22 November, 2010

Krampus Day Celebration

December 5, 2010 - Details TBA. Last year for the first time we celebrated Krampus Day. This year we will as well. Stay tuned!

In the meantime, learn a little about Krampus on Wikipedia.

"Krampus is a mythical creature. In various regions of the world – especially Austria and Hungary – it is believed that Krampus accompanies St. Nicholas during the Christmas season, warning and punishing bad children, in contrast to St. Nicholas, who gives gifts to good children. Due to German and Austrian influence, the myth of Krampus is also prevalent in Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia and northern Italy"


"Krampus is a considerate and conscientious individual who is greatly misunderstood as a seasonal pest. Such viewpoints will be easily dismissed by a simple viewing of the fine drawings done this evening" Bruce Wulff





Drawing at Brian's Place


November 30, 2010 - Lara who modeled at the Plattner's place several weeks ago(November 10th) will be modeling at Brian's place this week. Look forward to 20-40 minute longer poses for the evening. Plan your drawing and painting accordingly.
Hope to seeing you there. Drawing shown is by Bruce Wulf.

Note: This is a drawing event and there will be no model photography at this event. I will however photograph people's artwork.
:-)



Update:

drawing above by Henryk Ptasiewicz



drawing above by Elaine Swanger

Pocahontas @ the Plattners

November 24, 2010 - What are you doing Thanksgiving Eve? Are you going to be huddled up steeling yourself with drink in anticipation of being with your family tomorrow? Will you be slaving over a hot stove prepping your dish for the countless "Orphan Thanksgivings" being held tomorrow by Transplants to STL? Or, are you going to come over eat snacks, drink wine and draw Alessandra dressed as Pocahontas with your friends? Drinks and snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.

Our sessions are open to all levels of artists and a variety of media. We provide an informal, lively but structured and serious environment in which to draw and experiment. Good work, good times, good music, and good folks.

Snacks & drinks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. BYO easel if you like using an easel. (We have chairs and floor space.)

Drawing begins at 7, so try to arrive at 6:45
As usual, if you RSVP Yes then withdraw less than 48 hrs before the event, you will be held responsible for the model fee.

See you there,
Alessandra

Assigned Photographer: Alessandra
Note: All other photography is prohibited!
See: The Rules of Photography

Ale 15 min poses @ Artist's Guild


November 23, 2010 - Tuesday Night Sketch Group 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
$5 for students and members, $6 for non-members.
Meeting is in the third floor studio. (Subject to change without notice)
Draw from a live model in various poses. The model may be nude or partially nude at times.
Coordinators: Jim Kennedy, & Scott Patrick.
For questions you can reach Jim Kennedy at 314-878-8619 & Scott Patrick at 314-576-6998.

Location:
St. Louis Artists' Guild
Two Oak Knoll Park
St. Louis MO 63105

18 November, 2010

Ale at Concrete Ocean

November 18, 2010 - Tonight, the one, the only, ALE at Concrete Ocean.


"Concrete Ocean Art Gallery has monthly art exhibitions. Mojo Studios hosts weekly figure drawing sessions and we are always looking to add events to our calendar. Currently we host an open figure drawing session on Thursday nights starting at 8pm. Feel free to come set up as early as 7pm. Cost is $10, some refreshments are provided. BYOB. We host a diverse set of models and constantly look for ways to keep things interesting. COMING SOON! Beginning in November 2010, gallery hours will be M-F, 2 pm - 6pm. Send us a message for more information."

16 November, 2010

Kevin poses at the Plattners

November 17, 2010 - Kevin will be posing for us tonight. He is a wonderful model and has cool dynamic poses. Remember last year's session with Kevin?

Our sessions are open to all levels of artists and a variety of media. We provide an informal, lively but structured and serious environment in which to draw and experiment. Good work, good times, good music, and good folks.

Snacks & drinks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. BYO easel if you like using an easel. (We have chairs and floor space.)

Drawing begins at 7, so try to arrive at 6:45
As usual, if you RSVP Yes then withdraw less than 48 hrs before the event, you will be held responsible for the model fee.

See you there,
Alessandra
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Girl with a Pearl Earring - Part II @ Crossroad Studios

November 16, 2010 - Alessandra will be reprising her Girl with a Pear Earring at Crossroads tonight. This is a great group of artists who meet on Tuesdays at Crossroad Studios in St. Charles. This is a 3hr pose. Come meet new people and get your art on :-)

Crossroad Studio

501 N Kingshighway St
St. Charles, MO 63301

09 November, 2010

Drawing at the Bodies exhibit

November 19, 2010 - Update: Here's the note from the man himself and organizer of this event Bill Vann:

