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Looking for a different type of art workshop?

You are invited to Darla Bostick’s 5th Annual multi-media art workshop/retreat at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM.

Several rooms have been reserved 30 August- 5 Sept (including Labor Day weekend) for the event which includes digital photography, watercolors/acrylics, pencil, incorporating text and more. Surface materials will be explored using yupo, canvas, watercolor paper, tissue and more.

There is opportunity for plein air painting as well as the comfort of a group activity room with floor to ceiling vistas of unbelievable beauty.

For 7 days/6 nights you have permission to simply relax, enjoy and create. Your lodging and daily meals are included with your registration. The Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tour takes you to the very places where she painted the magnificent scenery offered by the area. Another field trip offered is to tour her home/studio in nearby Abiquiu. Spaces are very limited and filling. Bring your favorite media (or try something new) and join us!
Unreserved rooms will be released 27 July. Since this event overlaps Labor Day Weekend, it may be difficult to reclaim rooms after this date.

For more information: visit the website www.darlabostick.com The website shows how I interpret an image and shows the stages from the photograph to the finished piece.

Come and see for yourself why Georgia O’Keeffe loved Ghost Ranch!
Darla Bostick
940.320.5660
Email: darlabostickart@gmail.com

Posted under Art Classes, Workshops on August 23, 2012 by val man  |   No Comments »
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5th Annual Ghost Ranch Art Workshop / Retreat

Looking for a different type of art workshop?

You are invited to Darla Bostick’s 5th Annual multi-media art workshop/retreat at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM.

Several rooms have been reserved 30 August- 5 Sept (including Labor Day weekend) for the event which includes digital photography, watercolors/acrylics, pencil, incorporating text and more. Surface materials will be explored using yupo, canvas, watercolor paper, tissue and more.

There is opportunity for plein air painting as well as the comfort of a group activity room with floor to ceiling vistas of unbelievable beauty.

For 7 days/6 nights you have permission to simply relax, enjoy and create. Your lodging and daily meals are included with your registration. The Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tour takes you to the very places where she painted the magnificent scenery offered by the area. Another field trip offered is to tour her home/studio in nearby Abiquiu. Spaces are very limited and filling. Bring your favorite media (or try something new) and join us!
Unreserved rooms will be released 27 July. Since this event overlaps Labor Day Weekend, it may be difficult to reclaim rooms after this date.

For more information visit the website. The website shows how I interpret an image and shows the stages from the photograph to the finished piece.

Come and see for yourself why Georgia O’Keeffe loved Ghost Ranch!
Darla Bostick
+1-940-320-5660
Email Darla

Posted under Workshops on July 5, 2012 by Brandi  |   No Comments »
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VAL “Our Town” plein air workshop

December 10, 2011

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

The VAL “Our Town” plein air workshop will held this saturday, December 10 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the courtyard at The MCL Grand Arts Center. The MCL Grand is located at 100 North Charles Street between Main Street and Church Street in old town Lewisville.

This is a FREE workshop, offered to all VAL members.

  • The workshop will have an open format.
  • Artists walking around town and capturing their impressions of the historic old town Lewisville through sketches, photographs, etc.
  • Bring your own materials.
  • The Main Street and surrounding areas of this beautiful Texas town with the crisp fall morning light should offer interesting as well as challenging compositions for cityscapes.
  • VAL plen-air artist member, Murthy Mantha will be available through-out to the session to offer suggestions and advice.
  • The art work produced during this workshop will be displayed in a val member show at MCL Grand starting on January 7, 2012.
  • Please send an email to Murthy confirming your attendance to the workshop or for further details.
  • If you cannot make it on 12/10, it is perfectly acceptable to come any time between now and December 10, take picture or do sketches or painting on location.
  • These works including photographs will be eligible for “Our Town” plein air show on January 7th.
Posted under Events, Workshops on December 9, 2011 by Brandi  |   No Comments »
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by Brandi

Upcoming workshops …

Upcoming Workshops and Collaborative Projects Dec 2011

Plein Air Workshops

We had a few hard core plein air artists showed up on 11/12 taking pictures and painting and sketching on locations in downtown Lewsville.

Please plan to join us for another session on 12/10 Saturday from 10 to 1 P.M.

If you cannot make it on 12/10, it is perfectly acceptable to come any time between now and 12/10, take picture or do sketches or painting on location. These works including photographs will be eligible for show on Jan 7th.

Jan 7th Exhibition

The main theme is Plein Air (work created out of doors). This includes photographs, and drawing and paintings made in any media on location in Lewisville.

If you are not an outdoor painter, and prefer the comfort of your own studio, art work executed in studios is also acceptable as long as the Theme is Lewsiville and is based on your own photographs or sketches.

Group Art Project

The following five VAL members signed up to create panels for this large painting: Wanda, Chuck, Paula, Catherine, Murthy, and Valerie. Want to get in on the fun and help? As we still need two more artists, contact Murthy Mantha.

Murtha, coordinator of this project, needs all of the photographers who wish to have their photo considered for the subject matter of this project to submit their work no later than 12/10/2011 to him.

One thing to keep in mind about the photograph is that when it is divided up into eight pieces, two rows and four columns, each piece should look reasonable enough to stand on its own as a separate painting.

Painting can be done in Oils or Acrylics.

We need eight canvases 30 x 30 size. Murthy is planning to purchase the panels, but each participant will need to pick up their share of the cost. If you know where we might be able to get something inexpensive, please let Murthy know.

Posted under Exhibits, Opportunities, Workshops on November 29, 2011 by Brandi  |   No Comments »
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Plein Air WorkShop

Dates: 11/12 Saturday 10 AM to 1 PM, 12/10 Saturday 10 AM to 1 PM

Place: Lewisville Downtown area. Meet at the MCL Grand Courtyard to get started.

Cost: Free for all VAL Members.

Format: Open format. Artists walking around town and capturing their impressions of the historic old town Lewisville – sketches, photographs, etc. Bring your own materials. The main street and surrounding areas of this beautiful Texas town with the crisp Fall morning light should offer interesting as well as challenging compositions for cityscapes.

Facilitator: VAL Plen-Air Artist member Murthy L. Mantha will be available through out to the session to offer suggestions.

The art work produced during this workshop will be displayed in a VAL member show at MCL Grand starting on Jan 7, 2012.

Please send an email to Murthy at mlmantha@gmail.com confirming your attendance to the workshop or for further details.

Posted under Workshops on November 3, 2011 by Brandi  |   No Comments »