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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Plein-Air Buds at Crowders Mt. State Park

A bit cold today but who cares when you're out painting with friends. Today it was Jen Spaker, Belinda Churchward, Carol Connaught and Debbie Yacenda at Crowders Mt. State Park. Want to join us next week... Providence Equestrian! Get in the loop. Email Debbie at

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Group Art Anyone?

Crowders Mt. Lake
Here are your opportunities this week to join in group art....

Life Drawing: Wednesday, 2/23, at the Matthews Community Center (100 McDowell St in downtown Matthews) at 7 PM SHARP! Come early so you're set up and ready to start on time. Open to nonmembers 18 years old and over. Cost $5-7 depending on how many attend.

Plein-Air: Crowders Mt. National Park (at the lake), Thursday, 2/24, at 11 AM. Need more info? Email Debbie: No cost and open to nonmembers.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Golden Acrylics Lecture Demo at MAG March Meeting

Come to our March Meeting, Tuesday, 3/8 at 6:30 PM (social time) or promptly at 7 PM for a demo by Golden Acrylics representative, Patti Brady.

She will present the latest advances in acrylics paints along with mediums, gels, techniques, etc... for painters, printers, draftsmen, photographers, mixed media, collages and DIGITAL works!

Always thought acrylics dry too fast... well, Patti will tell us about acrylics that dry so slow it thinks it's oil!

For multi-media-techie artists, how about how to print on acrylic paint surfaces without the paper? Did I read that right... curious.

She will also demonstrate how acrylic paint can be the grounds for other media, such as watercolor and colored pencils.

Artists of all levels can benefit from this creativity booster shot. Email Debbie at for your complementary Golden samples and literature packet. This meeting is free is open to the public.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Life Drawing Every Wednesday Night

Check the life drawing calendar on the left side of this site for the model scheduled for each Wednesday night at the Matthews Community Center. Come early to set up and be ready to start at 7 PM. There is a charge of $5-7 depending on how many artists attend.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Great Time at Image Arts Etc

MAG did the unusual and had our first field trip meeting at Image Arts Etc at the Promenade on Providence Road. Owner, Dave D'Elia, and his assistant, Jennifer, gave valuable information about printing, giclees and different types of framing techniques. They even fed us! What a wonderful time! If you couldn't make it, extra brochures were picked up by Debbie Yacenda. Just ask, and she'll give you one. Or better yet, stop by and see Dave yourself. Tell him you heard great things about MAG's visit and would like to see the place for yourself.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Group Art Anyone?

This week there will be a costumed model for the life drawing session, Wednesday, 2/2 at 7 PM at the Matthews Community Center. Come early to set up so you will be ready to start on time. The cost is $5-$7, depending on the number of attendees. You do not have to be a member of MAG to participate.

Love the outdoors? Plein-Air Buds meet Thursday, 2/3 at 1 PM at the McAlpine Creek Greenway. No charge and open to any artist. For details, email Debbie:

Join us!