All Cut-Up With Joan Blackwell

UPDATE:  Class #2 scheduled for May 12th, has been canceled.  Joan Blackwell is contacting the students registered to reschedule the missed class.

Joan C. Blackwell

Joan Blackwell will lead a 2-session class on the art of collage. The classes will be held May 5th and May 12th from 6-8PM at the Guild House. Class will be limited to 6, so early registration is recommended.  Once the class is filled a Waitlist will be created for any students who register online and are notified that they have a backorder place.

NOTE: A separate registration is required for each student, to ensure that the instructor has current contact information for everyone.

Click here to register for the classes.

All Cut-Up Class Sample

Collage may be simply defined as artwork that is composed of a variety of materials, often involves attaching found objects, cloth, or paper torn or cut from ephemerae such as manuscripts, newspapers, magazines, even photos, to a canvas or board in an artful composition.

Joan has provided some materials for her students.

The All Cut-Up Exhibition is scheduled for June 9, 2022, devoted to the art of collage. Look forward to the prospectus for the All Cut-Up exhibition early in May. Students from Joan Blackwell’s All Cut-up classes are invited to participate in the exhibition.

All Cut-Up

Collage Collage

All Cut-Up is an exhibition scheduled for June 9, 2022, devoted to the art of collage. Collage may be simply defined as artwork that is composed of a variety of materials, often involve attaching found objects, cloth, or paper torn or cut from ephemera such as manuscripts, newspapers, magazines, even photos, to a canvas or board in an artful composition. When a collage is solely composed of photos it is called a photomontage.

Look forward to the prospectus for the All Cut-Up exhibition early in May. Students from Joan Blackwell’s All Cut-up and Photo Montage classes are invited to participate.

Collage forces you to think and clarify ideas, with regard to both space and volumes. This discipline obliges me to think in terms of forms, outlines, and imagined spaces, so as not to fall into the temptation of thinking that nature is a reality.”

– Conrad Marca-Relli, American Painter and Sculptor, 1913-2000

Drawing with scissors: To cut to the quick in color reminds me of the direct cutting of sculptors.”

– Matisse, French Painter, Draftsman, and Collagist, 1869-1954

Cubists Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso rocked the fine-art establishment by incorporating newsprint and wallpaper scraps into their paintings, combining painting and ephemera into a single work.

On their website, TheArtStory.org explains the history of collage and its significance to the of fine-art world:

Collage directly questions the tendency to separate fine art from everyday objects, the delineations between so-called high and low culture, and the status of the artist.”

Adopted by subsequent artists, collage became a dominant technique in the Dada, Surrealist, Pop Art, and Neo-Dada movements, each using the technique to explore different subject matters. Because collage often incorporates mass-produced images, the practice is often inseparable from its historical and political context, making it a mode of powerful social commentary. Contemporary artists continue to explore the richness of collage in their efforts to question assumptions, biases, and pressing political crises.”

– The ArtStory.org

Click here to visit TheArtStory.org web page to explore further.

New Location for Saturday, March 12, Kite Classes!

Registrations are closed for this event

Due to the weather, the Kite Classes for students in grades 6-12 scheduled for Saturday, March 12th, will be held at Biggs Park Mall.  See you there between 10:00 AM and 12:00 Noon!

With the support of the Lumberton Kiwanis, The Robeson Art Guild is sponsoring Kite Basics Classes and a High-Flying Competition!

Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring!!

Calendar: Saturday, March 12, Kite Basics at Robeson Art Guild from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon. The Competition will be held at Luther Britt Park on Saturday, March 26, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon.

Students will have the opportunity to review basic instructions with two Kite Builders. 

Class #1 will meet March 12 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.
Class #2 will be a repeat of Class #1 on March 12 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon.

Registration in either class enables you to pick up materials and enters in the competition.

  1. Both classes will have the opportunity to pick up free kite-making materials. Students may enter the competition without attending either class.
  2. There is no fee for the class or the material.
  3. The goal is increased knowledge of Aerodynamics, creativity in 3-demenional work, and an increased joy of learning.
  4. The high-flying competition is set for Saturday March 26, 2022, at Luther Britt Park from 10:00 – 12:00 Noon. Participation in the competition is limited to students in grades 6-12 and the kites must be made with the materials provided by the partnership of the Lumberton Kiwanis and the Robeson Art Guild. Entries will be judged upon design and success of flight and Public’s Favorite. Prizes are:

1st Place – $100
2nd Place – $75
Public’s Favorite – $50

Register for Class and/or enter Competition online at
robesonartguild.org
or by calling 910-674-3006

Abstract Class A Hit!

Bobbie Britt led the way with the first class of the 2022 season on January 18th at the Guild House. The class explored different ways of making techniques, helping her student find what works for them as an artist. She demonstrated an abstract painting and how she herself gets started on a new abstract painting. Such wonderful paintings resulted! Thank you, Bobbie, and your wonderful students!

Pottery Class, Off to a Great Start!

Jim Trip and his class had a wonderful time on February 8th at the Guild House. Each student created a basket from clay and Jim is now firing the baskets to bisque form. On February 15th the students will return to glaze and clear coat their creations, then return on February 18th to pick up their finished works.

