Winter Programme 2016 Updated 16th November 2016
6th Sept Be prepared, if the weather is suitable we may use today for another outdoor session, Watch this space. Otherwise a Post Summer review - the good the bad and the brilliant - please bring your work to show and tell once more. Also the main session is free if you would like to experiment with medium or style on anything.
13th Sept Abstract art session Please bring examples of abstract art (completely non-representational) to the session for some initial discussion. We can each say why we chose these examples and then consider how the artist might have gone about producing the work and whether the result "works". Above all, we will try to work out why these paintings work for us, and maybe why some do not please or move us. Bring plenty of paper, so that you can experiment and play, as well as whatever medium(s) you'd like to use, maybe including collage material, scissors and glue.
20th Sept A follow on session from last week We will start off from something real, such as a photo or sketch (or even a still life if you want to bring something in) and do a version of it which turns it into something more abstract focusing on abstraction in the sense of taking the shape / pattern / colour or whatever elements you like from real life to create an abstract work - but still keeping off the old well trodden path.
Once again, please bring examples for discussion and whatever medium you wish to use.
27th Sept A fallow session - Do what you want, more abstract or any idea of your own that you want to try out.
4th October Painting without brushes Best to use oil or acrylic but any tool other than a brush e.g. palette knives, credit ( or debit ) card, cardboard, rag, fingers whatever you wish. Bring examples of paintings done without brushes for discussion as well as source material and an idea of what you are going to paint - and how.
11th October Follow up session from last week continue with no brushes
18th October Study an artist Following the success of the Fauvist and Hopper sessions we will look at the work of Roland Hilder who was a master of watercolour in muted tones with extreme light and dark for emphasis. Although fashionable in the 60's there is much we can learn from his fine draftsmanship and composition. For examples click the image on this page.
25th October Continue from last week with Rowland Hilder
1st November Acrylic Ink session Helen will lead us through the process she uses to obtain brilliant art work with acrylic ink. Bring ink, watercolour paper, straws, brushes and card to scrape with. For the rest of the morning, bring something to work on for the exhibition.
8th November Exhibition preparation bring a dish or bowl with 5 fruits (same or different) and do a free-style, mixed media painting/drawing/collage. It would be nice for the show if we could all have one piece with individual variations on a theme.
15th November Exhibition preparation Continue work for the exhibition.
22nd November Exhibition preparation Continue work for the exhibition.
29th November Exhibition preparation Continue work for the exhibition.
6th December Exhibition preparation
Continue work for the exhibition.
Saturday 10th December New Hearns Art Exhibition
13th December End of term party ( balloons and jelly and sticky out dresses )
See you all in the New Year
Last updated by Clive