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Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

 

What's Up at Wassenberg?

By: Hope Wallace and Kay Sluterbeck

 

By Hope Wallace

We will be pairing chocolate and wine for the 2016 Main Street Chocolate Walk on Feb. 5, 4:30–8:30. We are the last stop on this choco-trail and will be featuring a wine-down spot for you to relax and warm up. Live music on our baby grand by Gloria Wendel, followed by Jake Wilder. We will be pairing wine with gourmet chocolates and perhaps offer a signature chocolate cocktail along with savory snacks to take the edge off any overworked sweet teeth.

On Feb. 7 from 1–5 p.m. we will open one of our favorite shows, the Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibit. This year there are many new pieces showing bold and unusual styles and saturated color that drowns out winter. Live music by Zak Ward of Toledo, free refreshments and cash bar. The exhibit will be on-view from Feb. 7–28. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 1–5 p.m.

One of the plusses about being a WAC member are the invites. Even though we welcome all, the mailed invitations are our tribute to you. Be watching your post, because you already have plans for Valentine’s on Feb. 13, here at the Wass.

Drawing for the Fraidy Cat will be on Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, 6–8 p.m. Instructor: Megan Thomas. Stick people are people too! This class is for anyone who would like to dabble but have had trouble putting pencil to paper. There are NO mistakes so give it a try. You will be surprised at the results. Megan Thomas is a ceramic artist and the new Event and Programming Coordinator for the Wassenberg Art Center. She has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from Bowling Green State University. She has exhibited and sold work in Ohio, Louisiana, and Maine. $30 members/$35 regular.

Drawing Techniques (adult/young adult) will be held on Fridays in February from 10 a.m. to noon.   Instructor Pat Rayman. Participants will learn drawing techniques, including using light and shadow and how to create a mood for dramatic effects. Cost of this course is $35 members/$40 non-members. Materials required: drawing pencils, kneaded eraser, drawing pad, ink pen and colored pencils.

Tuesday morning watercolor technique classes continue through February from 10 a.m. to noon. The instructor is Pat Rayman. The group learns interesting and enjoyable techniques to make more effective watercolor paintings.  $35 members, $40 non-members. Materials required: Watercolors, watercolor paper (140 lb), brushes, palette (we use foam/paper plates), drawing pencil, eraser, permanent black pen.

ArtNight which, normally happens every Thursday night will be cancelled for January 28, for the Annual Chamber Dinner and it’s a packed house! Our next ArtNight will give you a sneak peak into our event on Feb. 13 as we will be making all kinds of cool props and decorations to make the mystery event even cooler. Next ArtNight is Feb. 4, 6–9 p.m. Always free with free projects! So grab a friend or come alone, we are friendly.

Would you like to gather with friends for a private Vine & Palette Party? They are great for corporate team building too! Give our Event & Program Coordinator, Megan a call and we can line something up for you. Our paintings are original and we encourage exploration and experimentation with all our V & P guests. We even provide custom themes and can customize a project for your group.

For more information on exhibits or to sign for classes and events visit wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

POSTED: 01/27/16 at 2:30 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Watercolor by Nancy Stewart Matin, Ohio Watercolor Society award winner. (Photo submitted.)

Watercolor by Nancy Stewart Matin, Ohio Watercolor Society award winner. (Photo submitted.)

Walk with the chocolate day draws nearer. We will be pairing chocolate and wine for the 2016 Main Street Chocolate Walk on Feb. 5, 4:30–8:30 p.m. We are the last stop on this choco-trail and will be featuring a wine-down spot for you to relax and warm up. Live music on our baby grand by the glorious Gloria Wendel and then Jake Wilder. We will be pairing wine with gourmet chocolates and perhaps offer a signature chocolate cocktail along with savory snacks to take the edge off any overworked sweet teeth.

On Feb. 7 from 1–5 p.m. we will open one of our favorite shows, the Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibit. This year there are many new pieces showing bold and unusual styles and saturated color that drowns out winter. Live music by Zak Ward of Toledo, free refreshments and cash bar. The exhibit will be displayed from Feb. 7–28. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 1–5 p.m.

If you don’t already have plans for Valentine’s on Feb. 13, plan to be at the Wass. It’s still a mystery-check back, but we do know some entertaining old friends will be joining us.

Our art class and programs line up.

Drawing for the Fraidy Cat will be on Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, 6–8 p.m.  Instructor: Megan Thomas. Stick people are people too! This class is for anyone who would like to dabble but have had trouble putting pencil to paper. There are NO mistakes so give it a try. You will be surprised at the results. Megan Thomas is a ceramic artist and the new Event and Programming Coordinator for the Wassenberg Art Center. She has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from Bowling Green State University. She has exhibited and sold work in Ohio, Louisiana, and Maine. $30 members/$35 regular.

Improving Drawing Skills, a class taught by instructor Pat Rayman, will be held on Fridays during February.  It will begin Feb. 5 and run through the month 10 a.m. to noon each Friday. Among many other things, studens will learn about using light and shadow effects for more realistic images.  The fee is $30 for members, $35 regular.

