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Our goal is to promote the use of Colored Pencil as a fine art medium. With that objective in mind, the Colored Pencil Painters Guild was established in August of 2011.
Membership is open to residents of The Villages, FL, who are interested in Colored Pencil art work. Our Guild is comprised of members from beginner to advanced artists.
Our activities revolve around the advancement in education for all of our members and we encourage member participation in our events. Activities include Open Workshops, Monthly Programs and Judged Shows. Teachers are available to provide guidance at our Open Workshops. Monthly Meetings feature programs geared toward furthering our skills as artists. These programs include presentations by both our member artists and teachers and by others in the greater art community who have Colored Pencil knowledge and experience.
CARMEN BARROS WILL BE TEACHING ZOOM CLASS WITH VILLAGE ART CENTER
The picture "Lemon Tea" won overwhelmingly in your votes for the picture you would most like to do. The workshop is scheduled for March 29 and 30 and is $145. You may choose to go to the Village Art Center and ZOOM from there or ZOOM from your home. Go to https://www.villageartworkshops.com/ for information on registering. A CPPG sweepstakes will be offered starting in January. If you have already registered and you win, you will receive 1/2 of your registration cost from the guild. If you have not yet registered, the guild will pay half of your fee. There will be 2 lucky winners.
Laurel Manor and Lake Miona Workshops Cancelled for January
Due to the increase in COVID cases, we have decided to cancel the January Laurel Manor and Lake Miona Workshops. Late January, we will determine whether to restart them in February.
We are happy to say that CPPG members donated 185 cards to The villages Hospital! These cards will be given to the patients on Christmas Day. Thank you to everyone for your generosity!!
Food Collection for the Holidays
Once again, we are overwhelmed by your generosity! This year, CPPG donated $925 to The Christian Food Pantry. This money will help many families that are in need of food this Holiday season. Thank you!!!
Unfortunately, the Annual Jubilee Show and Sale for March 2021 has been cancelled due to COVID. The good news is that the Recreation Department will give us the same weekend in 2022 when we can plan to have an amazing Jubilee!
January 13 - John Robak speaks on Composition - ZOOM
Session at 9:15 a.m.
The right composition will turn a great picture and colored pencil techniques into an interesting piece of art. Composition is a way of thinking about the arrangement of shapes and forms. John talks about the rule of 3rds, color harmony, weight, lead lines and stoppers. John uses thumbnail drawings while adding, subtracting, and rearranging his original design to get the best composition. You won't want to miss this meeting!
Lake Miona Judged Show
The show is scheduled for January 9, 2021. Drop off and pickup will be 7:30 a.m. thru8:30 a.m. Please register by January 5 using the form at www.pencilpainters.com on the SHOW RULES/FORMS page.
Due to COVID restrictions, the January 10 reception is cancelled, but you may view the paintings at your leisure. BE SURE TO SEND SALLY GUERETTE A PHOTO OF YOUR PAINTING ALONG WITH THE NAME OF THE PAINTING at email@example.com
Critique Session on ZOOM on January 20 at 9:30 a.m.
Doree will be holding Zoom Critiques starting Wednesday, January 20. If you have a picture you have been either working on or completed and want to get advice from Doree, this is your chance! Bring your painting with you to the zoom session for your critique. As this is a great learning experience, please feel free to attend just to listen and learn from her comments.