Here is our programme of events for April.   Newsletter April 2017

The theme of the month for April in wet-in-wet.

We are looking forward to a demonstration by Julie Matthews on 6th April when she will be showing us some of her work and methods. As usual the evening will commence at 7.15 pm at Trimpley Village Hall, non-members are welcome £5 on the door.

Don’t forget that subs are now due!


After a great March learning about decorative design, our own Jim McIntyre hosted our appraisal evening yesterday when some varied and interesting pieces of art were on display.  Huge thanks to Jim and to all the members who attended to make this an enjoyable event.

16 March 2017 Zentangle Workshop

This evening Shelley Waring did a presentation about Zentangles. These are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art created on a 3.5-inch (89 mm) square paper tile.  The method is simple and based on drawing a few lines and then completing the sections in contrasting patterns.  Zentangles are not only  beautiful, they are fun and relaxing to create.

   Zentangle by Shelley

The Zentangle may remind you of the current ‘colouring-in’ craze sweeping the country at the moment. There are loads of books out there, mainly aimed the adults, which are full of designs both real and imaginary just for the relaxation and fun of colouring in.

Below -Everyone is busy creating their Zentangles


Below, taking Zantangles to the extreme!

World Map Mandala Wall – speed drawing created by the amazing artist Em Carey (three weeks work piled into 1 minute).

Posted by iCanBeCREATIVE on Thursday, 16 March 2017

March 2017 Decorative Design

Our theme of the month is Decorative Design. We kicked off with an inspiring visit to Kidderminster Carpet Museum where staff gave us a guided tour of the museum. We were also treated to a look at the archives; not normally available to members of the public.


9th March – We held a design workshop at Trimpley Village Hall. Karen Hotchkiss and Jennie Morton brought in a selection of fabrics, as well as wallpaper designs by William Morris, for us to peruse. We then set about creating our own designs in a variety of media.