Art Through the Ages PART II: ROMAN ART with Ewa Chwojko
Thursday, March 3rd, 7 pm
In this art talk Ewa examines how the ancient Roman artists ‘borrowed’ from the Greeks, put their own twist on it, and thus achieved immortality! Their architecture, sculpture and painting has been inspiring artists ever since. Ewa Chwojko is an art historian, with Masters degrees in medieval history and art history from the University of Toronto. She regularly gives public audiovisual shows on art and artists, and has created a series of DVDs from these presentations. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81796793287?pwd=QlZxbHNvRFZTLzcxRVA5Y1VRZ3Bldz09 Meeting ID: 817 9679 3287 Passcode: 550192
MEMBERS' MEETING + PRESENTATIONS: Wednesday, March 9th, 7 pm
Stay connected, informed and enlightened: Join us for monthly Membership updates on current and upcoming events, followed by two short presentations by Eva Folks andLinda McIntosh.
For the past two years, Eva and her woodworker husband have been developing a new design for an H-frame easel and are excited to share this with our group. They will demonstrate how this easel differs from the traditional H-frames as well as share information on dimensions, weight and price and will be happy to answer any other questions members have for them.
Linda, a mixed media artist, art educator and MGA Communications Manager shares her transformational experience with the Art2Life Creative Visionary Program in Mallorca, Spain for a week-long painting workshop in a beautiful, remote retreat. Free to all MGA Members. A zoom link to the meeting will be sent out next week.
As a total beginner, Carolyne, started painting 40 years ago in a watercolour workshop by the ocean in Rockport Mass. She has continued to be a very enthusiastic “en plein air” painter! On location painting, Carolyne tries to capture not only the mood of the day but also her inner feelings towards the beauty of the landscape, sea and town that make it a unique moment in time and place. Most of Carolyne’s paintings are inspired from her travels to Europe, , New England-USA, and across Canada where she continues to paint on location.
As well as painting representationally in her watercolour paintings, Carolyne has enjoyed venturing into the world of abstraction, print making monotypes, acrylic and mixed-media studio work. She has studied with many renown artists, has taken numerous workshops as well as organizing them for many art organizations.
She is a Gold Level of Distinction Signature Member (TWS), Director and Past President of the Toronto Watercolour Society as well as a member of the PIne Ridge Arts Council, Don Valley Art Club, Art Guild of Scarborough, MGA, ECOAA and COAA art groups in Ontario. She is also an associate of the CSPWC (Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour)
Her paintings, which have received many awards, have been exhibited and sold at numerous juried shows in Toronto and throughout Ontario and can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada, USA., Europe, Asia and Australia.
Winter Peace 18"x22" Watercolour
September's Delicate Beauty 22"x18" Watercolour Monotype (original hand pulled print)
Welcome to the adventures of #thepaintinggreek! It all began 4 years ago when lightning struck and I woke up seeing the world completely differently. I knew I had to follow my heart and paint. I started with portraits… and in an effort to advance my skills quickly, I painted a portrait every day. By the spring, commissions had started rolling in.
Once summer arrived and my two boys were out of school, I knew I had to keep the momentum going, so I bought a pochade box and started oil painting at the go kart track. It wasn’t long before word spread amongst the Go Karting community, and so began the "motorsport" commissions.
In the meantime, I began weekly plein air painting adventures with a small team of talented artists and started selling my landscapes on Instagram.
I paint a lot of things, and I see every painting as an opportunity to learn and grow and improve. Portraits/ Landscapes/ Still lifes / Motorsport... the subjects change, but my goal is always to find the light, and to use colour and brushstrokes to tell a story within my painting.
You can find more of my work on Instagram: @thepaintinggreekand at the Westland Gallery, London.
Porch Pumkins 8"x10" oil on wood panel
detail of family commission: 20"x20" oil on wood
commission, 6"x8", oil on wood panel
work in progress, 16"x20", oil on wood
MARCH CHALLENGE: Let in the Light
"As we work to create light for others we naturally light our own way."
Mary Anne Radmacher
Join the March Challenge! Daylight Savings Time begins March 13th followed by the arrival of spring a week later. Use your art to show us the inward or outward light you experience. Sketch in your journal or paint at your easel; tis may be an idea to pursue or a finished project. Don’t be afraid to post online - shine your light and share your creativity! No submission fees for MGA members.
