ART CLUB MEETINGS

The new schedule and times for each group is shown below. This will operate from September 2020 and meets all government guidelines but will obviously be subject to further changes, if and when any are announced by the government.

The Club's original group, Thursday Group 1, will meet on the third Thursday of each month (as per previously). However to meet the various restrictions there will be 2 sessions, namely from 12:45pm to 2:45pm and from 3pm to 5pm.

The Watercolour Plus! Group will meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month (as per previously) and will also have 2 sessions, from 12:45pm to 2:45pm and from 3pm to 5pm.

There will be 2 New Thursday Groups, namely a New Drawing Group - beginners / intermediates (replacing Monday Drawing Group) and a New Experienced & Professional Group (replacing Tuesday Group). They will meet on the 4th Thursday of each month. There will be 2 sessions, namely from 12.45pm to 2.45pm for the New Drawing Group using various drawing media, and from 3:15 to 6pm, for the New "Experienced and Professional" group, using any and all media.

NOTE Pre-booking will be essential for each meeting - 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 will take now place in the Main Hall.

Maggie Read is 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 on Maggie Read, see her website at www.maggieread.co.uk

There is an optional theme and suggested medium each month for anyone who needs inspiration! Members bring their own reference or source material to work from and use the medium of their choice. We work in a wide range of media, including watercolour, pen and wash, acrylics, pastels and oils. Please note, oil painters should only use water-mixable or low-odour oils.

A condition for exhibiting at the main Annual Exhibition is that current members must have attended at least 4 sessions in the previous year. New members must attend all three Autumn meetings to qualify for entry in the Annual Exhibition this year.

Members can purchase a card of 5 vouchers at a slight discount from the monthly fee of £10 (cards are £45). Maggie will then stamp one session each time a member attends. Voucher-cards can be purchased at meetings.

 

The April themes for three of our groups were "Early Morning Light". Maggie produced a series of demonstration photos based upon her pastel painting on this theme, see below. (Pastel medium is part of the Monday Group's theme, whereas the other two Groups are free to choose their medium).

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

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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

 

InteriorPhoto
InteriorStudio

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Club Meetings for Autumn 2020

 

Thursday Group (1)

September 17th
 
October 15th
 
November 19th
 
Details on subject and media will follow. All meetings are subject to Government guidelines.
 

 

New Thursday Group (ex - Tuesday and Monday Groups)

September 24th
 
October 22nd
 
November 26th
 
Details on subject and media will follow. All meetings are subject to Government guidelines.
 

 

Thursday Watercolour Plus! Group

September 10th
 
October 8th
 
November 26th
 
Details on subject and media will follow. All meetings are subject to Government guidelines.