All the members of the Walden Art club would like to thank the Greater City of Sudbury for their Arts and Culture Grant without it we would not be able to share our art or manage all the different ways we offer the “hands on” programs to our community.
This year 2012-2013 our members have been presenting small workshops to introduce the club to various different media. These mini-workshops give us a chance to try new things without a great expenditure on different art materials before we know if we want to commit to a new media. We've had workshops on gouache, casein, water-miscible oils and airbrushing. These experimental sessions have been great fun!
Several of our members have been blessed with opportunities to travel. They have brought back many photos of beautiful landscapes, flora and fauna, etc. that they have been willing to share via slideshows, and generously allowing our membership to use these photos as reference material for painting or drawing. We have enjoyed fascinating scenes from the American Southwest, and the Pacific Northwest (Washington and Oregon), as well as underwater scenes. Our members really appreciate this sharing, as we don't all seem to travel to the same locations.
One of our club's main focuses is our involvement in our community. We consider it our mandate to provide exposure and education to our community in various ways. For this reason, we continue to participate in our local Walden fall fair at the Anderson farm. We provide learning opportunities for both children and parents, where they are able to participate in various arts. The children especially had fun sculpting and making bookmarks. The weather this year was very cold and windy, so unfortunately, our outdoor watercolour area did not work out too well -- we will try that again next year! We also had a display of flower-themed paintings at the horticultural society's show at the Farmer's Market, and we continue to have art on display at the doctors’ offices in Lively.
For the second year in a row, we are going with our Artists in Action format for our spring show in April. The community seems to enjoy seeing each artist with their own work and watching them at work. This allows them to ask questions about the processes involved. For the past several years, we have had a community canvas, where visitors to our show could try their hand at painting. As we consider ourselves a "painting and drawing" club, this year we decided to do a community doodle instead. We will have a large white board, black markers of various thicknesses, and a lot of sample "texture drawings" for people to choose from.
As another means of community involvement some of our members volunteer their time to teach art in schools. We feel it is important to encourage young artists, so again this year we will present two awards to students participating in the Emergence show at the Art Gallery of Sudbury which is held concurrently with the NOAA show in March. This also gives some of our members some experience in jurying. Written by: Lynn Quinn
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Walden Art Club had another successful Artist in Action Show this past November. The following pictures are some of the members representing the Walden Art Club this past year.
We would like to thank our community because without them we would not have had such a great show.
Watch for our next Artist in Action show in the spring with new paintings and many new ideas.
ARTIST IN ACTION - SPRING SHOW APRIL 20 AND 21 FROM 11:00 TO 5:00
COME PAINT ON THE COMMUNITY CANVAS
WATCH OUR ARTISTS WHILE THEY WORK
A SPECIAL AREA IS SET UP FOR THE YOUNG ARTISTS
NO ENTRANCE FEE
Sunday, April 1, 2012
The Walden Art Club (WAC) invites you to our 42nd annual spring show introducing the
“Artists in Action” Show and Sale
April 21 and April 22
From 11:00 until 5:00
Walden Arena, Lively
( FREE Admission , Refreshments and draws)
This year our spring show will take on a new look. Instead of setting up the show as a gallery presentation of the member’s artwork we will be set up this year in our “Artists in Action” format. Our members will have their own displays and will be working on a project while you watch. They will be able to answer all your questions concerning their artwork.
Every year the members set up a canvas as a “Work in Progress” for those visitors who get inspired and wish to try their hand at putting paint on canvas.
Our children’s section has been a great success in the past years. We encourage creativity for all ages so we set up an area for the young artists to play and create a drawing or a bookmark to take home with them.
While at the show, enter to win one of the door prizes that our artists have donated and take a break in our Café to chat with friends and family while enjoying a coffee and/or dessert or two. Before you leave browse through our library of photo albums filled with the past 42 years of memories.
WAC is always looking for new members:
If you are interested in drawing, painting at any level, and wish to be with others with like interests, we would be happy to have you join our club. We get together to paint and share ideas, with some members doing demonstrations using various techniques on occasion.
We meet on Saturday mornings at the Ben Moxam Community Centre just off the highway on Westview Cres., Lively.
For more information you can call 705 692 7612.