Artist Groups

Drawing/Painting Group

May 23, 2024 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Every 4th Thursday of the month
Cambria Center for the Arts - Green Room

 CCA holds still life drawing/painting sessions from 1:00 to 3:30 on the 4th Thursday of each month.  Located in the Green Room at Cambria Center for the Arts,

You will need to bring your own supplies, an easel if you choose to paint and a drop cloth to protect the floor and tables.  There is no teacher, just lots of practice and support from others.  A still life will be provided. 

There will be no instructor. Artists just gather to draw or paint

Fee: $10 - CCA members free - to benefit CCA

Procreate Monthly Artist Group

with Dena Kuhn

June 5, 2024 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Every first Wednesday 1pm - 3 pm
Cambria Center for the Arts - Green Room

Together, we will work on our own projects in the wonderful iPad app PROCREATE.

Every month we focus on a different way to utilize Procreate, often starting with a “how-to” video. 

This collaborative space is designed to nurture your creativity, and together, learn this very enjoyable mode to “do” art (without the mess)! Over time & with your own searches for specific YouTube videos for your projects, we'll all learn the basic tools: Brushes, Layers, Un-do & Re-do, Altering size, Color & Blending modes, Layers & Exporting your image. Explore calligraphy tools, practice a still-life, and create a portrait watercolor landscape. Possibilities are unlimited!

Excellent soundtrack provided.
Bring your own iPad with Apple Pencil.
In May’s session, we’ll be textile patterns

Organizer: Dena Kuhn

Materials: absolutely none - except your iPad (with Procreate APP) & pencil if you have it, or it will be provided

Fee: $10 - CCA members free - to benefit CCA

Mindful Marks Inspired Drawing Group

The question is not what you look at, but what you see. — Henry David Thoreau

June 19, 2024 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Third Wednesday of each month
Cambria Center for the Arts - Green Room

A group of us took Lynda Monick_Isenberg's two delightful workshops this past February and March. Observational Drawing and Mindful Marks. The basic premise of both workshops, in Lynda's words was: "Drawing is at the core of all art making; it is the way we first make our mark in the world. Drawing is expressive and unique to each hand. It is as personal as our signature and as joyful as drawing in the sand. Drawing is not a talent. It is a learned and practiced skill. Participants in this short course are guided through traditional and nontraditional drawing exercises to develop personal drawing skills, techniques and strategies in support of their own new or renewed creative practice. Most importantly they are offered new ways of seeing, looking and engaging with the world through the act of drawing in a supportive community." 

As class participants we became attached and intrigued with the drawing process, and with each other. We are forming a monthly group on the third Wednesday of each month. This group will be based at the Green Room in CCA, but occasionally we may meet in members' beautiful homes, or have field trips possibly on different days of the month. We will take turns providing inspirational exercises to trigger the creative process. While it is not required that you attend each month, we sure hope that it will continue as a community where we will all participate as creators, guides, and an inspirational support group for the creative process. If you were not in these workshops, but are inspired by what we have to say here, you are welcome to join us. 

Lynda may teach a few virtual classes throughout the year. These will  be announced and listed separately. She will return next year for another in person workshop which will be announced at a later date. 

Meanwhile we want to keep our creative spirit alive and expanding, along with the joy of a supportive creative community.  So please join us and sign up each month!  Free for members! 

Figure Drawing Group

June 28, 2024 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Every 4th Friday of the month
NO group in May
Cambria Center for the Arts - Green Room

Join us for Figure Drawing!

CCA holds figure drawing sessions from 11:00 to 1:00 on the 4th Friday of each month.  Located in the Green Room at Cambria Center for the Arts.

We supply a costumed or minimally clothed model. We begin with short gesture poses to warm up and then increase up to 5 or 10 minute poses.  The longest pose will be a 20 minute pose.  We will have a 5 minute break every 20 minutes.  Bring your own supplies, sketch pad, pencils or charcoal, whatever you wish to use. Bring your own easel and drop cloth if you plan to paint.  Tables and chairs are available.

These are uninstructed sessions; we learn from practice and support from others.

Space is limited.

Fee $25 - CCA members $15