At the November Meeting, State Representative Diego Bernal presented the Guild with a formal State of Texas Resolution. Rep. Bernal read the entire resolution, which stated the Guild was a “notable organization” whose members have demonstrated a “strong commitment to the arts and to improving the quality of life in the Alamo City.” Representative Bernal also commended our organization for being an outstanding example of civic engagement.
During the General Meeting and Early Bird, we explored the world of gold!
All that Glitters, presented by Leslie Winakur, had Guild Members testing out new and different ways to add gold to their artwork! Members learned traditional and nontraditional gold work, from the authentic stuff to faux; there were paints, foils, inks, pens, markers, and even a bit of real gold!
Leslie led an amazing program and gave our members a great reference tool to utilize!
In October, a major workshop entitled “Traditional Raised and Burnished Gesso Gilding” was presented by noted calligrapher and artist, Ken Harris. Ken demonstrated the mixing and application of white lead gesso using recipes and techniques that date back to the middle ages. Under Ken’s guidance, students then produced amazing projects of their own design applying gesso and 24k gold leaf.
On September 5th, the Guild presented a program that featured acclaimed artist and calligrapher, Ken Harris. In addition to sharing original examples of his of his work, Ken delighted the group with the stories and life lessons from his distinguished career.
Butterfly and Crane Origami!
This month’s Mini Workshop, Maggie Gillikin taught members how to make their own very special butterfly and a 3-D crane card as well!
September’s meeting was all about the new updates for the Guild and the much anticipated Secret Pal Reveal!
Below are photos from the meeting and of the amazing gifts each pal received from their secret gift giver! Click on each image to enlarge it and see more details.