May Shei Classes
Asian and Western Watercolor painting (all levels), Sept. 11 to Oct. 30, Mondays from 1-3:30 p.m., at the Pacific Art League Main Gallery, 668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto.

Traditional & Contemporary Chinese painting (all levels), Sept. 7 to Oct. 26, Thursdays 5:30-8:30 p.m., at the Cupertino Senior Center 50+ program, Art and Craft room, 21251 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino.

Ellen Howard will be doing a workshop at Art Attack on Sunday, October 8 from 10:00 - 2:30 p.m. on painting clouds and water reflections in a landscape. For more information, please go to to register.

Nina Bricker's Drawing in the Evening class will meet Tuesdays, September 12 - November 14, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Los Gatos Adult RecreationCenter - 8 classes.

The main focus is learning to draw what you see. For beginners or those with some experience who want to improve their drawing kills. Students will draw still lifes, portraits and more, in dry medium, and study elements of design and various drawing techniques. To register: or call LGS Recreation at (408) 354-8700.

Classes with Kay Duffy - watercolor classes continue at Hakone every 2nd and 4th Monday, 9:30 to noon; $20/class.


Last Thursday Sketchers will resume in September after their summer break. Contact Bobbie Frederickson for more info at

Elections for new LGAA Officers are coming up. Please be thinking of people you would like to see leading our group into 2018 with new and fresh ideas to further the mission of LGAA.

Fall Member Juried Show (MJS), November 7 - January 8, will be held again at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center. Current LGAA Members will receive a PDF of the prospectus via email and it will be posted on the website.


Letter from the President
It may not feel like it yet, but the year is drawing to a close for the LGAA. We have meetings in September and October, no meeting in November (due to the opening of the JCC Fall Show), and December's Christmas Party. In addition, our Nominating Committee will soon be seeking folks to replace our retiring Board members. Please look inside yourself and ask what YOU can do for our club. Challenge yourself to do something you never thought you would or could. "Lean in" and place yourself in nomination for President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Program Chair, Membership Chair, Palette Editor, Webmaster, or Publicity Chair. Talk with anyone wearing an orange name tag at the meetings for more information.

Jeff Chase
The Prez

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