As you all know, there is NO FANTASY SKETCH GROUP meeting for November or December of 2010. HOWEVER..... I have just learned of an opportunity that our Fantasy Sketch Group members can partake in later this month. It will be a night of sketching the "BODIES" exhibit at the Galleria, on Brentwood, and it will be held on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19th, from 7-10 PM. There is NO FEE INVOLVED. Think about joining the Fantasy Group that night with your sketch materials and a clipboard to sketch on. There will be seating provided, and lots of Publicity will come from this event. If you are interested in participating, you need to REPLY to me with an email. Please reply ASAP, as I will need a total number of who will attend in order to make this event happen. Thanks for considering joining up with our group for this special night of sketch fun!! Bill Vann Fantasy Sketch Group
bvannart@accessus.net

Update:

" The exhibit, and body displays were fascinating, and extremely educational, in their nature of what each one revealed to the viewer. I plan to go back to spend more time just visiting each one ( without a sketchbook). It was much more than I had expected. I cannot say enough ( good things ) about this sketch up group of artists. What a pleasure it was to spend time with them, meeting individuals, observing their very talented efforts. I hope to do this again... soon!!"
-Bill Vann

Drawing above by Henryk Ptasiewicz


Drawing above of the vascular system by Richard Vigil

"Wow, this is soooo well done Richard, you can see the atriums/ventricles in their proper places, the abdominal aorta into the femoral arteries. Really neat to imagine the circulatory system."

Draw/Photog a Model in Urban Setting

November 13, 2010 - I think it will be a great idea to photograph/draw a model in street or punk attire in an urban setting. I think it would be fun to also pose them with some graffiti or other urban settings. Also this would be costumed instead of nude. It would also be open to photographers.

Let's draw and photograph a model downtown and start at the Old City Post Office Square and move from there to a few interesting locations around. Bring a collapsable canvas chair or something similar.

Note: Our friend Stephanie (pictured) will be modeling for us!
As far as the photography goes, this event is an open one, so you may bring your camera and snap away. Just follow rules respecting the shared nature of this event with artists and photographers. Cooperation...

Update:

Thanks Stephanie for a great day out. This was a different idea and a first. So glad it came together. Looking forward to the warmer weather again as the wind was a bit brisk and chilly.



05 November, 2010

Marlene Lewis' Art Show at Grafica Gallery

November 12th, 6:00-9:00 P.M. at Grafica Gallery in Webster Groves. I'll be showing some really fun new paintings done on lucite (which basically means that I had to paint them from back to front without seeing them until they were dry...You can be the judge of how that turned out!) I'll also have new ink drawings and paintings on canvas...Of course, refreshments will be served!... I think you'll enjoy getting to see this quaint gallery in the heart of Webster Groves. Hope to see you there.

Yours truly,
Marlene




Marlene Lewis shown above in center with friends



Above is a group opf Marlene's groupies! :-)

Henryk Ptasiewicz' Art Show at The Old Orchard Gallery

November 12, 2010 - Two Man 2 Night Show
Henryk Ptasiewicz and Tom Hunt will be showing at The Old Orchard Gallery Nov. 12 and 13 only from 6-9:30pm.
Note from Henryk: "Why not make it a night to tour Webster?"
Sounds good to me. Let's support our artists people :-)


Location:
The Old Orchard Gallery
39 South Orchard
Suite A
Webster Groves, MO 63119
314.961.4433



Henryk Ptasiewicz stands next to Tom Hunt and Tom's Painting.



Henryk stands next to a figurative painting of his.



Cap'n Marrrk and Lisa talk about the show.


Mojo Magical Meetup with Rayna Skye

November 11, 2010 - Experience again the talented posing of the lovely Rayna Skye in the next session at the renowned Concrete Ocean/Mojo Studios.

Tonight we have the one and only "RAYNA", our very own "Emerald Firebird", who will be part figure model, part burlesque and always Incredible, Hoooorrrraaaaayyyyyy!

Note: This Meetup repeats every week on Thursday

Update:

Drawing by Carrie Hawkins



Drawing of Rayna by Kelly Major



Drawing by Henryk Ptasiewicz

03 November, 2010

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Candle Light

November 8, 2010 - This night we will be drawing/painting Ale as Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring. She will be wearing the same clothes as in the painting and this will be a 3 hour pose.
Both the model and all the artists will only be using candle light, no electricity involved.
Brian Pease has been nice enough to agree to host this event at Mojo Studio. His only concern is: "the wax (even with the few we light at openings always seems to get spilled and it's difficult to clean up, walls, floors, etc.). Perhaps we just ask people to be very careful and considerate of all the candles."
We will try to provide some candles, but please bring your own if you can and mind the comment above.
Drawing begins at 7, so try to arrive at 6:45
See you there,
Alessandra

Update:


"Wonderful! Ale and her costume were perfect. I enjoyed painting with candlelight, a good challenge. " -Carrie Hawkins

"Amazing. Great idea, Carrie, and Ale, fabulous work on the costume. You were beautiful. " -Elaine Swanger

The evening went off spectacularly. There was a good turnout. Ale posed in low light by candles and everyone drew one long pose for the evening . Pictures of the event can be seen over on the Meetup photo page for this event. Illustration shown here by Ariel Childers.

There's always some great new ideas to be seen over on our Meetup. Please join us next time if you can and halp us continue to make these superb events.

