Draw From a Live Model

Posted By on Oct 20, 2017

Come try your hand at drawing a live model.  April will be posing in a bathing suit. BAA members will be on hand to give guidance if requested. (note to BAA members – Even if you don’t want to draw, please come and socialize!) FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Sponsored by the Belmont Art Association in collaboration with the Belmont Gallery of Art Thursday, October 26th from 7-9pm Light Refreshments Bring pad and paper.  Some supplies will be...

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New Works Exhibit and Special Events!

Posted By on Jun 23, 2017

Special Events: BAA Art-Making Workshops (Free)! Refresh your skills or learn some new techniques… The Belmont Art Association (BAA) in partnership with the Belmont Gallery of Art (BGA) present a series of four special summer art-making events on Thursday evenings. All workshops take place 7-9pm at the Belmont Gallery of Art. Thurs., June 29: DRAWING PORTRAITS Rick Corbett. Corbett, an award winning pencil artist/portraitist will demonstrate his personal process of creating a portrait based on light as well as structure to capture the personality of his subject. An example of Corbett’s work is below: Thurs., July 13: KUMIHIMO NECKLACE WORKSHOP Naomi Ellenberg-Dukas, of DukasDesigns, will demonstrate Japanese beaded braiding to create a single strand kumihimo bracelet. This technique has unlimited designs and varying degrees of complexity, but this will start with the basics. Materials will be supplied to 10 attendees (by lottery to those present). Naomi is President of Beadesigner International/New England Bead Society. Thurs., July 20: SIMPLIFIED ANATOMY Drawing the Human Figure from Imagination and Life – led by Damon Lehrer. Lehrer has taught at RISD, Boston University, Art Institute of Boston, Mass College of Art, and Montserrat College of Art. Founder of Boston Figurative Art Center, Somerville. Thurs July 27: LIVE MODEL SESSION Come try your hand at drawing a clothed live model. BAA artists will be on hand to offer tips and advice to workshop attendees. Art supplies will be provided for workshop attendees. Some events will feature brief talks by participating BAA artists about their individual art-making techniques and influences. Refreshments will be served. Free...

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Community Mural is Done!

Posted By on Jun 7, 2016

It took nearly two years, but the community mural is done, and now hangs on the outdoor wall of the Belmont Cinema on Trapelo Road! Janet Amdur got the grant and Stacey Hammerlind got the people-power and supplies. BAA member Anne Katzeff was one of several community folks who went to the weekly painting sessions during its first year. They took care of the backgrounds, lettering, figure shapes, and many details. At our last meeting, several BAA members helped put the finishing touches on the mural, painting the faces and clothing. Anne took these pictures today. But you should go there yourself and check it out! Anne Katzeff painting Elvis during the early stages of the mural. Several panels of the mural. John Norton’s portrait work! So many hands involved in this section. Many people contributed to this section, too. Christine Chang did a great job completing Audrey Hepburn. Richard Hill made Elvis come...

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Turtle Studios is now accepting new members. If you have ever craved a big, well-lit studio in which to express your creativity among the company of fellow creatives, you HAVE to visit Turtle Studios. About Turtle Studios Turtle Studios is a participatory, democratic arts community that provides a safe and inclusive space where the individual’s creative process, values and aesthetics are respected. We welcome people of diverse identities and economic means, with or without prior art experience. Our community maintains a nonjudgmental, supportive culture. Our vision is to liberate the creative spirit within and increase understanding between people through art. Summer Drop-In Workshop A casual, creative, drop-in workshop on Tuesdays from 11-3 at Turtle Studios June 2 – July 28. Exercise your creative muscles in the company of Turtle Studios members and non-members. EACH WEEK YOU WILL DISCOVER: optional warm-up activities designed to open the creative channels (may draw from art, mind-body practices, or who knows what sources of inspiration!) group connection and cross-pollination of ideas through facilitated check-in and check-out discussions individual support for your creative process if you wish WHEN? Tuesdays from 11am – 3pm June 2, 9, 16, 23 (does not meet 6/30, 7/7), July 14, 21, 28 HOW MUCH? Turtle Studios Members: $105/7wks or $15/day; Non-Members: $175/7wks or $25/day WHERE IS TURTLE STUDIOS? 213 California Street, Newton MA 02458-1008 (next to McDonald’s, near Newton Corner and Watertown Square) To find out more about workshops, summer membership or annual membership, please email and be sure to visit our website at...

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Sunday Artist Talk 1

Posted By on Feb 25, 2014

Sunday March 2 Come hear Belmont Art Association artists talk about their work. What inspires them? What are they trying to say? What are their techniques? Do they have special approaches to composition, colors, layers, materials? There will be time for questions and answers. All ages are welcome. DATE: Sunday March 2 TIME: 2:00pm LOCATION: Belmont Gallery of Art, 19 Moore Street, Homer Building, 3rd floor. ARTISTS: Kimberly Becker, Susan Kottler, Kay Hudgins, Nicole Bernstein, Erika...

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