The “Seasons of Art” is a group that meets once each season with a focus on developing creativity and self-care through simple art and journaling.
The first meeting was on Saturday, October 15th, 2022.
There was a still-life in the colors of the current session on the middle of the table for everyone to draw if they liked.
They did not have to draw the seasonal still-life if they had other art or journaling projects which they were working on.
Hosted by Alison of Alison Hazel Art a hobby artist in Vancouver, Canada.
Alison is building a community of people who love to paint and draw and write in a safe and supporting atmosphere where everyone is valued.
You can find out more about Alison here.
Autumn 2022 Seasons of Art Group
I was delighted to have two guests join me at the first session.
As an ice breaker, there was a white board where everyone was invited to draw their avatar and write their contact info if they wished.
Meet and Greet
We all met and got to know each other a little.
They are great gals whom I knew did painting who I reached out to with an invitation.
We fixed some nibbles and poured a glass of cheer.
Then all three of us settled in to sketch and paint the autumnal still-life I had composed earlier on the table.
Below is the art that Satvvir created.
Her focus was on the texture of the fruits, the gleam of the copper jugs and the mini cauldron.
She used wax and colored pencil for her delightful composition.
Below is the art that Arwynne created.
Her focus was initially on the greenery.
Then she honed in to make a well considered composition of the multiple elements in the still-life arrangement.
Below is the watercolor artwork I created during the evening.
On my Strathmore watercolor paper I first did a pencil sketch with a 2H pencil then began painting with my Sakura Koi watercolor paints.
I used a fine size 2 paintbrush for all the details.
Thank You Keepsake
As a thank you, as the evening wound down, I gave my friends each one of my Winter Circles Neurographic Artist Trading Cards as a keepsake.
In the future, I plan to create other mini take home artpieces as momentoes of the event.
I may even encourage people to bring some to share too. Who knows?
Autumn Seasons of Art Meeting Roundup
I think our evening went well.
We enjoyed sparkling conversation in a safe and supportive environment and we created some original artworks together.
To open a space for creative growth is a wonderful thing.
A win for everyone.
“Thank you for hosting, it was a fun evening.”
“Thank you for inviting me over and being such a lovely host.”
More Details of the Seasons of Art Group
We plan to meet one Saturday or Sunday evening from 6pm to 8pm each season, so we will get together four times a year.
The four seasons are Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter so we plan one session every solar quarter which is three months.
Winter 2023 Date
The proposed date for the Winter Seasons of Art was for January, but it will have to be sometime in February.
I’ll post the exact date when I have it.
If you are interested reach out to me here.
Downtown Vancouver at Alison’s place and later, when we get bigger, in a booked venue somewhere in Downtown Vancouver.
The Summer meeting could perhaps be in a park or at the beach.
Hobby Artists and those who Journal
People who want to be creative.
The Vancouver chapter initially attracts people living in or near the downtown area.
What to Bring
Bring your pencil, pen and sketchpad.
You can bring your watercolors or other mediums.
Bring your open heart.
If you do forget your art gear I have some paper and pencils to share.
What Not to Bring
Please do not bring your dog.
What is Provided
A seasonal still-life arrangement to draw or paint.
Water pots for your paints and paper towels.
Tea, coffee, tap water or something else.
To help people tap into their natural creativity perhaps through:
- Art challenges like Inktober, AHAtober and Nature Journaling Month (every June)
- Bullet journaling
- Travel journaling
- Nature Journaling
- Perpetual Nature Journaling
- Garden Journaling
- Morning Pages
- Writing Challenges like NaNoWriMo
I’m doing this as I want to build community for hobby artists and journalers.
I initially invited five people I know who do art and dabble to the first event.
I was delighted that two lovely warm and compassionate friends could make it.
I believe there is a future for this group and time will tell.
Let me know if this is something that interests you.
Alison Hazel shares her ongoing journey about becoming an artist later in life. She creates simple art that anyone can make.
She hopes to inspire you to reach your creative potential in the area that suits you.
Go here to read more about Alison’s story.
If you want to send Alison a quick message go here.
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