In the Gallery

Articipate is pleased to display Mary Jane Erard’s pastel paintings its gallery. An award winning artist, her works in soft pastel, are mostly rural landscapes of the US and Europe. She is a juried member of the Pastel Society of America. Come and see twenty-one paintings, all beautifully framed and priced to sell (until June 16th)

Why collect art? You can brighten your home, express yourself, support art and artists, live your values and love yourself a little more! Buy some art!

Mary Jane Erard
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How to get to art:

Some people love playing with color, some are attracted to shapes and shadows.  Others like the challenge of realism.  No matter.  However you arrive is the best way.  Choose your path, but take a step.

Read about art classes at Articipate. HEREclasses at Articipate

Intro to Art

June 4, 7:00-9:00pm  Where does one start to study art? Copying the masters is an age old practice to learn painting AND it’s a fun way to learn about color mixing and acrylic paints in our first class. In 5 weeks, we’ll explore watercolor painting, acrylic painting, oil painting, plus a short drawing practice each week to develop skills and comfort. Come and dip your brush into the world of art. Low pressure, high pleasure. Tuesdays, $123 per person, includes materials. Class size limited to 10 students, 5 students minimum to hold this class.

Sakura Painting

May 24, 6:00-8:00pm. Celebrate spring renewal by painting traditional Japanese style cherry blossoms with watercolor inks.  Measures 12″ x 4.5″.  In keeping with Japanese style, you’ll be carving your own personal stamp, called a Hanko.  $30 per person, includes all materials. Register.

Ladies Art Night: Barn Quilt

May 20, 7:00-9:00pm, Instead of fabrics, we’ll be using 12″ x 12″ wooden panels pre-routed traditional quilt designs. Have fun making color choices and watching your quilt take shape. These look great inside or hung outside in your favorite garden spaces (you will need to seal them and hang them in a somewhat protected spot). $26 per ticket, 18 seats available for this workshop. All materials will be provided. You are welcome to bring your favorite snacks and beverages. Come create with us and enjoy a fun evening out!

Mother’s Day Pastel Sunflower

May 12, 1:30-4:30pm. Paint a field of sunflowers on Mother’s Day.  Mary Jane Erard will conduct this workshop in pastel paints.  You’ll be surprised at the vibrant colors. All skill levels welcome. Mothers receive a free sanded paper (normally $2) provided at the workshop.  Join us.

Mary Erard, artist reception

Friday, May 3, 6:30-8:00pm

Mary Jane Erard is an award winning artist mostly in soft pastel.  Her works are usually rural landscapes of the US and Europe.  A juried member of the Pastel Society of America for over 20 years, Mary Jane has been represented by the Collector’s Corner of the Toledo Museum of Art. She teaches pastel painting courses in Ohio and Michigan (and at Articipate).  She appears in the May 2019 of Southwest Art Magazine, Anniversary Issue. Please join us for this community event to increase support for art and artists. Refreshments served. 

Ladies Art Night: Margaritas

April 29, 7:00-9:00pm.

At this Ladies Art Night we will be creating Margarita Door Hangers/Signs. These measure 12″wide x 18″tall. We will be painting, Mod Podging, and applying vinyl. We will use wire as a hanger on these with an optional bow poof. You may choose from a few different sentiments, “Mamacita Needs A Margarita”, “Happy Hour”, “Fiesta Queen”, “Cinco de Mayo” or “Margarita Limes Good Times”. Please make your preference known by  leaving your choice in the comments.

Register HERE. Tickets are $31.00. All materials will be provided. Please pre-pay using the ticket button. There are 20 seats available for this class. 

You are welcome to bring your favorite snacks & beverages. Come create with us and enjoy a fun evening out!