Second Saturday Workshop

SKETCH JOURNALING  $25%22Mexican Hats%22

Backstreet Bagels- on the patio

Aug. 13, 2016

1-3 PM

Here’s a heads up for the next workshop-

focus- color, line, shape- FLOWERS
we will explore techniques to get loose with our watercolors and expression.
Please register with this link
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July 9th Sketch Journal Workshop

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
  • COST                                         $25
  • 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.)
  • HOW TO REGISTER            registration link- click here

Sketch Journal Workshop Series

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, (see dates below),  at Backstreet Bagels for sketch journaling workshops.  This series of 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.

"Contours of My Morning" copyright C Isgreen, pen on paper, 6" x 6"
“Contours of My Morning” copyright C Isgreen, pen on paper, 6″ x 6″

SESSION ONE:  “Capturing the Big Picture” With a focus on developing good observation skills for recording and expressing your ideas, you will learn about using contour lines to express your big idea, then how to pull your drawing together by suggesting details. (In this session, we will address the following Elements of Art- line, shape, space)

  • WHEN                                     April 9,  2:30 – 3:30 PM
  • WHERE                                   Backstreet Bagels, 127 North Townsend Avenue, Montrose
  • COST                                       $25
  • WHAT TO BRING                sketchbook, pencils, kneaded eraser, fine tip marker
  • OPTIONAL TO BRING        watercolors and brushes

TO REGISTER, PLEASE COMPLETE & SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING FORM

PAYMENT DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS

Future  sketch classes:

  • April 9  “The Big Picture”
  • June 11  “Looking Close”
  • Aug 13  “How Many Ways”
  • Sept 10  “The Language of Flowers”
  • Oct 8  TBD
  • Nov 12  TBD
  • Dec 10  TBD

(20% discount if taking 3 classes)

NOW SHOWING AT BACKSTREET BAGELS COMPANY……..

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.

"Hot Shoe" copyright C Isgreen 2015 $500
“For a Good Time Call Ed” award winning watercolor painting $500 copyright Cheri Isgreen

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.

j[g.backstreet 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.

"Contours of my Morning"  copyright C Isgreen, pen on paper, 6" x 6"
“Contours of my Morning” copyright C Isgreen, pen on paper, 6″ x 6″

HOME for the HOLIDAYS opens this FRIDAY, DEC. 5TH

I am back in Montrose after showing my artwork across Colorado with artist, Barb Haynie.   Home for the Holidays is my second solo show of 2014, highlighting my newest equine paintings in watercolor.  The show opens Friday, Dec. 5th at A&Y Design Gallery during the Montrose First Friday Art Walk.  The Opening Reception runs from 5:30- 8:00 PM.  A&Y Design Gallery is located at 513 Main Street, Montrose.   Home for the Holidays  runs through Dec. 31st.  For information, contact Yesenia Duncan at A&Y Gallery, (970) 240-7914

I see my artwork as an unbridled passion for the horse’s noble spirit, grace, and atheleticism.  “Unbridled” is perhaps a pun, yet the bulk of my work celebrates the horse without tack.  It does not portray a specific style of riding.

Horse Painting
“Holly” copyright
Watercolor; size 12″ X 15″

My artistic style conveys a contemporary Western aesthetic, fitting a range of decor, including Colorado casual, rustic chic, log homes,  and equine enthusiasts.  This style has evolved from the bulk of my life lived in rural, western Colorado blended with a BA in art, many years teaching art, my study of classical riding, and all the wonderful horsewomen and men I’ve known in all riding/driving disciplines who have enriched my life.

For this show with the holidays quickly approaching, I have also created gift items based on my artwork and several lines of cards, including equine-themed Christmas cards.  For equestrians and writers, I have a new line of writing journals and training journals.

Meet Monarch at A&Y Gallery

Monarch, the subject of this painting, is a 14 year old Lipizzan gelding. Monarch will be visiting at A&Y Design Gallery, 513 E Main, in Montrose, Colorado to kick off the “HIGH POINT, the Art of Showing Horses” during the Main in Motion Preview, June 5th.

Horse Painting
“Aurora”
Watercolor; size 16″ X 20″ price: $300

Use his white coat as your canvas; you are invited to decorate him with body paints and have your photo taken with him. A face painter will be on site if you’d like your face decorated too. While at the Gallery, preview the show, pick up some cards designed by Cheri, and bid on the silent auctions pieces to benefit James Klienert’s initiative to protect Colorado’s Wild Horses.

Barb’s painting depicting a young boy painting his white pony with be one of the paintings offered for silent auction. To make an early bid, call 970-596-5555. Minimum bid $125. Framed acrylic, 12″ X 16″ $250

Head, Heart, Hands, Health" Copyright B. Haynie
Head, Heart, Hands, Health” Copyright B. Haynie

“High Point” traveling to Montrose in June

“HIGH POINT, The Art of Showing Horses” debuts in Montrose at the A&Y Design Gallery, 513 E Main with three days of activities and events.

THURSDAY, JUNE 5TH: Main in Motion PREVIEW
With Main Street closed to traffic and open to evening strollers, Monarch, my Lipizzan gelding will arrive at A&Y Design Gallery to stand for body painting and pose for pictures with you. Photos of you, Monarch, and your creations can be emailed to your computer. Have you ever painted a horse? What designs will you create? Krystine Maximer will also be present for face painting.

Head, Heart, Hands, Health" Copyright B. Haynie
Head, Heart, Hands, Health” Copyright B. Haynie

While you are there, stop in the gallery to preview the show, or bid on the silent auction pieces to benefit the Colorado’s Wild Horses.

FRIDAY, JUNE 6TH: First Friday Art Walk OPENING for “HIGH POINT” in Montrose. The artists will each preview new work, with the show consisting of more than three dozen pieces, including painting, prints, and sculpture. Find the perfect piece of art for your home, business, or barn. It’s wedding and graduation season. Give artwork for the new home.

Opening events include live music with Karen and Friends, featuring the music of Karen Mercer, Margaret Freeman, and Kurt Isgreen. Refreshments include barn-themed food for horses and humans, as well as Oriental treats to celebrate 2014 Year of the Horse. Remember to fill a treat cup to bring back to the barn for your equine friends. Try your hand at Chinese brush painting with ink mural materials or the Zen board. A book of equine brush paintings will guide your artwork. Pick up materials and directions to make a folded, origami-style horse, called “zhezhi” in China. Participate in the silent auction to protect Colorado’s Wild Horses, and purchase cards with proceeds to aid the cause. A&Y Design Gallery will be the place to be Friday, June 6th for art, music, and community. Continue reading ““High Point” traveling to Montrose in June”