Announcing 2021 Convention... Registration and details
Our convention will be held in the three painting Studios AtHOMEwithSUZANNE located at 2869 Old Highway 1, Hephzibah, GA 30815
Three Studios...for demos, paint-in sales...Club displays and Museum Voting
Calvin always has a new selection of porcelain goodies for us...he will attend with his truck loaded!
Raised paste and Gold...enamel
Jerusalem "Wailing Wall"
Nancy Bergman on Convention Questions
1. All students are welcome to bring a piece of porcelain from home. I will also bring white porcelain to purchase, if anyone needs something to paint on. I will bring vases, tiles, and boxes, etc.
If anyone has a request of porcelain, please let me know and I will try to bring what's needed.
2. As for supplies, please bring what you already own. I will have plenty of lusters and supplies to purchase, if someone wants extra or new products.
3. There is a picture of a modern daisy on the GWOCP website and I will have others along. Bring a picture of a flower and if it works, we will try it? Rose's are very hard and need more than two days to work on.
4. I will also, be teaching a simple landscape. The same applies to the supplies and porcelain.
5. I will be bringing products from Mary Ellen Haggerty's studio. As a student of Mary Ellen's I was asked to purchase some of her supplies. Paints, brushes, jewelry blanks, etc. Also, I will be bringing my own Mother's estate...great porcelain.
6. It will be fun!
Yes, I have a nice collection of golds, copper and palladium for sale.
Joyce Dwulet on Convention Questions
I will provide the piece for us to work on and it will already have a decal on it. This is for the convenience of the student so we do not waste time putting on decals although I will demonstrate that. There will be other small pieces with decals on them should the student wish to do more at a nominal fee. In addition, I will also have plates and larger pieces with decals on them should they wish to purchase them and do a larger piece. I will provide only one piece free of charge for the student. It will be either a small box or small vase or other small items I have available like salt and peppers or bells.
In addition, I will provide paste and oil for the in class piece only. If they choose,they may purchase more for use at home. Also I will have decals for sale.
We will fire that night. Next day, gold work....my paste will accept LBG or Roman gold so that is up to student as to what they want to use.
I have Roman gold for sale if they want to buy. 150 for 1/8 th Troy ounce.
Just as an aside, students need to bring clean tile, palette knife, wipe out tool, cotton swabs, paper towels, small empty jar for cleaner which I will provide. It is ever clear alcohol, but I will provide it. I use a 20/0 brush to apply the paste, but they are welcome to bring liners to try. Or needles or whatever they are used to. I do not require they buy a brush from me but I have if they want one $7. In addition, for gold, they need to bring their gold brushes.
I do not have LBG a to sell, but I think Nancy might.
Underglaze.... glaze.... and over-glaze techniques...
many choices...create YOUR own design!!!!!
Dear GWOCP Family,
I am thrilled to serve GWOCP as president 2020-2021 and working with each of you. I have kept my sanity through the pandemic with painting, planning projects to paint, planning our year together, research, and reading. I hope you also have been painting. We have a fabulous year planned and
WE NEED YOU to participate.
Let me first mention the Art Retreat/Convention, May 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2021 in Hephzibah, GA located At Home with Suzanne [thank you Suzanne for agreeing to have our Retreat with you and for chairing this event] giving us something to really set our minds on and giving us an event with which we can look forward. Our theme is Venetian Carnival, and we have two outstanding guest artists; Nancy Bergman and Joyce Dwulet.
We are planning a Live Auction, Demonstrations, and different Paint Ins with the
three guest artists each day. We will have the Museum Competition, Club Displays each day [how exciting is this], a Banquet for Installation of New Officers, a Memorial Table and Hospitality Bags.
Something new will be BIG Raffle Baskets each club will provide and fill with items they think will make others want to purchase tickets for their basket. I look forward to seeing EACH of you at our Art Retreat.
WE NEED YOU to participate!
Have you ever thought about growing our membership? We need everyone to think how they can get a new member for GWOCP for now and the future. Start by talking about our organizations every time you see a friend. Show them photos of your work, give gifts you have painted, reach out to youth and introduce them to our art through visiting classes, displays, and exhibits, demonstrations, art retreats with you. Teach your children and grandchildren to paint. If each club could gain one new member this year, it would be terrific.
WE NEED YOU to plant these seeds of interest!
A challenge ahead for all of us is working around the corvid-19 pandemic. When possible plan to meet but wear masks and use safe distancing. WE NEED YOU to stay safe.
I was elected to serve you. If at any time you need my help or have a question, send me and email or call me....
With love to each of you, Having a big sale, on-site celebrity,
or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.
Eloise Pino GWOCP President 2020 - 2021