Upcoming Events

Exploring Watercolor with Alan James

Mondays, January 3rd through February 14th 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

at Windows Art Gallery in Putnam, CT

This series is for students with some prior drawing and painting experience. This class will focus on three types of paintings: landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes. Provided with a photo to start, you will be guided from an initial sketch to washes of lightest value, then medium value and finally the “jewelry” of details.  Use the basic concepts of design and composition while expanding to more advanced understanding of perspective, light and color. Students will have sufficient time to paint following each of several short demonstrations during a class with a goal of finishing several paintings within lesson’s segments.

Next Meeting

TBD | 5:30pm at Windows Art Gallery

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Freeing the Creative Soul with Judith Meyers

Experimenting with non-traditional materials and techniques can expand your personal repertoire to assist you in finding your unique creative voice.

September 15th + 22nd, 9 – 11am at Windows Art Gallery

Watercolor Workshop: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Alan James will demonstrate the importance of implementing the darkest values to achieve depth in a painting. Many times students will look at their painting and can’t put their finger on what is missing. Most of the time, they have left out the darkest values because they are intimidated by the permanency of the dark values and thus too tentative with the application of such! Through step-by-step demonstrations, instructor Alan James will show you how to overcome your fear of the dark with confidence!

August 14 and 15, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Windows Art Gallery in Putnam, CT

Color Workshop with Judith Meyers

The Vanilla Bean Café Art Show – LIVE!

450 Deerfield Rd., Pomfret, CT | May 1st – 31st, 2021

The Art Guild has partnered with the Friends of the Pomfret Library and will be donating 20% of their sales to support the Library’s programs. According to Elaine Nelson, President of Friends of Pomfret Library, the organization was founded 11 years ago and have donated over $25,000 towards library programs and services for all ages, including a variety of art classes and exhibits. “We believe that everyone is inherently creative and we love to make creative tools and opportunities available to the community though the public library! Thank you to The Northeast Art Guild for your support!”         

The Guild’s Vice President, Julie Caprera, is very enthusiastic about this annual show. “The Art Guild returns, “LIVE”, to one of our favorite venues – The Vanilla Bean Café, a local destination for great food, live entertainment and community art. This May, come enjoy the Art Guild exhibit and support your local artists while enjoying a delicious meal!”

By purchasing a painting from these talented artists, you are not only supporting the library, but you are also helping the area’s artists in what has been a difficult, pandemic year. Many of our artists have been taking online courses during the shutdown, improving their art skills and involving themselves in studio work, outdoor painting, and community murals. Members’ meetings have continued via ZOOM, keeping us connected and encouraged! If you are an artist 18 years or older, the Art Guild welcomes you to join for a yearly membership fee of $30. We offer a website gallery, lower cost workshops, free demonstrations, community installations, and frequent opportunities to show your work in a variety of venues.

Art Guild Exhibit

Thompson Library | March 3rd – 30th, 2021

Art Guild partners with the Thompson Congregational Church! “The Town of Thompson has been very generous to us,” says President Elaine Turner, ” Allowing us to exhibit at the Library free of charge and they advertise as well! This year we decided to donate 20% of our proceeds to help restore the fire damaged church.” Please consider purchasing a piece of art to beautify your office or home and support this important restoration project that is so vital to our community. 

Plein aire Workshop JULY 11, 2019 | 9 – 4pm  (Rain date July 12)

Held at the Farm and Gardens of BARBARA LUSSIER | 22 Harrisville Road, Pomfret, CT 06259

The setting of Barbara’s beautiful farmhouse, outbuildings, gardens (her daylilies will be in bloom) and an expansive landscape of gently rolling hills will give you the happy dilemma of deciding where to set up your easel.

Note-The farm offers plenty of views with room to spread out and maintain social distancing. Barbara will wear a mask and gloves to interact with you individually, and everyone is asked to have their own mask handy.

Discussion and demo by Barbara will begin the session. We will learn to see large shapes in values and translate that to a finished painting. We will begin with simple value studies to get our composition and develop this into a finished painting using your favorite medium- Oils, Acrylic, Watercolor, Pastels.