Upcoming events

    • 04 Mar 2024
    • 08 Apr 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Topeka Art Guild Classroom
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    Life Drawing

    Mondays, March 4 - April 8
    Six sessions 6:15 - 8:30 p.m. 
    $120

    This drawing session a clothed model will be used.  Artists will begin with quick gesture studies, moving into longer poses throughout each session. Demonstrations will be shown to help in methods of drawing, good practices with materials and examples of alternative style.

    Life Drawing (clothed model)

    Taught by Courtney Armstrong 

    Supplies:

    • 18x24 newsprint or larger
    • Drawing charcoal
    • Knead eraser
    • Soft white eraser
    • Chamois
    • Optional: Marker, Pen

    Courtney is a TAG Board member who has participated in shows here and in Kansas City. Formerly from Colorado she was active in an art guild there, had several solo shows and received awards in numerous shows throughout the area. Courtney has a Bachelor of Arts in Art from the University of Minnesota at Winona; has taught Intro to Watercolor, Beginning Pastel and Drawing for 10 years - and really loves to get students excited about drawing!

    • 23 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Topeka Art Guild classroom
    Register

    Mixed Media Cityscapes with Kayann Ausherman

    March 23, 2024

    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Lunch on your own)

    Topeka Art Guild Classroom

    Recreate your favorite city scene (or an imagined one) using mixed media collage and paint and including fun bits of maps and ephemera to make your project extra meaningful. Some basic discussion of perspective is also included.

    SUPPLY LIST CITYSCAPES

    • BRUSHES (ASSORTED SIZES)
    • MIXED MEDIA OR WATERCOLOR PAPER 8 X 10 OR 9 X 12
    • MATTE GEL MEDIUM
    • TRACING PAPER
    • GRAPHITE PAPER
    • RULERS
    • MICRON AND OR BRUSH PENS (PERMANENT)
    • PENCILS
    • TOPEKA OR CITY EPHEMERA (MAPS, TICKET STUBS, STREET GUIDE, etc.)
    • REFERENCE PHOTOS (BUILDINGS, CITY SCENES, etc.) PRINTED ON 81/2 X 11 PAPER IF POSSIBLE. They need not be in color.
    • COLLAGE PAPERS OPTIONAL SUPPLIES:
    • WATERCOLOR paints
    • ACRYLIC PAINT PENS (POSCA OR SIMILAR)
    • NEOCOLOR II WATERSOLUBLE CRAYONS (OR SIMILAR)
    • WET STRENGTH TISSUE PAPER

    Kayann Ausherman

    Kayann Ausherman is a self taught mixed media artist from Haven, a small town near Wichita. She has always had a creative take on life even though her art career didn’t start until her children were grown. She grew up in rural Kansas with parents who were scientists. A degree in anthropology was followed by working for a free lance graphic designer, and then laying out computer schematics, first as a draftsman and then as a cad operator. A large family of adopted and biological children kept her busy for the next couple of decades until she returned to her childhood love of art in 2013. This lifetime of experiences and influences now finds its way into her current art. Rather than focus on realistic replication of her subject matter, she prefers a more whimsical representation. She feels the creative process is about experimentation and exploration of new ways to express the familiar, hopefully evoking an emotional connection. She often uses repurposed and unusual materials in her artwork like wrappers, envelopes, postage stamps, and “found” papers.

    Kayann has illustrated two children’s books, and her work has been published in over 25 national mixed media magazines including Somerset Studio, Cloth Paper Scissors, and more. Since 2013 she has taught numerous workshops on such varied topics as Citra Solv, art journaling, collage, and many other mixed media related topics both in Kansas and elsewhere. Citra Solv sponsored art contests have named her the winner a number of times, and she is one of the Citra Artists listed on their website. She has exhibited her art in many local venues such as Botanica, Dillon Nature Center, banks, churches, bookstores and coffee shops. Her art can be found online at www.artworkarchive.com/profile/kayann-ausherman , as well as on her website www.fromvictoryroad.com and her etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/fromvictoryroad

    When not making art, Kayann enjoys time with her husband and ever growing family. They enjoy camping in the mountains of Colorado, and are constantly fixing up their 100+ year old farmhouse. She also maintains an active blog on her website at www.fromvictoryroad.com.


