Resources during lockdown
BBC art resource
Brian Tipping competition
Guidelines for creating a .jpg of your art work for your web page
Local art clubs/groups
Use your car stickers
While we are stuck indoors, you may like to take a look at the Drawing from Home page on The Royal Drawing School’s website.
The Daily Mail is running Our Glorious Britain In Spring Painting Competition. It is open to UK-based amateur artists aged 18 and over. Entries can be in any medium and can even be created on an iPad.
|Art Events (Linda Bywaters)||art-events.co.uk|
|Epsom Art Courses (Kay Mullen)||cloudvdi.co.uk/Kay|
|The Sculpture School||thesculptureschool.co.uk|
Adventures in art is run jointly by Joy Ellingham and Ann Miles (art club member). It is held at Glyn Hall on Monday afternoons from 2pm till 6pm at a subscription of £6 per week. This is an opportunity to join a group of like-minded people and enjoy expressing your own artistic individuality. It is a very friendly group and conversation and advice, if needed, are provided along with tea and biscuits.
If you would like to join this band of artists please contact Ann – 0208 393 9091 – email@example.com
|Atlantis Art Materials||atlantisart.co.uk|
|Granthams Art Discount||artdiscount.co.uk|
|Jacksons Art Supplies||jacksonsart.com|
|Lawrence Art Supplies||lawrence.co.uk|
|Rosemary & Co (brushes)||rosemaryandco.com|
|Winsor & Newton||www.winsornewton.com/uk/|
You can look at virtually every picture in the country on public display (even a couple of Dave Tribe’s) and much more: bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/
The winner of the Brian Tipping competition 2020 is John Lucking with his painting Still life with cherry blossom. Many congratulations John!
Congratulations to the three joint runners up: Margaret Eggleton (Hellebores in a pewter jug), Gina Grimwood (Chianti, Candle & Books) and Barbara Stevens (The monk).
|Marie Antoniou (Hashim Akib)||marieantoniou.com|
|Steve Andrews (Leatherhead)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
- Take a photo of your painting before you frame/glaze it.
- Use photo software to crop your photo (if necessary) and resize it. You are aiming for a fairly low resolution .jpg image, with a size of around 100KB, and an absolute maximum of 120KB.
- Rename the .jpg so that the filename is the title of your painting. Please use the following convention:
- Capitalise the first letter of every word in the title – this includes words such as The, A, In etc
- Delete all spaces from the title
- Delete any special characters eg ‘ or –
Example filenames: HarbourView.jpg, ASunnyDayInEpsom.jpg
- Save the file.
- Attach the .jpg to an email and send it to the website editor. If you have several images, zip them up into a folder and then attach the compressed folder to the email rather than the individual images.
To change the file name, select the .jpg, right click then select Rename from the drop-down menu, and then type your new file name.
To zip files up into a compressed folder, select the relevant files, right click then select “Send to” / “Compressed (zipped) folder”.
There are numerous software packages available to enable you to crop/resize your pictures. For example, you can download PhotoRazor (Windows) for free: photorazor.en.uptodown.com.
Please contact the website editor for any help or advice.
|Ashtead Art Group||ashteadartgroup.moonfruit.com|
|Croydon Arts Society||croydonartsociety.org.uk|
|Dorking Group of Artists||dga.org.uk|
|Guildford Art Society||guildfordartsociety.co.uk|
|Leatherhead Art Group||leatherheadartclub.com|
|Oxshott Art and Crafts Society||fedora.org.uk/community/About%20Oxshott%20Art%20and%20Crafts%20Society.htm|
|Tadworth Art Group||tadworthartgroup.org.uk|
If you know of a website that might be useful, please email details to email@example.com
There is no excuse, even if you don’t have a car! Let everyone know about our fantastic ART group.