Throughout the year, PAL members get together to draw and paint in
more-or-less formal groups.
~ Ongoing Groups ~
Our Friday Portrait Group meets every week from 1-3pm at Sound Vista Village -- 6633 McDonald Ave. (not far from Kimball Drive). They have a live model every week and charge only $5 to join. For more info call George Milliken at 253-858-3672.
Our Go Figure Drawing Group meets at Donna Trent's studio every Tuesday (except the second Tuesday) from 10am-2pm. Anyone is welcome to attend and draw or paint from live models (often in costume). There's a small fee ($10) which goes toward models' fees. Contact Donna at 253- 265-6532 for information.
The Fox Island Painters meet Wednesdays at 10am at Nichols Community Center on Fox Island. All artists are welcome with payment of a $10 monthly fee. Contact Charli Meacham for information.
Urban Sketchers meet several times a month indoors and outdoors to draw "on location." This lively, supportive group is commited to raising the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing. For information visit their blog at Urban Sketchers blogspot.
During the summer, many of us get together to paint and draw en plein aire. It's a great way to stretch ourselves as artists -- and it gets us outdoors to enjoy the season. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Sign-up with Anne Knapp to get the latest information on meeting dates and locations. For a tentative plein air schedule, check the Calendar page (link is on Events & Shows page).
In October, The Lodge at Mallard's Landing hosts an exhibition of paintings created by our plein air participants. Members of the Gig Harbor Arts Commission jury the plein air show.