DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE CONDUCTING ZOOM MEETINGS VIA THE HOMER TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY
**Please note: DUE TO COVID-19 we can not meet in person at this time.
WE ARE PLANNING ZOOM PROGRAMS ON THE 2ND WED OF THE MONTH.
SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Come and join us via ZOOM for our next meeting:
WED. MAR. 10, 2021, 7 PM TO 8:30 PM
FLOWER PASTEL DEMONSTRATION WITH WATERCOLOUR UNDERPAINTING with KATHLEEN NEWMAN
CLICK THE BELOW LINK TO REGISTER:
On March 10, 2021, the Homer Township Public Library and the Lemont Artists Guild present artist, Kathleen Newman, who will provide a flower painting demonstration by starting with a watercolor underpainting which will then be followed by layers of pastel. She will discuss the use and planning of the artwork by creating a black and white sketch (notan) beforehand. She says that she loves drawing and pastel provides the “tactile” experience of drawing and mixing color on the paper right before one’s own eyes. It is a very intuitive way to work as one responds to the painting and the painting responds back to the artist. A set of pastels is like a visual candy store of color and all one has to do is pick up a stick and try it out. Patience to let the pastel build slowly for layering effects is important in the way she works. She also works in other mediums and says that each medium has specific methods that need to be mastered. For pastels, it is important to develop the “touch” and the pressure sensitivity to glaze, layer, and the decision of when and when not to use bold strokes.
After studying at the American Academy of Art, Kathleen began an illustration and design business, Queen of Arts Studios, Inc. After the arrival of her children, she put aside the illustration work and began painting full time. She creates artwork inspired by her love of the outdoors and the many moods of light and shadow that occur across the landscape and in particular, over water. She has been awarded the Master’s Circle Gold Medal by the International Association of Pastel Societies (https://www.iapspastel.org/) and also signature letters in the Pastel Society of America, the American Impressionist Society, Chicago Pastel Painters and the American Transparent Watercolor Society. Kathleen teaches weekly in Chicago's Old Town neighborhood and workshops across the country. She also recently began teaching online.
You can see her works and learn more about her at www.kathleennewman.com.
This event is open to the public, so please sign up if you want to go to it, that is the only way you can attend through registering through the
Homer Library website. You do not have to be a library member or LAG member to attend.
After registering, you will receive a link FROM THE HOMER TOWNSHIP PULBIC LIBRARY to the Zoom meeting at least
15 minutes in advance of the program.....Don't see the email?
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Mark your calendars for the 2nd Wednesdays in 2021! Programs are announced as we add them!
Please visit our Virtual Member Showings!
We have so much talent in our guild, and many mediums and styles. Thank you to the members who could send your work to be shown, we hope more can participate in a future show!
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Our mission is to enhance life in Lemont and surrounding community by providing fine art, education, instruction, programming and appreciation through a supportive environment that nurtures creativity and individuality. Currently, we are conducting our programs via ZOOM on the 2nd Tues of the month in conjunction with the Homer Township Public Library. Confirmed dates will be posted. At our meetings, we have an art program that is informative on some topic of art and sometimes interactive with the attendees.
We are a 501(c)(3)Non-For-Profit Organization.
Please do not send correspondence to the library.
To Mail to Lemont Artists Guild and or contact our President, Liz Connelly:
Mail Membership Application to our Treasurer:
Lemont Artists Guild-c/o Jim McGloin
Lockport, IL 60441