Fine Arts Society Learns "Green" Art Techniques
The Fine Arts Society met on March 18th, for a very interesting program on "green" art from Dunedin Fine Art Center faculty member, Toni Roeder Hutfilz. Ms. Hutfilz studied art in London, Rome, and Spain; bringing her many skills and knowledge to students at the Dunedin Art Center, UPARC and the Assisted Living Facility, Edinboro Square, as well as giving private lessons one-on-one in all media except oils.
Ms. Hutfilz uses mixed media in her presentations. She especially encourages experimentation using mixed media and her presentation centered on this aspect - combining found items (flowers, sticks, feathers, bamboo, metals, jewelry etc.) to create a "green" art piece. She shared ideas on etching, transferring old photos, and other copied materials; using various forms of "green" paint, gels, and special pencils/pens to create alternate coloring techniques that produce textures, shading, and shadows.
After the presentation, FAS members and guests enjoyed a lunch provided by the staff of Regency Oaks in Clearwater.
This year the Dunedin Fine Art Center will be receiving the profits of the FAS fundraiser. Future fundraising event profits will be given to a different art venue each year to foster the growth of the visual arts in Pinellas County.
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