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Evening meetings: 7.30 pm The meetings are at Bourne Hall in the Camellia Room. Visitors are welcome at £6 per person per visit. The cost for members is £2. Tea and coffee are provided. Free if you bring your own mug or 50p for a paper cup.

27 Oct

Watercolour demo: evening coastal scene.

3 Nov

Male model holding a seasonal pose

10 Nov

Demo: acrylic and oil portrait using a live model.

24 Nov

Demo: Chinese brush painting

1 Dec

We will be in the Azalea room

An opportunity to draw a seasonal still life, with  a Christmas theme.   This will be untaught so bring your own art equipment.

8 Dec

Demo: Interpreting photos.   During 2020, Melanie changed her painting approach from working mainly outdoors to creating large-scale seascapes and landscapes with big expressive skies in her studio. She works from sketches and memories as much as from photos.

15 Dec

Exhibition open evening in the foyer gallery area. Enjoy Christmas drinks and nibbles, admire your paintings, invite your family, friends and neighbours. Hopefully have the mayor of Epsom as a special guest.

5 Jan

Life drawing lesson. Start the year with a chance to use your observational skills to draw or paint a picture from real life. A model will strike several poses over 90 minutes.  Bring your own art equipment. Robin the model is an actor and can wear period costume and props to add interest.  Alison has given us a lesson over zoom and now we can meet her in real life.

12 Jan

Demo: Pen & Wash and Collage.  Subject – wildlife either on its own or in a landscape in an illustrative style. 

Judit works with lots of detail in an illustrative style.  She gets inspiration from paper-cutting artists and her Hungarian heritage with rich folk art. Mediums are pen and ink (using liquid ink with a dip pen) with some watercolour or acrylic ink for colour; sometimes collage for extra texture, using origami paper or patterned wallpaper.

Judit’s work has appeared in The Leisure Painter and The Artist.  She won the Surrey Life magazine’s Landscape Painter of the year 2017 competition and her work has been accepted for the Society of Women Artists exhibition. She illustrated a children’s book The Daring Droplets’ Diary. Judit exhibits in various galleries around the country and is a member of the Tadworth art group.

24 Jan

Developing an artistic practice. Curtis has worked as an illustrator for the past 20 years, drawing for magazines, books, advertising, newspapers and packaging. He is also part of the design team at The Mail On Sunday newspaper. Curtis’s watercolours are frequently exhibited in galleries and shows throughout the country, and many paintings are in international collections. For the past five years he has been writing books, penning articles for the national art press and is currently working on his 16th book title due out in October.

Curtis lectures in National Diploma Art and Design and Foundation Studies at the University College For The Creative Arts in Kent, visits art clubs with his unconventional presentations and is a performance poet and painter.

2 Feb

Practical art session –  an opportunity to draw a seasonal still life.  This will be untaught so bring your own art equipment, Although there won’t be a teacher, members of the group are helpful and happy to give advice.

Any programme queries, comments or suggestions for new speakers, please contact our programme secretary.

Previous month’s and year’s programmes are available from our publicity secretary.

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