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27 Feb 2020 -AGM

On Thursday 27th February 2020 we will be holding our AGM at Trimpley Village Hall. Start time 7.15 pm. Come along and find out what is planned for 2020 and let us have your suggestions for inclusion in the programme.

We will be looking for volunteers to help with exhibitions and publicity. If you feel you could spare the odd hour, please let us know.

NB: Membership fees are now due. £20 per annum which helps pay for our lovely meeting room, for various activities including entry to exhibitions, demos and the ongoing costs of running the Society. Your support is much appreciated.

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13 Feb Meeting

The theme of the month is ‘Air’. Great evening at Trimpley! Nearly everyone had a go with the airbrush with some interesting results, but it will take practice to really get the hang of it! Loads of other creative stuff happening with straws and bubbles. I had a ball. Hope you all enjoyed yourselves.

9 January 2020 – Meeting

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.

party time 20019

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.

10 October – reflection

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!

Hartlebury Castle exhibition

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.

12 September 2019 – Life Drawing

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.

8 August 2019 – Portraits

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.