We meet every Tuesday evening (7:00 - 9:00pm) from the first part of September through May at St. Peters Episcopal Church at 80 st. and Lincoln Avenue in West Allis, Wisconsin.
On our weekly sketch nights we have two models; a portrait model and a nude model. We have a different nude model each week but the portrait model poses for two consecutive weeks. We ask that the portrait model wear the same clothing both weeks and the same hair style. Our nude model starts out with short one or five minute poses ending with a long half-hour pose at the end of the evening. The portrait model poses for half-hour at a time with a short break in between.
We welcome new members that are interested in painting and sketching. Artists can use any medium of their choice except for oils because of the solvent odor. If the artist uses a messy medium we ask that they bring a drop cloth or something to cover the chair they are using for supporting their materials and the floor beneath them. Our fees are $95 for the year. See our schedule page for the latest schedules
We also have plein air during the summer with some hearty artists continuing into the colder months. They meet at different interesting areas each session. (See previous blog postings and the schedule page) The plein air is free.
Current Members per 1/21/16 Roster:
Art Bartkowiak (President)
Bonita Bruch, link: artinmilwaukee.org [visual artist] (Sometimes called Bonnie)
Terry Fischer, www.TerryAFischer.com
Liz MahdasianAmy Martin
Gary Millard https://artistryofnature.com https://www.facebook.com/
John G. Peine
Tom Piedt (Secretary)
Timothy J. SheehanBetty Storey
Below is some additional information provided by some of our members and former members:
Margo Wolfe, Bonita/Bonnie Bruch, Ray McInerny, Terry A Fischer, Joyce Eesley, Mike Gundlach, Kathy Morgenroth...
My goal for the next few years is to diligently pursue my passion of creating art pieces from the world around me that may trigger similar personal emotions in the viewer.
link: artinmilwaukee.org [visual artist]
Originally from Minneapolis, my wife Jean and I came to MIlwaukee 1n 1950 to join Ken Cook Company from Buckbee-Mears, St. Paul, MN. I worked with Don Nestler Studios, McCreedy Studios and the last twenty years of working life ran McInerny Art Studio with Jean. Taught night school at MATC for nine years in the sixties. No website.
Terry A. Fischer
I revel in exploring the many idiosyncrasies and endless variety of portraits, both human and animal.
My realistic watercolor paintings are created from direct observation whether it is a set up using acquired and found objects or from nature using beautiful flowers, interesting gourds and other objects from nature that are fresh or old and withered.
In my art work I attempt to use line, value, and color to create impressions that are hopefully interesting and entertaining.