PAST EVENTS

Thursday 8th October    Peter Keegan

 

Zoom demo

 

'Colour Theory and Mixing in Acrylics'

Sarah Wimperis Zoom Demo on Thursday 17th September

 

Zoom is a great way to keep in touch in these very difficult times and although it’s not the same as seeing everyone in person it is the best we can do at the moment.

 

Sarah was full of enthusiasm and was a tonic, encouraging everyone to get their paints and brushes out, even if it’s only for 10 minutes a day! We had an excellent demo, with 55 members signed in, her subject was "From sketch to a finished picture". Based on her early morning open water swimming experiences!

 

The finished pictures:

Virtual Demo

Thursday 11th June 2020

 

By Vicki Norman

 

We had a great response to the first virtual demo with over 85 members signed in. See below for more details on the demo and Virtual Holidays (Workshops) that Vicki has on offer.

 

The next Virtual demo is on Thursday 9th July.

Vicki has filmed herself finishing the painting and included the footage as a time-lapse sequence in the video so that you can watch as she adds the details and finishing touches.

Demo Recording

https://vimeo.com/430022352

Password: Tuscany

 

More information about my forthcoming ‘virtual holidays’ to Bermuda and Morocco can be found here

https://www.vickinormanstudio.com/workshops-and-events-1

 

Vicki’s next workshop – A Virtual Visit to Tuscany – still has some places available, they can be booked here

https://www.vickinormanstudio.com/workshopsandevents-library/2020/6/23/painting-tuscany-a-virtual-visit

 

Michael Harding paint sets, Rosemary’s brushes sets and other materials are available in my online shop here:

https://www.vickinormanstudio.com/shop

 

Vicki has a live colour mixing at 3pm on Friday 19th June on Michael Harding’s Instagram account, here: https://www.instagram.com/mhoilpaints/?hl=en

 

Thursday 12th March 2020

Demonstration

 

Louise Pocock

 

My Life as a Modern Day Hatter

Thursday 9th January 2020

 

Demonstration

 

Bex Gouverneur

 

Drawing Realistic Animals in Charcoal

 

  

Sunday 26th January 2020

 

Art Appreciation Visit

 

Paul Gauguin National Gallery 

Pre Raphaelite Sisters National Gallery, London

 

 

Thursday 5th December 2019

 

Christmas Spectacular at Waddesdon Manor

 

Sunday 24th November 2019 

 

Two tours:

1) Lucian Freud Self Portraits at RA

2) William Blake at Tate Britain 

 

 

Saturday 16th November 2019

 

Paul Weaver

 

Colourful Autumn Landscapes in Watercolour

 

Saturday 19th October 2019

 

Tom Shepherd

 

Being Bold with Figures in Oils or Acrylics Workshop

 

Thursday 10th October 2019

 

Andrew Geeson

 

Watercolour Wet into Wet

Monthly Demonstration

 

Saturday 21st September 2019

 

Jake Winkle

'Going Wild' in Watercolour Workshop

 

Thursday 19th September 2019

 

Looking At Art

 

The Scottish Colourists

 

Thursday 12th September 2019

 

Jayne Tricker

 

Mixed Media Landscapes 

Monthly Demonstration

 

Sunday 28th July 2019

 

Art Appreciation Tour

 

Althorp

 

Quotes from members on the Tour:

 

"All in all it was a really enjoyable day."


"Yes, a lovely day and the weather didn't really spoil our enjoyment."


"Thank you so much for organising the Althorp tour, and the weather couldn’t dampen anyone’s spirits or interest once inside the beautiful house or viewing the gardens."

 

 

Thursday 11th July 2019

 

Rupam Barthakur

Painting Figures in Action to Music

Sunday 23rd June 2019

Sorolla Exhibition

 

Testimonials from the members who went on the visit:

 

"Worked out fabulous for us both; saw both exhibitions and had a marvellous lunch."

 

"An excellent day out."

 

"The restaurant was one of the best."

Sunday 23rd June 2019

Van Gogh Exhibition

 

 

Saturday 15th June 2019

 

Paint a Van Gogh Style Landscape in Watermixable Oils with Sarah Wimperis Workshop

 

Thursday 13th June

 

Sarah Wimperis 

 

 

Saturday 18th May 2019

 

Workshop

 

Expressing Colour and Light in Pastels (Soft, Chalk based Pastels) with Tim Fisher

 

 

The Double Life of Caravaggio

 

The Studio Theatre at RSC The Other Place was buzzing with anticipation on 9th May as Stratford upon Avon Art Society members celebrated their 60th Anniversary with a very special Founders Lecture.  

 

Celebrated art critic, author, journalist and TV presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon gave a fascinating account of the tempestuous life of 16th century

Italian artist Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio.   Members expecting a dry scholarly lecture were instead treated to a compelling, irreverent journey back in time as Andrew used his archival research to immerse us in the historical intrigues and artistic fashions in Rome at the same time as William Shakespeare was writing his plays in England.

 

The revered art of the period was in a late Mannerist style typified by Michelangelo in the Sistine chapel.   Remote and spectacular, it was not

designed to be understood by the poor people looking to God for hope in their desperate lives.   Caravaggio broke all the rules and was the first artist to produce arresting, dark and brooding canvases of everyday life which

depicted moments from the Bible that poor people could understand.  

Andrew animatedly described Caravaggio’s painting style as

“make it Real - make it Now”     These pictures have now been accepted as some of the greatest in the history of art and are to be found in the famous art galleries of the world.

 

Sadly, the lecture had to end before we could hear more of the violent and unpredictable life of this troubled artist which culminated in his early death.

 

Luckily, the talk was followed by an opportunity to buy signed copies of

Andrew Graham-Dixon’s book, Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane which gives the whole story in great detail.    Many members quickly queued to talk to Andrew and buy copies as souvenirs of this fascinating night.