All are welcome – this workshop is open to members and non-members. Feel free to bring along a friend! We’d love to see you there to try some new things and explore your creativity!

Ask with any questions!

Our meetings are supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


Open Paint and Yoga – Sat August 18 2018

If you’re interested in painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect Saturday lined up! It’ll be a great time with laughter, conversation, creativity, and the space to stretch out! It’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free!

If the weather is nice out, we’ll also do an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready. We just need some sunshine!

Note there IS YOGA IN THE GALLERY THIS WEEK!! Come join us for yoga!! So the gallery will close at 4pm.

When:
Saturday, Aug 4th, 2018
10am – 3pm
(note Lisa runs a little late in the morning, so please be patient if she isn’t there right at the crack of 10am 🙂 )

Then 3-4pm is the Yoga in the Gallery!

Where:
BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

This is an open paint session where all styles of art are warmly welcome. Whether you’re 12 or 102, whether you’re a new beginner or a seasoned artist, we would love to have you. It’s completely free to participate in the open paint. You can bring your own paints or we’ll have watercolors and brushes to share.

There is a TON of free parking immediately next to this building. It is fully and easily handicapped accessible.

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

Feel free to show up for some or all of the day to paint. Some come for just the morning, some for the afternoon, and some for the entire time. There are several options on the same block to grab lunch if you’d like. We also bring in a pizza and those who want slices chip in a few dollars.

Ask with any questions – we’d love to have you join us!


The Art of Yoga – Yoga in the Art Gallery – Aug 18 2018

Yoga enhances insight and fosters calm relaxation. Art fills us with inspiration and lifts us to a higher level. The entwining of yoga and art brings your creativity and energy into harmony!

Talented yoga instructor and BVAA member Christine Beauchaine hosts a weekly yoga class at the BVAA Uxbridge Gallery at 5 South Main Street. The classes are held Saturdays from 3-4pm. The gallery is open for painting and relaxation from 10am to 3pm on Saturdays, so feel free to come early for the art and then stay for the yoga!

Date: August 18, 2018 3-4pm
Location: 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, MA

All levels of yoga enthusiasts are welcome to join us. If you’ve never tried yoga before, definitely come out! Christine will start from the very beginning and get you moving with compassion and patience. We all have different strengths and weaknesses. Whatever your starting point, she will help you along your path.

Christine has been a certified yoga teacher since July 2012. She is fully certified in first aid and CPR. She’s also a talented artist and the author of several books!

The yoga classes are only $10 each. 10% of that payment goes to the gallery to support its activities.

Please contact Christine at edalynne@hotmail.com for more information, to ask any questions, and to reserve your spot! We hope to see you there!

For more information about Christine Beauchaine and the Joyful Blessings Yoga visit:
Joyful Blessings Yoga on Facebook


Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class – September 2018

NOTE: This class will focus on still life. Bring what you’d like to paint and your light and Carol will see you there!

Oil paint has been the medium of choice for a wealth of famous painters. Leonardo da Vinci. Claude Monet. Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Paul Cezanne. There is just something spectacular about the beauty of oil paint which captures the eye and the imagination.

Whether you’re a raw beginner or an experienced painter, this oil painting class will take you to the next level. It’s full of personal hands-on advice and a warm, welcoming atmosphere!

Talented painter Carol Arnold teaches a monthly oil painting class at the BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery! Carol is a member of Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik’s Putney Painters! All levels of painters are welcomed with open arms. The focus will be on drawing, edges, values and color. These are areas which a beginner can practice and an advanced student can hone to perfection.

Carol makes these classes fun and inspiring, while supporting you to the next level of your growth!

This monthly class meets on the first Thursday of every month from 6-9 pm.

Cost:
The maximum class size will be 10 students, to ensure plenty of hands-on time for each one.
If there are only 1 or 2 students registered for a class, the class will be cancelled.
If there are 3 or 4 students, each student pays $20/hr for the class = $60 total.
If there are 5-10 students, each student pays $15/hr for the class = $45 total.

Invite your friends! Share the news! The more students which attend, the less you pay and the more fun it is to learn from each other.

