Although the Guild cannot meet in person during Coronavirus times, we are looking for new opportunities to present art demonstrations, share suggestions of websites and/or classes you can enjoy virtually.
Dates and times of future programs may vary, but members will be advised via our Newsletters and website.
We welcome your thoughts for future art programs. Art brings us together!
You can check out our previous programs, for an idea of the range of activities offered.
Everyone Sketch! Part 2 – with Helene Roylance – May 26, 2021
Olive Hyde Art Guild welcomes Bay Area artist, Helene Roylance in a virtual Zoom Program, on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 10 am. Helene is a multi-talented artist – including sketching, painting and hand painted ceramics too.
If you have ever wished you could sketch — come join us! Register via the link below. There is no charge, the Olive Hyde Art Guild is sponsoring this Program. If you want to just watch her demonstrate, that’s fine. Keep a pencil, eraser and pad of paper nearby — try it yourself!
Or you may want to purchase drawing pencils separately or in a drawing kit that includes various pencils, eraser, and even charcoal (we will not be using the charcoal). Amazon and Walmart have such kits for under or around $10, without paper. There are other options if you prefer Michael’s or JoAnn’s.
If you are interested in buying more professional supplies, Helene has made suggestions and you will receive them upon registration.
Helene Marie Roylance is a bay area artist living in Fremont. Although she works primarily with watercolor and hand painted ceramics, sketching and drawing skills are at the center of every piece of art that she creates. It is a strong foundation in sketching and drawing that helps balance a composition and make it come alive. She began sketching in earnest when she was in middle school, having older siblings that were skilled at drawing that motivated her to try and keep up. In college she earned a degree in Social Science as well as Studio Art, unable to leave art behind. She went on to become an and after practicing for a decade. she returned to her first love, art. Helene creates colorful, hand painted ceramics and watercolors under her business name, Lumpy Doodles. Examples of her work can be seen at LumpyDoodles.com.
Helene’s motto for art of any kind, including sketching and drawing, isn’t that practice makes perfect, but that practice makes progress. It is only with developing the artist’s eye that we are better able to capture what we see on paper.