November 16 , 2016
2:00 - 4:00 PM
2447 N. Los Altos Ave.
(1 block West of 1st and 1/2 block North of Grant Rd.)
Program: Pat Dolan
Pat’s art practice in various media has drawn her to sacred sites and indigenous cultures around the world, and her studies and experiences of spiritual practices have greatly influenced her art. She currently is the OATS Program Director and Chair of the Marketing Committee for The Drawing Studio.
Pat has a BS in Art History, Trinity College, Washington D.C. 1969; MS in Visual Design, Institute of Design, Chicago, Illinois. 1973; Independent Study in Drawing, Academia di Belle Arte, Florence, Italy. 1970; Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois. 1998; Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing, Foundation for Shamanic Studies, CA; Tacheria School for Spiritual Directors, Tucson, Arizona. 2005.
Pat has taught at Pima Community College, Art Faculty. 1992-2009 and many courses at TDS including Drawing Fundamentals, Composition, Pastel Drawing, Encaustic Painting, Professional Practices, Nourishing the Inner Artist, Art and Social Change, Mindfulness Drawing Retreat and the Mandala Workshop.
My job as an artist is to give a voice to the voiceless endangered animals, birds and their habitats. When I draw these animals, I feel their essence coming through my hands and this is expressed in the energy of my mark making. The titles of my work reference prayers of healing and protection and I feel the animals in my work are visual prayers asking the viewer to remember that once we felt a connection to all life and lived in a way that sustained us all. Teaching is my passion. It thrills me to bear witness to my students frowing in their craft and finding their unique artistic voices.
Demo with Lois Griffel - October Meeting
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We are meeting for Open Studio Costume/Figure on the 1nd Wednesday morning each month from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon and Open Studio Still Life on each 1st Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at 2447 N. Los Altos in our new TPS building. Open to the public and $10 for the day. All mediums are welcome.
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Member Directory Cover Competition
Julia's painting was voted on by members present at the May meeting to be on the cover of the 2016-2017 Member Directory. There were 17 beautiful entries.