When:
Thursday, September 6, 2018
6pm – 9pm

Where:
BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

There is a TON of free parking immediately next to this building. It is fully and easily handicapped accessible.

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

This class is open to the public. It is open to all ages and to all levels of painting ability.

Please make sure you register beforehand so we know how many to expect. Carol will send you a supply list to get you started.

To register, please make sure you email: carol@carolarnoldfineart.com

To learn more about Carol Arnold and to view her painting gallery:

http://carolarnoldfineart.com/

Follow Carol on Facebook!

Carol Arnold Fine Art on Facebook


Rain, Rain Go Away

RAIN RAIN RAIN!

The forecast is for solid rain all weekend long – and thunderstorms Sat morning exactly when the Jo Ellen sketching workshop would be at River Bend Farm. We don’t want anyone driving through thunderstorms!

We are POSTPONING both the River Bend Farm sketch event on Saturday and also the Blackstone Gorge watercolor event on Sunday.

The gallery will still be open Saturday from 10am to 3pm. If the weather is safe where you are, come on out. If it’s at all dangerous or thundery, please stay home. Again, don’t worry about the Show of Hands art show drop-off. It’s fine to drop items off next weekend. Please stay safe. If the rain happens to ease off and you want to come in and paint with me, that’s fine. If it’s too rainy, stay home and paint at home. We can post photos for each other on Facebook and Instagram as we work on things :). That could be fun. A virtual paint group.

Ask with any questions. I’ll let everyone know when we figure out a new date for the two events.

Have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Lisa Shea & the team at the BVAA


Open Paint – Sat Aug 11 2018

If you’re interested in painting, drawing, and illustrating, we have the perfect Saturday lined up! It’ll be a great time with laughter, conversation, creativity, and the space to stretch out! It’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free!

If the weather is nice out, we’ll also do an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready. We just need some sunshine!

Note there IS NO YOGA IN THE GALLERY THIS WEEK. So the gallery will close at 3pm.

When:
Saturday, Aug 11th, 2018
10am – 3pm
(note Lisa runs a little late in the morning, so please be patient if she isn’t there right at the crack of 10am 🙂 )

Where:
BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Gallery
5 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA 01569

This is an open paint session where all styles of art are warmly welcome. Whether you’re 12 or 102, whether you’re a new beginner or a seasoned artist, we would love to have you. It’s completely free to participate in the open paint. You can bring your own paints or we’ll have watercolors and brushes to share.

There is a TON of free parking immediately next to this building. It is fully and easily handicapped accessible.

BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery Information

Feel free to show up for some or all of the day to paint. Some come for just the morning, some for the afternoon, and some for the entire time. There are several options on the same block to grab lunch if you’d like. We also bring in a pizza and those who want slices chip in a few dollars.

Ask with any questions – we’d love to have you join us!


Tapestry BVAA Alternatives Art Show Hanging Locations 2018

The 2018 BVAA Alternatives “Tapestry” Art show is primarily located at the Uxbridge Gallery at 5 South Main Street, Uxbridge, Massachusetts.

The art is also hung at other area locations to spread the creativity and beauty throughout the Uxbridge region. We will create a “travel map” to encourage visitors to explore all of these locations to see the artwork.

These art pieces range from photography to watercolors, from acrylics to watercolors to mixed media. Each location can choose a piece of art which resonates with their theme.

Here is our planning list. Please let us know if you can contact one of these locations to determine if they’re interested in participating in 2018 and how many pieces they would like to show. Please talk with us first before contacting anybody so we can coordinate one contact per location.

Thank you in advance!

Blue Duck
Books Books
Bridals by Rochelle
Capron Corp Office
Coves Insurance – 2 medium pieces
Dynamic Hair Salon
Dynasty Café – 3 small pieces
Harry’s Pizza – 4 small pieces
K&T Nails – 3 small pieces
Lynches Liquors Store – 2 small pieces
M&B Candies
Savers Bank – 1 large piece on easel
UniBank – 2 small tabletop pieces
Uxbridge Dental Office – 3 medium pieces
Uxbridge Library – 3 medium pieces on easels
Uxbridge Senior Center
Uxbridge Town Hall

Thank you all for your help!

2018 Tapestry Community Art Show – main page