Welcome to the Pleasanton Art League

PAL/LAA/DAC invite you to the

April 2021 Zoom General Meeting

Elaine Drew

Monday, April 12, 7:30 pm

Elaine Drew “Comics and Storyboards”

Hosted by PAL

Come join us for an evening of cartooning with artist and author, Elaine Drew. Elaine Drew is the author of the recently published romantic comedy Courting Trouble, set in early medieval England. She has been involved with art, design and writing for decades. She has degrees in English from Emory University and in design from FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York. Elaine has worked as a writer, a fashion designer, and a consultant in historic costume to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Centre Culturel du Marais in Paris. She studied life drawing at the Art Students League with artist and cartoonist Anthony Palumbo. Her interest in stories and her love of drawing led to her interest in cartooning.

Elaine’s demo will introduce cartoons and cartooning techniques. She will show samples from the history of the form and the inspiring diversity of cartoon subjects and styles. She will illustrate some ways to approach the cartoon figure, share methods to spark your creativity, and show you the process for developing the longer cartoon.

Elaine has prepared a handout to print out HERE with space for you to draw so you will have a chance to join in the fun. Be sure to have your favorite drawing tool and sketchbook handy. Click HERE for links Elaine will share during her presentation.


Looking Ahead to our May 10, 2021 General Meeting:

We are scheduling Stephen Wagner, of San Francisco Artist Network to discuss the Business of Being an Artist and some of the programs his organization has to assist in navigating the professional waters. Their website is http://www.sfartistnetwork.org/programs-via-zoom.html.

We are scheduling Stephen on May 10 so that any of you who are interested could have time to take one of his two seminars following our program. They are: “Articulate: Writing Your Artist Statement” on Monday, May 17th, 6:00 to 8:00 pm: and “Get Your Sh*t Together: a Basic Game Plan for Your Artist Career” on Monday, June 7th, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. They are $25 apiece. (Other seminars begin in September.)

Dennis Baker, Mobile: 925 518-7917

March 2021 Zoom Meeting Report and other News

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Due by April 12 for posting by April 15. Enter PAL Art Challenge Six HERE.

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