ArtGuild presents spring season schedule

ArtGuild presents spring season schedule


The Art Guild of Rockford spring season offers programs, paintouts, and workshops for its members and the public at North Suburban Library, 6340 N. Second St., Loves Park.

Programs are all at 6:30 p.m., free and open to the public:

Feb. 5, Joe Sarff (Pecatonica) fine art photographer specializing in black and white photography using standard printing as well as alternative printing, will show his work and explain black and white photography as fine art.

March 5, Jim Bornzin (Rockford), paper cutting —a single sheet of black paper is cut using surgical scissors, capturing the delicacy of spider webs, insects, birds, animals, ships and seascapes. Demonstration and his work will be shown.

April 2, Donna Jill Witty (Woodstock), award-winning watercolorist, will show her work and talk about her techniques.

Paintouts are all 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., free to Art Guild members (membership is $30 a year).

Jan. 26, Michael Cotti (Rockford) will demonstrate oils and acrylic painting, working with each painter.

Feb. 23, Andrew Langoussis (art professor at Rockford College) will teach drawing.

March 23, Karen Gaines, (Rockford), watercolorist will teach dry brush


Workshops are all 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Art Guild members and the public, fee $20, mailed to Sallie Clarke, 5454 Ahrens Road, Pecatonica, IL 61063, to arrive one week or more before the workshop date. Inquiries: 815/239-1202.

Feb. 9, Carolyn Mastroianni, (Freeport, teaches drawing, painting, and sculpture at Highland Community College). She will teach Drawing and Painting as Communication, demonstrating drawing in the morning, and oil and acrylic painting in the afternoon.

March 2, Deborah Stromsdorfer (Rockford) will teach colored pencil painting using black rag paper for a fast build up of color.

April 13, Sharon Tarr, (Lansing, Mich.) A winner of many awards and the subject of many art magazine articles, Tarr is an expert in outdoor watercolor painting. She teaches in her own school of art in the winter and during the summer conducts week-long workshops. She will teach watercolor outdoors if the weather is good, or indoors if rainy or cold.

Throughout the autumn and spring seasons, the Art Guild of Rockford regularly offers six programs and six workshops to the public and aspiring artists and six paintouts for members, as well as assists with Arts Place, a summer program for Rockford area teens, and oversees several art shows. For more information about the Art Guild of Rockford, contact Jeannette Fay at 815/335-2508 or see the Art Guild web site:

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