The March 2014 general membership meeting of the Newington Art League will be held on Wednesday March 12th6:30 p.m. at the Newington Senior and Disabled Center on Cedar Street. After a brief business meeting, the demonstrator will be Bob Englehart. Meetings are free and open to the public.
Bob Englehart is the editorial cartoonist for the Hartford Courant. In 1980 Mr. Englehart joined the Hartford Courant as the newspaper’s first full-time editorial cartoonist. He has won awards from the Overseas Press Club and was the finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1979.
Following our member’s business meeting at 6:30 on Wednesday November 13, 2013 in the Ceramics Room of the Newington Senior and Disabled Center (120 Cedar St. in Newington), there will be a demonstration by caricature artist Judy Tourangeau. Meetings are free and open to the public.
Judy Tourangeau, owner of JT Art & Design, has over two decades of diverse graphic design & art direction experience as an employee of marketing firms and printing & creative companies, and today supplements her business with a design position at a local hospital.
Her many years of experience with these companies provided her invaluable knowledge of traditional aspects of design, and methods of print production and printing processes. She holds a BFA in Graphic Communications from Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut.
Also a gifted artist, Judy creates illustration and draws portraits and gift or live caricatures for business, school, non-profit and private customers.
Because of Judy’s natural talent for portraiture, she has developed a uniquecaricature style, in essence creating “Portraicatures”, with large heads and small bodies or head shots if preferred (but decidedly different than the over-exaggerated style that may be unkind or grossly inaccurate in portraying a person’s distinctive features). She strives to capture her subjects in a flattering way!
Following our regular member’s business meeting in the Newington Senior and Disabled Center at 120 Cedar St in Newington, on Wednesday October 9, 2013 there will be a demonstration by artist and illustrator Bob Noreika. The meetings begin at 6:30 and are usually concluded by 7 pm. Bob’s demos are always fun and informative. He works in both watercolor and acrylic in a very loose style.
You can see more about Bob at his website:
There will not be a members painting workshop on Monday morning as it falls on Labor Day.
Rob DeBartolo will be demonstrating his minimalist pastel techniques on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 in the Ceramics Room of the Newington Senior and Disabled Center at 120 Cedar St, Newington, CT 06111.
Rob DeBartolo – a self taught artist – has lived and worked as a printer in Connecticut for over 40 years. His experience in operating a small print shop led him to explore his deep connection to color ad its limitless possibilities. This passion with color and his knowledge and use of inks led to experimenting with monotypes, studying monotype techniques in New Haven, CT for over 15 years, and the creation of a new technique using diluted inks. This method requires the ability to “pour” inks on paper to create landscapes and flowers. Rob is also an accomplished artist using pastel, acrylics and collage. He owns and operates a gallery on the shoreline in Essex, CT where he shows art by local artists on a regular basis, as well as his own work. His works have been shown throughout New England and are in private collections.
You can check out his work on his website at www.RobDeBartolo.com
The furniture has been moved and boxes have been unpacked. The new Newington Art League, Inc. space at 679 Willard Ave., Newington, CT is ready for member painting workshops to begin!
There will be painting workshops on Monday, April 15 at 9:30 am with Flo Dickie and on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 pm with Pat Tanger. Attendees should park in the parking lot on the right side of the driveway as you pull in. There is a handicapped parking space to the left of the driveway for those who need it. The entry is across from the three bay garage on the back of the house.
There are three individual rooms for painting. The sunniest room in the apartment has been set up with easels and two 6′ tables. There are sections of plastic drop cloth ready for use to protect the hardwood floors. One room has been set up for use as office space, but certainly can be used for painting as well. There are still a few items we will be taking care of as part of settling in, but it is ready for members to enjoy. Please come join us!
There will not be a Monday morning members painting workshop or a Tuesday evening workshop until we get settled in our new location. We do hope to be ready to paint by April 15. Please call to confirm before you come to paint.
Artist Suzan Fox will be demonstrating her techniques in egg tempera painting Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at the Newington Senior and disabled Center, 120 Cedar St, Newington CT. The demonstration will be in the Ceramics Room and will follow a short business meeting that starts at 6:30.
Suzan says “Growing up in a family of artists, I never really thought of being anything else! ”
After attending Paier and Silvermine, Suzan worked in fashion illustration and advertising layout and design, continuing to freelance for many years in lettering and backgrounds for major comic strips and comic books. This included, Orphan Annie, Juliet Jones, Beetle Bailey, Disney, Dennis the Menace, Marvel and DC. Then back to advertising for another 14 years.
After painting in Gouache for a long time, Suzan went onto Egg Tempera and continued to study with Koo Schadler. “My interest in it actually began when I was a child. I observed my aunt, painter and illustrator Lorraine Fox, mixing pigments with egg yolk. It fascinated me! From that point on it was always in my head to try this strange concoction. It’s the most enjoyable medium for me.”
Suzan now teaches Egg Tempera classes at The Gallery on the Green in Canton, Connecticut.
The Newington Art League has a new home. We are now located at:
679 Willard Ave.
Newington, CT 06111
Our furniture and equipment has just been moved by the Town of Newington to the apartment on the second floor on the backside of the Kellogg-Eddy House. They did a wonderful job getting things in place for us. We should be ready to paint there by Monday, April 15. (Please call before you go) There is ample parking in the lot across the driveway and a handicapped parking spot in front of the garage.
It is a second floor location, but there are many closets which will allow members to leave some supplies on the premises rather than having to bring them to each workshop. One room has windows on three sides and should make a great studio space. We have our own kitchen and bath so we can make coffee or tea easily. There is a spot for a refrigerator so eventually we will be able to have cold refreshments. We hope to see more members join us for painting workshops on Monday mornings or Tuesday evenings.