Classic Watercolors (adult) Tuesdays 10 a.m.–noon, ongoing. Instructor: Pat Rayman Students will learn some of the classic and time-tested watercolor techniques for a solid base and further their

Papier maché masks were made by ArtReach students at the Wassenberg Art Center. ArtReach is an afterschool art program offered by the art center and open to area students ages 7–15. (Photo submitted.)

Papier maché masks were made by ArtReach students at the Wassenberg Art Center. ArtReach is an afterschool art program offered by the art center and open to area students ages 7–15. (Photo submitted.)

watercolor painting skills. Wet on wet, dry brush and other tricks will be demonstrated and explored. This class is ongoing but we encourage you to jump in anytime. $35 members, $40 non-members. Materials required: Watercolors, watercolor paper (140 lb), brushes, palette (we use foam/paper plates), drawing pencil, eraser, permanent black pen.

Eat. Talk. Crop. Scrapbooking Marathon. Come spend a weekend working on your favorite photos! The crop starts on Friday, Jan. 22, at 5 p.m.–midnight, continues Saturday, January 23, from 9am – midnight, and Sunday, Jan. 24, 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. Bring your photos, paper, favorite drink, and a treat to share. Dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday will be provided. Limited to 35 Scrapaholics. Friday, Jan. 22 – $10 Cricut machines and cartridges will be available. Saturday, Jan. 23 – $20 Sunday, Jan. 24 – $15 Creative Memories, Stampin Up, and Close To My Heart will provide a chance to shop. All three days – $40. Please call Pam at 419.238.1062 or the art center at 419.238.6837.

Don’t forget ArtNight happens every Thursday night. What is ArtNight? We open up our doors, our bar, turn on the tunes so you can come and make stuff. We may even have a project or two available. Do you like to play the piano or guitar? Great! You can bring in a project you like, painting, sculpture, whatever you feel like creating. An instructor will be on hand to help. Best of all, it’s free! So grab a friend or come alone, we are friendly.

What a great spot for private parties! We can provide space and an art activity for corporate events too! Give our Event & Program Coordinator, Megan a call and we can line something up for you. Our Vine & Palette paintings are original to us and we encourage exploration and experimentation with all our V & P guests. We even provide custom themes and can create a project for your group.

For more information on exhibits or to sign for classes and events visit wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

 

POSTED: 01/20/16 at 3:15 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

 

 By Hope Wallace 

“The Guardian,” by Raymond Liliback, is an Ohio Watercolor Society award winner.  The Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit will open at the Wassenberg Art Center on Feb. 7.  (Photo submitted.)

“The Guardian,” by Raymond Liliback, is an Ohio Watercolor Society award winner. The Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit will open at the Wassenberg Art Center on Feb. 7. (Photo submitted.)

What is better than chocolate? Chocolate and wine! Join us for the 2016 Main Street Chocolate Walk on Feb. 5, 4:30–8:30. We are again the last stop on the choco-trail and will be featuring a wine down spot for you to relax and warm up. Live music on our baby grand by the glorious Gloria Wendel and then Jake Wilder. We will be pairing wine with gourmet chocolates and perhaps offer a signature chocolate cocktail along with savory snacks to take the edge off any overworked sweet teeth.

On Feb. 7 from 2–5 p.m. we will open one of our favorite shows, the Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibit. This year there are many new pieces showing bold and unusual styles and saturated color that drowns out winter. Live music by Zak Ward of Toledo, free refreshments and cash bar. The exhibit will be on-view from Feb. 7–29. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 1–5 p.m.

If you don’t already have plans for Valentine’s on Feb. 13, plan to be at the Wass. It’s still a mystery-check back, but we do know some entertaining old friends will be joining us.

Our art class and programs line up.

Every Wednesdays; Jan. 13 – Feb. 10 from 6–8 p.m. Basic Pottery with well-known, professional potter Brandon Knott renews for a 5-week course (ages 15–125)! All areas of pottery will be covered by Brandon including, wheel, slab work, sculpture and even raku! Brandon Knott holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Visual Art and a Masters in Education from Defiance College. Brandon has operated his business “it’s Knott Pottery” since 1995, www.itsknottpottery.com. Brandon has taught at Bryan High School since 2006, where runs a nationally competitive ceramics program which has won numerous awards. He has taught at Defiance College and held workshops at many area art centers. Cost of this course is $65 members/$70 non-members. Materials included.

Zak Ward, an acoustic guitar musician and vocalist who performs all around the Toledo area, will provide live music for the opening of the Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center.  (Photo submitted.)

Zak Ward, an acoustic guitar musician and vocalist who performs all around the Toledo area, will provide live music for the opening of the Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

Drawing for the Fraidy Cat has changed times. Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, 6–8 p.m. Instructor: Megan Thomas. Stick people are people too! This class is for anyone who would like to dabble but have had trouble putting pencil to paper. There are NO mistakes so give it a try. You will be surprised at the results. Megan Thomas is a ceramic artist and the new Event and Programming Coordinator for the Wassenberg Art Center. She has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from Bowling Green State University. She has exhibited and sold work in Ohio, Louisiana, and Maine. $30 members/$35 regular.

Classic Watercolors (adult) Tuesdays 10 a.m.–noon, ongoing. Instructor: Pat Rayman Students will learn some of the classic and time-tested watercolor techniques for a solid base and further their watercolor painting skills. Wet on wet, dry brush and other tricks will be demonstrated and explored. This class is ongoing but we encourage you to jump in anytime. $35 members, $40 non-members. Materials required: Watercolors, watercolor paper (140 lb), brushes, palette (we use foam/paper plates), drawing pencil, eraser, permanent black pen.

