Kidderminster Art Society’s next meeting will be on 23rd January at Trimpley Village Hall. Start time 7.15pm to 9.15pm approx. This will be an appraisal evening with members bringing in their artwork on the theme of Ice. Non-members always welcome!
UPDATE – What a great evening! It was a full house with everyone having a go at our theme of the month ‘Ice’. Some members started working of the 2020 Vision Prompts with some great results. Karen brought in wax paper and showed members how to transfer the wax coating onto watercolour paper to create random effects which was then painted.
We kick off the year on 9th January 2020 at Trimpley Village Hall. The theme of the month is ICE. We will be using resists, such as masking fluid and wax to create pictures around our theme. Bring along your own reference photos and ideas to work from.
The 2020 Vision Project has now commenced. A series of weekly prompts is available to give you ideas for paintings or sketches throughout the year. They are all related to the ‘Theme of the Month’. The list can be found by following the link on the righthand panel.
Fabulous spread for our Christmas party. Special thanks to Jennie, ably assisted by Lesley, for the fabulous food. Thanks to Jim, Kevin, the other Kevin, Shelley, Ed, and everyone else who helped set-up the tables and put them away again at the end of the evening. I had great fun putting the quizzes together and I hope everyone enjoyed doing them. Normal services will be now be resumed in our household; much to Kevin’s delight! Thanks too to Jennie for sorting out prizes for the raffle and the quiz. I hope everyone enjoyed the evening! Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year. See you all in 2020.
Our annual exhibition at Kidderminster Library opened on 2nd November until 30th November. A wide variety of styles, subject matter and media is on display. The exhibition is free to the general public and most paintings will be available to purchase via the library staff.
Well that was a fun evening! Some great drawings and paintings based on some of the reflective items everyone brought in. Good work!
A very special thank you to Clive Betts for his informative presentation on reflections, I think we all learnt something!
Our exhibition in the fabulous Bishops Palace at Hartlebury Castle during September was a great success. With over 1000 visitors during the Open Heritage Weekend, we had good exposure and we sold a couple of paintings as well! We hope to get asked back again next year.
Our next meeting will be on 12th September at Trimpley Village Hall and I am pleased to say we will have a life model. There will be a small charge of £3 for members and £5 for non members for this event. Bring along your charcoal, pastels or chalks and a support or hard-backed pad or easel. 7.15 pm prompt start.
This month our theme is ‘portraits’. We kick off on Thursday 8th with a ‘face to face’ session at Trimpley Village Hall doing quick sketches of each other. Bring your pencils, charcoal and paints for a fun evening.
Thank you everyone who came to our appraisal evening and brought in their sketches and paintings of portraits. Some fantastic work! Lovely to see how everyone tackled the subject.
Everyone has been really productive this month and there were lots of amazing paintings and sketches to share and enjoy. The theme of Urban Sketching proved a popular subject, especially when complimented with a trip out and a social get together afterwards. Thank you everyone who attended and helped out at the meeting last night.
This evening we will be meeting at Weavers Wharf carpark for our urban sketching challenge. The carpark is free after 6.30 so see you there! PS: Don’t forget to bring your paintings for Foleys exhibition.
A great evening sketching finished off with a get together for a drink and to share our efforts. A heavy shower of rain drove us there!