Oct 25, 2013

Open Studio & Wild Abstracts

November at The Studio is our EXPLORE month.
Due to Thanksgiving, we are only meeting on these dates: 11/7, 11/14, and 11/21.

 here's the rundown...
  • Thursday, 11/7 - OPEN STUDIO! Bring your project and work on it in community. OR for $5 you can get an 11x14 canvas panel and use of all art supplies and let your creativity run amok!
  • Thursday, 11/14 & 11/21 - "Wild Abstracts: Surrendering to the Spirit" Fee for these two weeks is $10 and that gets you a 30"x30" stretched canvas. We'll be creating artwork inspired by artist Jackson Pollock. NOTE: Please sign up by Friday, 11/1 so that we can order your stretched canvas. Email deAnn to reserve your spot.
Here are the details for these two evenings at The Studio:
 We will focus on the art of Jackson Pollock, the innovator of a controversial, (is it really art?) loose form of abstract painting in the mid 20th century. Most of his work is energetic, vibrant and full of motion. We will learn how to swirl, drip, fling and flick latex wall paint onto large canvases using sticks, rulers, syringes, brushes, whisks and other unconventional tools (some may use their fingers and hands) to create fun, colorful pieces in the Pollack style of art.
NO PAINTING OR DRAWINGS SKILLS ARE GOING TO BE UTILIZED, so this is a class ANYONE would enjoy. Just surrender to the process of listening to the Spirit as He guides your hand and paint over the canvas.
The first week will involve a short introduction to the artist Jackson Pollack and some brief instruction. Then, you will have the opportunity to experiment with some techniques using a smaller "trial canvas" we will provide. When you feel ready, we will give you a 30 X 30 stretched canvas (included in class fee) on which to unleash your creation. In the second week, we will fellowship together to make a huge collaborative work of art.
What to bring:
  • A sense of FUN
  • Old kitchen utensils, wire whisks, rulers, sticks, brushes and other things to manipulate paint that you don't mind getting latex house paint on.
  • Any left over latex paint from previous home projects that you want to get rid of. We will supply some paint, so don't let the fact that you have none to bring keep you from coming to the classes! You can purchase some sample colors from Lowes or Home Depot if you want specific colors.   
  • Large containers (like large empty Cool Whip containers) to put paint in from the buckets.
  • If you are not comfortable getting paint on your hands, we suggest a pair of gloves to protect them (like the ones used to wash dishes by hand) .
THIS CLASS WILL BE MESSY, so wear old clothes that you don't' mind getting paint on. However, to keep the church paint-less, we will be cautious!

Oct 16, 2013

Fall Photo Walk at Lake Redman

Dewdrops on Spider Web by deAnn Roe
It's time for our annual Fall Photo Outing at Lake Redman, with leaves changing, it's always a gorgeous time with God and other photo enthusiasts.
Bring your photo-taking device, be it a cell phone with a camera, a point-n-shoot, dSLR or film SLR and the desire to capture God's handiwork of beauty as the sun rises over Lake Redman.
We'll meet at Lake Redman's boat dock area at 7am sharp. Yes, that's early but the sun is due to rise on 10/26 at 7:28am and we will pray before we set out for our photo walk. Plan on 2 hours. Dress warm, bring coffee or something to drink. If it should rain, we will cancel. Rain and cameras don't play well together. :)
I hope you will consider joining us for this awesome annual event. Tim Trexler will be faciliating this photo walk, Yay!!! Please RSVP by emailing deAnn Roe.
See you on Saturday, October 26th at 7am!
Queen Anne's Last Breath by deAnn Roe

Big Sky by deAnn Roe

Oct 11, 2013

Bruised Reed

"Bruised Reed" by deAnn Roe, the Hidden Me canvas focus.

We are two canvases into our Spiritual Self-Portrait exercise this month at The Studio. Last week we created the first canvas, "The Obvious Me." Last night we made our second canvas, "The Hidden Me." Next week, we conclude with the glorious, "Created Me" canvas - the me that Jesus died for me to be.

What a powerful exercise this is, to commune intimately with God and think deeply about who we are in Him...and who He is in us.

It's not too late to join us. The 4th Thursday this month is our "make up" evening, a night to complete your canvases or start one that you missed. The 5th Thursday this month is our sharing night... we'll show our three canvases, enjoy awesome fellowship, and of course, do some light eating. Art and food, a beautiful combination.

Join us this month at The Studio - for BeComing Imago Dei. Let your creativity interact with your relationship with God. You will be surprised by what happens...

Joy and peace,