Second Chance, Don’t Miss Out

Lino Club gets going THURSDAY, October  23rd

Bird-Carving

We meet again at Chang’s house to work on your project or start a new one! What about a Christmas card? We have access to the big press, or Pat will show us how to work small with a “homemade” press perfect for Christmas cards.

We will get stared at 7:00pm. Bring your materials, including paper, and work clothes. And if you have a cool Christmas card bring that for inspiration and ideas. See you then!

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Lino Club Meets again on Tuesday

Meeting at 7pm this Tuesday, October 14 at Pat’s house

Turtle-cut

Join us at Pat’s house Tuesday night to work on your lino project or just get inspired. Bring your tools, supplies, lino, ideas, etc. We all need to re-group to inspire our souls. It’s been awhile, I think the beginning of the summer, so please join us if you can. Hope to see you.

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Art in the Park with Live Music

Hello Everyone

I hope you enjoy my new Logo as much as I do! That is a REAL BRICK from my backyard.

But the real reason for this post is to invite you to the 45th annual ART IN THE PARK this Sunday. I’m helping to host an auction to raise scholarship funds for our high school students. An auction table will be right next to the MAA Information table (right next to the beer garden). And a few artist will be painting throughout the park!

PLEASE join me at a NEW LOCATION – Plaza Ignacio – on Sunday to enjoy the art, the music, and to support the MAA Scholarships for school year 2014-15. I hope to see you there.

Art in the Park with Music

Sunday, August 17th, 2014  10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Plaza Ignacio Martinez

525 Henrietta Street at Alhambra

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LINOLEUM CLUB: Sharp Tools Make for Good Prints

Chang-at-Press

Tuesday,  April (late/ day not selected yet)

Join us in the garage again, with a working professional printing press. Learn how to cut linoleum and make prints on paper.

A small group of us are getting together to teach ourselves printmaking. We have started with linoleum, learning the tools, cutting a pattern onto linoleum and printing with oil based ink onto special paper.

Last month we learned that too much ink makes for a bad print. Likewise, if your linoleum block isn’t cut deep enough, it’s likely that ink will get down into the groves and create an “imperfect” print.

Participants will:

  • Develop visual-spatial abilities
  • Explore through experimentation
  • Have fun with a group of follow artist

JOIN US

Once a month – 7:00pm – 9:00 pm

REGISTRATION:

If you are interested in joining the group please email redbrickworkshops@gmail.com  We will reply to your email with more details.

Some Details:

  • You need to bring your own materials
  • Everyone is willing to help everyone
  • Dress causal ready to work and share
  • The garage has a concrete floor so wear comfortable shoes
  • All levels of experience welcomed
  • Space is limited
  • Contact redbrickworkshops@yahoo.com for more info.

 

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LINOLEUM CLUB: Print in Color or Just Carve

LINO Printer web200

Tuesday,  March 18

Join us in the garage again, with a working professional printing press. Learn how to cut linoleum and make prints on paper.

A small group of us are getting together to teach ourselves printmaking. We have started with linoleum, learning the tools, cutting a pattern onto linoleum and printing with oil based ink onto special paper.

Participants will:

  • Develop visual-spatial abilities
  • Explore through experimentation
  • Have fun with a group of follow artist

JOIN US

Once a month – 7:00pm – 9:00 pm

REGISTRATION:

If you are interested in joining the group please email redbrickworkshops@gmail.com  We will reply to your email with more details.

More Details:

  • You need to bring your own materials
  • Everyone is willing to help everyone
  • Dress causal ready to work and share
  • The garage has a concrete floor so wear comfortable shoes
  • All levels of experience welcomed
  • Space is limited
  • Contact redbrickworkshops@yahoo.com for more info.

 

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Techniques of Using Charcoal for Self Expression

June 5, 2011

“In warming-up play, I’m finding more marks to use in my repertoire”

“Charcoal & its intensity is an old friend which I got re-acquainted with today.”

“Love having the music – Excellent — Thank you.”

Participant’s remarks from the RB charcoal workshop

On Saturday, June 4, a few artists met again to explore charcoal drawing techniques at the MAA annex. We learned that variations in marks and lines could alter and enhance the expressive quality of a drawing. And tone and value are important too.

Starting with charcoal right out of the fireplace— we did a warm-up drawing to explore marks. Participants then expressed what they wanted to take away from the workshop and we shared our past creative endeavors. Working with willow sticks, compressed charcoal, charcoal pencils, and kneading erasers, on different kinds of papers, we developed an understanding of what this drawing medium could do.

Three hours passed quickly as we created value charts and worked on tonality drawings while listening to music. Because of the loose nature of charcoal many participants who had not worked with charcoal before, were able to work with this medium to extend their self-expression.

          

      

The most fundamental thing you can do to a drawing surface is make a mark on it. Most of the time, a drawing starts out with a blank surface of some kind. This surface is almost always passive (empty). So a soon as you do something—anything— to it, you’ve marked, or activated it.

Marks and lines have character and personality, in and of themselves. Here Pam finds that they can represent mood, energy, and spirit from the contextual role in the drawing.

    

        

The Workshop ended with a show of everyones work.

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Welcome

 

 

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If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced —Vincent Van Goth

Welcome

Everyone has a little voice inside of them. For some the voice is, “what if.” For others it’s, I can’t do that.” And still others it’s, “I always wanted to try that.”

Welcome to Red Brick Workshops. Our mission is to provide opportunities for you to explore your creativity. We provide a community to explore, learn, discover, create and share, all in a safe environment.

Please visit to learn how we can help you find your creativity.

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