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Art Demonstrations and a Group Art Critiques are held at Monroe Arts Cernter the 4th Tuesday of each month.  Come listen to a guest presenter at 1:00pm. Then share samples of your art with the group if you wish.  We follow positive and constructive critique guidlines.  All art forms are well received and there is no cost to attend and we are done by 3:00pm


AUGUST 27th CRITIQUE WILL BE HELD IN THE NEW ADDITION OF MAC.  Monroe professional photographer, MARY SODDY, will present, "HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR ART."  There  will be room for all. Please come!


(No Critique group in December)

Next session is September 24th.  



Linda's Show Display

Saturday, August 17th the Driftless Area Artists will be making art in the Monticello, WI Parks.  At 9am you can meet others at the Coffe Mug on Main Street. Then claim a space on the banks of lovely Lake Montesian or in the flower gardens to the north side of the village just off of Hwy 69.  Come do whatever suits your style.  At noon we will break for lunch and gather at Linda Shannon's home. Bring your own sack lunch, please, and Linda will have beverages for us.  Let's also bring a dessert to share.  Linda will open her studio for us where she paints and teaches classes. If you can only come for Lunch, do that.  Linda will be painting outside so the studio is only available over the noon hour. Studio is at 509 Coates Avenue. That is the street that enters town beside the Bank building.


Our DAA painting day began with coffee at The Morning Mug in Monticello, then we spread out around the town gardens and lake area to paint and draw. It was a beautiful day and relaxing time to create art and chat with our fellow members.  At noon we retired to Linda Shannon's studio home to eat our lunch.  Linda  graciously showed her work area and explained her painting techniques. Thank you Linda!

(Photos will follow soon.) 


You don't know anything about watercolor or would like to know more?  Well have we got something for you!!  Just Keep Reading...

Artist Linda Shannon will teach a Fall Session starting September 16th!

Mondays 7pm-8:30pm at LS Fine Arts Studio, 509 W Coates Ave, Monticello, WI

Call or text 608-636-6075 or email LS.Arts.Linda@gmail.com for class info or to register. Limited to 6 people (Teens to Adults) per each class period.

10 – 90 minute Classes for $200,  5 Classes (your choice of which ones) $75,

1 Class $30

Teacher will provide recommended supply list.   Purchase your own supplies.  Price of art supplies can range from $30 to $100 and will include watercolor paper, watercolor paints & brushes.

Each session will have artist Linda Shannon spend approximately a ½ hour doing a demo on the topic of a painting planned for an art show. Then will individually coach each pupil on their own chosen project, which can be a new painting each session or an ongoing painting. The artist painting subjects are from her own photos and students are encouraged to bring their own photos for painting subjects, but photos can be provided by teacher.

Sept. 16 - Session 1: stretching your paper & making a color wheel

Sept. 23 - Session 2: Learning washing & blending.

Sept. 30 - Session 3: Learning how to correct & erase.

Oct. 7 - Session 4: Dry brushing

Oct. 14 - Session 5: Frisket use

Oct. 21 - Session 6: Painting landscapes

Oct. 28 - Session 7: Painting portraits & children

Nov. 4 - Session 8: Painting flowers

Nov. 11 - Session 9: Painting water scenes

Nov. 18 - Session 10: Painting animals


Linda Shannon, owner & artist   LS Fine Arts









A Mixed Media Event

Thursday-Sunday, August 22-25,2019  


Four days of workshops in collage, assemblage, mixed media jewelry, and fiber arts, altered books, cement/mosaic, and more. All skill levels welcome!

Connect with other art adventurers, explore the charming art community of Mineral Point, and experience the magic of Shake Rag Alley, "the place that inspires creativity."



 Board of Directors:

President -   Terry Tackett    

Vice Pres. - Mary Zierold

Secretary  - Mary Soddy

Treasurer - Merry Dragovich

Board  -  Joan Stackpole 

Board  -  Patrick McGowan

BoardJeanne Ausmus  

WebmasterJ. Stackpole

Membership - Mary Zierold



We encourage all members to

participate in a committee that

interests you.  

Please contact any officer or

member listed above if you

have a special interest or skill

you can share.  If you would like

to hold a workshop or art

activity that you would like the

group to consider, contact

any board member with your



The Board of Directors meets

the Second Thursday of

February, May, August and



We have an all members’

potluck/meeting/ get-together

every September.





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