Eat. Talk. Crop. Scrapbooking Marathon. Come spend a weekend working on your favorite photos! The crop starts on Friday, Jan. 22, at 5pm – midnight, continues Saturday, Jan. 23, from 9am – midnight, and Sunday, Jan. 24, 9am – 5pm. Bring your photos, paper, favorite drink, and a treat to share. Dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday will be provided. Limited to 35 Scrapaholics. Friday, Jan. 22 – $10 Cricut machines and cartridges will be available. Saturday, Jan. 23 – $20 Creative Memories, Stampin Up, and Close To My Sunday, Jan. 24 – $15 Heart will provide a chance to shop. All 3 days – $40. Please call Pam at 419.238.1062 or the art center at 419.238.6837.

Don’t forget ArtNight will be starting back up again on Jan. 7. What is ArtNight? We open up our doors, our bar, turn on the tunes so you can come and make stuff. We may even have a project or two available. Do you like to play the piano or guitar? Great! You can bring in a project you like, painting, sculpture, whatever you feel like creating. An instructor will be on hand to help. Best of all, it’s free! So grab a friend or come alone, we are friendly.

Would you like to gather with friends for a private Vine & Palette Party? They are great for corporate team building too! Give our Event & Program Coordinator, Megan a call and we can line something up for you. Our paintings are original and we encourage exploration and experimentation with all our V & P guests. We even provide custom themes and can customize a project for your group.

For more information on exhibits or to sign for classes and events visit wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

POSTED: 01/13/16 at 2:43 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Bon Voyage 2015. You have been yet another whirlwind of events, classes, exhibits and being an integral part of the community. Thank you to everyone who participated in any way. Your participation great or small all comes together to create a vibrant heart of the community. We have another great year planned for 2016 so keep your ears.

Thad Lichtensteiger and a participant at a Powwow at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, S.D. (Photo submitted.)

Thad Lichtensteiger and a participant at a Powwow at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, S.D. (Photo submitted.)

A huge and humble thank you to all of you who donated items to our “Warm up the Ridge” project. The coats were delivered to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to our friend Marian Whitemouse over the New Years holiday and the timing couldn’t have been better. A nearby family had just lost their home to fire, and an elderly woman has lost her legs to frostbite already this year. A second thank you to Brent Stevens of Constantine, Mich., and Thad Lichtensteiger who made the cross-country trek to Pine Ridge. Brent is the owner of our David Humphreys Miller collection and his friend, Thad is of course one of our own county commisioners. You all contributed 150 coats and jackets, and over 17 garbage bags of gloves, hats, scarves, boots and blankets! Pine Ridge Reservation is where most of the descendants of the Lakota (Sioux) warriors whose portraits hang on our wall reside. Pine Ridge is the site of third-world living conditions, 80% unemployment, widespread gang violence and dramatically high disease and mortally rates.

If you don’t already have plans for Valentine’s on February 13, plan to be at the Wass. It’s still a mystery-check back.

Our classes will be reconvening on the following dates.

 Brent Stevens, owner of the Faces of Little Bighorn exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center poses under some of the prints on view at Crazy Horse Memorial in Custer, S.D. The portraits were painted by the late David Humphreys Miller, a Van Wert native.  Many of Miller’s works are on permanent display at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)


Brent Stevens, owner of the Faces of Little Bighorn exhibit at the Wassenberg Art Center poses under some of the prints on view at Crazy Horse Memorial in Custer, S.D. The portraits were painted by the late David Humphreys Miller, a Van Wert native. Many of Miller’s works are on permanent display at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

Every Wednesday Jan. 13 – Feb. 10 from 6–8 p.m. Basic Pottery with well-known, professional potter Brandon Knott renews for a 5-week course (ages 15–125)! All areas of pottery will be covered by Brandon including, wheel, slab work, sculpture and even raku! Brandon Knott holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Visual Art and a Masters in Education from Defiance College. Brandon has operated his business “it’s Knott Pottery” since 1995, www.itsknottpottery.com. Brandon has taught at Bryan High School since 2006, where runs a nationally competitive ceramics program which has won numerous awards. He has taught at Defiance College and held workshops at many area art centers. Cost of this course is $65 members/$70 non-members. Materials included.

Drawing for the Fraidy Cat has changed times. Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, 6–8 p.m. Instructor: Megan Thomas. Stick people are people too! This class is for anyone who would like to dabble but have had trouble putting pencil to paper. There are NO mistakes so give it a try. You will be surprised at the results. Megan Thomas is a ceramic artist and the new Event and Programming Coordinator for the Wassenberg Art Center. She has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from Bowling Green State University. She has exhibited and sold work in Ohio, Louisiana, and Maine. $30 members/$35 regular.

Classic Watercolors (adult) Tuesdays 10 a.m.–noon, ongoing. Instructor: Pat Rayman Students will learn some of the classic and time-tested watercolor techniques for a solid base and further their watercolor painting skills. Wet on wet, dry brush and other tricks will be demonstrated and explored. This class is ongoing but we encourage you to jump in anytime. $35 members, $40 non-members. Materials required: Watercolors, watercolor paper (140 lb), brushes, palette (we use foam/paper plates), drawing pencil, eraser, permanent black pen.

