Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Maurice Mattei Class at Baker-Hunt starting in March

Maurice Mattei is teaching again at Baker-Hunt Art & Cultural Center this coming Spring. The class will be on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 until noon. The first class is on March 28 and the course runs until May 16. 
To register, you can call Teresa or Kelsey at 859-431-0020, M-F from 10:00 until 4:00.

The class will cover perspective, foreshortening, composition, various drawing techniques, anatomy, and aspects of Art History as they relate to the discipline of drawing. If interested, call 859-431-0020. On-line registration begins February 27 at the following:

Monday, February 13, 2017

Hey Everyone,
It's that time again where I reach out to all my fellow artists...especially those that are teaching to ask if anyone knows of any artists or art students who are looking for a great part-time job using their artistic abilities. I am saying a fond farewell to one of our artists, Lisa who has been with us for 5 years. She is graduating from UC DAAP and moving to California to start a new job that she got offered from Co-Oping. I am also losing another artist to UC CO-Oping this Summer.

I'm looking for artists to work at our Beach Water park location this Summer as well as our Tri-County Mall studio year round. This job is all about doing ART all day, every day. This is a very exciting job opportunity especially for Art students both High School and College.

This isn’t just your typical summer job, its an opportunity for artists to expand their artistic skills and get paid at the same time.

Ideally we are looking for artists who have good drawing ability and outgoing personalities. Airbrush experience is a plus but not particularly necessary as we will train. We want to see a portfolio which shows us airbrush experience(if any), drawing ability, a grasp of color, form and perspective.

If you have anybody in mind, please have them contact us at the phone number included to set up a time to meet with us and show a portfolio.

Thanks Everyone.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

Advice needed!

Advice needed!

I'm starting to post my work on my Children's Illustrator's site, and am not sure about keywords.

For the piece below, I can only think of the keywords, alphabet, bugs, insects. If this were your piece, what keywords would you use? I think I can proceed with the rest once I've got the idea. 

Please! If you have a moment, give me some advice. I'd so appreciate it!
Thank you!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Kim Rae Taylor - "Old Modern" Exhibition at Clermont Gallery

My friend, Kim Rae Taylor has an exhibition at the Park National Bank Gallery titled, "Old Modern".
This is an exhibition of portrait paintings documenting avant-garde women during the early 20th Century. Check it out - the details are below:

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Happy New Year!

By Christina Wald from Animal Atlas published by Bloomsbury
I confess this blog gets less posted to because of our group on Facebook. I will mostly post events and media links here.

Remember if you want our daily conversation to join or Facebook group Cincinnati Illustrators and Lunchers.

Friday, December 23, 2016

WCPO Profile of C. F. Payne's Historic Home and Studio

Detail shot of illustrator C. F. Payne home studio. Photo by Joseph Fuqua II for WCPO
 We have not done a STUDIO SPACE profile on C. F. Payne yet but WCPO has done a very good one to fill the gap!

Not only is Chris an award winning editorial and children's book illustrator, he also recently became head of the Hartford Art School’s Low-Residency Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Illustration program.

Lots of wonderful photos go along with this great write up:

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Robin Ewers Carnes Urban Sketching Workshop

Check out Robin Ewers Carnes workshop in January!

You know how it is... You go on vacation, and you think about all the opportunities you'll have to sketch some new scenery. But no one ever wants to wait around while you whip out your sketchbook and draw. So you take photos. Lots and lots of photos. Alas, the moment has passed and those photos stay tucked inside a folder on your phone or computer.

Well, not anymore! Join us as we explore the art of urban sketching, but from your photos.

In this workshop, we'll talk about:

- The art of urban sketching and what makes it different
- The process of building a sketch
- Different materials to use while on the go
- Which colors to choose for your palette
- How to take a photo so that you can properly draw from it later

Then we'll get to work on our urban sketching, so bring some photos that you've taken from your travels.

This 3 hour workshop is for the artist who is looking to expand on new techniques and learn a new way of sketching on the go. (If you're new to Urban Sketching, stay tuned for our Beginner's series.)

Each guest will receive the following supplies in their kit:
- A Stillman & Birn Mixed Media sketchbook
- A Sakura Koi Waterbrush
- An 01 Micron waterproof pen

Recommended materials to bring with you are:
- Any sketchbooks or materials you currently use including:
- A pencil
- Eraser
- Watercolors
- Brushes
- A few of your photos to sketch from

There will be 2 offerings of this workshop, please choose accordingly when checking out.
Friday, January 20th from 12-3pm.
Saturday, January 21st from 10am-1pm.

Light refreshments and snacks will be offered. Classes are limited to 6 people.

No refunds or exchanges.
In the event of inclement weather, rescheduling will be discussed.

This event will be help in the R.Ewers Designs Studio, located within Brazee Street Studios.
4426 Brazee Street, Unit 1O, Cincinnati, OH 45209. (First floor, main building.)
Please use the door under the steel staircase for the most convenient access to the studio. We are the first studio on the left once you enter the building.

To access the back parking lot:
Once on Brazee Street, continue straight past the main entrance and follow the residential road. You will dead end into train tracks, that street is Enyart St. Take a right and the parking lot entrance will be the first right after a bright blue house.

RSVP Here:

Christmas Party Mannequin Challenge

We had a great Christmas Party on Saturday the 10th! I will post photos soon but in the meantime, here is the Mannequin Challenge Mary Willenbrink orchestrated and David Hartz filmed.

Have a great Holiday!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Holiday Book Signings!

 Lots of book signings around in time for Christmas. I will add to the list as I get information.

Jeffrey Ebbeler, Vanessa Sorensen and Christina Wald will be signing books at Sharon Woods Friday December 9th at part of their Holiday in Lights event from 6 to 9 pm.

Details here:

Loren Long will be at at Blue Manatee Children's Book Store on Saturday, Dec. 10, beginning at 11:00! He will be sharing his new book, Otis and the Kittens.

Details here:

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Cincinnati Illustrators Christmas Party

Art by cartoonist Thomas Nast
Trying something new this year! The Christmas Party will be at Brew House on December 10th.

As usual, everyone will have separate checks(gratuity included) and we will have tables in the back room to display art we have worked on this year.

RSVP here!