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April Showers 2018

WELCOME to a new edition of April Spring Showers News Show with CLAW Art Guild!  April brings plenty of rain and good news! For example, we have our APRIL Open Swim art challenge Wednesday April 25 at Kings Books, we will all build small year-of-the-dog wire sculptures, Like drawing in 3d!  Before that you’ll get to hang out and Drink and DRAW with the CLAW April 18th too at Dunagan Brewing Co (really nice if you like drinking and drawing)!  And then also in APRIL we will be attempting to raise money for our upcoming ART STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP with an art basket raffle FREE PIZZA PARTY at Destiny City Comics April 20th!  Sad news, the CLAW is not going to create a giant poster that is made by driving a steam roller this year at Tacoma Wayzgoose, but we will still be at the event with a table full of cool awesome CLAW ART GUILD prints and art April 28th-29th also at Kings Books! ***BREAKING THIS JUST IN*** Both Mark Monlux and Mark Brill – Known as the CLAW Marks, will be selling their merchandise at Crypticon May 4-6th https://www.crypticonseattle.com/
ALSO ALSO, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY celebration MAY 5th at Destiny City Comics, the CLAW will be there, but that is a different story.  MEANWHILE: Tinkertopia, our favorite used art store, reminds us that April is sign-up month for the Summer Tinker Camp 2018! Don’t miss out! ALSO, ALSO, ALSO… return of Frost Park Chalk Challenge!  *** UPDATE, URGENT!**** Anique and Jennevieve teaching a beginning zine/ comics class through Pierce County library on the 28th

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New monthly event: Drink & CLAW at Dunagan Brewing!

For some time we’ve wanted to host a casual community hobnob, separate from our long-running Open Swims, for people to relax, unwind, sketch or chip at their own projects.
Now it’s a reality!
CLAW welcomes you to join us at Drink and CLAW every third Wednesday of the month at Dunagan Brewing, 1126 Commerce St, from 7-9 PM. It will be updated monthly as an event via our Facebook page. The venue welcomes children and those under 21, but be prepared to present ID if ordering beer.
Dunagan has a small food menu in addition to non-alcoholic beverages, though customers may bring takeout or order delivery.
Drawing is encouraged but not required: bring whatever creative endeavor you would like to work on!

Cheers!

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YULE LOG WINTER CLAW Update 2017

The Talons of the CLAW are paying dues and preparing for the end of the year ceremonial white elephant gift exchange. The Fez are all neatly arranged over the burning yule tire, while visions of shaving plumb sharpeners dance disturbingly over the sleeping pencil sets. HARK! Now is a good time to join and ease-in before another turbulent year of drawing and mystery begins to pick up velocity!
MEMBER NEWS YOU CAN USE: You’ve read about the CLAW, but do you know of two spin-off groups form by the founders James Stowe and Mark Monlux?

Freelance Fandango

Open to all creatives Freelance Fandango has no dues and no officers. What it does have is a time and place where freelancing creative professionals can gather, do show-and-tell, exchange tips, prove counsel and generally hob-nob with each other. Time: Every Monday [except federal holidays] at 11:00am Location: Meeting Room at the Red Elm Cafe 1114 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma, WA 98405. Contact James Stowe: stowe@cartoonistsleague.org to be added to the reminder email. https://www.facebook.com/groups/482369871914165/

Epic Sketch Time

Hosted by Mark Monlux, Epic Sketch Time is an online drawing group. It doesn’t matter where you are, you can be a part of a drawing group without leaving the comfort of your house. Meetings are held via Google Hangout. Artists work on their projects while discussing pop-culture and sharing tips and tricks. Meetings are held weekly on Monday at 4:30pm Pacific. To participate send your gmail address [or email address you use to create your gmail account] to markmonlux@comcast.net. You will then be added to the attendee list. Reminders for the event are sent out that morning via twitter. Folks on the attendee list are sent an invite into the hangout a few minutes before 4:30pm. Have a problem getting in? twitter mark at @markmonlux. This group averages between 4-6 attendees each week. Should less than 3 show the event is cancelled. All events are recorded via YouTube. You can see some of them at: https://www.facebook.com/EpicSketchTime

NEW TINKER ART KITS BY RR ANDERSON

Why not head over to Tinkertopia to visit your old pal “Commander RR” and pick up some new kits for the kids! Tacoma Paint-by-Numbers is sure fire to please!

Or maybe a new build your own  Elf Tree-house? Shucks howdy, they even have a Robo Space Ship kit!  Tinkertopia! The Tinker-est Place on Earth!

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