All the members of the Walden Art club would like to thank the Greater City of Sudbury for their Arts and Culture Grant without it we would not be able to share our art or manage all the different ways we offer the “hands on” programs to our community.
This year 2012-2013 our members have been presenting small workshops to introduce the club to various different media. These mini-workshops give us a chance to try new things without a great expenditure on different art materials before we know if we want to commit to a new media. We've had workshops on gouache, casein, water-miscible oils and airbrushing. These experimental sessions have been great fun! Several of our members have been blessed with opportunities to travel. They have brought back many photos of beautiful landscapes, flora and fauna, etc. that they have been willing to share via slideshows, and generously allowing our membership to use these photos as reference material for painting or drawing. We have enjoyed fascinating scenes from the American Southwest, and the Pacific Northwest (Washington and Oregon), as well as underwater scenes. Our members really appreciate this sharing, as we don't all seem to travel to the same locations. One of our club's main focuses is our involvement in our community. We consider it our mandate to provide exposure and education to our community in various ways. For this reason, we continue to participate in our local Walden fall fair at the Anderson farm. We provide learning opportunities for both children and parents, where they are able to participate in various arts. The children especially had fun sculpting and making bookmarks. The weather this year was very cold and windy, so unfortunately, our outdoor watercolour area did not work out too well -- we will try that again next year! We also had a display of flower-themed paintings at the horticultural society's show at the Farmer's Market, and we continue to have art on display at the doctors’ offices in Lively. For the second year in a row, we are going with our Artists in Action format for our spring show in April. The community seems to enjoy seeing each artist with their own work and watching them at work. This allows them to ask questions about the processes involved. For the past several years, we have had a community canvas, where visitors to our show could try their hand at painting. As we consider ourselves a "painting and drawing" club, this year we decided to do a community doodle instead. We will have a large white board, black markers of various thicknesses, and a lot of sample "texture drawings" for people to choose from. As another means of community involvement some of our members volunteer their time to teach art in schools. We feel it is important to encourage young artists, so again this year we will present two awards to students participating in the Emergence show at the Art Gallery of Sudbury which is held concurrently with the NOAA show in March. This also gives some of our members some experience in jurying.
It is the middle of winter, but the Walden Art Club members are busy. As a group we have been refurbishing our display panels and other equipment in preparation for our spring Artist in Action show April 21 & 22 at the Walden Arena, Lively. This year all our artists will be painting or drawing as well as displaying their works.
Individually we have all been creating new pieces of art; this time of year is conducive to indoor painting and drawing, as we can’t be out in our gardens.
If you are interested in drawing, painting at any level, and wish to be with others with like interests, we would be happy to have you join our club. We get together to paint and share ideas, with some members doing demonstrations on various techniques on occasion.
We meet on Saturday mornings at the Ben Moxam Community Centre just off the highway on Westview Cress. (Just before the turn off into Lively).
For more information you can call 705 692 7612.
9th Annual WAFA Spring Show & Sale! A common vision and a shared belief in artistic growth brought seven area artists into creating the Walden Association of Fine Arts in 2004. The association facilitates an exchange of ideas between artists who hold similar views about their craft. It is also recognizes the importance of core learning in order to excel to the next level. The group is essentially getting back to basics and has studied under some of Canada’s premier artists, including Robert Bateman, Glen Loates and Dwayne Harty.
Our 9th Annual Spring Show and Sale takes place Sunday, April 22nd from 10am-4pm at Fielding Memorial Park Pavilion. Free Admission. Refreshments will be reserved.
We heartily invite everyone to join us for some refreshment to discuss art and view the newest works by the group. This will be WAFA’s second spring show following the passing of our dear colleague Cheryl Battistelli. Her spirit in our group lives on and there will be some of her work on display in her honour.
The group has been busy since our last Spring Show and is anxious to share their latest works with the public. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact Sue Lampinen at 705 522-8068.
WOW! What a fun busy day we had in the Creighton Log Cabin, at the 5th Annual Fall Fair!
The Anderson Farm Fall Fair is over again for another year and we were a huge hit. Thousands of people attended the fair (some guess at 8000) and we had so many children and parents painting, drawing, making bookmarks and creating clay pieces. The log cabin was full all the time and people were fascinated by how many different workshops we had set up. We heard over and over again how wonderful it was of our club to set this up for children and adults to play in the arts for free.
How we set it up this year:
Outside we had two tables of water colour fun. Inside the cabin we set up many tables for clay and beadwork, plus a great section for the very young to work in play dough. On the upper level we had many tables set up for drawing and for the creating of bookmarks. We also had our community canvas set up for the adults to try their hand at Acrylic painting. Thank you, Carenie for preparing the canvas with this year’s project.
“Thank You” to the members of the WAC who volunteered to organize the set up and take down and to those who worked in the log cabin this year.
These members took time from their lives to donate a huge art space for the community to play and discover art. At the same time they promoted our Club and advertised our upcoming Artists in Action show by handing out the bookmarks and the invitations.
If it were not for some of our family and the community volunteers the above mentioned members could not have managed this unbelievably busy day.
A huge “THANK YOU”
From the Walden Art Club
McKenzie Little (granddaughter)
Mia Little (granddaughter)
Haley (friend of Mia's)
Terry Little (Carenie’s other half)
Sky and Kelly who gave us the paper for our many projects. (son and daughter in law.)
Jordan Lalonde (granddaughter
Robert Lalonde (my wonderful husband)
Ronda Lalonde (daughter in law)
Lynn McDonald (Ronda’s mom and a good friend of mine)
Mckenzie Lalonde (granddaughter)
The Community Volunteers : Thank You
Heather Patterson: 15 year old student from Lively High
Maggie Schell –Walden Girl Guides
Fern Teed: when we thought we would have to close the Water Colour section because we had no other club member to fill the position . . . she stepped in and took it over.
