Open Paint – Sat Nov 3 2018 – Card Making Etsy FineArtAmerica

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, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.

Cardmaking Hands-On Workshop 10am-noon
In addition to the open paint, we will be doing a hands-on workshop from 10am to noon on making cards from your 4×6 artwork. This workshop will demonstrate a variety of ways of taking your 4×6 artwork – either an original or a print – and then turning that into a greeting card. If you want to make your own cards out of your own 4×6 artwork there would be a charge for the supplies, based on the actual cost of the items. It ranges from 30 cents to $1 per card.

Here’s some of the supplies we’ll have on hand:

Plymouth Nature Collection frame https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JVMYF4E/
Plymouth Ivory Collection frame https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072JV261R/
Plymouth Spring Collection frame https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DEV64W/
Plymouth Summer Collection frame https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005DEZ3JG/

Strathmore white emboss mount https://www.amazon.com/Strathmore-Photo-Envelopes-Embossed-Package/dp/B0025U0QSO/

Juvale Kraft Paper frame https://www.amazon.com/Juvale-50-Pack-Picture-Frames-Envelopes/dp/B0719CJ62L/

White 5×7 plain cards + envelopes https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071F3KCS2/

5.44×7.25 plastic bags https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0105Y1JFA/

Etsy / FineArtAmerica Hands-On Workshop 1-3pm
The second half of our Saturday will be about how to use Etsy and Fine Art America to sell your artwork online. If you bring a laptop or tablet we can help you set up your account. We have wireless internet available. Otherwise you can take notes to then go home and do this at your home. Both Etsy and FineArtAmerica.com are great ways to reach a world-wide audience with your artwork.


All BVAA members can get a free copy of Lisa Shea’s book on merchandising your artwork. It covers these topics and more. Just let Lisa know if you’re interested in getting your copy!

When:
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
10am – 3pm

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!

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