Eat. Talk. Crop. Scrapbooking Marathon. Come spend a weekend working on your favorite photos! The crop starts on Friday, Jan. 22, at 5 p.m. – midnight, continues Saturday, Jan. 23, from 9 a.m. – midnight, and Sunday, Jan. 24, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Bring your photos, paper, favorite drink, and a treat to share. Dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday will be provided. Limited to 35 Scrapaholics. Friday, Jan. 22 – $10 Cricut machines and cartridges will be available. Saturday, Jan. 23 – $20 Creative Memories, Stampin Up, and Close To My Sunday, Jan. 24 – $15 Heart will provide a chance to shop. All 3 days – $40. Please call Pam at 419.238.1062 or the art center at 419.238.6837.

Don’t forget ArtNight will be starting back up again on Jan. 7. What is ArtNight? We open up our doors, our bar, turn on the tunes so you can come and make stuff. We may even have a project or two available. Do you like to play the piano or guitar? Great! You can bring in a project you like, painting, sculpture, whatever you feel like creating. An instructor will be on hand to help. Best of all, it’s free! So grab a friend or come alone, we are friendly.

More classes to be added soon to keep us out of trouble (or in) during the winter!

Would you like to gather with friends for a private Vine & Palette Party? They are great for corporate team building too! Give our Event & Program Coordinator, Megan a call and we can line something up for you. Our paintings are original and we encourage exploration and experimentation with all our V & P guests. We even provide custom themes and can customize a project for your group.

For more information on exhibits or to sign for classes and events visit wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

POSTED: 01/06/16 at 1:57 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Bon Voyage 2015. You have been yet another whirlwind of events, classes, exhibits and being an integral part of the community. Thank you to everyone who participated and joined us in membership and by being involved. We have another great year planned for 2016 so stay tuned and have a wonderful remaining holiday.

Thank you so far Van Wert! Our “Warm up the Ridge” project is on its way t to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota where warm clothing items will be distributed persons in danger of bitter weather. Warm up the Ridge is an effort organized by the owner of our David Humphreys Miller collection, the Brent Stevens family. You all contributed 150 coats and jackets, and over 17 garbage bags of gloves, hats, scarves, boots and blankets! Pine Ridge Reservation is where most of the descendants of the Lakota (Sioux) warriors whose portraits hang on our wall reside. Marian Whitemouse, a family member of Dewey Beard and John Moves Camp is heading up the drive for warm coats to be distributed to those in need on the reservation. Pine Ridge is the site of third-world living conditions, 80 percent unemployment, widespread gang violence and dramatically high disease and mortally rates.

Our classes will be reconvening on the following dates.

Every Wednesdays, Jan. 13 – Feb. 10 from 6–8 p.m. Basic Pottery with well-known, professional potter Brandon Knott renews for a 5-week course (ages 15–125)! All areas of pottery will be covered by Brandon including, wheel, slab work, sculpture and even raku! Brandon Knott holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Visual Art and a Masters in Education from Defiance College. Brandon has operated his business “it’s Knott Pottery” since 1995, www.itsknottpottery.com. Brandon has taught at Bryan High School since 2006, where runs a nationally competitive ceramics program which has won numerous awards. He has taught at Defiance College and held workshops at many area art centers. Cost of this course is $65 members/$70 non-members. Materials included.

Drawing for the Fraidy Cat. Instructor: Megan Thomas. Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6–8 p.m. Stick people are people too! This class is for anyone who would like to dabble but have had trouble putting pencil to paper. There are NO mistakes so give it a try. You will be surprised at the results. Megan Thomas is a ceramic artist and the new Event and Programming Coordinator for the Wassenberg Art Center. She has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from Bowling Green State University. She has exhibited and sold work in Ohio, Louisiana, and Maine. $30 members/$35 regular.

Classic Watercolors (adult) Tuesdays 10 a.m.–noon, ongoing. Instructor: Pat Rayman Students will learn some of the classic and time-tested watercolor techniques for a solid base and further their watercolor painting skills. Wet on wet, dry brush and other tricks will be demonstrated and explored. This class is ongoing but we encourage you to jump in anytime. $35 members, $40 non-members. Materials required: Watercolors, watercolor paper (140 lb), brushes, palette (we use foam/paper plates), drawing pencil, eraser, permanent black pen.

Eat. Talk. Crop. Scrapbooking Marathon. Come spend a weekend working on your favorite photos! The crop starts on Friday, Jan. 22, at 5pm – midnight, continues Saturday, Jan. 23, from 9am – midnight, and Sunday, Jan. 24, 9am – 5pm. Bring your photos, paper, favorite drink, and a treat to share. Dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday will be provided. Limited to 35 Scrapaholics. Friday, Jan. 22 – $10 Cricut machines and cartridges will be available. Saturday, Jan. 23 – $20 Creative Memories, Stampin Up, and Close To My Sunday, Jan. 24 – $15 Heart will provide a chance to shop. All 3 days – $40. Please call Pam at 419.238.1062 or the art center at 419.238.6837.