To the Sudbury Gold Wing motor cycle club for the use of their tents.
The AFMHeritage Society and the Fall Fair committee for the tables, chairs, helping hands and strong men.
Thank you to the City of Greater Sudbury for the grant and support without their help we could not afford to do our Play House for free to the community.
Thank you to all the Art Club members who did the background work in preparation for the Fall Fair.
Thank You to:
Christie Best Pearson for creating and printing a book mark that promotes our club so beautifully
Linda Callender Thank you for getting the wool and ribbons on the bookmarks in time for the Fair. Sorry for the short notice.
Victoria Tapper for creating a wonderful pamphlet about the WAC.
Christie and Brigitte for all their printing of the pamphlets.
Thank you all.
WAC Fall Fair Committee
Carenie, Dianne, and Kerry
Greetings Fellow Art Lovers!
The Walden Art Club is hard at work preparing for their 40th Annual Spring Show, Saturday, April 17, from noon to 8 PM, and Sunday, April 18, from 10 AM to 4 PM, at the Walden Arena Community Center, with some additional new offerings to celebrate this special occasion.
In addition to our usual complimentary refreshments and free admission and a varied selection of excellent new original artworks there will be:
A Door Prize Draw will take place every hour during the Show
Our History Table will feature picture albums of past Shows
A special display area will focus on paintings of “Sudbury, Then and Now”
You can try to match the photos of our present members with their younger selves
Listen to live musical entertainment by our multi-talented members
And you can take home a special 40th Anniversary Booklet.
So come out and meet the artists, discuss their work and meet old friends at WAC 40thAnniversary Spring Show!
The Artist in Action show is a casual show! All the artists will set up portable studios ...So they can paint or draw during the weekend.We will have the Community Canvas! ...Ready for anyone who wants to paint a little while they are at the show.Our Cafe' will be serving: Coffee, tea , juice and desserts.Free AdmissionDoor prizes
The Walden Art Club Celebrates the
City’s 125th The Walden Art Club will be completing a very special project in the near future. A Mural Mosaic of the Anderson Barn will be finalized and on display at the Tom Davies Square for the June 7th celebration of the City of Greater Sudbury’s 125th anniversary.It is a large-scaled mural, consisting of a medley of diverse paintings, created by the WAC members. The Mosaic Mural is composed of 35 canvases measuring 16”x20”, and each canvas is a unique stand alone work of art. The mural features various facets of the Anderson Farm’s history, and of the local heritage which include fauna, flora, mining, and farming. When all of the artistic works are merged they reveal a 6’x12’ painting of the Anderson Barn.The Walden Art Club’s Mural Mosaic of the Anderson Barn will be on display at the Tom Davies Square for the June 7th celebration of the City of Greater Sudbury’s 125th anniversary. The Mosaic Mural will remain at this site until June 21st where it may be viewed by the public. The Walden Art Club has donated the mosaic to the Anderson Farm Museum and Heritage Society to be used as a fundraiser and all the funds raised will assist with the renovations required to the stable building of the Anderson Farm. The stable in time will be a wonderful place for the artists in the area and for the community at large.Our club opens its doors to all artist in the CGS we meet on Saturday mornings at 9:30 At the Ben Moxam Centre on Westview Crescent in Lively.Happy Birthday Sudbury!
The Walden Art Club’s Mosaic Mural Causing Excitement
The Walden Art Club’s Mosaic Mural of the Anderson Barn is generating a great deal of excitement in the City of Greater Sudbury. Not only is it’s sheer size impressive, but the eclectic nature of this mural is breathtaking. Each canvas is completely unique in its composition, yet when all 35 are merged, it reveals a unified depiction of the Anderson Barn. Keep checking this website for the on-going development of this “work in progress”.
Early Stages Anderson Farm Mosaic Mural
The Walden Art Club members meet to preview the ground work being done on the Anderson Farm Mosaic Mural. Keep checking back on this website to preview our on-going progress.
Walden Art Club Prepares to Paint the Barn
The Walden Art Club has a very special project in the works - a Mural Mosaic of the Anderson Farm. The goal of this fundraising venture is to highlight the rich heritage and history the Anderson Farm brings to the community and GCS. The Mural mosaic will measure 6' x 12' - with all the canvases painted by our members. The 35 unique works of art - each measuring 16" x 20" - will be auctioned off, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Anderson Farm Heritage Fund. The Mural Mosaic will be on display at our Annual Spring Art Show and Sale on April 19tn & 20th, in the Tom Davies Arena, Lively. Come and see this work in progress! The on-going development of this project can be monitored on this website. Stay in touch as this work unfolds. ---------
The Walden Art Club takes advantage of any opportunity to be involved with the local community. A very special project coming up is a mural mosaic of the Anderson Farm. It will be a fundraising venture to draw people’s attention to the rich heritage and history that Anderson Farm brings to the community. The Mural will measure six feet by twelve feet and all the canvases will be painted by the Club members. The unique works of art, all 35 of them measuring 16 x 20, will be auctioned off, and some of the proceeds will benefit the Anderson Farm Heritage Fund.Once again our very successful Spring Art Show & Sale will be held in the Tom Davies Arena in Lively, April 19th and 20th. This popular event has something for everyone’s interests in the following mediums: acrylic, watercolor, pastel, pen/ink, graphite, and photography.The Walden Art Club remains committed to bringing art to the community. “Come & See us! “ Everyone is welcome.
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