Meeting Calendar

MMAG Member Meeting

Meetings are 6:30 pm the third Thursday of the month at at Foster Community Center, 200 North Foster Ave. in Lansing, unless otherwise noted.

 

MMAG Member Challenges 2017-2018

To inspire creativity in our members we propose challenges each month. The piece must be created new for the challenge, not an old piece that fits the criteria. Here are the 2017-18 challenges:

November – The Dinner Party  Works of art inspired by the mysterious and sensual aspects of gastronomy, within a total environment that evokes the festive and convivial spirit of group dinners (The Last Supper, Renoir’s “Luncheon of the Boating Party”, Norman Rockwell, “Freedom from Want”).

February – Through a Door or Window  Looking through, inside looking out or outside looking in. Maybe look up Andrew Wyeth, Carlos San Milan, Matisse, and Hopper.

March – GLASS  Glass is a real challenge to paint. Maybe try putting something behind glass, and let it be distorted. Feel free to try a single item of glass, or many. Up to you.

April – The Get Loose Challenge  Take a small canvas/panel and divide it into four. Choose a simple composition, any subject, still life recommended. Paint it the first time (top, left) tightly – with crisp edges. For the second section (top, right), paint the same subject, a little looser. Experiment with how your process might change to make it so. In the third section go even looser! And in the fourth, see if you can make your scene so loose, it almost doesn’t hold together anymore.