Don’t forget ArtNight will be starting back up again on Jan. 7. What is ArtNight? We open up our doors, our bar, turn on the tunes so you can come and make stuff. We may even have a project or two available. Do you like to play the piano or guitar? Great! You can bring in a project you like, painting, sculpture, whatever you feel like creating. An instructor will be on hand to help. Best of all, it’s free! So grab a friend or come alone, we are friendly.

More classes to be added soon to keep us out of trouble (or in) during the winter!

Would you like to gather with friends for a private Vine & Palette Party? Give our Event & Program Coordinator, Megan a call and we can line something up for you! Our paintings are original and we encourage exploration and experimentation with all our V & P guests. We even provide custom themes.

For more information on exhibits or to sign for classes and events visit wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

POSTED: 12/30/15 at 2:37 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

Graceful Himmeli Ornaments will be one of the projects offered at the Wassenberg Art Center’s Elf Workshop on Dec. 18.  (Photo submitted.)

Graceful Himmeli Ornaments will be one of the projects offered at the Wassenberg Art Center’s Elf Workshop on Dec. 18. (Photo submitted.)

Bring us your light bulbs, burnt out yearning to be re-purposed! Our Elf Workshop is coming up on Thursday, Dec. 17 and we could use some more penguin bodies! One of our elf projects is creating penguins from old light bulbs. They turn out super-fun. Several different projects will be going on simultaneously that you can complete in one evening here at the art center. All of Santa’s elf-artists will be on duty to help you create graceful, geometric Himelli ornaments, snowmen, Shrinky-dink holiday charms, penguins from light bulbs and beaded snowflakes! Cost is $20 – all you can make! We will be opening up the bar and will have hot chocolate for the young people. Suitable for all ages, young people 15 years and under require an adult to attend along with them.

Dec. 18 is the last day to shop the Wass for unique and cool! Approximately 200 pieces of art are available for purchase. This all-media sale is a fun and relaxed way to get unique gifts for the people you love. Do you know someone who is difficult to buy for? Buy art! Shop quality handmade items while supporting local artists. All Wassenberg Art Center exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public.

Talk about a warm response! Thank you so far Van Wert! We have been collecting items for our “Warm up the Ridge” project and the response has been amazing. We will be filling up a whole trailer to haul to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota where will be distribute to our contact there. Warm up the Ridge is an effort organized by the owner of our David Humphreys Miller collection, the Brent Stevens family. Pine Ridge Reservation is where most of the descendants of the Lakota (Sioux) warriors whose portraits hang on our wall reside. Marian Whitemouse, a family member of Dewey Beard and John Moves Camp is heading up the drive for warm coats to be distributed to those in need on the reservation. Pine Ridge is the site of third-world living conditions, 80% unemployment, widespread gang violence and dramatically high disease and mortally rates. Several deaths last year were attributed to soaring propane costs and brutal, cold temperatures. Please bring donated items by Dec. 18 at 5 p.m.

Here is the beginning of our new class line-up with more classes being added so check back often!

Every Wednesday; Jan. 13 – Feb. 10 from 6–8 p.m. Basic Pottery with well-known, professional potter Brandon Knott renews for a 5-week course (ages 15–125)! All areas of pottery will be covered by Brandon including, wheel, slab work, sculpture and even raku! Brandon Knott holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Visual Art and a Masters in Education from Defiance College. Brandon has operated his business “it’s Knott Pottery” since 1995, www.itsknottpottery.com. Brandon has taught at Bryan High School since 2006, where runs a nationally competitive ceramics program which has won numerous awards. He has taught at Defiance College and held workshops at many area art centers. Cost of this course is $65 members/$70 non-members. Materials included.

Drawing for the Fraidy Cat. Instructor: Megan Thomas. Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6–8 p.m.

Stick people are people too! This class is for anyone who would like to dabble but have had trouble putting pencil to paper. There are NO mistakes so give it a try. You will be surprised at the results. Megan Thomas is a ceramic artist and the new Event and Programming Coordinator for the Wassenberg Art Center. She has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from Bowling Green State University. She has exhibited and sold work in Ohio, Louisiana, and Maine. $30 members/$35 regular.

Classic Watercolors (adult) Tuesdays 10 a.m.–noon, ongoing. Instructor: Pat Rayman Students will learn some of the classic and time-tested watercolor techniques for a solid base and further their watercolor painting skills. Wet on wet, dry brush and other tricks will be demonstrated and explored. This class is ongoing but we encourage you to jump in anytime. $35 members, $40 non-members. Materials required: Watercolors, watercolor paper (140 lb), brushes, palette (we use foam/paper plates), drawing pencil, eraser, permanent black pen.

Eat. Talk. Crop. Scrapbooking Marathon. Come spend a weekend working on your favorite photos! The crop starts on Friday, Jan. 22, at 5pm – midnight, continues Saturday, Jan. 23, from 9a.m. – midnight, and Sunday, Jan. 24, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Bring your photos, paper, favorite drink, and a treat to share. Dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday will be provided. Limited to 35 Scrapaholics. Friday, Jan. 22 – $10, Saturday, Jan. 23 – $20, Sunday, Jan. 24 – $15, Creative Memories, Stampin Up, and Close To My Heart will provide a chance to shop. All 3 days – $40. Cricut machines and cartridges will be available. Please call Pam at 419.238.1062 or the art center at 419.238.6837.

