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Meetings are at 7.30 pm at Bourne Hall in the Camelia room. Members pay £2 for each meeting. Visitors are welcome to all meetings apart from workshops at £6 per person per visit. Tea and coffee are provided – free if you bring your mug, 50p for a paper cup.
Talk – a contemporary stained glass artist’s journey through colour and design.
Demo – Flowing flowers in Watercolour
Susan works in acrylic and mixed media.
Practical art session
An opportunity to draw Jen, a life model, who will take several poses. Bring your own art equipment. This will be untaught, but members of the group are helpful and happy to give advice.
Demo – an alla prima portrait in oil on aluminium
Rossella is a figurative, realist painter, specialising in portraiture and self-portraiture. Her work is vibrant and psychologically charged, inspired by personal memories along with observations from real life and imagination. Born in Sicily, Rosella has lived in London since 2000, training at the Royal Drawing School and the London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA).
Rossella has won several awards and her work is exhibited regularly in the Mall Galleries, Bloomsbury and The Strand Gallery. Her paintings have featured in magazines, and her portrait Young Climate Rebel was the cover image for the September 2019 issue of Arena Magazine (Australia).
Critique, members only. Bring a painting to the meeting. If you bring more than one, we will try and look at it if there is time. Dave, with help from other members, will give constructive advice and comments on your work. This is especially helpful if you are wondering about some aspect of your painting.
Practical art session
An opportunity to draw a life model. Bring your own art equipment. This will be untaught, but members of the group are helpful and happy to give advice.
Demo – colourful still life using mixed media.
Adrienne studied Graphic Design in Durban, and moved to the UK in 1997. Her style is expressive, energetic and spontaneous: “I love the immediacy of mark making and the unpredictability of that approach. It enables me to combine all I have ever learnt about illustration, painting and design. This is when my heart beats a thousand times a minute … I am on edge and the adrenalin is flowing. I constantly endeavour to engage my viewers by drawing them into another world.”
Urban scene in mixed media – Christine is a painter/printmaker with a love of urban landscape and architecture, particularly those less glamorous glimpses.
‘The backs of buildings can often reveal more of their personality than the renovated fronts, and an untidy backyard especially. I love small-scale domestic architecture – the sort of houses that ordinary people live in. I sketch wherever I go – this enables me to get a real understanding of the location I’m in. but the paintings and prints are much more about the feel and memory of many places, rather than one.
I am a member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art and Ochre Print Studios in Guildford. I have exhibited regularly with the SGFA in locations throughout the country.”
Journey of a Sky Art Competitor
Workshop – using glazes to change the value of colours either subtly or quite dramatically. We’ll layer up a number of glazes with acrylic paint. You’ll be given some fruits to trace and block in, then you’ll add blushes and shadows using transparent glazes, using a stippling brush and liner for detail work. Rosie will bring all the materials and equipment so you’ll have exactly what’s needed. Please let Bev know if you want to attend. Members only
Plein air daytime sessions
Meet at 10am till 2pm with a break for lunch. All outdoor painting sessions will be subject to weather conditions. A member of the group will be there to act as leader for the day. Bring your own art materials, lunch and a seat if required. More details will be emailed to members nearer the time.
19 July – Polesden Lacey
26 July – Lavender Fields, Croydon Lane
2 August – Borough Market
9 August – Kingswood Railway Station
16 August -Nonsuch
23 August -Stamford Green
30 August -Banstead
6 September – Gillian Hein’s garden, Tadworth
Previous programmes are available from our publicity secretary.