ART CLUB MEETINGS

LIVE MEETINGS resume for July 2021

The new schedule and times for each group is shown below. These are subject to further changes* in September when the new Art Club year commences.

NB. There are no meetings in August but a series of Outdoor Painting Days will be announced soon. 

Meetings take place at Lord Pirbright's Hall, in the Main Hall.

Watercolour Plus! Group normally meets on the *2nd Thursday of each month at the new time of: 1.30pm - 3.45pm. This group has watercolour-based 'themes' set each month which most members choose to follow. Subjects are as varied as possible. Pre-booking required. 

Thursday Original Group, meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month. The new time is: 1.30pm3.45pm. The members of this group often work on their own individual projects but optional 'themes' are suggested for those who wish to follow them.

Drawing Group and Experienced & Professional Group both meet on the 4th Thursday of each month. Drawing Group time: 1.15 - 3.30pm and E & P Group time is now 4 - 6.15pm

 

The Drawing Group covers a wide variety of subjects in various drawing media. Members of all levels of experience are welcome on this group. Specific 'themes' and media are suggested each month and techniques are demonstrated by Maggie.  Times are 1.15 - 3.30pm   

The Experienced & Professional Group meets from 4 to 6.15pm - themes are more concept-based for this group and many of the artists prefer to continue with their own projects, with guidance from Maggie.  

NB. Pre-booking is essential for each meeting in July - tables are set up so that social distancing guidelines can be adhered and each member has an individual table. All meetings now take place in the Main Hall.

CLUB MEETINGS - SPRING & SUMMER 2021

Thursday Watercolour Plus! Group

February

"Pirbright-in-Art" project work for the local Church fundraiser -

Submit drawings and paintings of scenes in and around Pirbright - use you own photos or use ones supplied by Maggie. 

March

A Layered Painting in Watercolour

Practice laying flat watercolour washes as well as layering and glazing techniques. Use photo examples given by Maggie (distant mountain / lake / foreground trees, rocks) or find one of your own from the internet. Maggie will send a link showing various stages of paintings she has created herself.

Ensure you use the best equipment, paper, brushes and paint. For any advice on whether you have the right equipment, drop Maggie an email question.

May 20th and 27th

"Meet and Draw" outdoor* sessions at Pirbright Village Green. Book your place, come along and meet your friends for a chat and sketch session between 2pm and 4:30pm. Let Maggie know which week you will attend or come along to both of the sessions! 

*Due to the unseasonal and unpredictable weather in May - we have booked the Hall as back up for the meeting on 27th - all the usual Covid safety measures and precautions wil be in place and Village Halls have now re-opened for some supervised activities and events. 

July 1st  *this is the first Thursday of this month - usually we meet on the second Thursday 

Theme: The Sea - Waves & Surf

Bring reference photos (Maggie will bring some); 'not' watercolour paper, masking fluid, wax resist stick/candle; small natural sponge; brushes, palette and paints; kitchen towel. 

August

No Club Meetings in this month

Thursday Original Group

February

"Pirbright-in-Art" project work for the local Church fundraiser book - 

Submit drawings and paintings of scenes in and around Pirbright - use you own photos or use ones supplied by Maggie. 

March

Sunset in Soft Pastel on Watercolour Wash

"There have been some wonderful sunsets recently - so go and capture one on your camera and turn it into your own piece of art this month! Sunsets and Silhouettes have been the theme for my Friday Class for the last couple of weeks - we have been experimenting with laying watercolour washes and using charcoal or pastel onto dried graduated or wet-in-wet washes." Maggie will send a link showing various stages of a sunset painting. Do send your results to Maggie for critique and posting onto the website.

May 20th and 27th

"Meet and Draw" outdoor* sessions at Pirbright Village Green. Book your place, come along and meet your friends for a chat and sketch session between 2pm and 4:30pm. Let Maggie know which week you will attend or come along to both of the sessions! 

*Due to the unseasonal and unpredictable weather in May - we have booked the Hall as back up for the meeting on 27th - all the usual Covid safety measures and precautions wil be in place and Village Halls have now re-opened for some supervised activities and events. 

July 15th

Theme: The Sea - Waves & Surf - Artisan Oils (optional)

If you wish to work in water-mixable oils - as in the examples and demonstration piece - bring a prepared board or canvas block, primed with blue acrylic. Also bring Artisan or similar paints, palette, water-containers, brushes for oils etc.  Bring own photos if possible

August

No Club Meetings in this month

Thursday Drawing Group

February

"Pirbright-in-Art" project work for the local Church fundraiser -

Submit drawings and paintings of scenes in and around Pirbright - use you own photos or use ones supplied by Maggie. 

