2019 Still Life or Freestyle

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Every 3rd Sunday of the month

Studio 23

2309B Encinal Ave. · Alameda, CA

How to find us

This Meetup always follows the Sunday after Alameda's 2nd Friday Art Walk. Sometimes it's 2nd Sunday and sometimes it's a 3rd Sunday. We are located behind Revelation Cleaners on the corner of Oak Street and Encinal Ave

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Still Life or Freestyle 12 Month Challenge.

This session will last 4 hours with breaks throughout.

Still life drawings are drawings of non-living objects, arranged in a specific way, to create meaning or a visual effect. Common still life objects include things like flowers, fruits, vegetables, and other foods and beverages.

This particular still life practice helps hone skills like perspective, shadows, negative space, depth & so much more. For some this will come naturally, for others it is a discipline. But everyone can benefit from it.

Feel free to do a still life or work on whatever your heart desires in a freestyle session.

This Meetup is on the Sunday following Alameda's 2nd Friday Art Walk. So most of the time it falls on 2nd Sunday, sometimes it falls on the 3rd Sunday.

Come get to know other local artists and set time aside to make art with us!

What to bring:
*Sketchbook, paper or canvas
*Paints, pencils, ink, etc
*Feel free to bring snacks, drinks although We may also have some snacks/drinks available for a small donation.
*Indoor and/or outdoor depending on the number of attendees. So dress appropriately.

Note: We also will have a variety of art supplies to share with everyone and a few easels around as well. Try charcoal or watercolor. Please just be respectful of the studio supplies and return them to their proper homes.

Suggested donation is $5-$10+. We use this to buy supplies, snacks, drinks as well as pay rent and meetup.com group fees. Your donations keep our doors open.

* IMPORTANT (read below)

*Parking: Please do not park in the Studio 23 Parking lot. The cleaners and local residents own these parking spots and they do tow! There is nearby street parking available on Oak Street and Encinal. All street parking is free on Sundays.

There is also a parking garage between Central and Santa Clara Ave that is free on weekends as well as a parking lot directly across from the Alameda Theater. More parking info:

*Indoor and/or outdoor depending on the number of attendees. So dress appropriately. We prefer to keep this donation based so no one is ever turned away. However, please only RSVP if you are sure you are coming. You can RSVP up until the night before.

*These meetups are about making art. Please keep phone calls outside (away from the group) as well as loud or lengthy conversations. We love for people to connect, that is what we are all about. Please just use common sense and be considerate of other artist's time.

We welcome feedback on new meetup ideas for 2019 and other ways on improving our group!