The Not-so-solitary Artist (Group)

The pursuit of art is generally a personal and private matter. For those of us who tattoo, we do often work out of studios with other artists and there is the advantage of cross over inspiration and some discussions about the tattoos that we are working on. At the end of the day, when we go our separate ways and work on our own private projects, there is not that feedback or outside influence.

This (like all things) has it’s good and bad aspects. There does come the time when feedback and camaraderie would be helpful. Without it, we can easily find ourselves in a rut and no longer pushing our boundaries or growing as an artist. Sometimes there is the desire to try a new technique or medium. Sometimes there is just the vague desire to do something differently.

Thus the point of this group. A number of different ideas have been voiced for name choices, but to date none of them have stuck.

The idea however, is firm and the time has come to share.

What we are going to do is get together once a month. Always on a Sunday and for the foreseeable future the second Sunday of each month. There will be different projects for each month. Some of the things that have been suggested are :

live figure drawing


velvet painting

finger painting

seminars from other artists in different media

group still life excercises

you get the idea.

Our first get together will be on November 14th from 3pm – 6pm in Webster. This first one will be pretty informal so that everyone can find the place and get to know each other. We are just asking that everyone who comes brings a project to work on. Then we will hang out in the same space, snack, work on our individual projects and see what everyone else is doing.

If you are interested in attending, please email me for specifics or give a call out to the Webster shop during normal hours. (585) 872-2722

Look forward to seeing you there!

(and if you can’t make it for any reason, we would still appreciate suggestions on projects)



~ by justteejay on October 24, 2010.

2 Responses to “The Not-so-solitary Artist (Group)”

  1. OOOOHHH i wish i could come that day.. but maybe the next one!! Ill bring a glue gun and crayons πŸ™‚ Im in desperate need of being around artists that talk and collaborate with each other, even if its to tell me my stuff sucks.. these have been uninspiring times

    • Love you Holly – you are more than welcome to come anytime – rather for the Sunday group or just to hang out. Or we can always meet at Stephan’s and glue things to him πŸ™‚

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