LVAG News October 16,2023

Hello Members 


Come Sew with Me!

Basic Sewing Machine Maintenance

Learn how to restore your machine to sew smoothly and maintain good habits.

4:00 – 6:00+ Wednesday, October 18

$25 per student. Limit 12 Teens & Adults

Optional + $10 for Supply List Provided

To register, email me!

Sew Safe Reminders

Sewing Machine Anatomy, Inside & Out Basic Cleaning and Oiling

Deep clean: Rust, Grime, Residue

Optional: How to thread your sewing machine Adjusting Tension

Bring your own: Mostly Working Basic Sewing Machine*, Screw Driver,

Red and Black Thread, Fabric Scissors, Pins, and 2 Bobbins

*This class is designed for sewing machines with visible screws for opening. If you have a specialty machine, use professional services.

Shared Supplies Provided: Muslin, deep cleaning supplies, and more.

Optional Supply List or Purchase from me for $10

Sewing machine Oil, Cleaning brush, Tweezers, Universal needle, Seam Ripper, and Needle Threader

Come Sew with Me! 

Use your sewing machine to make your own Stuffed Cat!

For 9 yrs + with some sewing experience or kids who

have completed the first, “Come Sew with Me!” class

9:00 – 12:00 Saturday, October 21, 2023

$25 per student. Fabric & Thread included!

To register, email me!

We always Sew Safe We always Sew Sustainable

Making your own pattern or use one of mine.

Bring your own: Sewing Machine, Fabric Scissors, Pins, and Bobbins

If you want to buy your own fabric, you will need 2 “fat quarters”, the pre-cut folded squares at Walmart and craft stores or 1⁄2 yard.

9 years and up. A responsible adult must stay anywhere onsite; no drop-off.

Class is limited to 10 students on a first-come basis. Additional classes will be scheduled if necessary.

Current Show: Life’s Rhythms

“Fiber, Threads and Cloth”

Accepting entries of handcrafted items constructed from fiber, thread, and cloth

through knitting, crocheting, weaving, macramé, and quilting.

This show is open to the community

Sept 28 – Oct 29

Relevant Gallery Show

George Peyton Show starts Oct 7th

Reception Oct Friday the 13th, 5-8 pm

Upcoming Shows

Writer & Illustrators Show

Selections of written works and Illustrations for written works.

Consisting of both published and personal works

Nov 2 – Nov 26

Youth and Adult Class Participation

This show is open to members who have participated in one or more of the classes or workshops given at the LVAG. Works do not have to have been completed during the classes but should reflect knowledge gained from taking the class. We want to see what you learned and how that knowledge improved your art. 

Nov 30 – Dec 30

Up Coming Classes

Zart Classes

The fee is $40 for the 4 one hour classes, $10 each session – Includes all supplies.

Projects often overlap, so it is important to attend all four classes.

October 3,10,17 & 24

Ages (9 -14) 3:30-4:30

Ages (6-9) 4:30–5:30

Homeschool Art Classes

2nd and 4th Thursday morning

October 12th and 26th

Suggested Ages (6- 10) – (10:00-11:00)

Ages (11 & up) 8:45-9:45

Please Contact Colleen Van Steen to sign up for these classes

Phone – (937) 654-6618 (call or text)

Email –

Regular Club Meetings:

Writers and Illustrators Meeting

This month’s writing and illustration prompts are: 

Birthday and Cardinal

Create a Story of approximately 1000 words. Write in any styie (poetry, prose) and any genre (Thriller, Sci-Fi, Comedy, etc.) or create an illustration using the prompts as inspiration. Join us and share your work.

Next Meeting October 13th @ 4:00pm

Sonic Sketches

The LVAG Sonic Sketches meet on the fourth Thursday of the month from 6 – 8 pm at the LVAG Arts Center

This month’s songs to learn before the next meeting: 

“Heart of Gold” Neil Young

“Hang on Sloopy” The McCoys

“Heart of Gold” Neil Young

We’ll also jam in Blues patterns ( i iv v) in various keys and rhythms.

Dust off those instruments and come jam or just hang out. 

LVAG Board Meeting

London Visual Arts Guild Board meets the fourth Tuesday of the month 7-8pm

Next Meeting Tuesday, October 23, 2023, at 7:00 pm

Youth Classes

We offer youth education classes. 

Zart: Classes designed to increase the youth’s knowledge and enjoyment of art.

Home School Classes: Providing art education to supplement the home school student

Open Studio

The LVAG London Arts Center hosts Open Studio every Tuesday from 4 to 7 pm. Members and the public are welcome. Bring your current project or start a new project—a great time to work and mingle with other artists. 

Membership Dues

A reminder to please remit your membership dues if you have not done so yet. We have a great many events and activities being planned. It’s a great time to renew or get a friend to join. We welcome everyone.

LVAG Regular Hours: Thursday 11 -2 pm, Saturday 10 – 2 pm

Sunday 11 – 2 pm

LVAG London Arts Center 

121 East First Street 

PO Box 362 London OH 43140