Slow Art Day, Open Paint and Instagram – Sat Apr 6 2019



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!

This Saturday April 6th is also INTERNATIONAL SLOW ART DAY! It’s a day for taking your time and really appreciating a work of art. We have a super-cool series show in the gallery right now. Come on in and soak in its beauty!

Series Art Show

Open Paint 10am-3pm
For the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! If the main room gets busy with photography, we have the back conference room dedicated for the painters. We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

We’ll also do a casual drop-in workshop in Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and other main social networks. If you’ve got one you’d like to learn more about, stop on in and we’ll lend a hand.

If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

When:
Saturday, April 6, 2019
10am – 3pm

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

Our Saturdays at the gallery include 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 Open Sky 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.

Our Saturday events are free, casual, relaxed, and fun! All levels are welcome.

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




Second Annual Uxbridge Sketch Walk & Art Festival

It’s our second annual event! Come join us and celebrate!

Uxbridge features some of the most beautiful scenery in the region. Did you know that within a five-minute walk of our Uxbridge Art Gallery there is a train station, several old churches, two historical homes, a waterfall, and several old stone buildings?

We have created a day of creativity, art, and fun to explore all that is delightful about Uxbridge!

This event is FREE and open to the public! All are welcome and warmly encouraged to participate!

When:
Saturday, June 8th, 2019
10am – 3pm

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

In the spirit of Urban Sketchers, we will sketch Uxbridge!

If you’d like to stay close, you can walk from the gallery to explore the nearby sights. Not enough? Then it’s just a five-minute drive to the stone arch bridge, red barn, and canal views at River Bend Farm. Or for a little elevation, climb Goat Hill.

This sketch walk will be led by talented artist Dennis Smith. We will meet at the BVAA Alternatives Uxbridge Community Art Gallery at 5 South Main at 10am to get acquainted. Ten minutes after the meet time, we will head off as a group or split up and head to one or more locations. Over the course of the morning the idea is to visit several of the locations around Uxbridge and create artwork at them. We will provide a sketch map showing the locations along with suggested routes and stops.

Dennis has put together an amazing set of maps and photos to get you started. Here you go!

Dennis Smith SketchWalk Maps and Photos

Bring your sketchbook or pad, pens, pencils, watercolors or whatever your favorite medium and have at it. If you don’t have materials, we can supply some for you to use. For inspiration and to get an idea of what others have done, visit Urban Sketchers website at http://www.urbansketchers.org or their Boston group at https://www.facebook.com/urbansketchersboston

We will meet back at the Uxbridge art gallery around 1pm to share our experiences. We will create a wall of our sketches so we can take photos of the art and our group. We’ll order in pizza – anyone interested in sharing should donate a few dollars to the pot. There are also several other food choices right on this street, for those not interested in pizza.

We’ll also have a showcase of local Uxbridge-themed art on hand for visitors to explore. From notecards to prints to original paintings, we’ll delight in the fantastic beauty which is Uxbridge.

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

Here’s more details about Dennis Smith:

https://www.facebook.com/DenSmithCreative/

Dennis Smith SketchWalk Maps and Photos

Ask with any questions! All levels and ages are warmly welcomed to join us!


Carol Arnold Oil Painting Class – April 2019

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 usually meets on the first Thursday of every month from 6-9 pm. We are experimenting with other days to see how they work.

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:
Monday, April 8, 2019
6pm – 9pm

Where:
BVAA Open Sky 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


Open Paint and Instagram – Sat Mar 30 2019

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!

Open Paint 10am-3pm
For the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! If the main room gets busy with photography, we have the back conference room dedicated for the painters. We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

We’ll also do a casual drop-in workshop in Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and other main social networks. If you’ve got one you’d like to learn more about, stop on in and we’ll lend a hand.

If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

When:
Saturday, March 30, 2019
10am – 3pm

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

Our Saturdays at the gallery include 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 Open Sky 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.

Our Saturday events are free, casual, relaxed, and fun! All levels are welcome.

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




2019 Art-Poetry Show at Blackstone Library

The 2019 Art-Poetry show is live at the Blackstone Public Library in Blackstone, Massachusetts from March 1 to March 30, 2019! Be sure to stop by and see it in person! The public reception is Tuesday, March 26th from 6pm – 7:45pm.

Here’s some photos from the show.

Here’s how the show works!

2019 Art-Poetry Show – How It Works

To see close-ups of each image along with the poetry associated with it, visit here:

2019 Art-Poetry Show Details

Ask with any questions!


Open Paint – Flash Photography with Al Weems – High Key Low Key Photography Sat Mar 9 2019

If you’re interested in photography, 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!

There are three components to our Saturday of events.

Open Paint 10am-3pm
First, for the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! If the main room gets busy with photography, we have the back conference room dedicated for the painters. We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

Flash Photography with Al Weems 10am-noon
The award-winning, amazingly talented Al Weems will guide us through best use of flash in photography. Bring along any flashes you have to best learn your equipment! This workshop will focus on on-camera flashes.

High Key / Low Key Photography 1-3pm
You’ve seen the images. Bright whites. Darkest blacks. Play with these extremes of photography.

If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

When:
Saturday, March 9, 2019
10am – 3pm

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

Our Saturdays at the gallery include 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 Open Sky 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.

Our Saturday events are free, casual, relaxed, and fun! All levels are welcome.

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

Be sure to check out the full BVAA Photography Workshop Schedule 2019!


Open Paint – Mirror Photography – Photoshop Q&A with James Hunt Sat Mar 16 2019

If you’re interested in photography, 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!

There are three components to our Saturday of events.

Open Paint 10am-3pm
First, for the entire day, it’s an open paint! All are welcome, including the public, family, and friends! It’s free! If the main room gets busy with photography, we have the back conference room dedicated for the painters. We have watercolors and acrylics on hand, or bring your own if you wish.

Mirror / Reflection Photography 10am-noon
Come play with mirrors and reflections! Discover fun new ways to create photos using reflections and copies of images.

Photoshop Q&A with James Hunt 1-3pm
Having trouble getting the most from Photoshop and Lightroom?  Bring in your Photoshop questions and problems for discussion with James Hunt.  James is an experienced Photoshop and Lightroom user, trained at the Center for Digital Imaging Arts.  If possible come with an image or two on a thumb drive to illustrate the issue/question.   Feel free to bring your along your laptop if you wish. James will have his laptop with the most recent releases of Photoshop and Lightroom.

If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

When:
Saturday, March 16, 2019
10am – 3pm

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

Our Saturdays at the gallery include 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 Open Sky 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.

Our Saturday events are free, casual, relaxed, and fun! All levels are welcome.

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

Be sure to check out the full BVAA Photography Workshop Schedule 2019!