To find out about daytime painting activities for this summer visit the What’s On > Summer Programme 2014 page or click here
Tonight’s art demonstration at Trimpley Village Hall was by Lynda Kettle. Lynda showed the members how she uses watercolour paint to achieve bright, lively paintings full of colour and contrast. Lynda worked for the BBC as arts director and designed sets for such programmes as Pebble Mill.
To see more of Lynda’s work visit her website. http://www.lynda-kettle.com/about.html
This evening members of the Kidderminster Art Society were treated to a demonstration by Sam Manley, freelance illustrator and current chairman of Ludlow Art Society.
Sam specialises in digital art using Photoshop and has worked on many projects including the Dr Who card game and illustrations for Gun Metal Games and Fantasy Flight Games.
Sam began with a rough digital sketch and showed us how he developed it from a basic tonal image to a full colour illustration, working in layers and using the various tools available in the programme. Below you can see him at work.
You can see more of Sam Manley’s work on Facebook and on his web site
We are pleased to announce that Lucy Jolly has an exhibition to show some of the art work produced by her students in the Tuesday and Thursday morning art classes.
The Art Exhibition will be held on: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th JULY from 11am to 4pm, at the Elizabeth Mills Centre, off New Street Stourport (opposite the Civic Centre).
There will be a wide range of painting in a variety of mediums and some will be for sale and prints of some painting on offer.
Tea, coffee and biscuits (or even cake!) will be available. There will also be a good selection of prizes to be won with a table-top tombola.
All proceed will go to a nominated charity.
We look forward to seeing you!
For more information please contact Lucy Jolly on 01562 852 064
A lively and enjoyable evening was had by all with nearly 50 people attending the Social and BBQ evening on 19 June 2014. An art quiz put together by Dave Worn tested the knowledge of the guests. Bottles of wine etc are to be awarded to the winners (to be announced at the next meeting).
A huge thanks to Norman Rossiter who came all the way from Spalding, Lincolnshire to entertain the Kidderminster Art Society and demonstrate Derwent’s Inktense Pencils and Blocks.
He gave us a fascinating insight into the different ways this medium can be used to create beautiful wildlife and landscape pictures.
Norman particularly likes using Inktense when out sketching as it does not smudge and once water is added, it becomes permanent.
The Blocks feel much like oil pastels and can be used on their sides to
make broad marks or on the edge for finer detail. This can be complimented with the Inktense pencils to give a wide range of marks. When water is added the colours become very vibrant and can be mixed together on the paper. To see more of Norman’s work visit his website here
On Thursday 5th July 2014, we look forward to welcoming Norman Rossiter who will be demonstrating Derwent’s Inktense range.
Look back here for write-up and review later in the week!
Remember the non-members are welcome to attend. Entry will be £5 which includes refershments.
A great evening was had by all who attended the Kidderminster Art Society Social evening and Spring Trophy Award tonight.
Many thanks go to those who provided the buffet and drinks and to all those who put a painting in for the Spring Trophy Award.
The worthy winner was
David Spurrier and Pam French were the runners up.
Everyone who attended the evening had an opportunity to vote for their 3 favourite paintings; but it was by no means an easy task to choose, as there was so much talent on show!
Tonight the theme ‘A Social Event’ continued with members volunteering to sit for the rest of the class. It was probably the quietest work night I have ever attended, everyone was so intense, concentrating on the subject!
Special thanks to David, Colin and Ellie for sitting, hope you don’t ache too much tomorrow!
PS: If any members would like to send in their sketches from the evening to display here, please email to Karen Thanks!
Tonight’s work night at Trimpley Village Hall, based around this month’s theme of ‘A Social Event’ was well attended. A table was set-up with a bottle of champagne (full, I might add!) champagne flutes and streamers, for those who wanted to draw them. However, as is the usual format of the evening, some members already had their own ideas and had started drawings and paintings.
I decided to jot down a few possible ideas along the theme, which actually ended up a huge long list!
The main ingredients though, would be;
- People (what ages?),
- Celebrations, (wedding, birthday party etc)
- Sporting Events (football, bowling, darts etc)
- Venues (Hall, hotel, garden etc)
So just a few ideas to get you started! Why not come along to the work night next Thursday and join the fun. Hope to see you there!