Guest Artist: Ally Hembree
Remember when it wasn’t taboo to high five or hug? What social interaction do you miss the most? Our first ever online Drink & Draw will be led by guest artist, Ally Hembree, who will guide us through how to use shapes, patterns, and a limited color palette to illustrate our answers to these questions, and rejuvenate special objects within our home.
Embellish a household object, upcycle a glass bottle, or follow Ally’s lead by painting a terracotta pot! Don’t have an object on hand? Scavenge your neighborhood for a nice stone to make the feature of your rock garden. Using acrylic paints (or whatever you have on hand), make your object all the more alluring while lamenting our social interactions during the stay at home order and celebrating relationships from a distance.
Throughout the stay-at-home order, Hembree has dove into decorating terracotta pots as a way to explore a new creative practice centered on painting and drawing. While right now the ultimate expression of care is distance, Hembree has enjoyed designing pots to celebrate the importance of embrace and look toward a “post-quar” future.
Zoom Meeting ID: 971-6155-4213
- Found Object(s) (terracotta pots recommended)
- Regular pencil
- Any paper
- Acrylic Paints (hardware stores have cheap samples)
- Paint Brushes, variety of sizes
- Water to rinse brushes
Drink & Draw [Virtual] is a low-key drop-in social workshop devoted to staying creative from home. There are no pretensions and newcomers are always welcome, so invite your friends to join! Each Drink & Draw [Virtual] features a new guest artist and a new theme or project that uses pencil, paper, and everyday household supplies. Don’t have a sketchbook? Hosts will help you improvise. Events are currently scheduled each Wednesday through May 6. Find us on Zoom, a free app for your phone or computer. And of course: BYOB!
Love the experience? Pitch in to our Venmo Tip Jar (@spudnikpress) to directly support the featured artist and Spudnik Press Cooperative.