Programme

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Meetings are at 7.30 pm at Bourne Hall in either the Azalea Room or the Camelia 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 mug, 50p for a paper cup.

4 Jan

BH

Practical art session

11 Jan

Fantasy – Mixed media

25 Jan

Roger Ponsford

Talk – Swedish Art

1 Feb

Rosie Casselden
BH, Azalea

Workshop – following on from the workshop where we  used different brushes to create different strokes, Rosie will be leading a lesson on completing a painting using brushstroke techniques.

8 Feb

Melanie Cambridge

BH, Camelia

Demo – Capturing Downland Views with Oils 
Melanie uses a variety of brands of traditional oils, plus Cold Wax Medium to create her atmospheric landscapes.  Painting big skies has become more of a trade mark since lockdown, painting both landscapes and seascapes where she aims to capture a feeling of space and distance in her work.  She works from sketches and photographs.

22 Feb

Brendan Smith

BH, Camelia

Demo – watercolour

1 Mar

BH, Azalea

Practical art session – an opportunity to draw a life model, Steven Hutt , who will pose unclothed.  Bring your own art equipment. This will be untaught, but members of the group are helpful and happy to give advice.

8 Mar

Pauline Hazelwood

BH, Camelia

Demo – vehicles in acrylic

15 Mar

Lewis Hazelwood-Horner, RBA

BH, Camelia

Demo. Lewis studied at Central Saint Martin’s.  He will start with an introduction and demonstration about the sight size method, explaining how it can be executed effectively. This moves on to a conversation about tools which can be used to aid artists’ practice, for example, butterfly effect with standard mirrors and the importance of Claude glass. Lewis will then guide us through a work.

29 Mar

Jim Patterson

BH, Camelia

Talk- paper making

Jim and Lynne Patterson bought Pitt in 1986. The mill was renovated and their business, Two Rivers Paper, began production.

Jim and his team make beautiful handmade rag watercolour paper.  Using an unusual mix of fibres and surface treatment, its receptivity to paint and resulting luminosity is reckoned to be unrivalled.  

Jim will bring papers and sketch books to sell and he will have a card reader, so cash or card will be possible. 

5 Apr

BH, Azalea

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.

12 Apr

BH, Camelia

AGM, Brian Tipping Competition and Bring & Buy. Plus a glass of wine or hot drink.

19 Apr

Geoff Hunt PPRSMA
BH, Camelia

Demo – a  dramatic scene of Durham, painting in oil from a previous plein air watercolour. Geoff is President of The Wapping Group of Artists and has spent most of the last four months writing a new book which has just gone to the publishers. It’s entirely devoted to painting watercolour outdoors, though in the final chapter there’s some consideration given to finishing or developing pieces in the studio where it’s been impossible to finish them outdoors.

3 May

Alison Carlier

BH, Camelia

Workshop – life model. Taught session.

10 May

Stoney Parsons

BH, Camelia

Talk –  a contemporary stained glass artist’s journey: from stained glass to paintings, a journey through colour and design. 

17 May

Julie King

BH, Camelia

Demo

24 May

Jenny Whalley

BH, Camelia

Demo – painting of a girl with a chicken in watercolour / mixed media

7 Jun

BH, Azalea

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.

14 Jun

Rosso Emerald Crimson

BH, Camelia

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).

5 Jul

BH, Azalea

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.

12 Jul

Adrienne Parker

BH, Camelia

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.”

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