Don’t forget ArtNight will be starting back up again on Jan. 7. What is ArtNight? We open up our doors, our bar, turn on the tunes so you can come and make stuff. We may even have a project or two available. Do you like to play the piano or guitar? Great! You can bring in a project you like, painting, sculpture, whatever you feel like creating. An instructor will be on hand to help. Best of all, it’s free! So grab a friend or come alone, we are friendly.

More classes to be added soon to keep us out of trouble (or in) during the winter!

Would you like to gather with friends for a private Vine & Palette Party? Give our Event & Program Coordinator, Megan a call and we can line something up for you! Our paintings are original and we encourage exploration and experimentation with all our V & P guests. We even provide custom themes.

For more information on exhibits or to sign for classes and events visit wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

POSTED: 12/16/15 at 1:33 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

This “penguin” ornament is one of the featured projects at the Elf Workshop scheduled for Dec. 17 at the Wassenberg Art Center.  (Photo submitted.)

This “penguin” ornament is one of the featured projects at the Elf Workshop scheduled for Dec. 17 at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

Join us for our Elf Workshop coming up on Thursday, Dec. 17! We are offering several different items simultaneously that you can complete in one evening here at the art center. All of Santa’s elf-artists will be on duty to help you create graceful, geometric Himelli ornaments, snowmen, Shrinky-dink holiday charms, penguins from light bulbs and possibly more! Cost is $20 – all you can make! We will be opening up the bar and have hot chocolate for the young people. Suitable for all ages, young people 15 years and under require an adult to attend along with them.

You only have until Dec. 18 to shop for unique and cool stuff at the Wassenberg Art Center! 200 pieces of art are available for purchase. This all-media sale is a fun and relaxed way to get unique gifts for the people you love. Do you know someone who is difficult to buy for? Buy art! Shop quality handmade items while supporting local artists. All Wassenberg Art Center exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public.

We will also be collecting items for our “Warm up the Ridge” project until Dec. 18. Warm up the Ridge is an effort organized by the owner of our David Humphreys Miller collection, the Brent Stevens family. Pine Ridge Reservation is where most of the descendants of the Lakota (Sioux) warriors whose portraits hang on our wall reside. Marian Whitemouse, a family member of Dewey Beard and John Moves Camp is heading up the drive for warm coats to be distributed to those in need on the reservation. Pine Ridge is the site of third-world living conditions, 80% unemployment, widespread gang violence and dramatically high disease and mortally rates. Several deaths last year were attributed to soaring propane costs and brutal, cold temperatures. Please bring donated items by Dec. 18 and we will ship them to the reservation.

Here is the beginning of our new class line-up with more classes being added so check back often!

Every Wednesdays; Jan. 13 – Feb. 10 from 6–8 p.m. Basic Pottery with well-known, professional potter Brandon Knott renews for a 5-week course (ages 15–125)! All areas of pottery will be covered by Brandon including, wheel, slab work, sculpture and even raku! Brandon Knott holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Visual Art and a Masters in Education from Defiance College. Brandon has operated his business “it’s Knott Pottery” since 1995, www.itsknottpottery.com. Brandon has taught at Bryan High School since 2006, where runs a nationally competitive ceramics program which has won numerous awards. He has taught at Defiance College and held workshops at many area art centers. Cost of this course is $65 members/$70 non-members. Materials included.

Drawing for the Fraidy Cat. Instructor: Megan Thomas. Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6–8 p.m. Stick people are people too! This class is for anyone who would like to dabble but have had trouble putting pencil to paper. There are NO mistakes so give it a try. You will be surprised at the results. Megan Thomas is a ceramic artist and the new Event and Programming Coordinator for the Wassenberg Art Center. She has a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree from Bowling Green State University. She has exhibited and sold work in Ohio, Louisiana, and Maine. $30 members/$35 regular.

 Visitors can enjoy the exhibit and shop for unique and attractive art gifts through Dec. 18 at the Artist Members’ Show and Sale.  (Photo submitted.)


Visitors can enjoy the exhibit and shop for unique and attractive art gifts through Dec. 18 at the Artist Members’ Show and Sale. (Photo submitted.)

Classic Watercolors (adult): Tuesdays 10 a.m.–noon, ongoing. Instructor: Pat Rayman Students will learn some of the classic and time-tested watercolor techniques for a solid base and further their watercolor painting skills. Wet on wet, dry brush and other tricks will be demonstrated and explored. This class is ongoing but we encourage you to jump in anytime. $35 members, $40 non-members. Materials required: Watercolors, watercolor paper (140 lb), brushes, palette (paper or Styrofoam plates are acceptable), drawing pencil, eraser, permanent black pen.

Eat. Talk. Crop. Scrapbooking Marathon. Come spend a weekend working on your favorite photos! The crop starts on Friday, Jan. 22, at 5 p.m. – midnight, continues Saturday, Jan. 23, from 9 a.m. – midnight, and Sunday, Jan. 24, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Bring your photos, paper, favorite drink, and a treat to share. Dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday will be provided. Limited to 35 Scrapaholics. Friday, Jan. 22 – $10 Cricut machines and cartridges will be available. Saturday, Jan. 23 – $20 Creative Memories, Stampin Up, and Close To My Sunday, Jan. 24 – $15 Heart will provide a chance to shop. All 3 days – $40. Please call Pam at 419.238.1062 or the art center at 419.238.6837.

