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Learn Pastels the easy way! Painting with Pastels

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The Wave- Pastel 16"x12"

Learn pastels and expand your creativity! Take art classes and learn skills that will be with you for a life-time.

This art class covers color theory and painting techniques in soft chalk pastels. You learn about papers and various drawing techniques. Beginners welcomed.

If you are experienced or have taken previous classes please bring your art work to class to  show me what you would like to work on for this session.

Register at front desk or online.

Where: North Valley Senior Center

Times: 4:30pm – 6:30 pm

Dates: February 3 – 24 th

Days: Tuesday Afternoons

Cost: $45.00 person

Other: Materials supplied

Warhol Warhol Everywhere

Nov 23, 2012

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BY Rachel Wolff

A quarter century after Andy Warhol’s death, his work resonates more than ever. Several museum exhibitions are focusing on his influence in painting, photography, film, performance, and more

Deborah Kass, 16 Barbras (The Jewish Jackie Series), 1992,
a Warhol-inspired series with wit and irony added

COURTESY THE ARTIST AND PAUL KASMIN GALLERY, NEW YORK.

“The worst thing that could happen to you after the end of your time would be to be embalmed and laid up in a pyramid,” Andy Warhol wrote in his 1975 book The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B and Back Again). “[I] like the idea of people turning into sand or something, so the machinery keeps working after you die. … I guess disappearing would be shirking work that your machinery still had left to do.”

Few artists are so eager and able to accurately assess their legacy, but there is something eerily prescient about Warhol’s grainy conception of death. His machinery, it seems, is still very much ticking away. His themes, processes, personas, and approach to making art are evident in everything from the ready-mades and Pop portraits of his direct descendents to the work of some of the most boundary-pushing conceptualists, abstract painters, and video artists working today. → Read more

Watercolors by Gerhard Richter

Sep 4, 2012

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I am posting the biography for Richter  that is on his website along with links, one of which is the link to the 250 abstract and portrait watercolors Richter has created.  It is my hope that my students view his works to see the great body of work that he has cultivated over his life. i am a fan of his work and only hope I have the opportunity to view his work once again.

His current exhibtion, “Seven Works” at the Portland Museum is closing Spetember 9th 2012.

An important group of paintings from the Gray Series by this post-World War II German artist, Richter positions painting as a formally reductive and sensuously rich experience through these groundbreaking works from the late 1960s to mid-1970s. — Curated by Bruce Guenther, The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

“I blur things to make everything equally important and equally unimportant. I blur things so that they do not look artistic or craftsmanlike but technological, smooth and perfect. I blur things to make all the parts a closer fit. Perhaps I also blur out the excess of unimportant information.” Gerhard Richter

http://www.gerhard-richter.com/art/

http://www.gerhard-richter.com/art/watercolours/detail.php?13859

Richter in the 21st Century: Real and Tangible Accomplishments

“Well, after this century of grand proclamations and terrible illusions, I hope for an era in which real and tangible accomplishments, and not grand proclamations, are the only things that count.”1 → Read more

The Nine Nobel Peace Laureates Call on NBC to Cancel “Stars Earn Stripes”

Aug 13, 2012

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From the Nobel Women’s Initiative

 

New show promotes an “inglorious tradition of glorifying war and armed violence”

Rigoberta Menchu Tum giclee print can be found in the shop and portfolio on this website

OTTAWA – August 13 – Nine Nobel Peace Laureates today issued an open letter to the Chairman of NBC Entertainment, as well as General Wesley Clark and others involved in the new “reality” show premiering tonight on NBC—“Stars Earn Stripes”—calling on them to walk away from the show immediately.

In the letter, the Laureates—who include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jody Williams and President Oscar Arias Sanchez—note that “war isn’t entertainment” and challenge NBC’s promotional line that that such a television program would be “pay[ing] homage to the men and women who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces and our first-line responder services.”

The Laureates say that the program pays homage to no one and is “a massive disservice to those who live and die in armed conflict and suffer its consequences long after the guns of war fall silent.” → Read more

http://www.seanse.no/default.aspx?menu=180&id=153

THE WORLD´S FIRST INTERNATIONAL TEACHING ARTIST CONFERENCE SEANSE ART CENTER is proud to present the first international conference to focus on TEACHING ARTISTRY.   We invite artists, arts educators, administrators and interested professionals from all over the world to join us for an unprecedented three days of inquiry into this worldwide phenomenon, this rich opportunity, this growing trend.  WITH: ERIC BOOTH (USA), ANNA CUTLER(UNITED KINGDOM), GIGI ANTONI (USA), GRACE GACHOCHA (TANZANIA),  AMANDINA LIHAMBA (TANZANIA), HILARY EASTON (USA),  SARAH JOHNSON (USA), JUAN FELIPE MOLANO (COLOMBIA), JUAN ANTONIO CUELLAR (COLOMBIA), MARIT MOLTU (NORWAY), ANNE BAMFORD (UNITED KINGDOM), BRAD HASEMAN (AUSTRALIA), JOHANNES JONER (NORWAY) AND MARIT ULVUND (NORWAY)   The conference will take place at: The House of Literature August 29 -31, 2012 Oslo, Norway → Read more

press release

June 19, 2012, 9:00 a.m. EDT

Ovation And Americans For The Arts Kick Off $110,000 Innovation Grant Program Online Application Process Now Open http://www.americansforthearts.org/get_involved/membership/innovation.asp

