Spring Programme 2017 Updated 28th March 2017
4th Jan Wednesday NewHearnsArt NewYearsWalkies Venue and full details will be mailed to you.
10th Jan Winter Landscapes Any medium but suggest you bring mini sketchbooks or cameras with you on the walk Jan 4th. There are a lot of good scenic opportunities.
17th Jan Still Life A session concentrating on holes. It could be looking through a keyhole, a viewer or fingers, or looking at objects made up of holes. Colanders, potholes, lace etc are largely hole. The ‘Kitchen Sink School’ of painters such as Bratby represented kitchen objects in his work, but other artists have used them for graphic effect or as props for other objects. We will have a display to work from, or you could make a keyhole or small viewer-hole to use and work with what is in the room or outside. Whether you tackle this subject matter in a realistic or abstract way, most art materials could be used.
24th Jan Putting people in the Frame Roger getting us to discover simple ways of adding people in our work to give it life. Bring sketches and think where you might put figures, also find examples of work with simple figures pleas
31st Jan Bottles, Vases, Jugs, and Vessels in Acrylic They can be ‘drawn’ separately, in groups, in lines, from above or below, in true perspective, distorted or at imagined angles. Please bring items for two central displays we can all work from as well as a personal set up if you prefer to do that rather than use the main displays. We may carry this session over another week in order that a worthwhile piece of artwork is produced which could be framed.
Artists whose work inspired this session are Morandi, Picasso, Mary Fedden and Leger but there are many more artists who have tackled this subject with very different results. We will start with those who are willing to share techniques telling us at the outset how they propose to tackle the morning's project.
7th Feb Figure Drawing Techniques in figure drawing In preparation for the model session in two weeks we will look at different techniques to sharpen up the representation of figure drawing. Bring several sheets of large cartridge paper Charcoal or charcoal pencils, putty rubber, soft pencils or graphite sticks.
14th Feb Out of our Minds Edward encouraging us to create work using our imagination instead of source material. Edward will read from Barchester Chronicles - we will create three different concepts based on the passage he read which we will use as inspiration for a main work of the session. Any medium of your choice. See the email dated 7th Feb.
21st Feb Drawing Heads A portraiture session working in groups drawing a neighbour preferably in charcoal or graphite. We will start by looking at some of the basic guidelines using proportion and planes.
28th Feb Unclothed Model Session We have a nude male model today. Working from easels please if at all possible including the seated donkey variety, Working on large paper preferably A2 we will start with a series of quick drawings in fine charcoal or very soft pencil etc. in order to speedily practice drawing proportion, gesture and form without any detail. Given time before the long pose you may wish to do a tonal drawing showing the fall of light. The long final pose in any medium of your choice is an opportunity to re-apply the techniques used in the earlier sketches so that proportion, gesture, form and tone appear as convincing as you would wish.
7th Mar 50 Shades of Paddy A trio of different ideas culled from her magazine. Bring charcoal and cartridge paper, masking tape and acrylic painting materials. All will be revealed on the day.
14th Mar Simple Printing Linda Think about an image, this needs to be simple ie a cat, animal, figure flower etc.to be cut out from card.
Use thick heavy card for the base to glue the cut-out image on.
The card for the image can be variable as this can be built on the base. You can also use paper,tissue even thin lace and wool. texture can be achieved using aluminium foil, toothbrush comb and corriagated card. Masking tape also useful.
Ink can be acrylic or water soluble lino-printng inks (I have some lino-ink I can bring along)
These can either be brushed on or rolled on if the image is not too high.
PVA glue for adhereing image and textiles but to seal the complete work, woodworkers PVA is best as this appears to be water-resistant, although shellac or varnish can be used.(Rustins knotting?)
I suggest we use watercolour paper if you don't already have printing paper at home.
Lastly don't forget your scissors or Stanley knife if prefered.
21st Mar Coleographs Linda Continue where we left off last week.
28th Mar Spring Lunch at Clive's house. please make sure you know what to bring as your contribution. No art beforehand, arrive not before 12:00pm please
4th Apr Fallow Session bring any work you wish and do your own thing. Key with Roger
Next term starts on April Tuesday April 25th when we will try to paint at outdoor locations in good weather