End of 2016 Wrap Up

2016 was a wonderful year for me artistically, as I began to teach at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild, in addition to creating, showing, and selling artwork.  I’ve written about my summer class previously, but I didn’t get the chance to write about my Fall Evening Basic Drawing class yet.

Fall, being a super busy time for many people, had a much smaller class enrollment.  While a little unusual at first, ultimately, it led to a really one on one, personal connection between my students and I.  We had lots of great conversations about life and art while they were working on their drawing projects, and I was very pleased to see how much they had learned and grown in confidence by the end of the session.  Here are just a couple of photos of the lovely work that my students did during class:

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Carol Fichtelman, Chiaroscuro still life, final class

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Carol Fichtelman, Chiaroscuro still life, final class

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Carol Fichtelman, Chiaroscuro still life, final class

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Jean Jensen, Chiaroscuro still life, final class

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Jean Jensen, Chiaroscuro still life, final class

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Jean Jensen, Chiaroscuro still life, final class

I will be teaching Evening Basic Drawing again during the Winter/Spring session, running for 8 weeks on Thursday night from February 8 through March 30, 6 to 8:30 pm.  There’s still plenty of time to sign up if you’re interested in joining in the fun, so be sure to sign up through the St. Louis Artists’ Guild website:  http://www.stlouisartistsguild.org/new/node/2461.  I believe you can sign up all the way through the first night of class.  The fees and supply list are included on the class webpage.  Hope to see you there!

Evening Basic Drawing through the St. Louis Artist’s Guild – Round 2!

I will be teaching  a second Evening Basic Drawing class through the St. Louis Artist’s Guild on Thursday evenings during the fall, from 6-8:30 pm beginning Thursday, September 8, and running for 8 classes through Thursday, October 27.  Sign up today!😀  I’d love to have you in class!

http://www.stlouisartistsguild.org/new/fall-2016-evening-basic-drawing

This is the supply list:  Basic Drawing Fall 2016 Supply List – Elizabeth M. Willey

Below are some photos of my summer students with their work.  The teapots were drawn at the beginning of the summer session, before any instruction began.  The chiaroscuro drawings at the bottom are from the last 2 class sessions.  I am so proud of my students!  We had a great time and they all worked really hard to continue to develop their skills!

 

 

Basic Drawing through the St. Louis Artist’s Guild

I will be teaching Basic Drawing through the St. Louis Artist’s Guild on Thursday evenings from 6-8:30 pm beginning this coming Thursday, June 16, and running for 7 classes through Thursday, July 28.  There’s still time to register!  Sign up today! 😀

http://www.stlouisartistsguild.org/new/summer-2016-evening-basic-drawing

This is the supply list:  Basic Drawing Summer 2016 Supply List – Elizabeth M. Willey

Artist’s Reception tonight at Fountain View Manor Memory Care in Granite City, Illinois

These pieces are currently on view through March 11 at Fountain View Manor Memory Care in Granite City, IL in an group art exhibition with 5 other artists. If you’re in the area tonight (Friday, 2/19) between 6-8 pm, I’d love to see you at the Artist’s Reception!
A big thank you to Mary Duban, Executive Director (and Fontbonne alumn) for inviting me to participate in the show!
http://www.fountainviewmemorycare.com/

New work from Summer 2015

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These are the newest pieces that I’ve completed since June 2015.  I still need to get proper documentation photos of the above four and decide on titles.  The next two are in private collections.

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60th Birthday commission from Sarah Battle for Mary Q. Meador. Sanctuary, 2015 Encaustic Mixed Media on wood, 4 x 4 x 1.5 inches

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Beaux Arts 2015, Encaustic Mixed Media on panel, 6 x 6 x .75 inches, private collection of John Cooper.

Created for the HOME show at SOHA gallery. On view through October 4, 2015. — at SOHA Studio and Gallery.

And this is my current work in progress, Nocturnal.

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More images of work that sold at last month’s MFA show

Here are the images of the other pieces that I sold in the May 2015 MFA show.  7 out of 12 pieces (other 2 shown in previous post)!

“Folktale Series:  Odilon’s Bee”, 2014, Elizabeth M. Willey, Mixed media encaustic on panel, 4 x 4 x .75 inches (Private collection of Dr. Greg Taylor and Reneé Davidson)

“Folktale Series:  Le Petit Chaperon Rouge”, 2014, Elizabeth M. Willey, Mixed media encaustic on panel, 4 x 4 x .75 inches (Private collection of Julie Campbell)

“Folktale Series:  Golden Koi”, 2015, Elizabeth M. Willey, Mixed media encaustic on panel, 4 x 4 x .75 inches (Private collection of Lisa Glenn)

“Folktale Series:  Transitory”, 2015, Elizabeth M. Willey, Mixed media encaustic on wood panel, 6 x 6 x .75 inches (Private collection of Meaghan and Stephen Ong)

Folktale Series-  Ginkgo Koi, 2015, Elizabeth M. Willey, Mixed media encaustic on Clayboard panel, 6 x 6 x .75 inches (Private collection of Erica Popp and John Q. Do)

“Folktale Series:  Ginkgo Koi”, 2015, Elizabeth M. Willey, Mixed media encaustic on Clayboard panel, 6 x 6 x .75 inches (Private collection of Erica Popp and John Q. Do)

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