What

Group

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.

Host

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.

See below.

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.

Arwynne’s Artwork

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.

My Painting

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.

 

Guest Feedback

“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

Weekend Evenings

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 is on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at Imbolc.

If you are interested reach out to me here.

Where

Vancouver

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.

Who

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.

Background music.

Light snacks.

Tea, coffee, tap water or something else.

Why

Inspiration

To help people tap into their natural creativity perhaps through:

Art

  • Doodling
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sketching
  • Art challenges like Inktober, AHAtober and Nature Journaling Month (every June)

Writing

Final Thoughts

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.

Love,

Alison

Alison Hazel

Author Bio

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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