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Technique Demonstration Day

Technique Demonstration Day

Our talented Chapter members will be gathering in the RISD Nature Lab for an open technique demonstration day. This is a great opportunity for everyone who takes part, whether you are presenting to the group or observing a technique. This is a supportive, low key, fun environment in which we all get to practice something – from learning an unfamiliar media to presenting in front of a group. Come roll up your sleeves, get your hands on some new tools, try something different, step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself.

Technique Demonstration Schedule

Please contact Wendy Chadbourne to reserve a time and technique you want to demonstrate.

  • 12 – 12:30 – Set up for demonstrations
  • 12:30 – 1:00 – Wendy Berube – Calligraphy demo
  • 1:00 – 1:30 – Sau-Mei Leung – Chinese Brush demo
  • 1:30 – 2:00 – Carol Schwartz – Gouache and colored pencil demo
  • 2:00 – 2:30 – Frances Topping – Watercolor demo
  • 2:30 – 3:00 – Aya Rothwell – Cartooning / Comics and natural science illustration
  • 3:00 – 3:30 – Wendy Chadbourne – Carbondust demo
  • 3:30 – 4:00 – Clean up after demonstrations


There is a pay parking lot at the corner of North Main Street and Steeple Street across the street from Cafe Choklad ($7.00). There may also be on-street parking directly across the street from and within walking distance of the Nature Lab building.

General Meeting – September 14, 2019 | Pyrography Demonstration

Come join us!

Our next General Meeting is coming up on September 14, 2019. Please make sure you put this meeting date on your calendar, you aren’t going to want to miss this one! Let’s keep the momentum going from the start of the year and make sure to plan some fun and creative activities for our members. Following our meeting, we have scheduled a pyrography demonstration by local Rhode Island artist Cate McCauley.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Wendy Berube will be providing an update about the upcoming Into The Woods Exhibit. The deadline for this show has been extended until September 14, 2019, and we are accepting up to 4 works per artist, either new or old work as long as it pertains to the theme of the show.
  • Planning for the Into The Woods Exhibit reception which is scheduled for Wednesday, October 9th from 6-8 PM – Requesting refreshments.
  • Artwork Drop Off: You may bring your work to the meeting for Wendy Berube to pick up and deliver to the exhibit if you do not want to ship it.
  • Planning an activity for November – looking for ideas, bring your suggestions and let’s get something set up!
  • Planning our Holiday Party which is set for December 14, 2019
  • Ideas for future activities to help increase involvement – If you have ideas, we want to hear from you!
  • Pyrography demonstration to follow the meeting.

What exactly is Pyrography?

Most artists shutter at the thought of combining the elements of fire with their artwork. Pyrographers embrace the heat and use it to create beautiful sepia-toned illustrations, literally drawing with fire and charring the surfaces that they work on. You won’t find an undo button in this line of artwork! Cate McCauley is a local Rhode Island artist who has an amazing ability to capture the lifelike details of all sorts of animals with nothing more than an electronically controlled burner unit that heats a metal-tipped pen anywhere from 500℉-900℉! You can read more about the art of pyrography here.

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