Artist Demonstrations & Seminars

Archive from 06/01/2021 to 09/07/2021

 

Art demo or seminar every Tuesday 3 pm

Artist Demonstration

Karen Dolmanisth

Process for Large Installations

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 3 pm


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A Karen Dolmanisth is an internationally recognized artist who works in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and time-based, multi-media installations. Her work integrates elements of movement, form, space, and light, into transformative performance Happenings. Karen will share a number of installations she has done and her process for them on June 1. She is currently preparing an installation for the Guild’s Arrowhead show July 24 and 25. 

Installation photo: 

LOOM I, LIGHTWAVE, WITH INNER FEMININE SPHERES

 

Artist Demonstration

Resources for Plein Air

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 3 pm


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Join us Tuesday June 8, 3pm to review tools, resources and what to bring to do Plein Air. We will look at recommendations made by a variety of artists who use different kinds of media.

 

Artist Demonstration

Plein  Air Video Demos

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 3 pm


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Join us Tuesday June 15, 3pm to see some demonstrations on Plein Air which are available to you! And how to access more.

 

Artist Demonstration

Karen Dolmanisth

Painting, Drawing, Sculpture

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 3 pm


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Karen Dolmanisth is an internationally recognized artist who works in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and time-based, multi-media installations. Her work integrates elements of movement, form, space, and light, into transformative performance Happenings. Karen will share her process which she uses to create paintings, drawings and sculpture on Tuesday June 22 at 3pm. She has shared her process for large installations on June 1. She is currently preparing an installation for the Guild’s Arrowhead show July 24 and 25. 

Installation Photo:

INANNA, DESCENT AND RETURN, THE HEROINE’S QUEST

 

Artist Demonstration

Anne Wickham Smith

Plein Air Oil Demonstration

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 3 pm

Presented jointly with the Lenox Library


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Anne Wickham Smith will demonstrate painting outdoors with oil. Anne is inspired by the outdoors and begins many paintings outside. She has taken workshops from famous artists. Her years in the film industry have given her a unique talent for composition, an understanding of light, and an ability to work productively out in the field. She has painted all over New England, France, Italy, Ireland, and England. 

 

"When people walk into my studio they often sigh with relief. It is a sigh of appreciation for the calm beauty and serenity they see in my work. Working in the film business, I learned to constrict images to rectangles, paying attention to every detail, and organizing all of them together cohesively within a limited time frame. These were useful tools when I first picked up a brush - until I figured out how opposite they were to my idea of painting. When I paint, I have to think beyond the frame, using the image to suggest, not define. In painting, you work toward deleting detail, leaving the viewer to fill in and imagine. It is a slow art form, and one that develops with stroke-by-stroke intention. The beauty of a painting is as much the texture and rhythm as it is the beauty of the scene itself - qualities I appreciate in other painters. I have painted at my best when I have defined the light, deleted the unnecessary, and created both variety and continuity."

 

Artist Demonstration

Chevonne Ariss

Stained Glass

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 3 pm


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Living in East Los Angeles and working as a hairstylist and makeup artist in Hollywood since 2002, Chevonne Ariss had a full and exciting fashion, editorial, and commercial freelance career that lent itself to world travel and exploration.

 

The craft of stained glass artistry was passed on to Chevonne by her mother-in-law, Claudia Ariss." Utilizing my extensive study and application in the salon working with color theory, shaping and design has greatly influenced the textures, balance, patterns and colors in my glass work."

 

After a year of studying under the guidance of Claudia and her LA teachers,  she was ready to start the venture of showing and selling her pieces in gallery shows, online, and at a handful of high end retail stores throughout Southern California. After a move with her family to the Pacific Northwest and now the Berkshires, she has been teaching workshops out of her glass studio.

 

“Teaching has been such an unexpectedly fulfilling experience. Introducing this beautiful craft that is so close to my heart to a new generation of artisans is something I hope to do for many years to come.”

 

“I’m eager to dive even deeper into my stained glass journey as an artist and teacher. There’s a whole new world here in The Berkshires of inspiration, opportunity and artist community. I’m excited and ready to experience it all!”

 

Materials used for all work are glass, stone, zinc, lead & copper.

 

Artist Demonstration

Ilene Richard

Acrylic Painter​

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 3 pm


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My figurative work is based on my observations of people involved in everyday activities. Whether it be the interaction of a couple dancing or a group of strangers standing next to each other in a crowded room. I create an emotional connection for not only the viewer, but also between the people depicted in my work. Working as a children’s book illustrator and painter, it is important to me to create a narrative quality to my work, and draw the viewer more easily into my world.

There are many elements that go into creating my finished works. I believe a strong layout and design of the canvas is the most important piece to jumpstart a successful painting. I begin with a sketch, and when I am completely satisfied and feel excited about the concept, I will then draw directly onto the canvas and start the painting process. I am never really sure what colors I will eventually use, but I do know as I layer more and color onto my works I feel the work evolve. At this point, if my painting looks and feels balanced, I know I am on the right path towards a successful piece.

 

A strong design, vibrant color palette, and a narrative quality, are what makes my work truly my own.

 

Artist Demonstration

Members, Propose a Video

Tuesday July 20, 2021 at 3 pm


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Members, please propose a video from our collection to be shown during this Artist Demonstration time slot. Please send the name of your proposed video selection to  infoberkshireartist@gmail.com 

 

Artist Demonstration

Keith Emerling

Art Book Demonstration

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 3 pm


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Keith Emerling will demonstrate the process of laying out the book, “Plated Dishes: The Fine Art of Food.” The demonstration will include a tour of the book, in the InDesign and Photoshop software, to show how it was done. The book is in conjunction with the art exhibition of the same name at Lauren Clark Fine Art from August 14 to 29, 2021 with an artist reception on August 14, 2021 from 5 to 7pm. Please click on the Zoom link no more than five minutes before 3pm.

 

Artist Demonstration

Introduction to the Guild's Online Resources

Tuesday August 3, 2021 at 3 pm


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please click on the Zoom link no more than five minutes before 3pm.

 

Come and discover how the Guild's new site design helps you access its many offerings! Learn about the various ways to stay up to date, learn about programs, find members-only resources, and most importantly get involved! Learn how to create your own webpage offered free to all members. Learn how to propose a new program or event.

As a member you have access to more than 100 videos featuring demonstrations by members and past Meet the Artists events. You also can participate in online shows, a proposed outdoor and in-person summer show at Arrowhead, a proposed portrait program and live model program, a print gallery and a Plein Air program this summer (subject to weather and regulations.)

 

You may also participate in weekly ART together events, Mixed Media Workshops, Positive Critiques, the Art Book Gathering and free Photo Editing workshops using Snapseed.

 

What programs or events would you like to have at the Guild? You will learn how to propose a program or event.  

 

Please log on to the berkshireartists.org website BEFORE this seminar and briefly look at the website. Also please go to the bottom of the homepage to the gray bar, and click on the Members' Area, then click on the Members Only Area- Login and use the email address you used to join the Guild to Login. You most likely already have your own webpage and you will also learn how to add more artwork to your webpage.

 

Many thanks go out to those that helped with the website's creation including a special thank you to Adrian Holmes and Keith Emerling!