Tuesday, December 18, 2018

TAL: Demo Artists

CAL : Conroe Art League Presents: Christmas is for Giving Nov 28 – Jan 5th

WAL: Upcoming Events

January General Meeting and Demo: 
Pan Pastels with Jilan Chew
Thursday Jan. 24th, 6:30 PM
South County Community Center
For our first meeting of 2019 we invite you all to come play with pan pastels. Jilan Chew will guide us all while we learn about this highly pigmented, non-traditional form of pastels which are applied to the surface with a variety of tools and brushes, and can be used with other mediums as well as hard and soft pastels.
Meetings are free and open to the public so bring a friend!
Refreshments and greetings at 6:30, followed by brief announcements about future plans, including updates on the  Feb 9th judged show, Plein Air workshop with Suzie Baker, and the Waterway Arts Festival.
Hands-on program will begin immediately after announcements.

RSVP's appreciated so we will have enough supplies!

February General Meeting-
Painting Skies Wet-on-wet in Oils with Tom LaRock

Get ready for plein air season or take your first stab at oil painting with WAL instructor Tom LaRock as he teaches how to create dramatic skies and clouds with oil paints in this mini-workshop.  Free and open to the public; bring a friend or neighbor.
Refreshments and greetings at 6:30,announcements at 7 PM, followed by the demo and painting activity. All supplies provided; help us know how much to bring with a non-binding RSVP.

Winter Judged Show February 9th, South County Community Center
Check our website the first of January for details and registration! This is a qualifier show for the LSAG Convention and Juried Show in May.

At the Studio:

Life Drawing Group will meet on Saturday mornings, please check our calendar or contact Fox for details.( rm@foxrobisonartistry.com)  Models will be a variety of ages and sexes, and may be clothed, costumed, draped, or nude depending on group. All media are welcome and the session is open to all WAL members. Guests are permitted to attend a single session. We ask that each participant contribute payment for the model and cover studio fees. This group is for WAL members; memberships per year are $40 for individual, $60 per couple, and $25 for 65+, payable online or by check to Woodlands Art League. We cannot accept cash for memberships. January dates are the 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th.

Classes at Studio in the Woods resume the week of January 6th. 

Mondays and Tuesdays: Acrylics and Mixed Media with Lauren Combs
Thursdays: Small Group Drawing and PAinting with Tom LaRock

New classes TBA soon!

Open Studio Wednesdays 1-4 PM. Drop in with a project or to find inspiration and advice.

Wednesday Jan. 23rd Focus on Gel Printing! Bring your supplies and Gel plate and lets print! WAL members $5, non-members $10 for this guided session. 


Composing in Plein Air - March 27-29
$375 per person, locations TBA
From Suzie: 
Hi Everyone!
WAL is my home group of artist friends. I have painted with many of you and some of you have already taken my workshops in which I cover color theory and a variety of skills necessary to achieve mastery in your work. This year I will do more of a deep dive into design and composition. Discussing strategies for building solid paintings that achieve good design, rhythm, balance and etcetera. Along the way, I'll show you examples of my own work and artists whose work I admire and we will get outside too, squinting our way to making solid designs of our own.
You will experience informative and humorous classroom instruction along with daily time at your easel.
Sign up for my upcoming workshop and jump to YOUR next level in painting!

For more information on these events and more, please go to our website Events calendar at www.woodlandsartleague.org

CAL: Small Group Drawing and Oil Painting

CAL : 4th Annual National Invitational Show

Artists are invited to enter the 4th Annual Conroe Art League National Invitational Show. This call is for artists of original 2D and 3D artwork created on or after January 1, 2017. Cash prizes will be awarded, and $1,500 will go to First Place, $1,000 to Second Place, and $500.00 to Third Place. There will be three Honorable Recognition awards.  Entry closes Friday, November 30, 2018, at midnight Mountain Time, and the show will exhibit at the Conroe Art League gallery, Conroe, TX, in March 2019. This is a juried show, and the judge is Dr. Jessica Locheed. Dr. Locheed is a professor of art history having earned both a Ph.D. and M. A. in art history at the University of Iowa, and she is currently on the Art History Faculty at Houston Community College. 
For detailed information go to: www.conroeartleague.com

TAL: POPUP ARTISTS January 12, 2019

CAL: Paint Dazzling Impressionist Still Life in Oil March 1- 3

Happy Holidays

WAC: Give the Gift of Art for the Holidays!