    • 13 Apr 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Topeka Art Guild Classroom
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    Join us April 13th for a class on abstract landscapes instructed by artist Kayann Ausherman. Use mixed media and assorted tools to create lovely, textured, colorful, and modern landscapes. 

    Supplies needed

    • Acrylic paint
    • Brushes (assorted sizes)
    • Canvas board (9"x12" or 11"x14")
    • Watercolor paper (assorted sizes, for practice)
    • Palette knives
    • Bondo spreaders or old gift cards
    • Collage papers
    • Matte gel medium
    • Reference photos (preferably printed 8.5"x11")
    • Tracing paper
    • Pencils
    • Mats to check composition

    Optional Supplies

    • Fabric
    • Oil pastels
    • Acrylic paint pens (Posca or similar)

    Please be sure to bring your own lunch

    About the artist

    Kayann Ausherman is a self taught mixed media artist from Haven, a small town near Wichita. She has always had a creative take on life even though her art career didn’t start until herchildren were grown. She grew up in rural Kansas with parents who were scientists. A degree in anthropology was followed by working for a free lance graphic designer, and then laying out computer schematics, first as a draftsman and then as a cad operator. A large family of adopted and biological children kept her busy for the next couple of decades until she returned to her childhood love of art in 2013. This lifetime of experiences and influences now finds its way into her current art. Rather than focus on realistic replication of her subject matter, she prefers a more whimsical representation. She feels the creative process is about experimentation and exploration of new ways to express the familiar, hopefully evoking an emotional connection. She often uses repurposed and unusual materials in her artwork like wrappers, envelopes, postage stamps and “found” papers

    Kayann has illustrated twochildren’s books, and her work has been published in over 25 national mixed media magazines including Somerset Studio, Cloth Paper Scissors, and more. Since 2013 she has taught numerous workshops on such varied topics as Citra Solv, art journaling, collage, and many other mixed media related topics both in Kansas and elsewhere. Citra Solv sponsored art contests have named her the winner a number of times, and she is one of the Citra Artists listed on their website. She has exhibited her art in many local venues such as Botanica, Dillon Nature Center, banks, churches, bookstores and coffee shops. Her art can be found online at www.fromvictoryroad.com and her Etsy shopwww.etsy.com/shop/fromvictoryroad

    When not making art, Kayann enjoys time with her husband and ever growing family. They enjoy camping in the mountains of Colorado, and are constantly fixing up their 100+ year old farmhouse. She also maintains an active blog on her website at www.fromvictoryroad.com

