Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Ghost with the Most!

Paint all day on a drink of tea
Evening come and me wan' go home
Draw the girl till de drunkards come
Evening come and me wan' go home

Come, Mister drunkard man, beat up on the poor boy
Evening come and me wan' go home
Come, Mister drunkard man, beat up on the poor boy
Evening come and me wan' go home

Lift one, one-fifty, two hundred bucks!
Evening come and me wan' go home
That's one, one-fifty, two hundred bucks!
Evening come and me wan' go home. . .


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fake Science

Is what Paul has to contend with at work now! To quote Shakespeare: "What's in a Bushel?" We welcomed Anna to the Guild last night as Courtney killed it once again in her version of Tank Girl. Camilo brought fresh coffee straight from the source as we discussed potential directions with this work. Jason's ear was leaking! Tommy likes to make your eye uncomfortable! Nettie needs a magnifying glass when picking out the colored pencils! Workshops galore! Seriously, spots are filling fast for the June 17 Silverpoint. Don't forget the March for Art on June 14 everybody!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The calm before the storm. . .

Is literally what we experienced last night. Twas an exceptionally small gathering but the company was exceptional, the conversation excitable and the finished work excellent!The post session cloud burst however. . .THAT was epic! Folks, don't forget to get your signs for the MARCH FOR ART on June 14!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Doris needs coffee!

That caffeine sure saves the day, especially when you start plein air painting at 7 in the morning! Speaking of saves, Amber saved the day a Marionette Minnie! She's coming back as a Mermaid in July! Remember folks, our MARCH FOR ART in on June 14th!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Love Conquerors All

Andy's words of wisdom right there folks. I agree 100%, EXCEPT that no amount of love can make people show up to draw in spite of the rain! Well, their loss, because James was AWESOME last night as the Dying Gaul. A tremendously difficult pose to hold for 3hrs, and he rocked it. . . . .up until the last 5 min, that's when the arms started to go all gelatinous.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


Come celebrate the arts at Paupers Art Guild on Flag Day, Wednesday, June 14th. Join us, Arts Alliance Illinois, Blick Art Supplies, Arlington Heights Memorial Library and many more when we MARCH FOR ART. No protests, no slogans, just beautiful and inspiring art. Leading the way will be our papier-mâché “human art float”, followed by signs adorned with amazing works throughout history. This is a family friendly event and will include costumed models, drawing games before the march and end back at Paupers where we host our live model drawing session, followed by late evening performance art exhibition arranged by Fringe Factor.

Everyone will gather at 3 pm at Paupers Art Guild, 831 N. Wilke Rd. Marching will begin at 4pm with the route going down Northwest Highway to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, continuing through the downtown to Metropolis Art Center with a loop around back up Northwest Highway to return to Paupers. The drawing session will commence at 7 pm and Fringe Factor will stage their work at 10 pm.

There are 100 sets of 22” x 28” poster boards with wooden signposts available for those who wish to make their own art signs. It can be any image, in any style or technique you want. Due to the nature of the event, we are strictly rejecting any gory, violent and erotic images and are refraining from any overtly antagonistic work. These will be available to pick up and work on in advanced starting next week.

If you are a dancer, painter, sculptor, photographer, musician, poet or actor, come show what your ART is all about. If you just love the arts and want to show your support in a fun and exciting way join the MARCH FOR ART, on June 14th at Paupers Art Guild!