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by Sue Kuuskmae, posted by Deb Shaw

Calligraphy by Roxy at Destination: Art

“Intro to Modern Calligraphy” is a fun, 6-hour workshop specially designed for those who are new to calligraphy. In a relaxed atmosphere, students will be guided through a thorough introduction to the art of calligraphy, including the different disciplines, materials preparation, basic pen strokes, letter formation techniques, tips, and more! By the end of the workshop students will have a personal set of calligraphy materials, and all the information necessary to continue sharpening skills and developing their own calligraphic style.

Price includes a Personal Calligraphy Materials Set with all of the tools required, and instruction.

Roxy Szigat, Calligraphy with Roxy at Destination: Art Studios and Gallery
Saturday, October 5, 2019
9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Cost is $89.00

Registration is online on the Destination: Art website here, and is now open. Check out other Destination: Art workshops on their website, including Olga Ryabtsova’s upcoming Silverpoint workshop (BAGSC News blog post here.)

Questions? Contact Sue Kuuskmae.

Destination: Art is located in old, historic Torrance at:
1815 West 213th Street, Suite 135, Torrance, California 90501, (310) 742-3192,

About the instructor

Roxy is a professional calligrapher with more than 30 years of experience. A California native and South Bay local, she began learning the art of calligraphy at the age of 14 when she was given her first Osmiroid pen set. She quickly developed the ability to translate the art of calligraphy and lettering across multiple art forms using various medium and styles.

by Suzanne Kuuskmae, posted by Deb Shaw

Red Lilies, watercolor on paper, © 2015, Suzanne Kuuskmae, all rights reserved.

Red Lilies, watercolor on paper, © 2015, Suzanne Kuuskmae, all rights reserved.

Currently I have two botanical paintings out and about. One got into the Palos Verdes Art Center Show and is called “Red Lilies” and the other is in the Torrance Museum South Bay Focus Show and is called: “Camellias Next Door.” I think because no one around here is doing that kind of art, it attracts quite a bit of attention. I also sold two botanical this past few months: “Purple Iris,” and “Morning Glories.”

We are going to have a few openings in the gallery portion of our Destination: Art co-op so it might be that some other botanical artists might be interested in joining us?  The cost is $60 a month for a 6 foot space.

Camillia #3, watercolor on paper, © 2015, Suzanne Kuuskmae, all rights reserved.

Camellia #3, watercolor on paper, © 2015, Suzanne Kuuskmae, all rights reserved.

Our co-op did a Holiday Tree for the Torrance Memorial Hospital which took us all of October and November to put together as we hand-made all the ornaments. One group of ornaments was small 8 x 6 canvases on which we painted some of the old masters but with a Christmas touch, such as: Mona Lisa with a Santa’s hat. They turned out really well as one of our imaginative artists built frames for each one, and then we painted and put ribbon around each. He also cut out Christmas trees that we painted and decorated with shiny gems; a very labor intensive undertaking. Our tree sold right away at the Festival so we were able to make quite a nice sum for the Hospital plus make a name for our art group.

by Sue Kuuskmae, posted by Deb Shaw

Something New in Old Torrance

Something New in Old Torrance

Everyone is invited to the Grand Opening of Destination: Art!
Saturday, November 15, 2014
4:00 –  8:00 pm

Celebrate with us the culmination of a year’s effort to establish a venue for studios and gallery for local South Bay artists, a facility from which to share the value of appreciating and creating fine art, to support our goal to be a nurturing, cooperative environment for local artists, art students, and potential art collectors.


  • See the studios and gallery
  • Enjoy the Fine Art
  • Sample appetizers and wine
  • Try for a Gift Basket
  • Celebrate the Ribbon Cutting with Torrance Mayor and City Council at 6pm
  • Support Destination: Art to get classes and workshops started

Please come to show your support and find out more about Destination: Art’s Studios and Gallery, and our future plans. Destination: Art is creating a unique Art facility that will house studios for local Artists, who will flourish in the creative synergy that comes from working with other Artists, as well as demonstrating their craft to the public, thus fulfilling their mission to promote Arts education.

Map to Destination: Art

Map to Destination: Art

Destination: Art is located at 1815 West 213th Street, Torrance, California 90501.

Primary sponsors of the Grand Opening are Chef Shafer of the Depot, Buffalo Fire Department, and the gracious participation of other downtown Torrance establishment. If you would like to become a sponsor, or donate online, please go to our website.

by Sue Kuuskmae and Rita Hopper, posted by Deb Shaw

Invitation postcard from The Pastel Society of Southern California

Invitation postcard from The Pastel Society of Southern California

The Fourth Annual Pastel Exhibition at the Creative Arts Center, Manhattan Beach, will be held from April 6th – April 26th, 2013.

Everyone is invited to the opening reception on Saturday April 6, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. There will be music, art, food, wine, and voting for your favorite painting. Come join the fun.

There will be a free demonstration by Richard McKinley, a well known pastelist and teacher on the following Saturday, April 13th at 10:00 am – noon. The juried entries will be judged for awards by Master Pastelist Richard McKinley.

BAGSC members Suzanne Kuuskmae and Rita Hopper have works in the show.

The Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center is located at 1560 Manhattan Beach Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. For more information about the gallery and hours, visit the web site, or call 310.802.5440.

For more information about the Pastel Society of Southern California, visit their website, or call 310.540.0724.

March 2023

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