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Announcements March 25th-31st


Week of March 25th – March 31st

Did You Know?

Capturing light in a drawing or painting can be tricky. Light can bring a painting to life by making the subject stand out, or making the landscape really pop. To understand light, we must also understand shadows, and how both interact with the environment and objects.

There are different forms of light, such as direct light, indirect light, reflected light, shadows, form shadows, and cast shadows. Then there are the different techniques in capturing light, such as value and contrast, color temperature, edges and transitions, and more.

Shadows are not just black; they’re a complementary color usually green, blue, or purple. To get the right highlights you may need to play around with the colors on your palette to make sure the tones are right.

While not easy to get right off the bat, becoming familiar with these tools can help you create depth and elicit emotion from your work. You just have to practice.

Practice. Practice. Practice.

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• USF is hosting a 100 Women in Art at the Centre Gallery, in the Marshall Student Center. Our very own Patricia Korducovich has a piece entered. The exhibit runs from March 18th through the 28th.

• Abstract Art with Sarah Hanson will be taking a break for the month of April. However Meditative Doodling will continue every Wednesday from 10 to noon.

• On March 30th Photo Club is heading to the Buddhist Temple Wat Mongklratanaram of Florida. They will be meeting there at 10am. The temple does have a dress code and a code of conduct that need to be adhered to.

• On March 29th the following classes are cancelled: Chair Yoga and Drawing with Rick. Both classes will resume next week, Friday April 5th.

• On Monday April 1st Painting with Rick is cancelled. Class will resume next week, Monday April 8th.

• Potluck is April 3rd.

Advanced/Intermediate Open Play Mah Jongg with an Instructor begins April 3rd after Potluck. Open play will run from 1:00 to 3:30pm on Wednesday afternoons. The signup sheet is on the resource table.

Beginning Conversational Spanish is starting again April 11th. If you missed out on the first round of Spanish this class is for you. Class will run for six weeks on Thursday from 10:00-11:30am.

• Are you Interested in Crochet? Class would start in May and run for 6 weeks on Monday. You can call Morgan (813-932-9241) to put your name on the list or sign the sheet on the resource table. Please sign your name and circle if you’d prefer a morning or afternoon class, or both if you are good with either.

• Are you interested in teaching in our outreach program? We need two instructors, willing to go to an adult day care center or ALF once a month and conduct a paint-a-long. We will give you brushes, paints, and canvases. If you’re interested, please call or email Arleen Mariotti at [email protected] and 813-932-0241.

• Sometimes, things happen. If you cannot get to the LEC because you are temporarily (or permanently) unable to drive, you might benefit from our Uber card program. We received a grant that awards you a $50.00 Uber card you can use for transportation to and from the LEC. If you are interested, please call Arleen (813-932-0241) to get your application started.

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