hosted by EBSQ Self-Representing Artists and Barbara Haviland
Monday, April 20th, at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific) EBSQ Chat Room
Not comfortable with oils? Want to know more about painting with them? Then join us for April’s LIVE presentation where long time artistBarbara Haviland will take us through the creation of one of her paintings.
About the presenter
Barbara Haviland has been painting for more than 33 years. She enjoys learning anything new about painting and never limits her subject matter so she never becomes bored with what she does. She loves the Cypress trees and the alligators where she lives, so the bayou is a favorite subject. Barbara lives and creates in Groves, Texas.
Hosted by EBSQ Self Representing Artists
Monday, January 12th, at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific) EBSQ Chat Room
In this economy, everyone is cutting back and the first things to go are luxury items. For many, art is a luxury item. What actions are you taking to keep your art business solvent – or are you hunkering down and hoping to ride it out? Like those in other professions that provide “expendable” services, we need to adapt to survive. What can we learn from the salon owner and the restaurant owner? How do we as artists, convince people that art is necessary and worth a part of tight budgets?
Do you have questions to ask or information to pass on? This month’s LIVE is an opportunity to share and discuss how to get by and succeed in a world of tight purse strings.
It’s a Potluck! Bring a recipe and join in the fun. This month, LIVE is more of a gathering. Since we can’t actually share food, we are going to share our favorite recipes for the season, so please be sure to bring yours. If you have a great holiday craft or tip we hope you will share those, too. In addition to the “potluck”, there will be a couple of ideas and quick how-to’s that may come in handy for holiday entertaining. This is a great way to meet fellow EBSQ members and Patrons as well as a chance get to know others better. We hope that everyone will come and enjoy this remarkable, creative community that we all have created.
Dime Store Dollies is a project I started last year to save ugly, misused dolls and turn them into something “beautiful.” I work only with dolls that are in great need of help! Vintage dolls beyond restoration, or cheap dime store dolls that would normally be thrown away quickly by uninterested children. Learn to repurpose vinyl toys into art.
About the presenter:
Noelle Hunt is a self taught artist who gathers inspiration from retro kitsch items such as pin-up girls, big-eyed children, pity puppies and tiki bars.She studies the objects of her affection and reshapes them in a modern style, dubbed “nouveau retro.” Please Make a Note of the Time by your Zone:
December 2007’s LIVE was a collection of easy, fun to do projects. This year EBSQ’s LIVE is bringing back the potpourri concept. What’s different this year is that we are going to present the Potpourri LIVE in November. By bumping it up a month, everyone attending LIVE will have plenty of time to try what they learn and we will showcase all the projects here and in December’s EBSQ Zine so everyone can have fun with the projects before the holidays pounce.
Ok, so all of this sounds like fun but what does it mean to you? EBSQ LIVE needs wildly creative people to show off their wonderful and nifty project ideas is. The presentations only need to be about 10 – 15 minutes in length. Think fun and simple. Kid friendly projects are welcome. Food, crafts, decorations, cards… whatever. You know you have great ideas and everyone else should know, too. So drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org what you want to show off at November’s EBSQ LIVE.
I am looking forward to hearing from you!
We hope you’ll join us for Paul Helm’s fantastic HOWTO on collagraph printing LIVE in the EBSQ Chat Room Monday, June 18th! We really appreciate that Paul will be staying up into the wee hours and joining us live from the UK to share his love for this unique method of printmaking. Hope to see you there!
Collagraph – literally a print from a collage – is a highly versatile and exciting printmaking process. Whereas collage is usually the assembly of several different images, collagraph is the of different textures to produce a single image, which can be as simple or as complex as you like. It is suitable for children or for fine artists.
Collagraph appeals to artists who like an experimental approach to image making, trial and error, the happy accident and surprises. It is wonderful for creating rich textures and marks. It is an economical process and I will show you how you can use scraps and commonly found materials.
Each print from a collagraph plate will be different, so it can be called a monoprint or ‘one of a kind’ which adds value.
UK artist and printmaker Paul Helm spent 25 years in the commercial print and publishing industry. He has also had his own picture framing business and gallery. Traditional printmaking has always interested him and he likes to combine different techniques.