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Watercolor April 6 Demo & Meeting

Watercolor April 6 Demo & Meeting

In-person and FREE to the public.
Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Rd

You must PREREGISTER online at Oak Brook Library website.
Limited to 100. Click link to register.

https://oak-brook.libcal.com/event/11424203

John Herron Artist Demo—Saturday April 6, 2024, 2pm
Open and FREE to the public. Oak Brook Public Library,
600 Oak Brook Road
You must PREREGISTER at library website. Limited to 100.

Bruce A Neville Live Demo Aug 5th

Bruce A Neville Live Demo Aug 5th

Illinois Watercolor Society Live, in-person Demo
Bruce Neville Artist Demo—Saturday August 5th, 2023, 2pm.

In-person and FREE to the public.
Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Rd
You must PREREGISTER online at Oak Brook Library website.
Limited to 100. Click link.

https://oak-brook.libcal.com/event/9804804

Bruce Allan Neville is a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, an Associate member of the American Watercolor Society, and a Signature member of the Cincinnati Art Club. Neville has won numerous awards and honors. He also has extensive teaching and workshop experience throughout the Midwest. 

Neville’s style and technique were published in the “The Watercolor Technique of 23 International Artist”. My goal is to develop not a style of painting but a way of thinking, interpreting, and being creative. Each painting conveys a unique experience leading the viewer into a new way of seeing and understanding”.

Bruce Neville Artist Demo—Saturday August 5th, 2023, 2pm
Open and FREE to the public.

Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road
You must PREREGISTER at library website. Limited to 100.

Watercolor Demo & Meeting

Watercolor Demo & Meeting

Thomas Trausch Artist Demo—Saturday June 3, 2023, 2pm.
Open and FREE to the public.

Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Rd
You must PREREGISTER online at Oak Brook Library website.
Limited to 100. Click link.

https://oak-brook.libcal.com/event/9804794

“I have been extremely fortunate to be able to follow my dream of being a ‘fine artist’ and I thank God for this. My years as an artist have been about equally divided between the mediums of watercolor and oils, each with its own properties and end results. Always a challenge, making art allows one to explore more deeply and inevitably find out more about the maker, the artist. The process of painting is what the journey is all about … the resultant paintings are the mile markers along this wonderful road of discovery. It is and always will be … a thrill.”.

Thomas Trausch Artist Demo—Saturday June 3rd, 2023, 2pm

Open and FREE to the public.
Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road

You must PREREGISTER at library website. Limited to 100.

Wonderful April Demo

Wonderful April Demo

A BIG thank you to Mary Ellen Segraves for the wonderful demonstration at the April membership meeting. Approximately 80 attendees enjoyed and learned several new watercolor tips, tricks, and techniques from Mary Ellen. She also shared with the group many of her finished impressionistic watercolors.

IWS Meeting and Demo- Apr 1

IWS Meeting and Demo- Apr 1

Mary Ellen Segraves Artist Demo—Saturday April 1, 2023, 2pm.
Open and FREE to the public.

Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Rd
You must PREREGISTER online at Oak Brook Library website.
Limited to 100. Click link.

https://oak-brook.libcal.com/event/9804793

From my first visits to the Art Institute as a child, I was drawn to the softness of the watercolor paintings as well as to the beauty and light of the Impressionists’ works.  What I try to create are impressionistic watercolors – light, airy, soft. One of my instructors says that he approaches each painting as a problem to be solved, and I think it’s the same for me.  How do I keep the light? How do I arrange the scene and the objects to create a pleasing composition? How do I convey the feeling with the least amount of detail?  How do I get the “vision” that’s in my head onto the paper?  I find satisfaction in the challenge.

David Becker Oct 1 Demo

David Becker Oct 1 Demo

Illinois Watercolor Society Meeting and Demo
David Becker Artist Demo—Saturday October 1, 2022, 2pm.
Open and FREE to the public.

Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Rd
You must PREREGISTER online at Oak Brook Library website.

Limited to 75. Click link.
https://oak-brook.libcal.com/calendar/programs/

Since 1983, David had spent most of his artistic life and career in the city of Chicago. Becker studied at The American Academy of Art in Chicago and is the reason that a large majority of his subject matter comes from his life in the city that he loves so much.

Becker is the author of  Watercolor Composition Made Easy, and How to Sketch with Watercolor. He has had two different articles published in International Artist Magazine and in Watercolor Magic. Has reached signature status to the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and has won numerous awards for his work from watercolor societies around the country.

David Becker Artist Demo—Saturday October 1, 2022, 2pm

Open and FREE to the public. Oak Brook Public Library, 600 Oak Brook Road

You must PREREGISTER online at library website. Limited to 75.