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.
Time-Based Photography 10am-noon
For the photographers, our first free workshop of the day is on time-based photography. This is the “T” setting on your camera. Bring your camera with you. If you have a cellphone, see if it has any way to change the time setting to take long or short exposures. We’ll be practicing with moving items like remote-controlled cars and a marble maze. We’ll also do long exposures with moving flashlights, cars, and other items. We’ll help you figure out how that “T” dial works!
Aperture-Based Photography 1-3pm
The second photography workshop of the day is all about aperture-based photography. That is the “A” setting on your camera. Again, bring your camera with you. If you have a cellphone, some of the new ones have a depth of field setting which is similar to this. In this case we’ll be playing with a narrow or long depth of field to show how that impacts a photo. Don’t know what a depth of field is? You should definitely come on out!
If the weather is nice out, visitors can also embark on an Uxbridge sketch walk. We have the maps all ready.
Saturday, Jan 19, 2020
10am – 3pm
BVAA Alternatives 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.
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.
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!
This Uxbridge gallery is supported in part by BVAA member dues, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and by ValleyCAST. The space use is kindly donated to us by ValleyCast, the community outreach department of Open Sky Community Services. Open Sky uses this space for special-needs client activities during daytime weekdays. They allow the BVAA use of the space – and its gallery walls – on evenings and weekends. We actively support their inclusive mission. All are welcome to all of our events and activities!