A fab evening was had with members learning about frottage, or rubbings. Member Tess demonstrated her methods of creating unusual and original art using textures and rubbings from everyday objects. Members were invited to have-a-go and bring along items that they had collected. The project will be continued at the next meeting on 25th November 2021, so do try to be there and see what you can come up with.
Despite a difficult year, KAS has managed to hold a few meetings and outdoor events this year. We now need to look forward to the coming year and start arranging our programme for 2022. Committee members are invited to meet on 2nd December to put forward their ideas.
The latest Newsletter is now available, see Newsletters link on the right.
Our next meeting will be on 11th November 2021 at 7.15pm at Trimpley Village Hall where member Tess will be talking about what inspires her art and demonstrating some of her techniques. Members will have the opportunity to have a go and get creative during the second half of the evening, with a follow-up session on 25th November.
The theme for our October meeting is ‘Leaves’. Interpret however you want. Bring your reference materials to our next meeting on 14th October and see what you can create. Here is Karen’s watercolour of abstracted autumn leaves to get you started.
Big thanks to Clive Betts for his brilliant talk about perspective at the meeting. I certainly learnt a few new things. We will be following up on perspective at our next meeting on 23rd September where Clive and other members will help each other get to grips with it.
All members are invited to submit up to 3 paintings for the Witley Court exhibition which will commence on 1st September 2021. For full details download the application form here or visit the exhibitions page.
UPDATE: We have sold 3 paintings so far! The exhibition ends on 31st October 2021.
It was great to see everyone on 8th July 2021 for our first meeting back after lock-down. Thanks to all who shared their experiences, artwork and projects.
We had our first art session on Thursday 22nd July at Trimpley Village Hall where members worked on the theme of ‘Holidays’ to get us back into the groove.
The next meeting will be on Thursday 12th July 2021 at 7.15 pm at Trimpley, when the theme for the month of August will be Abstract. Bring something along that you like, it may be a cutting, an object, it may just be a colour of something or a shape. The idea is to use this object as the kick off point to explore shape or colour and see where it takes you.
There is a new Newsletter available, go to the Newsletters page to download or members should have received an email with it attached. See you soon!
Join us on Thursday evening for an outdoor sketching session at Stourport Basin 6-8pm. Bring along a seat, some refreshments and your paper and pencils. If you feel so inclined, meet at the Angel afterwards for a lemonade. See you there!
The exhibition at St George’s Hall went up on Monday 14th June and it looks great. Thank you to everyone who brought along their paintings to display. The exhibition will be on until 12th July so do try to go along, enjoy a coffee and nice piece of cake and see what everyone has been painting.
I hope everyone is looking forward to getting out to sketch this evening at Broadwaters Park, the weather is looking ok so far. Remember to bring a seat, refreshments and your art stuff! See you later.
PS: The application form for St Georges Hall is now available.
Newsletter – Spring 2021
I hope this Newsletter finds you well as we emerge from our enforced hibernation. With fingers and toes crossed we may at last be able to resume our gatherings and social events.
As you are probably aware, we are now able to meet outside in groups of no more than 6 people. So I propose that we get together for a couple of outdoor sketching sessions before we start our meetings at Trimpley Hall on 24th June (to be confirmed).
If anyone has any suggestions of suitable locations please forward to me. These sessions will probably take place on Thursday evenings from 6pm until 8pm to make the most of the light.
We have been invited to exhibit at St Georges Hall in Bewdley from 14th June to 12th July 2021. I will send out an application form soon, but in the meantime, if you have been painting during lockdown, why not select your favourite piece and get it framed ready. There will be one entry per member as space is limited at this venue.
As yet, the committee has not been able to meet to put together a programme for the remainder of the year, but hopefully we should be able to come up with some interesting and challenging subjects to get us back into the swing of things. Again, any ideas will be welcomed.
I will be in touch again soon with more information and hopefully, I will see you all again in the next few weeks.