Welcome to the Pleasanton Art League
LAA & PAL General Meeting
Guest Artist: Christine McCall, Digital Art
November 11, 2019, 7:30 pm
Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th Street, Livermore
Christine grew up in Ohio, and for 20 years she sat in front of a computer all day as a software engineer. Now she’s left that behind! She’s doing exciting art and she’s… sitting in front of a computer all day.
In 2008, Christine joined LAA and began using Photoshop software to create her well-known Kaleidoscope and Clock designs. One day she had a vision of a woman riding a snail in a mushroom forest. Not really knowing how to draw, she spent countless hours experimenting with collage compositing in Photoshop. In the end she created what would be the first illustration of her Fairy Tale collection. Five years later she is amassing dozens of illustrations for two children’s fairytale books.
In this demonstration, Christine will show you the equipment she uses (a simple point-and-shoot camera and a Wacom Cintique tablet) to assemble her works. She’ll start from the beginning, using Photoshop to collage pieces of raw photos together to create a unified, painterly illustration. She is very excited about Photoshop and wants to show you the amazing things you can do! Come and get your digital questions answered.
Free Admission – Bring a Friend!
Pleasanton Art League (PAL)
MIXED MEDIA EXHIBIT
Dec. 2 thru Dec. 30 2019
Livermore Community Center
4444 East Avenue, Livermore
Registraton deadline Nov. 22
Prospectus / Registration form: Call for Artists
The PAL Logo Receives an Update
PAL has updated its palette-and-brush logo. Graphic designer and PAL Publicity Chair, Lorraine Wells, created a new logo to feel fresh and contemporary while paying homage to the original palette design so meaningful to all PAL members. The new logo is a reflection of our efforts to stay relevant and visible in a fast-moving community. The brown palette logo, providing PAL’s identity for many years, was created by Robin Sigmann, who also designed the original PAL website.
Upcoming General Meetings
November 11, 2019 7:30 LAA/PAL Meeting: Christine McCall, Demo & Talk on Photoshop Compositing and Illustration & Using Photoshop to create and edit digital images. This meeting will be at the Bothwell Arts Center, Livermore, 7:30 pm.
January 13, 2020, 7:30 pm PAL/LAA Meeting at the Cultural Arts Building, Pleasanton. Program TBA.
February 10, 2020, 7:30 pm LAA/PAL Meeting: Jean Bidwell will talk about the Hayward Mural Project. Meeting will be at the Bothwell Arts Center, Livermore
March 9, 2020, 7:30 pm PAL Program, TBA
April 13, 2020, 7:30 pm LAA Program TBA
May 11, 2020, 7:30 pm PAL Program TBA
June 8, 2020, 7:30 pm LAA Program TBA
General Meeting Locations
Regardless of location, all General Meetings of PAL & LAA are intended for members of both groups! Please take the short drive between Livermore and Pleasanton. The more the merrier!
Bothwell Arts Center
2466 8th Street
Cultural Arts Building
4455 Black Avenue, Pleasanton
Our Meetings are Always Open & Free to the Public. Bring a Friend.