Euclid Art Associationís Fall Line Up

David Rankin

The Euclid Art Association kicks off its 61st season with a member’s demonstration at our September 9, monthly meeting....that’s Monday evening at 7:00p.m. in Fellowship Hall of East Shore United Methodist Church, 23002 Lake Shore Blvd. in Euclid.  Long time EAA member and artist, Eddie Mitchell is our featured demonstrator.  Eddie is an amazing artist and his oil paintings win awards in every show entered.  We often does he do it?  Eddie will show us how he plans and creates his paintings.  He will share the various processes he uses to get the desired effects and the techniques, such as layering, he uses to get the picture on the canvas.  Eddie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA).  In addition to having a full time studio for the past 28 years, Eddie is a part-time art teacher at both Lakeland Community College and the CIA.  He is represented by galleries in Ohio, Florida, Michigan, and Pennsylvania and has been commissioned to do work for numerous prestigious public locations including the Cleveland Clinic.  You don’t want to miss this!!  Guests are welcome for a $3.00 donation.

Here’s the line up for our FALL WORKSHOPS:

Faces, Vistas & Sacred Places - Sketchbook Tour of India, including Meditative Drawing Technique, September 27, 28, 29, 2019 with internationally acclaimed artist, David Rankin.  Journey through India with David.  In this workshop, each session will start with a combination of drawing, coupled with Yogic Breathing, and ending with a quiet internal meditative focus.  With this exercise, the actual drawing is not the goal.  According to David, “the relaxed drawing process, coupled with relaxed visual focus, gathers the senses from their normal wide open wandering state.  Practicing this focused observation begins to still the mind and will increase your ability to capture the image you want to paint.”  We will then continue our Sketching Tour of India, working with both pencils, pens and watercolor.  Identifying where to start, how to define shapes, increase depth, and create memorable designs.  As a bonus, there is a planned vegetarian thali dinner with the Rankin’s at Taj India Palace, Saturday evening.

Acrylic Paint Pouring Techniques, Saturday, October 5, 2019 with artist, Suzette Cohen.  Fluid acrylic paint pouring is the new worldwide phenomenon.  You will create beautiful abstract works of art with fluid acrylic paint.  All levels of artistic experience can enjoy and perform this vibrant style of painting.  Suzette will demonstrate paint mixing and paint pouring techniques for 5 different pours: 3-color acrylic pour, straw blown flowers, bottle bottom pour, Dutch pour, and yarn pull.  All you need to bring are paints, canvases and your enthusiasm.  The rest of the supplies are included in the cost.  Cost is $55 for members & $65 for nonmembers.

The Portrait - From Black & White into Color, Saturday, October 26, 2019 with artist, Dottie Geisert.  We are so glad to have Dottie back for another fantastic portrait workshop!  This workshop consists of a lecture and demonstrations of the portrait in black and white and in color.  It will be split into two sessions.  The first, from 9:30am to noon, will be an introduction for the beginning students, followed by sketches of a live model.  A review and sketches in black and white and/or color for those who have taken the previous workshop.  The second session, 1:00 to 3:30pm, consists of a brief lecture concerning the use of color when drawing from the model.  The beginning student will continue with charcoal for most of the poses, ending in the final longer pose which can be done in color, if they choose.  The students who have taken her previous workshop may work in the media of their own choice...pastel, pastel pencils, watercolor, colored pencils, oil pastels.  Cost is $40 for members & $50 for nonmembers.

To sign up for these workshops please contact:  Susan Herrle to register, phone: 216-481-5105 or email:, include EAA in subject line.  Details of each workshop can be found on our website,, click on the Workshops page.

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Euclid Art Association purpose is to stimulate an interest in the visual arts among our members and to provide a focus on the fine arts for the community.

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Volume 10, Issue 9, Posted 5:24 PM, 09.08.2019