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February 2020 Newsletter

President's Message - Lisa Lewis

Are you ready for some wine?

Our meeting on Monday, February 17th will be a session of well-mannered frivolity as we paint wine glasses under the tutelage of Marilyn Corners along with the opportunity to purchase wine to go into those glasses. This is our first fundraiser of the year and I’d love to have as many people competing for the wine as possible. Please invite, invite, invite!  I encourage those of you who are bringing guests to make sure you have supplies they can borrow. The supply list will be under the Vice President’s report.

Should we ever have to cancel a Monday evening due to weather, I will do my best to make that decision by 3:00 in the afternoon and then you’ll be notified via email.

Nancy Glassman has stepped back from her Vice President duties at this time. If there is anyone who may consider picking up this role for the remainder of the year or if you have someone in mind, please contact me directly at Since the programs are pretty well set for the year, the hard part has already been done!

Read on for all of the additional exciting news ahead!

Vice President's Message - Lisa Lewis

Upcoming 2020 Chapter Meeting Schedule:

February 17 – Wineglasses – Marilyn Corners
    Supplies needed:
        Wineglass, (Dollar Stores and IKEA have inexpensive ones), water container, GOOD brushes - #3 and #6 round, paper towels, palette or paper plate for acrylic paints, container for safe transport after class.

Don’t forget to bring your checkbooks for the wine drawing!

March 16 – Session 1 of a 2-Month Project: POUR CLASS with Nancy Hibbert

April 20 – Session 2 of 2-Month Project: PAINTING on the poured background from
March with Ginny Sparlin

May 18 – SCENE with acrylics – Karon Sorensen

June 15 – STROKE WORK with Marilyn Corners

July 20 – Christmas project: POINSETTIA on CHRISTMAS STOCKING using fabric paint – Ginny Sparlin

August 17 – PAINTING on a Tea Bag – Andrene Schmelzer

September 21 – Session 1 of a PUMPKIN PROJECT – Mary Steingesser

October 19 – Session 2 of the PUMPKIN PROJECT

November 16 – CHRISTMAS PARTY and INSTALLATION of 2021 Officers

February Progam - Marilyn Corners

Hi Ladies,
Thanks for letting me share the fun of painting on wine glasses. I think you will LOVE the process and the end result.
There will be no pattern, so each glass will be unique. However, we will go through each step in sequence, so you will have a thorough understanding of what you are doing.
We will be using glass etching gel as well as glass paint. I will furnish rubber gloves and little tools for etching dots. Along with the GOOD round brushes you will be using to paint your glass after we etch it, you may want to include an old bristle brush if you think you might want to etch in a design. (I only etched dots on mine.

Wine Glass
#2 and #6 GOOD brushes
Plenty of paper towels
Palette or paper plate
Water container
Box to protect glass in transit
This is going to be a very fun experience! I think you will LOVE it.
See you on the 17th

Marilyn Corners, MDA
Society of Decorative Artists
303 249 1009

Community Outreach- Catherine Roche

Our chapter members and guests, will be painting tote bags for the residents at Garden Plaza on Saturday, April 4 at Garden Plaza starting at 9:00 a.m. The chapter is paying for the tote bags, however all people attending will need to pay for our breakfast snacks, lunch, and beverages to be provided by Garden Plaza. The cost is $15 per person. We will need to let the chef know how many people will be attending in advance, so he can purchase and prepare the needed food items. Please pay for the lunch by the March 16th meeting so that I can let the chef know by the 17th how many lunches to prepare.

While some patterns for decoration on the tote bags will be provided, people can decorate them as they wish. Everyone should bring their own markers or acrylic paints to use.

Hospitality Report - Andrene Schmelzer

Sorry I cannot attend the February meeting. It is convention time again in Las Vegas, so hopefully I will get some inspiration for new ideas to share.
Catherine will take my place and do hospitality at the meeting.Thanks for filling in.

