Small is Beautiful Art Show and Sale
Abstracted Landscape Demo With Andrew Hamilton
Members' Meeting and Demo
Wednesday February 1st 6:30 to 8:30
Markham Public Library
Abstracted Landscape Workshop with Andrew Hamilton
Saturday February 11th
Markham Public Library
Andrew Hamilton is a Canadian Drawing Master, a Professor of Fine Arts and is an accomplished, award winning painter in acrylic, oil and watercolor mediums. Using a highly imaginative palette of the three primaries plus white he has learned that all the colors of the universe are at hand. Combining this with a loose, inventive colorful style and with great freshness and immediacy he paints the landscape.
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||Mixed Media Techniques
with Sharon Kirsh
Tuesday, February 21
Markham Village Library
6031 Hwy 7, Markham
|Mixed media presents many opportunities to play, explore and have fun, especially collage. Accessible to just about everyone and everywhere, it gives creatives an opportunity to explore and play with colour, shape, subtlety and texture in ways that traditional painting doesn’t allow. For anyone looking to build more mastery, get over a creative block or just create, collage is a wonderful way in. In this presentation, Sharon will demonstrate how to introduce collage into your practice as a problem solver, tool for growth and creative enhancement. Techniques for using collage as a standalone medium as well as integration into a more traditional painting will be covered.
|Sharon Kirsh is an artist, interior designer and arts educator whose vibrant and richly layered abstracts depict the joy and surpris experienced while exploring our natural environments, through a thoughtful exploration of colour and pushing the limits of two dimensions with her varied art practice. Working in painting, mark making, print-making, cold wax, collage and fibre arts, the ever-changing choice of materials are employed to best evoke feelings of tangible depth and discovery. In 2018 Sharon received the Emerging Creative Talent award from the City of Richmond Hill and Best in Painting award at the Don Mills Centre Art Square Show in Toronto. She is represented by Koyman Galleries (Ottawa) and is a founding member of the Richmond Hill Artists' Collective.
Join us for our next Art Talk with historian Ewa Chwojko —
Thursday February 16 on Zoom
Ewa Chwojko Art Historian: for more information and to watch recorded sessions click here
February Challenge: SNOW
“Everything is beautiful, the important thing is to know how to interpret it.” — Camille Pissarro
Kandinsky's depiction of snow -- notice there's hardly any white paint to be seen? Show us your interpretation.
W. Kandinsky, "Winter Landscape," 1909, oil on cardboard
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January Challenge: Paint Your Space
“My work is purely autobiographical. It is about myself and my surroundings.” — Lucian Freud
Choose a room that reflects your personality (eg Van Gogh painted his bedroom). This is a great way to improve your observational skills and focus on composition.
View Challenge Here
Fuel your creativity by renewing your membership to MGA.
Full time student memberships are always $20.
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The Markham Group of Artists now has an event tent and grids available for it's members to rent.
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Advertise Through MGA!
For $20 you can now advertise your workshops, lessons or other art related materials in our newsletter.
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Recorded Events can be viewed by members only on our Members' Day Presentation Page
Peering In Zoom Critiques
More information Here
by Alex Colville
Announcing Ontario Trillium Foundation Funding
Your MGA leadership team is pleased to announce that MGA is receiving a grant of $11,300 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund
to help our group rebuild and recover from impacts of COVID-19. With these funds and once pandemic restrictions are lifted, we will secure safe meeting spaces,
where we will live stream workshops and demonstrations with equipment purchased. We will also extend our social media outreach, so we can continue to
increase our membership. Next, our membership registration process will be automated to facilitate information processing and new member orientation. Finally,
we will begin conversations with local art groups to explore opportunities for collaboration.
MGA extends our sincere thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for its support of our efforts.
Help us to create and maintain a more complete and organized archive of recordings. We need someone who can record art talks and demonstrations, download the videos to our private YouTube channel, then ensure that the links are included in the newsletters. All you need is an iPhone to record. We can provide a tripod. Please reach out to email@example.com for more information.