Hi everyone! I thought I'd create a new group to bring together budding artists and lifelong creatives alike under the same roof to generate works of art, discuss each others ideas and encourage each others techniques! To begin, I thought it would be nice if we could meet and i'll bring along some still life topic along for us to paint or draw in whatever medium we choose! I'll try bring along inspiration from other artists to help us get ideas for techniques. Then, as we develop as a group, we can take it in turns to come up with new artistic gatherings! Potential Ideas: - Specialist Medium Meetings: Such as only Oil, Acrylic, Pencil, Watercolor, etc. - Landscape: Actively meeting in a place around or outside of Boulder to create images of the beautiful scenery we have on our doorstep! - Urban Art: Similar to landscape, meet in a more urban environment to practice our perspectives - Still Life: Developing our techniques and refining the use of mediums. This could include a session where we each bring an item or photograph from home. - Human Form: Potentially we could call in people such as dancers to attempt to hold form while we sketch! - Specialist Movement Meetings: Explore with new techniques; Let loose with Abstract Expressionism or be taken to the 18th Century in Paris or Barcelona! - Gallery Visits: Taking the inspiration, and bringing back to the next meeting to work on pieces from a similar movement. - Artistic Pairing: We could pair up and swap our favourite works to date, then you have to try and recreate the piece you have received in the swap, all in aid of technique development and constructive criticism. Completely open to suggestions, and people running specific workshops that I'm sure they have much more experience and interest in than me. Most likely it'll be BYOM (Bring Your Own Mediums), as I am just one of you, so unfortunately I won't have enough supplies to go around everyone. This group will most likely kick-off for good after the Holiday Season, giving me some time to come up with some solid meeting plans and try and find an ideal spot to have our first meeting!