Looking great!

Watercolor Class

Watercolor by Nila Chamberlain

Class: Watercolor
Instructor: Nila Chamberlain
When: February 24, March 10, and April 14, 2022, 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: Robeson Art Guild House, 109 W 9th Street, Lumberton, NC 28358
Fee: Free, Supplies provided
Level: Beginner and Intermediate
Capacity: Class Filled! Waitlist available.
Deadline: Please register by February 20, 2022

Nila Chamberlain will be teaching Adult Watercolor classes for beginning and intermediate students. There will be a 15-minute break during each class.

The class will begin with introductory demonstration of basic materials and demonstration of basic techniques by the instructor: review of types of paper used in watercolor; discussion of how transparent watercolor is and how it is applied; and a demo of brush technique for watercolor.

Students will receive basic watercolor kits and practice brush technique for transparent watercolor washes. Students will tape down watercolor paper on two boards in preparation of two separate washes to be used in the second hour. Students will do a sketch in pencil on prepared boards. Discuss methods to achieve perspective. Students will do a gradient wash on boards one and two.

Class 1: Introduction to Watercolor (February 24, 2022, 7:00-9:00 PM)

  • Introduction of instructor and students
  • Discussion of color wheel
  • Review of Principles of Design

Next class: Creating form and texture

Class 2: Creating Form and Texture (March 10, 2022, 7:00-9:00 PM)

  • Creating form and texture
  • Using resist in watercolor
  • Using salt and sand

Class 3, April14, 2022 (7:00-9:00 PM)

  • Looking at our work
  • How to “take out”
  • Using ink to draw into the watercolor
  • Using collage in watercolor (mixed media)
  • Review of matting and framing watercolor

All supplies will be furnished. No fees will be charged.

Class size is limited to 6, so early registration is recommended.  Once the class is filled a Waitlist will be created for any students who register online and are notified that they have a backorder place.

When you register, you will be required to give your email and phone number.

If you have a question, call me at 910-740-6300.

— Nila Chamberlain

Ferncroft Design Studio
See our portfolio at 
www.FerncroftDesignStudio.com

Telephone: 910-740-6300
Email:  Nila@FerncroftDesignStudio.com

Watercolor by Nila Chamberlain
Watercolor by Nila Chamberlain
Watercolor paintings
by Nila Chamberlain

Pottery with Jim Tripp

Pottery with Jim Tripp

Class: Pottery with Jim Tripp
Instructor: Jim Tripp
When: February 8 and February 15, 2022, 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Robeson Art Guild House, 109 W 9th Street, Lumberton, NC 28358
Fee: Free, Supplies provided
Level: Beginner
Capacity: 10 students (Once the class is filled a Waitlist will be created for any students who register online and are notified that they have a backorder place.)


Why do we want to play with clay?

We are all kids at heart and have not fulfilled our dreams! We never got dirty enough. It gets under your nails, and you can’t get rid of it.  So many reasons to want to master control of dirt makes us want to participate in classes and create a piece of beauty or function.

So, your opportunity is available February 8 and 15 from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Robeson Art Guild House, 109 West 9th Street, Lumberton. 

No fees.  Supplies furnished.  I will instruct you in making a basket from clay.  A small, simple form will be used to mold the clay into the finished shape. I will furnish extrusions of clay which you will cut to length to fit the shape you use.

Once these are finished, I will fire to bisque form.  On the 15th, you will return for glazing the piece with underglazes and clear coat finish.  I will bring home and fire to maturity.  Then on Friday the 18th you will be able to pick up your finished work at the Guild House.

Looking forward to this opportunity to serve Art to the community.”

Jim Tripp, Potter / Instructor

Class will be limited to 10, so early registration is recommended.  Once the class is filled a Waitlist will be created for any students who register online and are notified that they have a backorder place.

Abstract Art Class

Bobbie Britt

Class: Abstract Art
Instructor: Bobbie Britt
When: January 18, 2022, 2 pm to 4 pm
Where: Robeson Art Guild House, 109 W 9th Street, Lumberton, NC 28358
Fee: Free, Supplies provided
Level: Beginner
Capacity: 8 students – Class Filled!
For Info: Call 910-816-7481

First let us think about what abstract painting is. I like this definition. Abstract art is a departure from reality. It releases the creative energy of people and provides them with their freedom to explore their minds and emotions in a way that was impossible in traditional styles of art.

In this class we will explore different ways of making techniques with an emphasis on finding what works for you as an artist. I will demonstrate an abstract painting and some ways I get started. We can discuss some of your favorite abstract painters. I hope to encourage you to try new things as a way to experience different ways to develop your own ways of applying paint and to compose the visual space.

Bobbie Britt, Featured Artist / Instructor

Supplies will be furnished. You are welcome to bring something if you have a particular color or brush you would like to use or something unusual.

** In a recent exhibition in Southern Pines at the Campbell House, Bobbie won 2nd place in acrylic paintings with one of her abstracts. She also sold both her entries.

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