March

Sunset in Soft Pastel on Watercolour Wash

"There have been some wonderful sunsets recently - so go and capture one on your camera and turn it into your own piece of art this month! Sunsets and Silhouettes have been the theme for my Friday Class for the last couple of weeks - we have been experimenting with laying watercolour washes and using charcoal or pastel onto dried graduated or wet-in-wet washes." Maggie will send a link showing various stages of a sunset painting. Do send your results to Maggie for critique and posting onto the website.

May 20th and 27th

"Meet and Draw" outdoor* sessions at Pirbright Village Green. Book your place, come along and meet your friends for a chat and sketch session between 2pm and 4:30pm. 

*Due to the unseasonal and unpredictable weather in May - we have booked the Hall as back up for the meeting on 27th - all the usual Covid safety measures and precautions wil be in place and Village Halls have now re-opened for some supervised activities and events. 

July 29th

Theme: The Sea - Waves & Surf - in white pastel on black paper

Bring a white pastel-pencil and white soft pastel stick (if you have one) and black drawing paper such as Canson. Beginners - if you don't have these items - Maggie can advise on buying or lend pencils and she will have black paper for sale on the day. Reference photos will be available but you should bring your own if you can.

NB. *Bring pencils (e.g. HB; 3B; 6B) and putty rubber to each meeting.

August

No Club Meetings in this month

Thursday Experienced & Professional Group

February

"Pirbright-in-Art" project work for the local Church fundraiser - 

Submit drawings and paintings of scenes in and around Pirbright - use you own photos or use ones supplied by Maggie. 

March

Sunset in Soft Pastel on Watercolour Wash

"There have been some wonderful sunsets recently - so go and capture one on your camera and turn it into your own piece of art this month! Sunsets and Silhouettes have been the theme for my Friday Class for the last couple of weeks - we have been experimenting with laying watercolour washes and using charcoal or pastel onto dried graduated or wet-in-wet washes." Maggie will send a link showing various stages of a sunset painting. Do send your results to Maggie for critique and posting onto the website.

May 20th and 27th

"Meet and Draw" outdoor* sessions at Pirbright Village Green. Book your place, come along and meet your friends for a chat and sketch session between 2pm and 4:30pm. Let Maggie know which week you will attend or come along to both of the sessions! 

*Due to the unseasonal and unpredictable weather in May - we have booked the Hall as back up for the meeting on 27th - all the usual Covid safety measures and precautions wil be in place and Village Halls have now re-opened for some supervised activities and events. 

July 29th

Theme: The Sea - Waves & Surf 

Optional medium and surface Maggie will be working on a board in Artisan water-mixable oils and will have examples in other media. Please bring your own reference photos.  

August

No Club Meetings in this month

Maggie Read is always on hand to help members with their work on an individual (and socially distanced) basis. Maggie is a qualified art tutor, teaching all aspects of drawing and painting in many different media. For further information about Maggie Read, visit her website  www.maggieread.co.uk

There is an optional theme and suggested medium each month for anyone who needs inspiration! Members are encouraged to bring their own reference photos or source material to work from and use their own style and imagination to create original work...

 

We believe that art should express our own ideas and copying other artists' work is strictly forbidden, especially when it comes to exhibiting and selling art. Copyright rules are respected. 

Our members work in a wide range of media, including drawing materials; watercolour; pen & wash; acrylics; pastels and oils.

(Please note, oil painters should only use water-mixable or low-odour oils.)

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Normally, the condition for exhibiting at the Annual Exhibition in December is that current members must have attended at least 5 sessions in the previous art club year. New members, joining in September, must attend all three Autumn meetings to qualify for entry in the Annual Exhibition in December.                            .

Members can purchase a Voucher Card for 5 x sessions at a slight discount from the monthly fee of £10 (cards are £45). These cards are stamped each time a member attends a group meeting. Voucher-cards can be purchased at meetings.

Lockdown 2020

The November theme for the Thursday Drawing Group was "A Frosty Garden Scene in White Pastel Pencil on Black Paper". Maggie produced a series of demonstration photos and videos based upon her own painting on this theme. Some of the photos are shown below (in order). 

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Thursday Watercolour Plus! Group

The Thursday Watercolour Plus! Group's April Club session was "An Interior Scene in Half-light". Maggie produced a series of demonstration photos based upon her painting on this theme, see below.

The pictures should be viewed in conjunction with these documents, which can be viewed in either doc      or pdf      format.

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