Don’t forget ArtNight will be starting back up again on Jan. 7. What is ArtNight? We open up our doors, our bar, turn on the tunes so you can come and make stuff. We may even have a project or two available. Do you like to play the piano or guitar? Great! You can bring in a project you like, painting, sculpture, whatever you feel like creating. An instructor will be on hand to help. Best of all, it’s free! So grab a friend or come alone, we are friendly.

Would you like to gather with friends for a private Vine & Palette Party? Give our Event & Program Coordinator, Megan a call and we can line something up for you! Our paintings are original and we encourage exploration and experimentation with all our V & P guests. We even provide custom themes.

For more information on exhibits or to sign for classes and events visit wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St.  We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

POSTED: 12/09/15 at 3:09 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

The Wassenberg Art Center staff will offer an Elf Workshop on December 17 offering instruction for several items that can be hand-crafted in time for the holidays. Sign up now! (Photo submitted.)

The Wassenberg Art Center staff will offer an Elf Workshop on December 17 offering instruction for several items that can be hand-crafted in time for the holidays. Sign up now! (Photo submitted.)

Shop the Wass until Dec. 18! Two hundred pieces of art are on display for your holiday shopping or just to take a chill-out moment and look. This all-media sale is a fun and relaxed way to get unique gifts for the people you love. Do you know someone who is difficult to buy for? Buy art! Shop quality handmade items while supporting local artists. All Wassenberg Art Center exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public.

Do you have any clean, gently-used or better yet, new coats, blankets, boots, gloves or hats for our “Warm up the Ridge” project? Warm up the Ridge is an effort organized by the owner of our David Humphreys Miller collection, the Brent Stevens family. Pine Ridge Reservation is where most of the descendants of the Lakota (Sioux) warriors whose portraits hang on our wall reside. Marian Whitemouse, a family member of Dewey Beard and John Moves Camp is heading up the drive for warm coats to be distributed to those in need on the reservation. Pine Ridge is the site of third-world living conditions, 80% unemployment, widespread gang violence and dramatically high disease and mortally rates. Several deaths last year were attributed to soaring propane costs and brutally cold temperatures. Please bring donated items by Dec. 18 and we will ship them to the reservation.

The Warm Up the Ridge project is off to a good start at the Wassenberg Art Center, but they need many more items to send to residents of Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The art center would like to fill many barrels of warm coats, blankets and clothing for distribution to this impoverished area of our country. (Photo submitted.)

The Warm Up the Ridge project is off to a good start at the Wassenberg Art Center, but they need many more items to send to residents of Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The art center would like to fill many barrels of warm coats, blankets and clothing for distribution to this impoverished area of our country. (Photo submitted.)

We have an Elf Workshop coming up on Thursday, Dec. 17! We will be offering several different items simultaneously that you can complete in one evening here at the art center. All of Santa’s elf-artists will be on duty to help you create graceful, geometric Himelli ornaments, snowmen, Shrinky-dink holiday charms, penguins from light bulbs and possibly more! Cost is $20 – all you can make! All ages; adults are required to accompany young people 15 years and under.

We are going to have a whole line-up of classes beginning this January and we CAN. NOT. WAIT! Stay tuned!

ArtNight! will meet again on Dec. 10. What is ArtNight? We open up our doors, our bar, turn on the tunes so you can come and make stuff. Do you like to play the piano or guitar? Great! You can bring in any project you like, a craft, painting, sculpture, whatever you feel like creating. An instructor will be on hand to help. Best of all, it’s free. So grab a friend or come alone, we are friendly.

For more information on exhibits or to sign for classes and events visit wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POSTED: 12/02/15 at 2:10 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

A sampling of the items available for sale at the Wassenberg Art Center through Dec. 18. (Photo submitted.)

A sampling of the items available for sale at the Wassenberg Art Center through Dec. 18. (Photo submitted.)

Shop the Wass! 200 pieces of art for your holiday shopping or just to take a chill-out moment and look. This all-media exhibit that is on display through Dec. 18 is a fun and relaxed way to get unique gifts for the people you love. Do you know someone who is difficult to buy for? Buy art! Shop for those hard to buy for while supporting local artists. All Wassenberg Art Center exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public.

Winners of 26th Annual Artists Exhibit and Sale are listed below.

