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Member Questionnaire

We would like to know what you would like to see at future meetings, ideas for CPSA Convention display item for our chapter and how about a 3 to 4 day artist retreat. We encourage you to go to the 'Members Only' section and answer the questionnaire. If you don't remember the password please contact me and I'll send it to you. Thanks for your participation.

Upcoming Field Trip

For our combined October and November meeting we have an exciting and visually stimulating adventure planned for our District members and guests. On Saturday, November 3rd, at 12:30, please join us on a field trip to the Elmhurst Art Museum to view the exhibition of " The Figure and the Chicago Imagists". At 1:30 pm there will be a free lecture we can attend by Suellen Rocca, the curator of the show and one of the six original members of the "Hairy Who", the group that paved the way for the unique Chicago Imagists movement. After the lecture we will have time to revisit the exhibition and the tour rest of the museum. Parking is free at the Museum but there is a admission fee of $12.00 for

1St Meeting Recap

What a great 1st meeting! There were so many tips and tools shared accompanied by oohs and ahhs. Who knew there were so many different types of erasers and it was helpful to have reviews of books that offer artist insight. Denise showed us an enlarging globe that will prove beneficial when trying to see very fine details and Les shared a laminated PrismaColor wheel. You can find the Prismacolor wheel here. Les's book recommendation for animal portraits, Realistic Animal Portraits by Anne Flood Beth's book recommendation: Alan Woollett, Bird Art (not only for the art but excellent for how he plans and carries out his drawing process)

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