Tag: art

Beginning Pottery, Building Confidence

Jeff Wilson The most common comment from someone on the first day of a beginning pottery class is, “I hope you have patience because I have no artistic ability.” On leaving the class, most people say they can’t believe they made the beautiful things they did. Watching people discover talent they never knew they had…

Beginning Human Bust Sculpture Class

Jeff Wilson The Pottery/Sculpture Club of PebbleCreek was pleased to sponsor Ross Hart’s Human Bust Sculpture Class. Participants learned all the techniques necessary to create a believable human likeness. Each sculpture had its own personality and unique characteristics. Students had a wonderful time, and we look forward to Ross teaching the class again in January.…

Artist of the Month: Gary Kotula

Emily Grotta The Art Club is delighted to award Artist of the Month for December to Gary Kotula. Gary was born in Michigan and exhibited a tremendous talent for art at an early age. Detroit is where Gary began creating technical illustrations for Fisher Body and Chrysler Defense. Several years later, he transferred to logo…

Final Pumpkin Class of 2021

Jeff Wilson If it’s autumn, it’s pumpkin time in the pottery room. Ane Aune’s autumn pumpkin classes have been among the most popular classes offered by the pottery club. This is partly because everyone leaves the class with a unique and beautiful pumpkin sculpture, but also because Ane has a wonderfully entertaining teaching style. Ane…

PebbleCreek Art Club October Monthly Meeting

Susan Skolnik The PebbleCreek Art Club held its October meeting on Oct. 29 in the Coyote Room of the Activity Center in Tuscany Falls. Coffee and pastries were made available for members while they socialized and perused the pumpkins, which had been creatively decorated by members. The winner of the decorating contest was Glenn Ishibashi,…

Japanese-Style Tea Ceremony Cup Class

Jeff Wilson The ancient art of the Japanese tea ceremony was the inspiration for the class making tea ceremony cups. Everyone in the class made six traditional looking cups using either a speckled buff clay or a clay that turned black when fired, which mimicked the look of Raku fired clay (a special firing technique used…

PebbleCreek Artists’ Holiday Fest Is Here!

Karen Giles The holiday season has started, and the PebbleCreek Artists’ Holiday Fest is here to take the stress out of holiday shopping! There are no shortages due to supply chain issues with shipping containers stuck in the ocean or waiting in ports to unload! Amazing, one-of-a-kind artwork is ready to take home on Saturday,…

For the Birds a Super Success

Jeff Wilson Ane Aune’s For the Birds class soared with creativity and whimsy. One could not resist smiling when looking at these cute, chubby creations. Everyone in the class made two unique birds. No two looked alike. With the popularity of this class, it is hoped Ane will offer it again in the near future.…

PebbleCreek Artists’ Holiday Fest Is Coming

Karen Giles Can you believe it’s already November? The start of the holiday season is upon us, and that means wonderful celebrations with family and friends. Mark your calendar now for the PebbleCreek Artists’ Holiday Fest. It is the best shopping experience for everyone on your holiday shopping list! From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.…