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The Art Price Mystery – by Robert Genn

The Art Price Mystery – by Robert Genn Yesterday, Mark Sharp of Invermere, B.C. wrote, “I was in a gallery looking at a large painting by a living artist. With no dramatic message or spiritual awakenings, it was just a really nice painting–and it was priced at $24,000.00. It probably took the painter one or [...]

Mini workshop August 2, 2011

Dear Young Budding Artist, I chose a painting done by Claudia Nice for Tuesday’s mini workshop….This will be pen and ink and watercolor…..love the photo. This is a fun one. Supplies: Mask Permanent ink pen watercolor brushes 8×10 140lb arches watercolor paper. We won’t be using allot of masking on this one, so maybe you [...]

Grant Opportunity, Shasta County

Community Foundation Announces Arts Grant Opportunities Jul 14, 2011 Shasta Regional Community Foundation announces upcoming arts grant opportunities. “We believe arts play a key role in building our communities; providing focus for, reflecting, and celebrating local culture.” Beth Freeman, Program Director at the Foundation talks about the important role of the arts in the quality [...]

Painting Workshops in Cottonwood coming up!

Hello Young Budding Artist, Boy the year is going like grease lighting, holy cow!! I blink and it’s another month…..What is up with that…however, we are having fun doing what we love. I have some tremendous workshops coming up. Looking forward to seeing you. I am taking deposits now for all classes. Aug. 27th, Saturday: [...]

A Painting Buddy – by Robert Genn

A Painting Buddy – by Robert Genn Did you ever notice when you’re driving a car over familiar territory you can fail to notice high-profile landmarks such as tunnels, bridges or bypasses? Distracted by the car radio, fantasy, or in-car conversation, the miles can wind by in blind oblivion. On the other hand, truly alert [...]

Stained Glass, Glass Bead Making Classes!

New Studio in ARTAZINE! Welcome, Makin Glass, & Pottery in Anderson, CA, offering classes in the following media: Stained Glass, Mosaics, Lightweight Conrete, Sculpture Fusing, Jewelry Fusing, Basic Beads, Pottery, Paper Making, Print Making, Batik, Water Color, Acrylic Be sure to check both Makin Glass and Pottery website, and www.artazine.org class listings! Makin Glass & [...]

The Unschooling of Art – by Robert Genn

The Unschooling of Art – by Robert Genn “Unschooling” is an educational philosophy and practice that allows children to learn through natural life experiences. Play, games, fantasy, hobbies and social interaction are supposed to take the place of traditional schools. The theory is that current curricula and grading systems are counterproductive to the goal of [...]

Where Peace Meets Beauty – beyond the secular!

Where Peace Meets Beauty – beyond the secular! by Lorena Bowser Back when pharmacies had soda fountains and comic corners and were a cool place to hang out…Scary movies were dark, ominous works of art, but didn’t ruin your sleep, fun was chips of ice from the ice man in summer and globs of clean [...]

There’s still room! Children’s Summer Art Classes

Two locations for these fun filled weeks of ART! Old City Hall, 1313 Market Street, Redding 96001 Register online! The following classes are at Old City Hall: Session 6 Create with Clay, Balsa Wood & Plaster Gauze Form and carve balsa wood, clay and plaster gauze into sculpture or creatures that are painted and sealed [...]

Painting as Tribute – by Robert Genn

Painting as Tribute – by Robert Genn There are lots of reasons to paint. This morning’s inbox included about a dozen. They ranged from “spiritual need” to “$1800.00.” Another subscriber mentioned, “A nice memorial for my friend’s gerbil “Alice,” who recently passed away.” After her lengthy explanation I was not sure if it was her [...]