Art Chat

Sharing our passion for art is one way to keep our spirits up and our talents honed. We can help encourage each other by coming together and having a dialog about our common interests, artistic processes and creative projects. —Jim Richards (Session Host)


Art Chat Overview

Art Chat is held twice a month, on the second and fourth Tuesdays. The sessions, which are held via Zoom and begin at 6:00 pm, provide a way for our artist community to continue to connect and socialize online. We share our art and techniques. It also provides a forum for receiving and giving constructive feedback if desired. Everyone is welcome. Attend as many sessions as you like.

We ask that you enroll ONCE to attend Art Chat sessions so we can send you meeting notifications by email. If you’ve already participated, there is no need to re-enroll, you’re on the list 🙂

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Upcoming Art Chat Sessions

4th TuesdayJuly 276:00 PM
2nd TuesdayAugust 106:00 PM
4th TuesdayAugust 246:00 PM
2nd TuesdaySeptember 146:00 PM
4th TuesdaySeptember 286:00 PM
2nd TuesdayOctober 126:00 PM
4th TuesdayOctober 266:00 PM
2nd TuesdayNovember 96:00 PM
4th TuesdayNovember 236:00 PM
2nd TuesdayDecember 146:00 PM
4th TuesdayDecember 286:00 PM
2nd TuesdayJanuary 116:00 PM

Program Details

Platform:Zoom will be used to hold the Art Chat sessions.
Schedule:2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month (3rd is AiA monthly meeting). Sessions begin at 6:00 pm and run 1 to 1-1/2 hours depending on number of presenters.
Hosts:Jim Richards will host.
Membership:AiA membership is not required to attend; however, as a benefit of membership, members will be first to present and will receive priority as time permits.
Enrollment:Enrolling one time here is necessary so we can send you Art Chat-related email notifications. Attend as many sessions as you like. Unsubscribe any time.
Artwork:Complete the “Image Submission for Show-n-Tell” form to send us any artworks (up to 3) that you would like to present.
Notifications:Prior to the session, participants will receive an email from Artists in Action with the meeting link and info.
Environment:When you join, you will be placed in a waiting room until the host starts the meeting. Select your audio connection. Participants may be muted upon entry. Video will be enabled, but you may choose to disable it on your end.

Rules of Engagement

Artists may choose to share their art, projects, process or other artistic topics and indicate whether or not a critique by others in attendance is desired. Those who offer critiques should be constructive, kind and discerning with the intention of helping and providing sparks of inspiration for improve­ment. If you have feedback you may raise your hand in the ‘Participants’ window. This will allow the host to call on you and unmute if needed. Audio/video and screen sharing may also be turned over to you. If the feedback is brief, you may type it in the ‘Chat’ window and a host will address it.

When it’s your turn to present, introduce yourself and share what you expect out of the interaction:

  • Critique: Show an art piece or project and request a critique/feedback
  • Show-n-Tell: Show an art piece or project to an audience without a critique
  • Other Share: Share a technique or something you find useful or interesting
  • Observe: Join without presenting; contributions to discussion optional

Our artistic journey, like all of life, is a constant learning experience. You may want to consider the art/design topics below for critique. Or, ask about whatever you feel will help you grow as an artist.

Quality of Presentation • Subject Matter • Medium • Theme • Voice • Stylistic Aspects • Palette • Presentation • Consistency • Technical Application

About Zoom

Zoom is an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat and webinars across mobile devices, desktops and telephones. You can install the Zoom app on any smart device or computer. Or, you may simply join via a web browser by clicking the link we provide. Joining the conference using your camera-equipped computer with the Zoom app installed is the best, easiest way to enjoy a full-size visual experience.

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