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Quarantine Art Challenge Week 2: IT’S SO FLUFFY!

Get your mind off the news and maybe win a year’s membership in the NPAA through the #NPAAonlineartshow.

Here’s how it works:
1. Create a piece of art related to the week’s theme.
2. Upload a picture of it to your Facebook page in a public post with the hashtag #NPAAonlineartshow.
3. Join the North Penn Arts Alliance Members Group on Facebook (if you haven’t already).
4. Share your Facebook post with the North Penn Arts Alliance Members Group by Saturday at 8 p.m. each week.

For four weeks, we’ll vote weekly for a winner (who’ll get some kind of small cheesy award to be determined). Then we’ll put everything up at the end of the month and vote for Best of Show, who’ll win a year membership.

Week 2 Theme: “IT’S SO FLUFFY!”

Introducing the Quarantine Art Challenge

Quarantine Art Challenge Week 1: Get your mind off the news and maybe win a year’s membership in the NPAA! We’re starting a weekly art challenge and holding the #NPAAonlineartshow.

Here’s how it works:

1. Create a piece of art related to the week’s theme.

2. Upload a picture of it to your Facebook page in a public post with the hashtag #NPAAonlineartshow.

3. Join the North Penn Arts Alliance Members Group on Facebook (if you haven’t already).

4. Share your Facebook post with the North Penn Arts Alliance Members Group by Saturday at 8 p.m. each week.

For four weeks, we’ll vote weekly for a winner (who’ll get some kind of small cheesy award to be determined). Then we’ll put everything up at the end of the month and vote for Best of Show, who’ll win a year membership.

Week 1 Theme: “Dots and Spots”
Post your work online by 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 4.

Kim Tatum Robbins: March 4

Kim Tatum Robbins is an award winning artist who has been creating art for decades. She will be speaking at the North Wales Art & Cultural Center, 125 N. Main Street in North Wales on Wednesday, March 4, 7 p.m.

After raising her two sons, she is now back in the studio rediscovering her love for oil painting. She enjoys spending time with her husband of 27 years and their dog and cat. Aside from her art, Kim also devotes time to coaching youth basketball and track.

“Lucy”

Kim’s oil painting “Lucy” was awarded 2nd place in the highly competitive juried 2019 Meadowood Art Show. “Lucy” also received a special Award of Merit and “Blueberries” got an Honorable Mention at the 2019 North Penn Arts Alliance Art Exhibition. “Blueberries” additionally received 2nd place at the Greater Norristown Art League Exhibition. “Holy Cow!” won the Peoples Choice Award at the Ambler Fall Arts Festival.

KimmyArt currently has some originals and prints available at galleries/shops in Ambler, Kutztown and Conshohocken, PA. 

Her education includes a Fine Arts/Art Education degree from Kutztown University. As a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania, she has lived in and around the Philadelphia area. She has been in Plymouth Meeting, PA for over 20 years. 

Mosaic Glass Artist Regina Coyle: February 5

Come hear Montgomery County Artist Regina Coyle share her work as a mosaic glass artist at the North Wales Arts and Cultural Center on Wednesday, February 5, 7 p.m.


Regina Coyle crafts colorful representations of objects from everyday life as if they were viewed through a kaleidoscope of vibrant color, optimistic whimsy, and childlike imagination.   


By carefully combining mirrored, translucent, and opaque glass materials which each react to sunlight differently, the appearance of each piece takes on the mood of its surroundings at any given moment in time.

Check out this free presentation on Wednesday, February 5, 7 p.m. at the North Wales Arts and Cultural Center, 125 N. Main St., North Wales. Parking and entrance are behind the building off of Second Street.

NPAA kicks off 2020 with presentation by Tattoo Artist Erik Sacony: Jan. 8

Learn about the work of American Traditional Tattoo Artist Erik Sacony as the North Penn Arts Alliance Speaker Series kicks off on Wednesday, January 8 at 7 p.m. at the Trego Arts Center at St. Luke’s Church, 125 N. Main Street in North Wales. Park in the lot behind the building on Second Street.

A lifelong artist, Erik has been into art of all kinds since a young age. His interest in tattooing came while in high school, as he began drawing tattoo designs for friends. It was at that time he began studying the icons— Bert Grimm, Cap Coleman, Sailor Jerry, Lyle Tuttle, and Philadelphia Eddie.
While attending West Chester University, he studied art history while majoring in graphic design. It was then he began incorporating the art or tattooing into his portfolio.

Since graduating WCU, he not only continued his passion for the arts, but is also a successful Real Estate investor in Phila. He has had multiple art showcases and completed his tattoo apprenticeship and has since been bringing his love for American Traditional Tattooing to life with each tattoo.

Note that, while traditionally, the series is held on the first Wednesday of the month, this will be January 8 to avoid the New Year’s holiday.

