Yong Ae Alford

I've always been interested in the arts, but didn't start taking formal classes until 2005. I studied acrylic on wood and fabric from 2005 to 2007 in Korea. When we left Korea, I had to take a break in my classes because of my husband's military career. I started taking classes again after my husband retired from the Army and we moved to Evans, GA. I studied for a few months in late 2009, focusing on oils. In early 2010, I began studying with David Mascaro, again focusing on oils. I also took a few watercolor classes along the way, and continue studying at home.

I enjoy different styles of painting, and enjoy challenging myself with difficult subjects.

In addition to painting, I studied Korean paper art, flower arranging, and the art of the tea ceremony while in Korea. I've also dabbled in Chinese calligraphy.

2019 Meetings

The Guild meets monthly, alternating second Tuesdays and Saturdays at Church of Our Savior, 4227 Columbia Road.

Saturday January 12 – 10:30
Tuesday February 12 – 7pm
Saturday March 9 – 10:30
Tuesday April 9 – 7pm
Saturday May 11 - 1030
Tuesday August 13 – 7pm
Saturday Sept 14 - 1030
Tuesday Oct 8 – 7pm
Saturday Nov 9 – 1030

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