What you need to know about our regular events:
We have a full program of Monthly Demos, Workshops and Looking at Art all on Zoom due to Covid 19. Keep an eye out for further details in your emails.see below for full details.
We hope meetings and events can resume as normal soon, but in the meantime we will keep you up to date on this site and by email.
Meetings are held on Zoom on the 2nd Thursday of each month and members must log on via the link by 6.55pm for the meeting to start at 7.00pm.
All workshops are held on Zoom and cost £35.00 unless stated otherwise.
To Book contact Eva Bazhenova by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Appreciation Virtual Tours
At the National Gallery you can find out more about the wonderful Artemisia Gentileschi and Titian exhibitions which Covid 19 prevented us visiting https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/events. Members can also take a virtual tour.
Search YouTube What did Leonardo’s Last Supper really look like? for a 48 min exploration.
‘If you like Leonardo da Vinci, this is for you. It takes you on a historical journey about this amazing painting’ says Di.
for entertaining & informative discussions with art critic Waldemar Januszczak and art historian Bendor Grosvenor.
Member contributions: If you have a website or podcast to recommend, please email the link & brief details/image to Sue: email@example.com so that it can be posted on this page.
At https://www.youtube.com/user/nationalgalleryuk you’ll find a range of presentations about art and artists, from the NG and elsewhere around the world. (I found myself linking to a 5 minute meditation contemplating Van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Cypresses the other day!)
ANDREW GEESON WORKSHOP 23rd JUNE
The workshop timings of 10.30am till 2.30pm will a break as and when people wish to take one.
We will do 2 paintings in the session in loose watercolours
See email from Tony for full
Upcoming events for 2021 in more detail:
Andrew says, “We will do 2 paintings in the session in loose watercolours
I have attached a kit list but don’t worry if you don’t have all of the brushes or colours; I will suggest alternatives at the beginning of the workshop.
I will guide you through my watercolour process and any questions please just ask!" Below are the kit lists:
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Thursday 9th September
Zoom Demo at 6.55 for a 7.00pm start
A short introduction about my journey as an artist will be followed by a series of demonstrations working with a traditional 19th Century landscape palette but applying a contemporary approach to painting focusing primarily on my love and enjoyment of working with colour and mark-making. During the demonstrations I will explain how colours and marks can be used to bring a painting to life and when to acknowledge that a painting is finished. The images that I will be working from will be based on the countryside surrounding Stratford Upon Avon. Some of the colours that I will be using include:
MEL’S MILESTONE CHARITY BALL IS STILL on the 11TH SEPTEMBER 2021 and now at a changed venue which is the Hilton by Double Tree almost in the centre of Stratford-Upon-Avon and very close to the railway station. Address - Arden Street, CV37 6QQ.
Ticket prices remain at £75 per person and includes an arrival drinks reception with the addition of a gin cocktail option along with canapés (gin was Mel’s favourite drink), followed by 3 course meal with half a bottle of wine per person. There will be entertainment during the evening along with various auctions.
BUYING TICKETS: To have every ticket booked through Eventbrite would lose us nearly £1300 and to have every ticket booked directly with Beat would be too much for them to cope, so:
If you are able to book preferably a whole table of ten, or at least eight of the ten seats, please do so through Beat at: Mel's Milestone 40 Charity Ball Booking Form using the Next button at the very bottom of the first web page
But if less than eight seats: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mels-milestone-40-charity-ball-tickets-63879903511
Thursday 14th October
Zoom Demo at 6.55 for a 7.00pm start
Making a 'Dull' Landscape into an Interesting Watercolour
George is a watercolour landscape artist living in Oxfordshire. He is a member of Bucks Art Society and teaches watercolour techniques at Sunningwell Art School, Abingdon. He has studied under modern day masters of the medium, Joseph Zbukvic and Alvaro Castagnet George originally hails from Pittenweem in the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland and attended Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, graduating in Drawing and Painting. Whenever possible he paints en plein air and particularly likes the landscapes of the Highlands & Islands of Scotland.
Thursday 11th November
: ceramic sculptor
James is a sculptor who specialises in making animals, mainly in ceramics, but also wire and metal. He likes to push ceramics to its limits and will often add other mediums to the sculpture too, such as metal. James also manages a private art school called the , which is situated in Oxfordshire. He has been there for 10 years now, where he teaches students of all ages from children up to adults.
On this demonstration James will give an overview of creating animals in ceramics, discuss the joys of clay and his life at the Phoenix Studio. He will demonstrate how he makes a wall mounted animal head and will talk through the key processes in making ceramic sculpture.
Thursday13th January: Christine Russell -
Poppy Field in Ink and Pastel