Monday, December 28, 2009

Classes Are Getting Close

I just want to remind everyone that Jan 4th is the cut off day for under enrolled classes at Torrance, this is especially true for the watercolor class because we are short by 4 people and I'm sure that they will not let the class go with so few people enrolled. If you want your classes to go you must sign up this week, ask a friend to sign up with you, it makes it more fun when you can share.

Don't for get that I will be teaching watercolor up at the PV Art Center and I believe that they will keep registration open until the first day (wish Torrance would take heed), so it my Monday watercolor class is closed at Torrance, I will be teaching at PVAC all day on Tues. Classes there a 3 hours long and run for 10 weeks so they do cost a bit more but you do get more. Call for information at: 310-541-2479 the class I will be teaching is currently listed as Cathy Cangro's watercolor classes.

Hope to see you all in the New Year. Have a Happy and Creative New Year!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Registration Update

Happy Holidays Everyone.

Just wanted to let you know that there is good news and bad on the registration front at Torrance. Good news is that I have enough people in the acrylic class signed up already that we shouldn't have any problems with the class going the whole semester. Watercolor is a different story.

Right now there are only 5 people signed up and we need at least 4 more to make our minimum for the class, we are also on the deadline of Jan 4th for the cutoff when they start closing classes so please, if you were planning to take the watercolor class, sign up ASAP so our class doesn't close. They are becoming very hard nosed about under enrolled classes and are giving us very little wiggle room.

So grab a friend and give each other the gift of art classes.

Thanks to all of you and have a great Holiday and a Happy New Year! See ya soon.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Brief Update

Hi Everyone.

Just wanted to let you know that I am now the President of the Torrance Artist's Guild.

The Guild has been around for a long time and is a great place for artists in the South Bay to gather, talk to other artists, learn about all things art and enter friendly competitions. Yet, in spite of all the benifits the Guild brings to it's members, when the President was asking for someone to step forward to take over her job, no one would.

I wasn't sure that I would be good choice for the group because my participation is minimal at best - I usually go to the holiday potluck - but by the last meeting when they were suppose to vote on the new board and no one had stepped up, there was just no way I was going to let the group disband for lack of a leader. So at least for the next year or so, the Guild is safe.

I would like to encourage all of you to come to meetings, you don't have to join unless you want to but you get to see what other artists in the community are doing, there is usually a good demo on a wide variety of media and you can see how different artist handle their chosen medium that might be different from what you've seen before.

Meetings are on the second Tues of the month at the Ken Miller Rec Center right behind the Plunge in Torrance at Torrance blvd and madrona Ave. The general meeting usually starts around 7 pm-ish, take in is at 6:30 and there is a short business meeting before the demo. Members will bring their art and the demonstrator will judge for 1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th and HM but there is a people's choice everyone gets to vote on both members and non-members.

Remember to get signed up for classes ASAP and keep your cameras handy for any great pictures you see before class. Have a great holiday no matter what you celebrate. See you soon.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Register Now

Hi Everyone,

I just want to encourage you to get enrolled now before it gets too late. You might put your art classes on your gift list or give the gift of an art class to a friend or loved then you can take a class together.

I just don't want you to wait too long then have the class you wanted to take close before you get a chance to sign up, remember they will close classes a week before the semester starts so don't be late.

Thanks to those of you who have already signed up especially in the acrylic class, we only need a couple more in that class but watercolor needs to get going.

Stay warm while you paint. See you soon. - LP


PVAC: 310-541-2479

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Registration Now Open

I hope that everyone had a great full-filling Thanksgiving, I know I ate too much!

I just want to remind everyone that registration is open for residents of Torrance now and will be open for non-residents next Tues (Dec 8th) for more info you can go to: and go to classes. If you have a registration number you can register on line. Or you can phone the office at 310-618-2720 have your credit card handy. The numbers for my classes are: Acrylic 3126.101 Watercolor 3127.101 These numbers can be found on page 13 of the "Season's" catalog. Be sure that the person you are talking to has the right class, there has been a problem with them adding people to closed classes or telling potential students that my class has closed when it hasn't, this will be especially true the week before classes start.

Also remember that they close under enrolled classes the week before classes start so if you are thinking of taking any classes over there or if you know someone who is thinking of taking classes, be sure to register ASAP so your classes don't get closed for lack of enrollment.

If Mondays aren't good for you I want to remind everyone that I will be teaching watercolor on Tuesdays all day up at the PV Art Center starting in January. I will be taking over Cathy Cangro's class which she will start and I will step in. You do not have to be a PVAC member to take a class there but if you are you do get a member's discount. They are taking registration now by phone 310-541-2479 or FAX 310-541-9520 with credit card or you can mail or walk in to the lobby to sign up. The address is PVAC 5504 W. Crestridge Rd. Rancho Palos Verdes Ca 90275. If you have never been there and want to sign-up in person, it is almost at the top of Crenshaw Blvd at the last signal, make a right then an immediate left into the parking lot. I past it several times because it is kinda hard to see.

I also wanted to let you know that if you have a Facebook account, I have started a group called - what else - ArtbyLerri. It is to show the projects I am working on and to discuss art topics. Right now I am just posting my own work but if there is enough interest, I can start an albumn for everyone to post to maybe to get some feed back. Anyway, I'd love to have some fans that weren't family.

Have a great holiday and happy New Year, I hope I will see all of you in one of my classes.