Programme

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Meetings are at 7.30 pm. Most are at Bourne Hall in either the Azalea Room or the Camelia room, but we also have some Zoom meetings. 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.

5 Jan

Life drawing lesson.

12 Jan

Demo: Pen & Wash and Collage

26 Jan

Curtis Tappenden

BH, Azalea

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

BH, Azalea

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

9 Feb

Watercolour demo – Wildlife, spots and stripes

Tom lives in Wales, so this is an opportunity to see an artist who wouldn’t normally be accessible to us in Surrey.   Tom paints water colours of wildlife and animals using exciting bold brushstrokes and lots of colour and pigment.

23 Feb

Stephen Cheeseman

BH, Camelia

Charcoal – capturing moving figures

Stephen paints people in sport, working from sketches/photos. He works quickly on coloured canvas in oil pastels in a slightly abstract style, interpreting the scene in the colours he thinks work best. When working in charcoal or pencil, he aims to create a painting without lines, using different techniques to achieve this, leaving the observer wondering how it was done.
He describes his demos as enthusiastic, in the hope that afterwards, the viewer will be inspired to try something different.

2 Mar

Practical art session

BH, Azalea

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

9 Mar

Sharon Hurst

BH, Camellia

Fantasy – mixed media. See her Amazon author’s page.

You may recognise Sharon from her TV appearances with HOCHANDA and The Painting and Drawing Channels. Sharon is a product demonstrator for The Craft Channel and has published a book How to Draw Unicorns. She is best known for her paintings, specialising in the art of layering colours and glazing techniques, across a range of fantasy-based subjects. As well as watercolours, she works with Kuretake Pens, Silk painting and Magic Sponge with Masking fluid. She says: “In an evening we can tackle realistic glowing skin tones, feathers, leather, dragon scales and ethereal wings, achieving a depth of colour normally seen only with acrylics or oils. Please pack your imagination and bring it along with you for a couple of hours of sheer, unadulterated escapism.

16 Mar

Japanese Woodblock printing. Laura will give us a tour round her studio to show her lovely Victorian printing presses, tools and some of her working practices.
She will give a practical demonstration and talk us through the tools and materials. There will be a short film for the intermission so you can make yourself a cup of tea or enjoy the movie, and then Laura will talk through some of her work and tell us how she finds inspiration and comes up with her designs.
Please do join in and ask her questions on chat as we go – that always makes for a great evening!

30 Mar

Kate Cochrane

BH, Camelia

Landscape in acrylic, featuring a ruin

Kate is a colourist painter, transforming what she sees into a mosaic of shapes and colours, considering tone, colour contrast and composition. She is inspired by a range of subject matter, most recently focussing on trees, forests, rivers and ruined castles. Some of her earlier work was inspired by her love of traditional stories, exploring their darker layers to express deep emotions. Spending time in Tasmania as well as her locality in the West Country has inspired her imagery. In particular, she enjoys the play of ground and fore ground, textures, shapes and spaces between elements, pulling out a rich tapestry of colour.

6 Apr

Practical art session

BH, Azalea

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

13 Apr

Dave Tribe

Zoom

Dave will host an online criticism. Please send a good quality photo of your painting to John Lucking who will compose them into an online display.  This is an opportunity to receive feedback about something you may be working on for our exhibition at Bourne Hall next month.

27 Apr

AGM

BH, Camelia

AGM and Brian Tipping prize competition for artwork in black and white (monochrome), and Bring and Buy sale.

This is a great chance to hear from your volunteer committee about the hard work they put in to keep the Art Group vibrant. We have more meetings and events than any other art group in the area! So we deliver great value for the membership fee.

There won’t be the usual £2 subs collection this evening.

Bring and buy sale. Please bring any good condition art supplies which you wish to sell. Label them with the price and your name, and bring plenty of cash with you!

4 May

Practical art session

BH, Azalea

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

25 May

Bob Meecham

BH, Camelia

Talk on John Piper’s work and its influence on his own art work. Bob will bring a couple of examples of his work.

Bob has lectured on JMW Turner for Tate Britain. Works include: landscapes, legends, myths & stories, communal works with a group of artists forming The London Surrey Arts, ceramic items, book illustrations and works based on Wagner’s Ring Cycle. Much of his work reflects the idea that landscapes, buildings and objects bear witness to, and reveal the collective memories of human stories. There is a spirit of place that can be captured and drawn out in the practice of drawing and painting, both in situ and in longer contemplation through sketchbook diaries.

1 Jun

Practical art session

BH, Azalea

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

6 Jul

Practical art session

BH, Azalea

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

13 Jul

Adrienne Adie

BH, Camelia

Demo – A Lively, Crowded & Colourful Scene in acrylic inks and pastel.
“After studying Graphic Design in Durban, I worked as a Graphic Artist for various agencies in South Africa, and moved to the UK in 1997. My working life consists of running adult art classes and workshops, as well as demonstrating for Art Groups. My 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. After a number of solo exhibitions, I now sell my paintings privately & through the London Art Society.”

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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