Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction

The Richard Schmid Fine Art Auction to benefit the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department is this coming Sunday, September 5, 2010.   I am submitting "Hawaiian Orchid" (watercolor) for the silent auction.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

New plein air

"Peters Ridge" is a 9.5" x 10" plein air I painted this summer. I used oil paint in an impressionistic impasto manner of this northwest Montana scene.
More of my work can be seen online:
(a variety of my work: prints and cards available)
(some of my artwork on various products)
You can  contact me for more information. 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Elementary Art Classes in Loveland, Colorado

I will be teaching some more elementary  and preschool  art classes at the Chilson Recreation Center (Loveland, Colorado) this fall.

Art Club Jr’s - Color!
Age: 6-7
Mondays 11/1-11/22  6-7:15pm

Art Club: Painting
Age: 8-13

Mondays 11/1-11/2  4:00-5:30P

For more information on my classes for an even younger budding artists, check out:
Preschooler and Tot Art Classes

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Art Classes for Teens

I will be teaching some advanced drawing classes and "Mission Impasto" (thick acrylic painting)  for teenagers at the Loveland (Colorado) Museum in  September, 2010.  I also will be teaching a variety of classes to elementary students :  Cartooning, Georgia O'Keeffe (painting animal skulls with pastels), and Glow in the Dark Pumpkins (sticky mylar collage)  For more information, check out the museum's website.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Drawing Classes for Adults

I will be teaching a series of beginning drawing classes at the  Loveland (Colorado) Chilson Center:

Basics of Drawing Workshops
Sign up for one or all of the workshops! Each workshop is small to
guarantee plenty of individual attention. The classes meet on select Monday nights in September and October 2010 from 6:30- 9:30.  No experience necessary.
Instructor: Mary Giacomini

DRAW WHAT YOU SEE: Learn the basics of drawing that you will
apply to many creative projects/paintings. Do drawing exercises
that activate the right side of your brain and enable you to draw
what you see. Then go over contour drawing, shading and more.

SEE THE LIGHT: Learn to give your drawing depth. Learn about
seeing value and how to shade & crosshatch to give your drawing
the illusion of depth. We will use simple objects to draw from life.

: Learn to make a strong composition
of your drawing. Draw a still life and incorporate looking at
the negative space, using different texture techniques, seeing
proportion, value and how objects relate to one another.

: Learn architectural (linear:
buildings, roads), as well aerial (landscape) perspectives. After
practice, draw a cityscape or landscape. Please bring your own
reference photo or instructor will provide.

: Learn the basics of drawing portraits and figures,
and how to use them for making a face recognizable. Use conte
crayons on pastel paper. Bring a mirror (for self portrait) or an
8x10 reference photo.

tools artists use: grid, transfer, enlarging. Draw from a reference
photo. (bring one or instructor will provide)
More information and registration:

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Georgia O Keeffe class


Join artist Mary Giacomini for her class for adults titled "Larger than Life". This class will teach you the techniques to create flowers and/or bones against the sky with soft pastel to mimic the feminine and simplified style of Georgia O'Keeffe.

Advanced registration is required by calling the Museum!
Friday, September 17 1-4 pm
Fee: $65
Loveland Museum Gallery
(970) 962-2410