ART CLUB MEETINGS

The new schedule and times for each group is shown below. This has been in operation since September 2020 when we re-opened, meeting all Covid safety guidelines at that time These were subject to further changes* as they were announced by the Government.

Meetings are all held on Thursdays and would normally take place at Lord Pirbright's Hall.

*MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY CANCELLED DUE TO COVID LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS - we will resume when Government restrictions are eased and it is safe to do so.

Schedule (when meetings can go ahead)

Watercolour Plus! Group  meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month with two time-slots: 12.45pm - 2.45pm  and 3pm - 5pm. This group has watercolour-based 'themes' set each month which most members choose to follow. Subjects are as varied as possible. Maximum of 2 people in either time slot. Pre-booking required. 

 

Thursday Original Group, meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Again, there are two  time-slots: 12:45pm - 2:45pm and 3pm - 5pm and a maximum of 12 members on each. The members of this group mainly work on individual projects of their own but 'themes' are suggested.

There are two new groups: Thursday Drawing Group (replacing Monday Drawing Group) and Experienced & Professional Group (replacing Tuesday Group) both meet on the 4th Thursday of each month. There is a maximum of 12 places on each meeting and just one time-slot for each

 

Thursday 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 - 3pm   

The Experienced & Professional Group meets from 3:30 to 6pm - themes are more concept-based for this group and many of the artists prefer to continue with their own projects.  

NB. Pre-booking will be essential for each meeting when restrictions ease - there is a maximum of 12 places in each time-slot, to ensure that social distancing rules can be adhered to and so that each member has an individual table. All meetings now place in the large Main Hall.

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.)

Normally, the condition for exhibiting at the Annual Exhibition in December is that current members must have attended at least 4 sessions in the previous year. New members, joining in September, must attend all three Autumn meetings to qualify for entry in the Annual Exhibition.                            .

Members can purchase a Voucher Card for 5 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). 

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.

CLUB MEETINGS - AUTUMN 2020

Thursday Watercolour Plus! Group

February

Pirbright in Art work - see email sent on January 13th

Prepare drawings and paintings of scenes from 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.

Further updates and themes for Spring Meetings to follow.

Thursday Original Group

Further updates and details for Spring Meetings to follow.

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 the dried graduated or wet-in-wet washes.  Maggie will send a link showing various stages of a sunset painting she has created herself.

Do send your results to Maggie for critique and posting onto the website.

Thursday Drawing Group

Details of themes for Spring Meetings to follow.

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

Thursday Experienced & Professional Group

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 the dried graduated or wet-in-wet washes.  Maggie will send a link showing various stages of a sunset painting she has created herself.

Do send your results to Maggie for critique and posting onto the website.

Further updates and themes for Spring Meetings to follow.

© 2020 Maggie Read

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