1st Term Programme 2015 Updated 26th March 2015
6th Jan Printing session 1 - preparation for future sessions using the printing press at John's studio. Prepare several suitable drawings which you will use to make an engraved plastic plate to be printed at a later date. Plates 105 mm x 150 mm Suggest the final print may be used to produce blank greetings cards in quantity. Please bring the engraving kit and work you have and any plastic plates so that we can see if we will be short.
13th Jan Printing session 2 - Continue from last week. Make more sketches and plates ready for printing in following weeks. Experiment with different line styles and marks to discover how they appear when printed.
20th Jan Printing Session 3 - one of two printing sessions in John's print studio. You will be told which day you are scheduled to go there when we meet on 13th Jan. Please go to the pavilion if you are not in the first list. Where we will learn how to make Collagraphs or do more work on mono prints which can be printed. Details to follow.
27th Jan Review of results from printing session at the pavilion to learn from the successes and lessons of the first group who printed with John. Show and tell so please bring the plates and printed work from last week everyone. Further work on Collagraphs and monoprints. Bring ink proof clothing, rubber gloves, newspapers, blotting paper if possible, rollers and all the print material and equipment you have - you can experiment with any process not requiring a press. This session is up to you.
3rd Feb Printing Session 4 Two sessions planned: 1) For those remaining group who did not print on 20th Jan in John's print studio please go to John's studio with your printing materials and necessary protective clothing. 2) For the rest, there is a trip to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Please be at the pavilion at 09:30 am to agree which car is going and be picked up.
10th Feb Printing Session 5 with mono prints. Everyone at the pavilion with all previous printed work and plates.
For what to bring see the email sent to you this week. If there is anything you don't have, you may be able to borrow it from somebody else. We will be making the prints on this day. Don't forget to bring your acrylic paints as well as printing ink if you have it.
17th Feb A Free Session for you to recover from printing. Bring whatever work you like to start, finish or adapt, then show and tell at the end.
24th Feb Painting A Still Life Session Use any medium of your choice we will work from the same subject and afterwards talk about the different approaches and in what way they were successful. Please bring bottles and simple jugs to contribute to the still life.
3rd March " Imagination " led by Jo O'Reilly Quoting Vladimir Nabokov, " Our imagination flies...we are its shadow on the Earth." Bring : sketchbook etc, pencils, pen and ink, charcoal and your favourite colour medium. A picture from the 'imagination' of an artist, one that really inspires or interests you. A short poem, verse, prose, proverb, saying or a couple of sentences from a book that really appeals to you.
10th March A second painting session If the weather is good we will spend some time outside the pavilion sketching or painting, could be trees or other landscape. If too cold or wet we will sketch and paint a set up of objects so for both you might like to use an easel if possible.
17th March A second free Session Bring whatever work you like to start, finish or adapt, then show and tell at the end.
At this session we will review the success or otherwise of the session we have had in the last 12 months and also hear what each of us would particularly like to do or wish to organise in future sessions.
24th March Figure model session. Thanks to Robbie we will have a model for the morning and will be working from easels please. This work is best done in large, about A2 is best. Any medium of your choice. Homework: if you have time, sketches of boxes, cylinders, spheres, thinking 'Where is my eyeline?" Please bring £3 each contribution to the model fee.
31st March Drawing what is there. With Clive. Working from and easel would be much better for this session if you can. Instruction on "how to" will be revealed when you get there.
Please bring cutlery comprising: two spoons, two knives and two forks all of different sizes and patterns please. Also any old piece of string about 1Mtr long
2 pieces of Large drawing paper with a support to rest it on
easel if you have one or a means of tilting your board up
charcoal, rag, very soft pencils or graphite, drawing ink pen
watercolour painting kit
7th April Easter Break - No art this week
NEW TERM STARTS ON 14th APRIL
14th April Lunch Party - details and what to bring will be decided nearer the time.
Date to be arranged Colourist Landscape One of our own members will show how she approaches her crazy bold landscapes in acrylic and inspire us all in the process.
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