Saturday, January 8, 2011


The next meeting will be at the Auburn Library, 369 Southbridge Street, Auburn, MA 01501 from 10Am to 12:45 PM. There will be a short meeting and a sketching exercise. It will consist of a "Crazy Round Robin." A still life will be set-up and participants will have 10-15 minutes to do a value drawing (this is to get the slow pokes like me! to work faster). You will then pass the drawing to the person on your left and work on your new drawing for the alloted time. We will continue this until we run out of time or you get your original back. We will leave time for everyone to enjoy the creations! To furthur challenge you. You can only bring thee values, a light, meduim and dark of one color. So no excuses about having to drag all your pencils! I call blue! RSVP to Anyone interested in doing lunch afterwards is welcome.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Artwork Collage project for CPSA National Convention 2011

The National CPSA Convention is this July in Dallas, Texas. This year our chapter is going to submit a collage of our artwork for display in the hospitality room during the convention. We haven't done this in a couple of years, and it will be great to be included again and get some visibility for Chapter 112! Here's what our chapter members need to do: create a 3" x 3" image of something representative of your state or region with, of course, colored pencil! We are comprised of 8 (? is this correct) states , including the six New England States and New York and New Jersey. There is bound to be some overlap, but we don't want 20 or more images of lobsters - so let's leave that one out! Think about a bird, flower, tree, landscape, covered bridge, leaf, product, person. . . .. . whatever you think of will be great! Then execute it on some sturdy paper or board measuring exactly 3" x 3". We're going to put them together into a collage representing our chapter and have a "crazy quilt" like display. If you have any questions about this please contact me via email. I'll be most happy to try and help you. ALSO, could you please contact me and let me know what you'll be drawing. I need to keep track of how many images we'll have and what your subject matter is! Start working! We need to get the images by the middle of March, so that's almost two and a half months. Thanks so much, Debbi Friedman and Liz Patterson Coordinators for the CPSA Chapter 112 artwork display