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