OPAL Events

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OPAL Member Meetings

(All member meetings generally are on the first Thursday of month beginning at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Thursday, January 4, 2024 -- 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Bob Sako - "Quick Gesture Drawing"

  • Location:  COhatch Easton, 4182 Worth Ave. Space No. I-115, Columbus, OH 43219
  • Bring your drawing materials to work along with Bob!
  • Livestream for members not joining in-person will be made available so you can follow along at home

Thursday, February 1, 2024 -- 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Susan Kuznitsky (https://www.susankuznitsky.com/)

  • Location:  COhatch-Worthington Hardware, 659 High St, Worthington, OH 43240 (UPDATED LOCATION!!!!)
  • Susan will be joining us via Livestream.  She will provide a demonstration, a slide show, and will take questions throughout the demonstration
  • Livestream for members not joining in-person will be available

Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 6:00 - 8:30 pm -- "Experimenting with Pan Pastels", Pam Hartford (https://www.celticartistsllc.com/animals-at-zoo.html to see a few examples) -

  • Location: Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., Worthington, OH 43085 (Not CoHatch!) - Owl Meeting Room
    • Bring 2 to 3 sheets of regular, smooth drawing paper (9"x12" or larger good size)
    • drawing pencils or pastel pencils,
    • kneaded eraser, plastic eraser,
    • towel or drop cloth for workspace. 
    • If you have stencils, oil pastels, and black markers, bring as well.
    • 2 black and white photos with good light/dark contrasts--print or use on phone/iPad
    • Don't bring a ton of supplies, just a few to try the technique
  • OPAL will provide the Pan Pastels and an application sponge for use.(If you have your own of each, please bring along)
  • You can participate remotely! Livestream for members not joining in-person will be available. Link sent 1-day before meeting.

Cancelled -- Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 1:00 - 3:00 pm

  • Location:  Westerville Public Library, Meeting Room B, 126 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081

Thursday, May 2, 2024 - 1:00 - 3:30 pm  -- "An afternoon with GOLDEN", Susan Rossiter, GOLDEN Artist Educator (https://goldenartistcolors.com/)

  • Location: Dublin Library, 75 N. High St., Dublin OH  43017
  • Lots of GOLDEN materials to try and hear about including Pastel grounds, PanPastels and Sofft applicators, Ampersand Pastelbord, Gels, pastes, and aggregates, etc.
  • Livestream will be available.

June/July - No Meetings

Friday, August 2, 2024 - 1:00 - 5:00 pm -- Winery at Porter Central Plein Air painting/Wine Tasting

  • Location:  Winery at Porter Central, , 8290 Porter Central Rd., Sunbury, OH  43074
  • This is a plein air event...plenty to paint and the option for wine tasting and some food
  • More details to come as event gets closer

Thursday, September 5, 2024 - Noon or 1 pm start time (TBD) -- Lynn Howarth, https://www.lynnhowarth.co.uk/

  • Location: TBD
  • Lynn will be demonstrating how to paint people underwater
  • Since she is in England, we will meet together to Zoom with her.  So she doesn't have to be up too late, we will start around 12 nn or 1 pm. 
  • Details coming as the demonstration gets closer
  • Livestream will be available.

Thursday, October 3, 2024 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm -- Critique to prepare for Fall Show

  • Location: TBD
  • Artist: TBD

Thursday, November 7, 2024 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm -- Annual Group Paint-Around

  • Bring your pastels, a photo reference, and your painting surface with sketched from photo reference
  • We will spend up to 5 min per person on a painting and then move along. 
  • Plan to attend and see how each person brings their individual style to each painting.
  • Lots of fun!
  • This is an in-person event -- No Livestream will be available for this meeting.

Thursday, December 5, 2025 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm -- Potluck/Painting Exchange

  • Potluck and member painting swap

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