Past events

26 Feb 2024 Oil Painting with Tyler Thornton
22 Feb 2024 Oil Painting with Tyler Thornton
19 Feb 2024 Spirit of Art Experience with Jancy Petit
24 Jan 2024 Acrylic Painting For Beginners
20 Jan 2024 Oil Painting with Tyler Thornton
17 Jan 2024 Acrylic Painting For Beginners
10 Jan 2024 Acrylic Painting For Beginners
03 Jan 2024 Acrylic Painting For Beginners
20 Dec 2023 Acrylic Painting For Beginners
18 Dec 2023 Oil Painting with Tyler Thornton Monday Class ONLY
18 Dec 2023 CANCELLED Oil Painting with Tyler Thornton Monday Class ONLY
16 Dec 2023 CANCELLED Paint Christmas Cards with Courtney
16 Dec 2023 CANCELLED Oil Painting with Tyler Thornton
15 Dec 2023 Paint Christmas Cards with Courtney
06 Dec 2023 Acrylic Painting For Beginners
01 Dec 2023 First Friday
29 Nov 2023 Acrylic Painting For Beginners
28 Nov 2023 November Member Meeting: Featuring Louis Copt
18 Nov 2023 Painting Thanksgiving Watercolor Cards
18 Nov 2023 Oil Painting with Tyler Thornton - November 2023
17 Nov 2023 Painting Thanksgiving Watercolor Cards
15 Nov 2023 Acrylic Painting For Beginners
14 Nov 2023 Board Meeting
05 Nov 2023 Gel Printing
01 Nov 2023 Acrylic Painting For Beginners
25 Oct 2023 Acrylic Painting For Beginners
21 Oct 2023 CANCELLED: Fall Card Painting With Courtney
20 Oct 2023 CANCELLED: Fall Card Painting With Courtney
18 Oct 2023 Acrylic Painting For Beginners
11 Oct 2023 Acrylic Painting For Beginners
06 Oct 2023 First Friday
04 Oct 2023 Acrylic Painting For Beginners
27 Sep 2023 Acrylic Painting For Beginners
20 Sep 2023 Acrylic Painting For Beginners
13 Sep 2023 Acrylic Painting For Beginners
06 Sep 2023 Acrylic Painting For Beginners
01 Sep 2023 First Friday
30 Aug 2023 Wonderful Wednesdays: August
23 Aug 2023 Wonderful Wednesdays: August
16 Aug 2023 Wonderful Wednesdays: August 2023
09 Aug 2023 Wonderful Wednesdays: August 2023
04 Aug 2023 First Friday
02 Aug 2023 Wonderful Wednesdays: August 2023
07 Jul 2023 First Friday
28 Jun 2023 Wonderful Wednesday Workshop: June 28
21 Jun 2023 Wonderful Wednesdays
20 Jun 2023 Life Drawing
14 Jun 2023 Wonderful Wednesday Workshop: June 14
02 Jun 2023 First Friday
31 May 2023 Acrylic Painting for Beginners
24 May 2023 Acrylic Painting for Beginners
17 May 2023 Acrylic Painting for Beginners
10 May 2023 Acrylic Painting For Beginners
05 May 2023 First Friday
03 May 2023 Acrylic Painting for Beginners
07 Apr 2023 First Friday
10 Dec 2022 Holiday Watercolor Card Afternoon - Saturday
09 Dec 2022 Holiday Watercolor Card Afternoon
29 Nov 2022 Member meeting and social
02 Nov 2022 Holiday Basket Class
22 Oct 2022 Watercolor Card Afternoon
01 Oct 2022 Silk Painting
24 Sep 2022 Watercolor Card Afternoon
20 Sep 2022 Drawing From Life for the Artist
08 Sep 2022 Open Studio
06 Sep 2022 Intermediate Cherokee Basket Class
20 Aug 2022 Watercolor Afternoon
23 Jul 2022 Watercolor Afternoon
25 Jun 2022 Watercolor Card Afternoon
17 May 2022 Cherokee Double Wall Basket Class
23 Apr 2022 CALLY KRALLMAN: LANDSCAPE FUNDAMENTALS IN ACRYLICS
13 Apr 2022 Draw What You See
02 Mar 2022 Double-Wall Cherokee Basket Making Class
01 Feb 2022 Life Drawing with Anne Kufahl
30 Oct 2021 Putting the Layers Together
05 Oct 2021 Life Drawing Class
10 Aug 2018 YE WANG WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
26 Apr 2018 THE POWER OF COLOR IN WATERCOLOR PAINTING - WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP BY DARLA BOSTICK
07 Nov 2015 David Vollbracht Oil Landscape Workshop
06 Nov 2015 David Vollbracht Oil Landscape Workshop
05 Nov 2015 David Vollbracht Oil LandscapeWorkshop
14 Oct 2015 DRAWING WORKSHOP BY ELIZABETH CORBETT
24 May 2014 Precious Silver Metal Clay Workshop by Jim Baer
25 Jan 2013 "Portraits" with Doug Scott
22 Jan 2013 "Horses" with Doug Scott
08 Dec 2012 “Watercolor Holiday Cards" Workshop with Ye Wang
12 Nov 2012 “Oil Painting Workshop” with Phil Starke
10 Nov 2012 “Still Life Oil Workshop” with Ye Wang
30 Oct 2012 "Oil and/or Pastel Workshop" with Kaye Franklin
13 Aug 2012 "Creating Distance and Form with Watercolor" with Peggy Lyon
26 Jan 2012 Introduction to Photo Shop Elements
24 Jan 2012 Sepia Oil on Canvas Painting

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