FOR EARS AND EYES: Podcasts and Books for Visual Artists
Art for All: The Curious Sketchbook with best selling author Danny Gregory Creative inspiration and advice to help you stop procrastinating and start making stuff.The Jealous Curator: Art for Your Ear with Danielle You'll hear first-hand from talented, successful, full-time artists (who also happen to be regular people with hilarious stories) BEFORE they’re in the Art History books.How to Sell Art: The Abundant Artist with Cory Huff Cory Huff is committed to dispelling the myth of the starving artist and has excellent podcasts on the subject. His podcasts feature interviews with successful artists who impart valuable advice on the business of art.The Art History Babes: Corrie, Nat, Ginny, & Jen A discussion of all things in visual culture where topics outside the realm of established art history are discussed.
Learn To Paint with Kelly Ann Powers Interviews with a different artist each episode. Discussions of all aspects of painting from composition, to colour mixing to materials and more. Very helpful if you’re interested in painting techniques.
Talking With Painters with Maria Stoljar Australian Painters talk with Maria about their life and their art. I find this podcast very enjoyable. It’s relaxing and fun to listen to other artists talk about their lives.
Savvy Painter Podcast with Antrese Wood Listen to top artists, authors, and visionaries share their insights, nitty gritty details about their creative process, and what really goes on behind the scenes. Ranked among the top 30 educational podcasts in the world, with more than 840 five-star reviews worldwide.
ACRYLICby Rita Isaac Get creative with acrylic, the world's most versatile paint
Packed with over 40 essential techniques and creative ideas, this practical guide reveals how to get the most out of acrylic paint, in all its forms.Easy-to-follow instructions and examples by some of the best artists working today, Acrylic is guaranteed to inspire, whatever your ability.
Available at Markham Public Library
ACRYLIC PAINTING WITH PASSION: Explorations for Creating Art that Nourishes the Soul by Tesia Blackburn
Creative ideas (including painting parties) plus some DO's and DON'Ts of creative play:
Forget the rules and have fun
Do find like-minded folks to play with
Do play without caring about the outcome
Do play often
Do make mistakes (lots of them!)
Don't worry about what anyone says
Don't show your treasures to folks who don't get it
Don't tell yourself you're too busy, old, unschooled, untalented, etc.
Available at Markham Public Library
CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2022
Wednesday, March 02 PEERING IN Members' Critique with Susan Weiss 7:30 PMThursday, March 03 ART TALK with Ewa Chwojko zoom 7-8pm
Wednesday, March 09 MEMBERS MEETING + PRESENTATIONS:
Eva Folks demonstrates a new design for an H-frame easel developed at home
Linda McIntosh shares her experience at a Destination Workshop in 2021
Wednesday, March 16 PEERING IN Members' Critique with Lynn Ross 7:30pm
Tuesday, March 22 PAINT LOUNGE: paint with a group easels available for use 1-4pm
Thursday, March 24 ART TALK with Ewa Chwojko zoom 7-8pm
Wednesday, March 30 PEERING IN Members' Critique with Susan Weiss 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 06 MEMBERS' MEETING + DEMO with Ernestine Tahedl (Abstract) Grace Anglican Church, 7pm
Thursday, April 07 ART TALK with Ewa Chwojko zoom 7-8pm
Tuesday, April 12 PAINT LOUNGE - paint with a group easels available for use 1-4pm
Wednesday, April 13 PEERING IN Members' Critique with Lynn Ross 7:30pm
Thursday, April 21 ART TALK with Ewa Chwojko zoom 7-8pm
Saturday, April 23 WORKSHOP with Ernestine Tahedl Grace Anglican Church, 10am-2pm
Wednesday, April 27 PEERING IN Members' Critique with Susan Weiss 7:30pm
Wednesday, May 04 MEMBERS' MEETING + DEMO (TBA) zoom 7pm
Wednesday, May 11 PEERING IN Members' Critique with Lynn Ross 7:30pm
Thursday, May 12 ART TALK with Ewa Chwojko zoom 7-8pm
Tuesday, May 17 PAINT LOUNGE - paint with a group Easels available 1-4pm
Wednesday, May 25 PEERING IN Members' Critique with Susan Weiss 7:30pm