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The CAA 2018 - 2019 season began with the September 11 meeting at the Trinity Church, 55 George St., Allendale, NJ. Meetings begin at 7:30 pm with refreshments and an Artist of the Month contest. Guests and new members are always welcome. Our October meeting featured artist Gabriela Dellosso. Our November General Meeting will feature Phyllis and Victor Merriam. Like us on Facebook at CAA Community Arts Association.

November 8, 2018: Workshop with Dorrie Rifkin
Watercolor Painting: Compose, Draw, and PAINT Perspective
The workshop, “New York Buildings – Perspective” will cover equally the steps of design, drawing, and painting. Participant will learn to create strong compositions, execute a solid underlying sketch, and draw and paint buildings effectively. Expect to learn while having fun through demonstration, exercises, and individual instruction and encouragement. Level: beginner to advanced.
Morning; Learn simple ways to draw a complex cityscape. You will also learn the importance of design and layout.
Afternoon: Spend the afternoon painting a cityscape.
Students can use a reference photo taken by the instructor or bring their own. Artists will supply their own materials. (Material List will be provided.)

CAA member Dorrie Rifkin (www.dorrierifkin.com) has been an award-winning advertising art director for more than twenty years. Her eye naturally goes to typography, bold color, and design. Her watercolor paintings have won prizes in many national and international juried shows. She is a signature member of six watercolor societies including Northeast Watercolor Society. Dorrie’s work has been published in six Splash books including the latest Splash 20: Creative Compositions. Watercolor Artist magazine featured her in the article “Ones to Watch” (December 2010) and her painting “Leaving the Highland “ was selected for the cover (February 2015). Dorrie’s paintings are in private collections in the U. S. and Europe and her NYC/NJ themed prints were used on sets on NBC’s Prime Suspect TV series. The cover art for the winter 2011 centennial issue of Grand Central Terminal’s Connections was Dorrie’s painting of its interior. Dorrie is a popular teacher throughout New Jersey and New York.

November 13, 2018: Phyllis and Victor Merriam.
Phyllis and Victor Merriam collaborate throughout every step of the process of their artwork, combining digital photography with traditional printmaking techniques.

December 11, 2018: Steve Zazenski.
Steve Zazenski, an award-winning signature member of the American Watercolor Society, has been a full time watercolor and gouache artist since 1978. His landscapes of coastal New England, Europe, and the Caribbean evoke the excitement, light, and color of those locales.

January 8, 2019: Afternoon meeting: Critique with Barbara Scullin.
Barbara Scullin, a noted watercolorist and teacher, has had her works published in numerous Best of Watercolor publications.

February 12, 2019: Afternoon meeting: Hiromitsu Kuroo.
Hiromitsu Kuroo has combined the traditional art of Origami from his native Japan with the sense of individuality and self-expression prized in his current home in New York.

March 12, 2019: TBD

April 9, 2019: Amy Silberkeit.
A versatile and award-winning artist, Amy Silberkeit makes detailed drawings and lithographs of landscapes and natural objects.

May 14, 2019, General Meeting – Joseph Gyurcsak.
An oil and watercolor painter, Joseph Gyurcsak specializes in plein air painting. His paintings transcend the techniques that created them and capture the light and atmosphere of the fleeting moments of life during which they were painted.

May 15 and 16, 2019: Workshops with Joseph Gyurcsak

May 15, 2019: Capturing the Essence of Your Subject in Still Life

May 16, 2019: Abstract Realism: Creating Spontaneous Painting in Your Media of Choice.
This class will help you to see the big picture and construct movement and action in your initial brush mark making.

Monthly Artist: Len Mulé

In the Country

Len is one of our few oil painters, and his realistic style is always beautifully detailed and compelling. This month's pastoral scene is no exception.

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