Volunteers for refreshments are:
Verlene.....veggies and cheese.
Linda........something sweet
Deb..........something healthy
Thanks for volunteering everyone!

Sunshine Report- Karon Sorensen

Please keep Nancy Glassman in you thoughts and prayers as she lost her husband on February 1st.

Joe Glassman's funeral will be on Thursday, Feb 13, 1:00 at Ft Logan and 2:45 at Horan & McConaty on the corner of County Line and Holly in Centennial. A reception will follow at Horan & McConaty.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St Jude’s Hospital for Children.

Travel Teacher Seminar Chair Report - Melinda Barnes

RMHi is co-sponsoring with High Plains Decorative Artists August 15 and 16, 2020 a seminar with Mark Polomchak. Mark your calendar so you don't miss this opportunity. You can keep an eye on our website and/or our newsletter for further details as soon as they are available.
Melinda Barnes

Tole Chatter - Melinda Barnes

9th Annual Plein Air Convention and Expo

May 2 - 6, 2020. The Convention will take place at the Westin Westminster Hotel. This hotel is sold out but Hyatt Place is nearby with rooms available at the time I found this website. Artists teaching Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastel, and Gouache. Sounds interesting don't you think?

Shara Reiner... Shara is coming to teach in June in Littleton. The HPDA is hosting Shara for a two day seminar. View the projects on their website. One is a chicken on a pitcher and the other a fall scene on a tray. You may also paint these projects on surfaces of your choice.

Maureen Baker... The Pikes Peak Chapter is hosting a seminar April 25 and 26, 2020 with Maureen. Surfaces are now included. All prepped ready to paint. Fee will probably be $135 for two days including surfaces, paints, lunches. A beautiful Blue Bird and Swan Trio. You can view the projects on the PPDP website.

Chris Thornton... will be in Grand Junction for a seminar March 27 and 28th. If you are interested let me know and I will give you the contact info.

Coloured Pencil Topics... This website has tons of information on, you guess it, colored pencils. There are tutorials, photos and much more.

DecoArt... introduced many new products this year!. These are just a few you might be interested in.
Americana® enchanted™ iridescent topcoat acrylic. Capture the dazzling effect of a peacock feather or mimic the exquisite beauty of a beetle wing with these translucent interference colors. For the most dramatic effect, use over Enchanted Ultra Black Basecoat or other dark colors.

Americana® enchanted shimmer™ shimmering iridescent topcoat acrylic.
Millions of luminous particles recreate the unique sparkling shimmer of a butterfly wing. Americana Enchanted Shimmer’s larger iridescent particles create the most unique iridescent finish on the market today.

Holographic illusions™ true holographic glitter acrylic.
This is not your ordinary glitter paint. The glitter flake in DecoArt Holographic Illusions provides prismatic sparkle and shine that will add “pop” to any creative project and are unique to anything on the market today.

Suede™ lightly textured acrylic.
DecoArt Suede adds the rich, indulgent look of brushed suede to craft projects. DecoArt Suede Varnish adds a clear, durable, velvety-matte finish to any DecoArt Suede project.

Silk™ silky smooth shimmering acrylic.
Like no other paint on the market today, DecoArt Silk gives projects the elegant glamor and luminous sheen of sumptuous silk with an irresistible soft touch and rich shimmering luster.

I will list more new products next month.

I just heard SDP will hold the Annual Meeting, Certification and a retreat in Wichita this May! Now that sounds interesting!

I'm sorry I will miss the next meeting. I will be in Las Vegas for convention, but may have more news for next month.

WEBSITE and FACEBOOK - Melinda  Barnes

Be sure to check our website for the most recent information concerning chapter meetings and events. Also you will find many photos taken at our meetings and seminars. Also check out National's website for National happenings.

We are also on Facebook. Please visit our chapter page and like us! This helps our chapter to be more visible to possible new members.

Newsletter Compiler - Verlene Siska

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