Ho, ho, ho! As we’re scrambling around trying to complete those shopping lists and prepare for the many celebrations and traditions that take place in December, we need a few moments to stop and breathe. Time to get to that special place with a few minutes for YOU to let your creativity flow! Word prompts: Festive Gratitude Friends Wellness and well-being is the theme for our Jan/Feb member exhibit at John Muir Aspen Health Center in Walnut Creek. Click here for details on o
Join us on Saturday, November 27th for our Holiday Pop-up Art & Craft Show! We'll be outdoors from 10am to 3pm, gathered around the fountain at Salvio Pacheco Square (2151 Salvio Street) in downtown Concord, courtesy of our wonderful friends at Visit Concord. Tell your friends - instead of shopping with the big box stores on Black Friday - let's
support our local artists on Small Business Saturday ! They each run their own small business and you're sure to find something tr
Join us online to learn how to make artful holiday ornaments with CAA member artist, Janet Glore Davis! When: Thursday, November 18th at 6pm Where: Facebook Live! On the City of Concord's Facebook page Click here to watch the replay if you missed it live. Click here to download the supply list with instructions in advance of the broadcast.
Connie Millholland has an art studio in Benicia where she paints figurative work, landscapes and abstracts, primarily with oils and cold wax medium. For our November member meeting, she shared highlights from her in-person workshops with artists who want to improve composition skills and rework older paintings by using basic design principals. Below are a few charts she reviewed in our demonstration. Her full demo is available to CAA members (link is shared in our Facebook g
After our first date for this outing last month got rained out, we were rewarded the following week with a beautiful, clear sunny day to make art! We were a small group, but enjoyed each other’s company as always. Looking forward to seeing more of you in March 2022, when we’ll resume our in-person plein air outings. Until then, enjoy our monthly online challenges and please do post or share your artwork! In January, we plan to send members a plein air questionnaire asking for
David Austin is an abstract mixed media artist from the Great Lakes area of the US. His work is filled with bold shapes, colors and motion that he creates intuitively. His mantra is "create without fear" and we loved what he shared with us about his process and several of his favorite mediums and techniques. In this short clip, David shares a bit about how he likes to get started. His full demonstration replay is available to CAA members - the link is shared in our Facebook g