UWS Mini Workshop: Roland Lee

NOTE: Workshop is full. Contact Sandy Sleeper for wait list. Mini workshop with Roland Lee:  March 22-23, 2019 This workshop is designed to help artists become better interpreters of the landscape by learning to see what nature does to catch our attention. Our role is not to duplicate nature but to create new images based…

RECAP: Bruce Robertson & Shelley Young Mini Workshop

In Bruce Robertson’s and Shelley Young’s January Mini Workshop called ”Light and Life: Painting the Figure in Watercolor,” we learned about gesture drawings, and the importance of quickly sketching the subject to capture “living figures” on paper.  We were forced to work outside our comfort zones leading to many mistakes and failures.  Failures always led…

RECAP: Brian Thayne Mini Workshop

UWS November 2018 Mini Workshop How to Paint Water with Brian Thayne The relaxed atmosphere of Brian Thayne’s Mini Workshop took some of the stress out of learning to paint water. He reinforced the idea that your drawing is the most important part of any painting – it helps you to see. An artist can…

UWS 2018 Fall Exhibition Awards & Slide Shows

The Fall 2018 UWS Member Exhibition Opening Reception and Artist Awards was held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 5p-7p at the Pioneer Memorial Theatre Loge Gallery on the beautiful University of Utah Campus. The exhibition hangs in conjunction with the production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” and will hang through…

RECAP: UWS Oct Member Meeting With Frank Eber

Frank Eber was our National artist who presented our Fall workshop and also our October member meeting. His amazing technique for creating atmosphere and mood in his paintings was evident at his presentation for our October member meeting. His painting demonstration took us from a sketch to a finished painting in a little over an…

RECAP: UWS-CVC Studio Tour

CVC News: Artist Studio Tour! We had a fantastic day as our group of 13 toured around beautiful Cache Valley on a mid September day. We were able to visit the studio of Diane and Doug Adams in Malad Idaho, Kristi Grussendorf’s studio in Smithfield, Leisa Firth’s studio in Logan and DeAnna Hulmes’ studio in Paradise!…

RECAP: UWS-CVC Sep Member Meeting

CVC News: September Member Meeting Recap It was such a treat spending the evening with Kristi Grussendorf!  She was our critique leader, and then spoke to us about the importance and power of a personal artist statement.  Kristi is an incredible teacher and we all learned so much from her thoughtfully prepared presentation. The evening…

RECAP: Carl Purcel Mini Workshop

“Painting the Patterns of Nature” was our mini workshop in September.  Carl is a fabulous teacher and we learned so much.  He taught us how to see and respond to patterns in nature. We learned in three steps how to have a painting that appeared loose, realistic and unified.   He is also very motivating and…