Mary McVay Worthington Memorial Award — Lanna Pendleton Hall, Montpelier: Scenic Highway 2

Van Wert County Foundation Award — Ann Dysinger, Grover Hill: Diggin’ for Dinner

Douglas Koch Memorial Award — Kenneth “Pete” Pittman, Lima: Deep in the Woods

Gertrude Sluterbeck Memorial Award — Douglas Fiely, Dayton: Morning Light

Clyde Wallace Memorial Award — Steve Smith, Angola Ind.: Fish Sculpture

Director’s Award — Elgarda McGee, Venedocia: Miner’s Cabin

Merit Awards (4) — Larry Dove, Van Wert: Up and Away, William John, Lima: Dall with Mountain View, Brandon Knott, Continental: Bloom Wall Platter, Linda Yenser, Defiance: Fall Laundry

Honorable Mentions — Rich Burd, Celina : Baltimore Oriole, Kathy Funderburg, Bryan: Batch of Beets, William Horvath, Toledo: Peaceable Kingdom, Richard Morgan, Wauseon: Egyptian, Janet Ravas, Scotia, NY: Edge of the Field, Kay Sluterbeck, Van Wert: Shadowtime, Val Sluterbeck, Van Wert: Spanish Style House, John Stachera, Fort Wayne: Calm Before the Storm

 Joe Balyeat has been selected to be the Facility & Grounds Attendant at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)


Joe Balyeat has been selected to be the Facility & Grounds Attendant at the Wassenberg Art Center. (Photo submitted.)

We extend a hearty welcome to Joe Balyeat. Joe will serve as our new Facility & Grounds Attendant and will help prepare the art center for upcoming events, exhibits and keep the place in top-notch condition. Joe has recently moved back to his hometown of Van Wert after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Ohio University.

Joe also works as a substitute teacher for area schools. If you are out and about, stop by and welcome Joe to the Wassenberg Art Center. We are very happy to have him join our art brigade.

Do you have any clean, gently-used or better yet, new coats, gloves, hats for our “Warm up the Ridge” project? “Warm up the Ridge” is an effort organized by the owner of our David Humphreys Miller collection, the Brent Stevens family. Pine Ridge Reservation is where most of the descendants of the Lakota (Sioux) warriors whose portraits hang on our wall reside. Marian Whitemouse, who is the descendant of Dewey Beard and John Moves Camp is heading up the drive for warm coats to be distributed to those in need on the reservation. Pine Ridge is the site of third-world living conditions, 80% unemployment, widespread gang violence and dramatically high disease and mortally rates. Several deaths last year were attributed to soaring propane costs and brutal, cold temperatures. So, don’t be a Wašíču (A Lakota term which has evolved to mean: “the one who takes the best meat”); please bring new or clean, used-condition warm coats, hats, scarves and gloves to the art center before Dec. 18 and we will ship them to the reservation.

Pottery Classes will be ongoing throughout the winter with instructor, Brandon Knott. Contact us for the next start-up date. Cost of the class is $65 WAC members and $70 regular materials included. Be on the look out for new times.

ArtNight, which we host every Thursday at 7–9 p.m. will be taking a turkey-induced nap this Thursday and will see you again on Dec. 10. What is ArtNight? We open up our doors, our bar, turn on the tunes so you can come and make stuff. Do you like to play the piano? Great! You can bring in any project you like, a craft, painting, sculpture, whatever you feel like creating. An instructor will be on hand. We’re here to help. Best of all, it’s free. So grab a friend or come alone, we are friendly.

For more information on exhibits or to sign for classes and events visit wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POSTED: 11/25/15 at 10:00 am. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?

By Hope Wallace

 This colorful platter by Brandon Knott is among the items to be exhibited in the Artist Members’ Show and Sale at the Wassenberg, Nov. 21-Dec. 18.  (Photo submitted.)


This colorful platter by Brandon Knott is among the items to be exhibited in the Artist Members’ Show and Sale at the Wassenberg, Nov. 21-Dec. 18. (Photo submitted.)

The art is here for our Annual Artist Members’ Exhibit & Sale! Over 200 pieces of art are almost ready for your holiday shopping and viewing pleasure! You can enjoy a fine exhibit of work by area artists and at the same time pick up unique holiday gifts for your  friends and family (or yourself!).

The show opens with a party on Nov. 21 from 6-9 p.m. Live music will be provided by, Matt Keeler and the Blues Revelers.  They play a mix of Celtic, bluegrass and folk on antique instruments. Your toes will be tapping, we guarantee. Free hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. All Wassenberg Art Center exhibits and receptions are free and open to the public.

We are excited to announce our new Event/Program Coordinator, Megan Thomas. Megan joined us over Halloween and dove right in. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Bowling Green State University and has experience with event planning, teaching and other programming. She has served at such notable places as Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in New Castle, Maine, Baton Rouge Public Library in Louisiana, and also served as Youth Services Assistant at the Fort Wayne Public Library. With Megan’s help we plan to implement more exciting art class ideas.

Art Classes will be ongoing throughout the remainder of fall and winter. Please give us a call to see what is on the schedule now, or visit our website — wassenbergartcenter.org.

Megan Thomas, Event/Programming Coordinator.  (Photo submitted.)

Megan Thomas, Event/Programming Coordinator. (Photo submitted.)

People are beginning to come to Art Night; won’t you join us? Every Thursday at 7–9 p.m. we open up our doors, our bar, and turn on the tunes so you can come and make stuff.  You can even play our piano if you’d like to share some music. You may bring in any art project you wish to. An instructor will be on hand and we’re here to help. Best of all, it’s free!  We invite you to grab a friend or come alone and enjoy a nice evening of working on your art with like-minded people.

For more information on exhibits or to sign for classes and events visit wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). We can also be reached by telephone at: 419.238.6837, email: info@wassenbergartcenter.org and our website is: wassenbergartcenter.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

POSTED: 11/18/15 at 2:09 pm. FILED UNDER: What's Up at Wassenberg?