Pine Bluff Art League Demonstration Jan. 5:


The Pine Bluff Art League invites artists to attend a draw-from-life demonstration by Rison resident Crystal Jennings from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan 5. The meeting will be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Building, 211 W. Third Ave.


Jennings is the Best of Show winner of the 2019 annual Pine Bluff Art League Juried Exhibition. She will demonstrate the drawing of a clothed model. Attendance is free and refreshments will be served, according to a news release.


Members may participate and judge works by their peers every month. Two pieces will have the opportunity to be prominently displayed at Simmons and Relyance banks until the following meeting where members will again initiate the process.


Pine Bluff Art League Workshop Jan. 25:


The art league will host a draw-from-life workshop from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. Crystal Jennings will lead this workshop on basic drawing skills through the use of observing a model, according to the news release.


The morning session will focus on drawing techniques including line making, shading and observational skills. Students are encouraged to bring sack lunches or visit nearby eateries during a one-hour lunch break. Afterwards, participants will draw different poses of a clothed model.


Participants 18 or older should bring basic drawing supplies, including drawing pad, erasers, blending stumps, back board, and drawing pencils. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. The cost is $20 for nonmembers and nominal to members. This workshop will also be held at the Reynolds building at Pine Bluff. To register, interested participants should make checks out to the Pine Bluff Art League and mail to PBAL Workshop Chair Dell Gorman, 6609 Twin Oaks Lane, Pine Bluff, Ark., 71603.


Art league membership:


To become a member, interested participants should make checks out to Pine Bluff Art League for $40 and mail to PBAL Treasurer Rhonda Holderfield at 5420 Highway 63, Rison, Ark., 71665. Members may have their work shown at the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas during the annual Pine Bluff Art League Juried Exhibition.


Details: PBAL President Claudia Spainhour, mediapinebluffartleague@gmail.com or 870-718-1058.