December 2018
Gift Giving Made Easy
Tickets to The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival
April 13 &14, 2019
A great stocking stuffer for the Art Lover in Your Life!

Weekend (Two-day) tickets: $15 online, $18 at the gate
$75 for a weekend Terrace Hospitality Club Ticket
Children 12 and under admitted FREE.
VIP tickets for the Terrace Hospitality Club
Enjoy a tented relaxing oasis located in the heart of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival with a Two-Day access pass. Small bites, wine & beer (two complimentary beverages per day) and VIP parking. Learn more here.
Friends of the Council Membership
Give the gift that keeps on giving! Your donation allows us to give back to the community. Our primary goal is to establish and support meaningful programs in the performing and visual arts to create a strong and vital arts presence in Montgomery County and the neighboring region. Read more here.
Your gifts of art make it possible for TWAC to partner with many community organizations
to bring arts programs to students in Title 1 schools, senior adults and those
with special challenges and circumstances.
Get in the Holiday Spirit!
We are delighted to announce that the annual Lone Star
College-Montgomery Music Department has selected The Woodlands Arts Council to be the beneficiary of their Holiday Benefit Concert on December 7 at 7 PM. Make plans to hear their Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Symphonic Band and Woodlands Area Youth Symphony. All proceeds from this holiday concert will benefit TWAC. Click here for tickets.
The Ultimate Gift - A Family or Corporate Art Bench
The Council's Art Bench Project has already brought 20 spectacular Art Benches to The Woodlands community. Give the ultimate holiday gift to your family members or employees by underwriting one of three remaining sites for Art Benches in the fourth phase of the project. Hurry! The deadline is December 31, 2018. For more information about underwriting, contact Wendy Paynter at 713-504-6432 or by clicking here. Photo Credit: Rod Prado,Hello Woodlands
Sponsor Spotlight
Stella Artois, a founding sponsor of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival (WWAF) recently renewed their support of the 2019 and 2020 festivals. Silver Eagle Distributors is committed to our local community and The Woodlands Arts Council's mission. Their support of the Palette Café Stage has allowed WWAF to present music greats such as Grammy-nominated Ruthie Foster, Guy Forsyth Blues Band, Grupo Baracha, and Terri Hendrix Band to name a few. To find out more about TWAC's sponsorship opportunities, call Wendy Paynter at 713-504-6432 or click here.
The Arts Council Celebrates with Texas Children's Hospital
The Woodlands Arts Council recently celebrated Santa's arrival at Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration. Current and former patients and families embellished clay Christmas shaped ornaments with the help of Board Member Valerie Walker and volunteers Tricia Howard, Mary Ellen Castillo and Maggie Colton. Texas Children's is one of many community partners that benefit from TWAC's "healing arts" programs.
Save The Date 4.12.19 for the Art Dash Party
on Mexico
Join us for one of the most unique and creative events of the year on the night before The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival begins - Friday, April 12, 2019 at The Pavilion Event Center. Festival artists donate original art pieces that invitees dash for in 60 seconds when their name is called. It's an energizing evening full of fabulous art, food and fun for artist and art lovers. Click to learn more.
The Woodlands Arts Council has a great marketing opportunity available at the 2019 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival. Help us make our vision a reality by sponsoring an interactive living museum highlighting Mexico's rich history and culture, including art, music, dance, culinary delights and more. Click here to learn more.
Connect with us and get the latest updates about the festival.
The Woodlands Arts Council, P.O. Box 8184, The Woodlands, TX 77387