Upcoming Events

Artist Groups

Drawing & Painting Groups

This year’s Plein-aire group will be going outdoors to paint, draw and enjoy nature each Thursday from 10am to 2pm.  Beginners are welcome but no formal lessons are provided.  Bring a lunch and water and know not all locations have restrooms.  We have combined some old sites with new ones and on the second Thursday of each month the Urban Sketchers group will join us.  You can also join the Garden Tour as a plein aire painter by contacting Pam Jenkins at pamjenkins77@gmail.com.

Pop over to the Calendar page to check on this coming summer’s plein aire schedule or click here to access the full schedule. Contact Cathie Johnson at ccjohnson0306@gmail.com to sign-up or for more information.

Urban Sketchers meet several times a month, usually on Thursdays, to draw “on location.” This lively, supportive group is committed to raising the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing. For information contact Lori Johnson at lorijohnson@wavecable.com or visit their blog at https://urbansketcherstacoma.blogspot.com/

The Fox Island Painters (“FoxPaw”) meets Wednesdays, 10am-1pm at the Nichols Community Center. Get-togethers are continuing through the winter with a monthly $5 fee. They typically take a break in August and September. For information, contact Charli Meacham charli.meacham@gmail.com.

Portrait and Life Drawing typically meets on Fridays from 1-3pm (masked) at Village Concepts. Bring your supplies and an easel (if you want) and $5 for the model fee each week. Contact Anne Knapp at annemknapp@gmail.com for latest information.

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