LVAG News January 18, 2024

Hello Members 

Coffee and Conversation

This get-together will take place on the 4th Wednesday of the month, starting January 24th,from 1:30 to 3:30. The idea is to break up the week for older adults to talk about Art, Quilting, and associated passions.  Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of fun-filled talks without worrying about driving at night.

Current Show:

There is no January Show

This month is used to clean and prep the Gallery space for an exciting year of art shows.

Up Coming Show:

LONDON ARTS CENTER TEACHERS SHOW – February 1 through March 17 

LVAG Calendar of Shows 2024 

LONDON ARTS CENTER TEACHERS SHOW – February 1 through March 17 

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN Community Recycling Show – April 4 through May 19 

THREE GENERATIONS OF BURGERS – June 3 through July 14 

POP-UP SHOWS – July 20 through July 28 

ANYTHING GOES Member show – August 8 through September 8

ART WE ARE, AND TO ART WE SHALL RETURN – September 12 through October 20 

WRITERS & ILLUSTRATORS – CLOTHESLINE QUILTS (Dual Show)- November 2 through November 30

CLASS PARTICIPATION – December 5 through December 29 

Newly Scheduled Classes

Zart, our mascot for youth art classes, is feeling the Christmas spirit. 

Zart is our mascot who loves to create and inspire!

Join the fun! 

February 2024 Class dates- Feb. 6,13,20 &27

Ages 10 – 13, Class Time 3:30 – 4:30

Ages 6 – 9, Class Time 4:30 – 5:30

The signup deadline is three days before class begins

The fee is $40 for the four one-hour classes and $10 for each session – It includes all supplies; pay when you arrive.

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

In Feb., the first two classes on the 6th & 13th have an overlapping project, and it is important to attend both.

Feb. 20 & 27 classes can be taken individually as they will not have overlapping projects.

You do not have to stay with your child during class, but you certainly may if you like.

We have other areas you may enjoy while in the building, including the gallery and Art Cart. We do like to take pictures and post them on our FB page. Please inform us if this is a problem.

Sign up early

Contact Colleen Van Steen (937) 654 – 6618; text is fine

Basic Drawing classes with Ken Madden

Six Saturday Classes at the London Arts Center

(enter back door)

Class Dates: January 20 – 27 & February 3 – 10 – 17

Time: 10:00 – 12:00

Fee is $15 per class

Beginning with graphite and compressed charcoal, the progressing to colored pencil & soft pastel.

Instructor will have a materials list.

To sign up email Ken;

Ginko Leaf Under Glass

Mary Lynn Faini Art workshop

Saturday – January 27, 2024

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 at the London Arts Center

Fee is $15 

Bring a 5 x 7″ picture frame with glass, all other materials will be provided.

Contact Mary Lynn at to sign up

Regular Club Meetings:

Coffee and Conversation

This get together will take place on the 4th Wednesday of the month starting January 24th from 1:30 till 3:30. The idea is to break up the week for older adults to talk Art, Quilting, and associated passions.  Join us for a fun filled afternoon of fun filled talks, without the worry of driving at night.

Meeting: 4th Wednesday of the month at 1:30

Writers and Illustrators Meeting

We talk Writing and Poetry and Illustration. We share our works in a round table discussion. We also offer monthly prompts to be used to stir our imaginations. Create a Story of approximately 1000 words. Write in any style (poetry, prose) and any genre (Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Comedy, etc.) or create an illustration using the prompts as inspiration. Join us and share your work.

This month’s writing and illustration prompts are: Anniversary & Snow

Meeting: 2nd Friday of the month at 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

Dust off those instruments and come jam or hang out. 

Meeting: 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00pm

LVAG Board Meeting

The London Visual Arts Guild Board meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month

Meeting: 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm

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