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October 2019 Newsletter

President's Message - Nancy Glassman

Wow what a cold snow storm that blew in this week.  I hope you all stayed warm and safe.  Now we will have some warm weather to look forward to and still enjoy the color changes.

Saturday October 5, 2019 Mary Steingesser taught a Jingle My Kringle Santa Ornament.  We all had a great time and a wonderful piece to take home. Thank you Mary, Melinda and Catherine for organizing the fun Workshop  for our Members and Guests.

Monday October 7, 2019 SDP organized our 1st Paint In.  The pattern was a fall piece,  Pumpkin Paint In.  Thank you Ginny for teaching this class locally.  Thank you Mary for organizing and coordinating the Paint In for our group, with SDP.  I'm excited to see the piece SDP will offer in the next Paint In.  This is a great way to socialize with other members and guests, while painting a great project.

The Chapter Members will vote on the slate of officers at the Chapter Meeting October 21, 2019.  I hope all members can attend to be part of this vote.
The Slate is as follows:

President:                             Lisa Lewis
Vice President :                    Mary Steingesser
Membership:                        Deb Poster    (back up)  Elissa McAlear
Secretary:                             Ginny Sparlin
Treasure:                               Linda Beaty
Newsletter:                            Verlene Siska
Local Teacher Seminars:      Char Bucher, CDA
Travel Teacher Seminars:     Melinda Barnes
Website:                                Melinda Barnes
Sunshine:                              Karon Sorensen
Philanthropic:                        Ginny Sparlin  and Andrene Schmelzer  Co-Chair
Hospitality:                            Andrene Schmelzer
Facilities:                               Catherine Roche
Phone:                                  Iris Luckel
Parliamentarian:                    Char Bucher, CDA

Andrene Schmelzer will teach a snowman project at the October 21, 2019 meeting.  Andrene is a great teacher and always has fun projects.  See Lisa's article for more information.

Good News, Elissa McAlear has had surgery and doing well.  Elissa is in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

Looking forward to see everyone at the Meeting!!
1st Vice President - Lisa Lewis

On Monday, Oct. 21, Andrene Schmelzer will be leading us through the creation of an adorable snowman spoon. The cost is $5.00 and includes the spoon (already prepped), wire, beads and paint. Please bring smaller flat and angle brushes for acrylics, a pencil, and water containers.

Our November 18th meeting will be our Holiday event and the last monthly meeting for 2019. Please watch for details.

That’s it from me!

Message from this Month's Teacher- Andrene Schmelzer

I have been prepping teaspoons and tablespoons for the spoon snowman class at this months meeting.  I am using DecoArt Americana multi purpose satin acrylics. It takes about 5 coats of white (cotton ball) is the multi purpose color.

For a $5.00 fee I will do the prep, supply the paint, the wire and beads for wrapping.  If you prefer to do your own base coating and supply your own paints, wire and beads that is also ok.

The colors we will be using are white for the base coat.  His hat can be any blue you choose, or red or green. Orange for the nose. Burnt sienna for the nose. Cheeks are red plus a little white. Black for the coal eyes and mouth.

Catherine has offered to help with the wire wrapping for anyone that hasn't done it before.  If you have your own tools please bring. But, she will bring extra and so will I.

Any questions call or text me at 720-840-1255.

Community Outreach- Catherine Roche

Here are samples of our painted wine glass project we plan to teach to residents at Garden Plaza on October 28, 2019.  Our lead teacher is Mary Steingesser, with Catherine Roche and others as assistants.

Hospitality Report - Andrene Schmelzer

This month Noreen Goetz, Char Butcher and Linda Beaty signed up to bring treats.

Sunshine Report- Karon Sorensen

Best wishes to the following

Jerry Hunt           Oct 2
Judy Murphy     Oct 10
Gloria Cavalier   Oct 10
Nancy Hibbert    Oct 13
Catherine Roche Oct  19

Travel Teacher Seminar Chair Report - Melinda Barnes

Mary Steingesser's "Jingle My Kringle" Santa ornament class was on October 5th. Thank you Mary for teaching this wonderful ornament... he is darling and we all had a great time!

RMHi is co-sponsoring with High Plains Decorative Artists in August 2020 a seminar with Mark Polomchak. The date is tentatively right now and I will let you know more info as it becomes available.

Melinda Barnes

Tole Chatter - Melinda Barnes

SDP...  Just announced our first "Retreat" will be February 24 - 26, 2020 in Fredericksburg, TX. 
The three teachers have not been announced yet.  Registration is open soon.
Jane Jones: You must visit Jane's website again and see her wonderful paintings... they are amazing!

General Pencil Company: Very interesting website! They have been in business in the US since 1889. See how pencils are made...

History of this company in New Jersey...

I saved the best for last. Many short how-to videos. Some of you may recognize Kathi Hanson since she worked for them for several years. Kathi teaches classes and works in the General Pencil Company booth at conventions.

Well, I can't seem to leave this website! Be sure and download Kathi's PDF "Project Ideas & Reference Guide" with step-by-step color drawings of the difference types of pencils in their line.

Golden Artist Colors has an interesting article you might like to read. "Cleaning Brushes Without Solvents"

Another article from Golden you may like to read is "Painting On Leather With Acrylics".

Painting World Magazine Blog - Painting tips, free patterns and more.

Cupboard Distributing Stencils - I think I mentioned before that Chris Houghey and her husband purchased a company that makes stencils. They have their website up now with tons of stencils. Also you will find patterns, books, wood, brushes and accessories.

Pixelated Palette Magazine - If you haven't visited the E-Zine magazine in awhile you might want to check it out. You can subscribe yearly or purchase one issue.

Tip: Winsor Newton Brush Cleaner and Restore
Here is a great tip from Patty Rawlinson for completely cleaning dried acrylics, oils, and alkyds out of your brushes with no damage to the bristles. The cleaner is available at Guirys, Hobby Lobby and Michaels. You can also order it from Dick Blick or Amazon.

Patty Rawlinson introduced personalized stencils this week. How fun is that!

Another video about how pencils are made... This one is by Faber-Castell. Very interesting too!

Viking Woodcrafts is having a clearance sale good until October 31th you might want to check out.

Be sure and view the photos on our website taken in Steamboat Springs of our member Eve Bevill's home. Eve's painting is amazing.

I will miss you at the next meeting, but will have news from the OKC convention in the next newsletter.


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.

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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