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Continuing its quest to recognize the role artists play in revitalizing their communities, Ovation, the only network dedicated to art, artists and all forms of artistic storytelling, has partnered with Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education, and has opened the online application process for its new national grant program, innOVATION. The online submission site, available at http://www.americansforthearts.org/get_involved/membership/innovation.asp , will be accepting applications for the inaugural innOVATION Grant Program until 5p.m. ET on July 31, 2012. → Read more

Elaine Cimino Studios

Registration for Art Classes July through December 2012

at the North Valley Senior Center

Lila A Showgir

Please check a class and spark your creativity

o Learn Watercolor –July 17th  –September 11th for 8 wks Cost: $75.00 o Pastel Workshop – September 18th– October 30th for 6wks Cost: $65.00 o Drawing for the Holidays and Special Occasions- November 6th -December 18th  for 6 wks Cost: $65.00

All Classes will be on Tuesday Afternoons at 4:30pm – 6:30pm

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Cash, Check: Make payable to: Elaine Cimino Studios

Use SASE available at Senior Center Office

or use PayPal  http://www.paypal.com  for online payment

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This oil painting resulted from a computer generated image that I designed for the Born to Draw Children’s Art Drawing Program. The computer image was to be a demo from the Matisse cut-out project that teach color and shape relationships to 3rd grade -6th grade children.

The composition of the piece had to fit an elongated format of the slab door without looking like a montage of two pictures juxtaposed.

There were objects changes from the original sketch.  The paint is drying now  and after completely dried I would like to apply to the painting a non-yellowing and UV protect varnish.  There is not enough time to do that and allow the painting to completely dry before the artist reception. The painting was completed on a slab door 30″ by 80″ in oil. The sides and back ofhte painting is stain natural and has a hand wax and polished finish.

I hope that whomever purchases “When Life Serves You Lemons…”  enjoys the painting for a very long time.

 

When Life serves you Lemons... is the title of the piece for the Sawmill land trust art action to be held on April 24th at the Hotel Albuquerque 5-8 pm

 

This is the painting I just finished today called, “When life serves you lemons…” I am working on it in a corner of my kitchen. It is for a fundraiser for the Sawmill Land Trust art auction they picked 25 artists and will have a reception April 6th and the Art Auction will be held at the Hotel Albuquerque April 26th 5-8pm. The painting is a homage to Henri Matisse and a painting that should sell. It is painted on a door slab 30″ x 80 ” painted in oils. it is up to the buyer of the painting to use as an artwork or a door.

By Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, Chicago Tribune reporter

5:33 PM CST, February 28, 2012

Born to Draw A Childrens Drawing Program iBook

Arts programming was a factor leading to improved standardized test scores at three schools in Chicago over three years, according to a report released today by the educational arts non-profit Changing Worlds and Loyola University.

The study is just the latest calling for more arts education in Chicago Public Schools. With the district moving to a longer school day next year, the Chicago Teachers Union and parent groups like Raise Your Hand have called for more time devoted to enrichment classes like music and art and less time devoted to test preparation.

Researchers at Loyola University’s Center for Urban Research and Learning tracked test scores of 95 children enrolled in Englewood’s Goodlow Elementary Magnet School, Pilsen’s Whittier Elementary and Rogers Park’s Boone Elementary. The students were all participating in Changing Worlds’ Literacy and Cultural Connections program.

Goodlow had a predominantly African-American student body, Whittier was largely Latino, and Boone had many ethnicities within the school building.

The study found that fourth graders who started with the program in 2009 saw an 11.5 percentage point gain in composite test scores meeting or exceeding state standards by the time they finished the arts program in sixth grade in 2011. They also scored on average more than 11 percentage points higher than fourth through sixth graders at the same school who did not take part in the program, according to the study.

“As it relates to the expanded school day, the need for the arts is critical,” said Mark Rodriguez, executive director of Changing Worlds. “It’s a fact that there’s still schools within the district where art is not a common experience for all young people. But if you look at the research we’ve done and others have done, engagement in the arts has a greater impact on student academic outcomes.”

As part of its program in a dozen CPS facilities, Changing Worlds provided a literacy specialist and art teacher to each school. The art program, which lasted up to 15 weeks per year, began with students exploring their own identity and culture, then interviewing community residents and relatives, and finally delving deeper into world cultures. Along with producing visual art, dance and drama from their findings, students also submitted written pieces.

CPS says 82 percent of schools have a dedicated arts teacher, but arts advocacy groups argue that many are not certified art teachers and the arts programs offered in some schools can be as little as a once-a-year field trip.

In adopting the longer school day, CPS officials have suggested that 140 minutes should be devoted to enrichment activities like the arts, physical education and intervention or acceleration programs for first and second graders. The district has not stipulated how much extra time needs to be devoted to art and music, however, CPS recommends that time be dropped to 90 minutes for third through fifth graders and then bumped up to 120 minutes for middle schoolers.

CPS spokeswoman Becky Carroll said schools will have the discretion to use the extra time in a way that best meets the needs of their student body, which is why those decisions are being left to school leaders.

CPS has offered $100,000 grants to schools that come up with innovative ways to fill the extra 90 minutes of instruction. Rodriguez said two schools have approached his group about using Changing Worlds to add and assess arts programs within the school.

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