Art Guild of Tellico Village


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Great Things Are in Store for 2019 as We Look Forward to Excellent Classes, Workshops and Speakers

Message from the President: Tutt Hoy

Live the life you have imagined: Henry David Thoreau

Now is the time that most of us — or at least many of us — are making our annual New Year’s resolutions. The usual ones focus on losing weight, getting more exercise and more sleep, or starting a healthy diet. But what about our plans for creating art? I find that every year I resolve to spend a day in the studio each week, take some classes and workshops, paint more often, draw every day, and so on. But somehow these resolutions rarely last longer than a week or two into the new year. 
   I’ve been giving this some thought and have realized that resolutions are not quite enough. However, setting specific goals to support those resolutions can make a big difference. Goals should be realistic and attainable, but they should require some reaching as well. Determining what we would like to accomplish in the coming year, writing it down, sharing our goals with someone in order to be more accountable, and checking our progress on a regular basis will help us stay on track and on target. 
  Written goals, of course, can be a little scary. Once written down and shared, it will be clear to others — and to ourselves — if we don’t accomplish them. But written goals also give us a better chance of success because they require focus and commitment. 
   Finally, what if we really tried but didn’t quite reach our goals? Then we should ask ourselves “What did we accomplish on the way to those goals?” We will have stretched ourselves and will have learned more and accomplished more than if we had not stated goals to begin with. So I am challenging myself and each of you to determine our goals, put them in writing and then share them with someone else to see where it will take us. I think we will all be surprised at the outcomes.   

Tutt Hoy

2018-2019 President, Art Guild of Tellico Village

Guild members, guests and individuals interested in joining the Art Guild are welcome to meetings, classes, and workshops. AGTV is a partner of the Tellico Village University.   TVU promotes all types of continued learning and education for seniors. AGTV supports their mission and has partnered with them to make the AGTV programs, workshops and classes available to the residents of Tellico Village, Loudon, TNAGTV is a Silver Member of the Tellico Life Website, which was sponsored by the Tellico Village HOA and developed as a "one stop" website to find out about clubs and organizations in Tellico VIllage.  The vision is to also have a way to join a club(s) and to sign-up for events.

Upcoming Events

Link to AGTV Newsletter

Second Mondays:  Open Art Studio

Location:  Chota Recreation Center, 145 Awohili Drive, Loudon, TN 37774

 Time: 8 am to 5 pm

Monthly Meetings and Programs 

(see photo gallery)

February 21, 2019 Meeting

Title: Paper Mache: An interpretation

Speaker: Mary Saylor

Program: The process to produce paper Mache animal sculptures with a whimsical nature. Link to Mary's work.

March 21, 2019 Meeting

Title: The Story of a City: How to capture its Heart and Soul

Speaker: Elle Colquitt

Program: Photography is a powerful story telling tool. But it is more than just taking a picture. -A Snapshot-  It's about finding and taking the pictures that gives your unique perspective on the subject. Link to Elle's work.

April 18, 2019 Meeting

Title: The Importance of archiving your work and reproducing it with professional printing

Speaker: Lisa Bell

Program: Lisa is a local artist helping other artists. She will present the importance of archiving and present ideas for developing a successful art business. Lisa's email.

See Classes and Workshops Pages for other Upcoming 2018/2019 Activities