Holiday Art Exchange: Dec. 4

Bring a wrapped small piece of your own original art and go home with a piece of another artist’s work! Also bring a finger food or dessert to share. What a great way to open the holiday season!

Held at the Trego Art Center in St. Luke’s, 125 N. Main Street in North Wales. Parking is in the back off of Second Street.

Putting the “Trego” in the Trego Arts Center: November 6

Did you know that North Wales was the home of a late 19th century artist who created more than 200 historical paintings — causing writer to Edwin Augustus Peeples  to say, “There is probably not an American History book which doesn’t have a Trego picture in it.”

Outside of the history books, the new Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia has recreated Trego’s March to Valley Forge on pillows, mugs and more.

Find out more about the life and work of this North Wales neighbor in a talk by Joseph Eckhardt, author of So Bravely and So Well: The Life and Art of William T. Trego, on Wednesday, November 2, 7 p.m., at the Trego Arts Center at St. Luke’s, 125 N. Main St. in North Wales.

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Design your own Day of the Dead mask

Design your own Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Mask at the October Make Art Monday!

The Mexican tradition of sugar skulls is for families to decorate their loved ones’ Day of the Dead altars with both large and small handmade sugar skulls. Children who have died, represented by small sugar skulls, are celebrated on November 1. The larger sugar skulls represent the adults, whose celebration takes place on November 2. It is believed that the departed return home to enjoy the offering on the altar.

We’ll be decorating Day of the Dead Sugar Skull masks with traditional designs at the next Make Art Monday, October 21, 7 p.m. at the Trego Arts Center at St. Luke’s, 125 N. Main St., North Wales. $5

Art classes through North Penn School District’s Community Education program announced

Hones your skills, learn a new medium, or simply set aside time to create with an art class through North Penn School District’s Community Education program. Find something for children, teens, and adults!

To register for North Penn Community Education Program Art Classes, click here.

ADULT MULTIMEDIA ART
Instructor: Barbara Moss Buscher, NPAA
Tuesdays, 7=9 p.m., 8 sessions
Start Date: September 24 (no class November 5)
Fee: $129
Description:This Class will explore a variety of techniques based on different styles, genres and folk art with each project. Media will vary and may include pen & ink, printmaking, watercolor, drawing, alcohol inks, collage, fabric arts, and three-dimensional projects to create original works of art. Demos and examples will be provided. All skill levels welcome. A $40 materials fee will be payable to instructor on first night of class. Please bring pencil and notepaper to class.

OIL/ACRYLICS — AGE 15-ADULT 
Instructor: William Letvenko, NPAA
Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., 10 Sessions
Start Date: September 24 (no class November 5)
Fee: $129
Description: Beginning and skilled artists will learn basic oil painting techniques, color theory, composition, and rules of perspective. Parents are required to attend the first class with school-aged children to get information regarding materials needed. Fee includes one canvas board.

NEW! DRAWING SECRETS: WITH A VIEW TO PAINTING
Instructor: Caroline Niesley, NPAA
Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m., 7 sessions
Start Date: September 25 (no class October 9)
Fee: $129
Description: Improve your drawing skills with expressive line, three-dimensional value, and comparative measuring. Sessions include adding color to your drawings with dry & wet mediums. All skill levels welcome. Supplies discussed in first class.

NEW! INTUITIVE ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOP 
Instructor: Colleen Brand, NPAA
Mondays, 7-9 p.m., 5 sessions
Start Date: September 23
Fee:$83
Description: Intuitive Painting is a liberating experience for all skill levels. This workshop offers a variety of new techniques and painting departures to energize your paintings and your life. Using acrylic paints, experiment with layering colors, adding texture, creating mark-making, and pouring paints. Paint pouring is a form of abstract painting using fluid paints and allowing gravity to move the paint without a preconceived notion of final product. Explore a series of artistic exercises to support letting go, connecting to intuition abstracting your work and letting go of judging our work. Supply fee $45 payable to instructor first class. Please register 1 week prior to first class to allow for ordering supplies. 

SATURDAY CHILDREN’S CLASSES

CARTOONING — AGES 7-11
Instructor: Caroline Neisley, NPAA
Saturday, 9-10:30 a.m.,8 sessions
Start Date: September 28
Fee: $129
Description:  Learn about penciling, inking, materials, Manga & American character design, action poses, storytelling, drawing & making comics. All levels welcome. Fee includes materials

OIL/ACRYLICS — AGE 10-ADULT
Instructor: William Letvenko, NPAA
Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 10 sessions
Start Date: September 28 (no class November 30)
Fee: $129
Description: Beginning and skilled artists will learn basic oil painting techniques, color theory, composition and rules of perspective. Parents are required to attend the first class with school-aged children to get information regarding materials needed. Fee includes one canvas board.