Special Thanks: to Bryan Pease and his Mojo Studio/Concrete Ocean Gallery for graciously hosting!

Mojo Magical Meetup

November 4, 2010 -  Mojo Magical Meetup: They seek her here, they seek her there, those Artists seek her everywhere, is she in heaven or is she in hell, or Mojo studio's? that wonderful Scarlet Tinkerbell.
HDM returns as another intriguing persona, as only Heather Dawn can. The one, the only, "Heather Dawn Mitchell...hoooorrrraaayyyyyyyyyyy

Note: This Meetup repeats every week on Thursday



Update:

Painting by Alan Kriegshauser

Lara poses at the Plattners

Nov 10, 2010 - New member of the group, Lara, will be posing for us tonight.
Our sessions are open to all levels of artists and a variety of media. We provide an informal, lively but structured and serious environment in which to draw and experiment. Good work, good times, good music, and good folks.
Snacks & drinks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. BYO easel if you like using an easel. (We have chairs and floor space.)
Drawing begins at 7, so try to arrive at 6:45
As usual, if you RSVP Yes then withdraw less than 48 hrs before the event, you will be held responsible for the model fee.
See you there,
Alessandra

Assigned Photographer: Alessandra
Note: All other photography is prohibited!
See: The Rules of Photography

Update:

Laura was a great model and will be modeling again for us at Brian's place on November 30th.

Below are some drawings of Laura by Henryk.


Tuesday Night Sketch Group @ Artist's Guild


Nov 9th, 2010 - Tuesday Night Sketch Group 6:30 p.m.  9:30 p.m.
$5 for students and members, $6 for non-members.

Meeting is in the third floor studio. (Subject to change without notice)
Draw from a live model in various poses. The model may be nude or partially nude at times.
Coordinators: Jim Kennedy, & Scott Patrick.
For questions you can reach Jim Kennedy at 314-878-8619 & Scott Patrick at 314-576-6998.

Location:
St. Louis Artists Guild
Two Oak Knoll Park
St. Louis MO 63105

Update:

Eric Peniston modeled and Bruce had some of his line drawing to show from the night. See more pictures on the Meetup site.

Goat Stock - (Rain or Shine)

Nov 6, 2010 - The locals are demanding we reschedule the Painting/Drawing Trip to the Simpsons' Farm, (I'm not kidding). We've become quite a curiosity for the small town of Duke, MO. Hopefully the weather will cooperate this time, but it will be held regardless.
The day will be dedicated to painting and drawing the scenery and critters on the farm. There are horses, sheep, goats (including newborn triplets) and cattle. The leaves are changing and falling. Farmer Ron says it'll be beautiful with or without leaves. When the trees are bare it is easier to see deep into the woods and the bluffs are more visible. There are 4 wheelers available to you to get around on the farm and you're welcome to saddle up a horse.
We'll gather shortly before dinner to draw Ron and his wife, Michelle. Please consider giving your portrait to them in gratitude for their kindness and hospitality. They're very excited about this.
We'll have a big chili dinner where we'll be joined by half the town coming out to see what we created. As an added bonus, it's Don's birthday! There will be cake.
Don't miss the hayride to see the stars and a big country dance with the locals.
You are welcome to spend the night. Feel free to camp or grab a space inside their large, comfortable house. Bring a sleeping bag if you can.
Come canoe the Big Piney on Sunday or head back to St. Louis!
It's going to be amazing. Hope you can make it.
Let me know if you have any questions,
Cathy

Update:

 "A superb event for birthdays, painting and drawing! There was plenty of time to pursue painting or just taking in the fresh air! Cudos to Cathy for organizing this weekend!" - Don Necessary

" It was all such fun and so memorable." Christy O'Brien

There were plenty of goats to hug.



Some really solid painting got done as well.



Don Necessary celebrated his birthday with friends.



There was plenty of warmth and beauty.



This was all especially thanks to the Simson's opening their farm to us once again.



Richard's amazing drawing of the landscape is shown here.



And also there were some very masterful oils done showing the unique range of subjects available to paint out on the Simpson Farm.






Painting above by Tom Rochford

Ale and Jeep

Nov 3, 2010 - Tonight Ale and Jeep will be posing together. This will be a very dynamic night.
Our sessions are open to all levels of artists and a variety of media. We provide an informal, lively but structured and serious environment in which to draw and experiment. Good work, good times, good music, and good folks.
Snacks & drinks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. BYO easel if you like using an easel. (We have chairs and floor space.)
Drawing begins at 7, so try to arrive at 6:45. Sessions end at 10pm.
As usual, if you RSVP Yes then withdraw less than 48 hrs before the event, you will be held responsible for the model fee.
See you there,
Alessandra


Assigned Photographer: Brian
Note: All other photography is prohibited!
See: The Rules of Photography

Update:

 "Really a great Meetup. Ale and Jeep are experienced models who posed beautifully together." - Elaine

"Ale and Jeep were fantastic. Some really nice poses. Great crowd too - fully packed! " - Joe Brockmeier