Happy New Year! It’s 2020 time to focus!
I hope all of you had a wonderful time over the holidays. Thank you to all that stopped by at the Starline Factory’s first ever Holiday Faire in December. Remember they have their 4th Fridays Event most every month. I won’t be presenting anything there but of course the lovely Kathie Collinson will be along with many others . If you need your art fix before next month there’s that.
I am presently gearing up for my next Sci-Fi convention and that is of course Capricon 40 in Wheeling ,IL. February 13-16, 2020.
At Capricon40 as in past years if you can’t find me you aren’t looking very hard. I will not only be showing and selling my art work in the Art Show I will be leading my Intuitive Watercolor Workshop, a Portrait Circle and giving a Sketchbook Tour.
Below is my Capricon40 schedule: (as far as I know now)
5PM – you can find me probably still setting up or hanging out in the Art Show.
1PM – Portrait Circle ( Where:? Botanic B-T. For how long? 1hr30m)
Program description: Everyone draws the same person in this hands-on life drawing workshop. Compare and contrast! Basic drawing supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own.
Important Note: Anyone who is planning on attending this event and wishes to volunteer to model for us please contact me. No nudity required. (this is family friendly event) If you wish to pose in costume you are more than welcome.
I will have a limited amount of Pencils, Sharpeners, Sketch Paper, drawing board, stumps (aka smudgy sticks), erasers.. So I strongly encourage you to bring what supplies you can. Below is a suggested supply list PDF for this activity.
5:30PM- Intuitive Watercolor Workshop ( Where? Botanic B-T. For how long? 2hrs)
Program description: Karen Ann Hollingsworth leads a hands-on watercolor painting workshop. This workshop is open to all ages and skill levels, although children under 12 should be accompanied by a parent. Some art supplies will be provided, but quantities are limited so feel free to bring your own. Below is a PDF of the supply list for this activity as well as a list of books I recommend.
1PM- “Skribbles” Sketchbook Tour ( Where? Flexible programing space. In the hallway between theArt Show and Dealers Room. For how long? 45m)
Program description: Sit down with artist Karen Ann Hollingsworth for an analog sketchbook(s) tour. Not found anywhere on the internet! Glimpse into one artist’s dedication to her craft, decades of making from school days to the present. Limited seating, sign up at info desk to guarantee a spot, or stop in and see if there’s room.
6:30-7ish( check program for exact time)- Artist Show Down ( Where? probably where it usually is. For how long? Until we finish and the Art Auction starts)
8PM-Art Auction -(check program for exact time) Where? probably where it usually is same room as the Artists Showdown. For how long? Until all the art in the auction is sold
12PM -I may be found in the Art Show helping out before the show closes at 2PM.
As well as preparing to guide you through some fun art making . I’m currently working on my entry for Capricon’s yearly artist challenge. I best get back to it. See you in a month:)