Weekly meetings are held Monday evenings, October through May, from 7-9 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Madden Arts Center, 125 N. Water St., Decatur IL.
Additions and changes to the program will be e-mailed to members. Please check your e-mail regularly for updates and if you don’t have e-mail please get an e-mail buddy!
September 19 - Open House at our studio on the second floor of the Madden Arts Center.
September 26 - Jamie Rutherford, Painting Party for both advanced and beginners; all are welcome! (bring acrylic supplies if you have them and 11x14" canvas or canvas board; some paint will be supplied.)
October 3 - Cuban art and photos with Virginia Kickle and Sally McGuire. World traveling photographers Virginia and Sally will talk about how they captured their incredible images of Cuba on a recent trip. Favorite artist challenge will be announced, no supplies needed.
October 10 - Jeanne Helm, watercolor. (bring watercolor paper and supplies.)
October 17 / 24 - Bob Dondeville, graphite drawing and values. (bring graphite pencils and 18x24" medium surface drawing paper or whatever paper you have already.)
October 31 - Be surprised and spooked! Come in costume and maybe win a prize!
November 7 - Jami Fawley, "How to loosen up with acrylics." (bring acrylic supplies and watercolor paper taped to a masonite board or cardboard.)
November 14 - Anthony Collins, "What makes a great painting." (no supplies needed.)
November 21 / 28 - Ryan Rocha, portrait drawing. (bring vine charcoal, newsprint, bristol board, graphite 4H & 6B pencils; easel optional.)
December 5 - Ken Moser, watercolor on greeting cards and postcards. (paper supplied, bring watercolors.)
December 12 - Jenny Cowgill, Christmas themed paintings in acrylic. (bring acrylic supplies and 1 or 2 canvases of your choice.)
December 19 - Christmas Party, guests welcome! Favorite artist reveal. (members bring finger food to share!)
Christmas Break - (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!)
(Future updates can also be found on the Barn Colony Facebook Page)
January 2 - Cheryl Mahnke, The Art of Zentangle.
January 16 - Barbara Dove, TBA
February 13 - Barn Colony Challenge, "Valentine's Day Soiree"