Sketch classes will resume at Backstreet Bagel on the Second Saturday, beginning May 13th, 2017. Classes are held 2-4 PM in the courtyard weather permitting. After an inspiring trip this winter to Mexico, more emphasis will be placed on travel journals.
Please use this link to preregister. WORKSHOP REGISTRATION Classes are $25, due at the beginning of class. Bring your sketch materials:
Please join us Friday evening, 11/18 from 5-7 PM at Backstreet Bagel Company for a celebration of new works including
“Three Passions: Horses, Flowers, Travel” new artwork by Cheri Isgreen.
“Upside Down” Karen Mercer’s new CD ; she will be performing selections from her album.
Backstreet’s brand new gallery
Horses highlights my deep connection with horses, especially my special relationship with Monarch, who I have raised and trained from a green colt to a seasoned show, clinic, trail, and special events horse.
Flowers, like Horses focuses on my interest of how light defines living forms. Unlike Horses, (which I paint in a narrative style), Flowers are painted in a looser style that explores pure design and composition.
Travel samples a collection from my travel/sketch journals. These sketches were made in a variety of media, including pencil, ink, watercolor, and collage. Works are presented as 5″ x 7″ framed prints from Colorado, Utah, Texas, and Mexico trips.
Mark your calendars. New art, live music, appetizers, & beverages. Register for the drawing of artwork.
NOV. 12, 2-4 PM, Montrose: Backstreet Journals SKETCH JOURNALING: supportive class with techniques, inspiration, and motivational exercises to successfully integrate text & image artfully. Bring sketch book that accepts watermedia, watercolor kit, pencils, fineline marker, eraser. This month we will focus on the decorative side of interior environments. $25
NOV. 13, 10-3 PM, Gunnison: Gunnison Arts Center GETTING LOOSE: watercolor workshop, techniques & tips to create expressive watercolor compositions. Instruction include a wide variety of watercolor techniques & effects, as well as design principles to ensure successful compositions. All materials provided; bring a brown bag lunch. $70
DEC. 3, 2-6 PM, Montrose: Cimarron Creek Clubhouse GETTING LOOSE: watercolor workshop; a benefit for the Montrose Center for the Arts; with techniques & tips to create expressive watercolor compositions. Instruction include a wide variety of watercolor techniques & effects, as well as design principles to ensure successful compositions. Bring watercolor kit, one full sheet (30″x22″ ) 140# cold press paper cut 1/2, (recommend Arches), 2-3 water containers, mask liquid and/or mask pen, liquid detergent, and extra small round cheap brush $50
Scott is working hard remodeling the bagel shop, including a new gallery space! Please excuse the mess during the construction phase. The artwork has been de-installed until the new gallery is completed. In September artwork will be rehung, with an opening party to celebrate new work in the new space slated for later this fall. Please stay tuned for more details……………
Do you enjoy journaling? Do you think visually? Would you like to improve your skills to express yourself creatively in the language of art? Join us on the second Saturday of the month, at Backstreet Bagels for the sketch journaling workshop series. These classes will improve skills of observation and expression using a variety of art media for recording daily life experiences, travel experiences, and experiences in the wild. With each class addressing separate skills, classes need not be taken sequentially, in a strict order. Choose, (like a menu), the classes you wish to take. Each class will conclude with suggested exercises to hone your skills and keep you motivated.
SESSION THREE: “How Many Ways?”
This session will give you strategies to nurture your creative expression through discovering multiple approaches to express one subject. (In this class, we will address all the Elements of Art- line, shape, color, value, form, texture, & space)
WHEN July 9, 2016 1:00 – 2:00 PM instruction, 2:00 – 3:00 exploration
WHERE Backstreet Bagels, (in the garden weather permitting), 127 North Townsend Avenue, Montrose
WHAT TO BRING sketchbook, pencils, kneaded eraser, fine tip marker, a variety of colored media, an interesting object that you would enjoy exploring a variety ways to portray
OPTIONAL TO BRING suggested colored media: watercolors and brushes, colored pencils, pastel pencils, water based markers in a variety of colors with a brush to move color, watercolor pencils, water-soluble graphite pencil, nontraditional media- (old make up such as eyeshadows and blushes, colored soils, etc.)
In collaboration with Scott and Debbie Cassidy, I am pleased to announce the installation of my artwork at Backstreet Bagels Co. Paintings in a variety of subjects, including my signature watercolor horses, adorn the walls.
Also hanging are note cards and a small collection of mixed media prototype collages, designed from my original paintings. The artwork is specially priced for this debut showing. Take an additional 20% off the purchase of all artwork through the end of this month, by presenting the completed certificate.
Backstreet Bagels Co is locally owned and run by Scott and Debbie Cassidy. Backstreet is a deli and coffee house serving their signature bagels made fresh daily. Backstreet offers a varied breakfast and lunch menu served all day, a full barista bar, baked specialties including my personal favorite- Scottie’s biscotti, friendly service, a cozy atmosphere, and a summer patio garden. Located at 127 N Townsend, in Montrose, CO, Backstreet is open seven days per week: 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM weekdays & 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM weekends.
Coming in 2016, I will be offering classes and workshops, including a Lunch & Learn series focused on sketch journaling, urban sketching, and pleine aire painting. Please comment at the end of this post if you are interested in joining the art workshops.