You are welcome to attend one of our meetings; meet our members while sampling refreshments and enjoy the demonstration and artist display.
Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month
(excepting July, August & December)
Clements Community Center
located at 1580 Yarrow St.
in Lakewood, Colorado
(See Map at Bottom of Page)
NEXT MEETING WILL BE Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Our Program Artist will be award winning artist Gail Firmin.
It promises to be fun and informative, please plan to attend!!
We love guests and meeting new people.
Please join us!!
Negative painting and drawing, with its ability to create a rich depth and some mystery has captivated Gail Firmin’s attention in the last few years. Gail had a solo show at the Columbine Library in March 2018 which highlighted many pieces created with this technique. Along with her emphasis on color theory and knowing your pigments, she would like to demonstrate this technique of negative painting for the MAG’s January meeting. Gail mentors for the Developmental Disability Resource Center's Art & Soul program, teaching art classes for disabled adults for the past 12 years, teaches drawing and watercolor classes for the City of Lakewood and is active with the Lakewood Arts Council and a member of its co-op gallery, exhibiting her work in graphite, watercolor, pastels and mixed media. Gail won her first award for a drawing in middle school, and has continued to create art ever since. Gail Firmin’s watercolors reflect her love of nature. Inspired by the beauty of the Ken Caryl Valley where she lives, scenes from her travels, or just the lazy repose of her two cats, she strives for a semblance of realism, while having fun with the properties of different pigments and techniques. The classes she teaches in watercolor expound on these properties, experimenting with the use of opaque pigments, aggressive colors, dye crystals, pouring methods, and many other alternative techniques.