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).
Many thanks go to the team who organised the BBQ and buffet who did an outstanding job of catering for everyone !
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
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!
Kidderminster Art Societywere delighted to welcome Tony Chance to tonight’s meeting at Trimpley Village Hall.
He gave us a fascinating insight into his life as an artist and how he came to do storyboards for some very famous films, such as Mission Impossible.
Tony has a passion for drawing and has been known to do up to 40 drawings in one day! He is also a fine watercolour artist and uses coloured pencils and oils. Tonight he showed us some of the artwork he has done over the years and finished off the evening doing a quick demo on his Ipad using the ‘Brushes’ app.
More beautiful and interesting paintings were brought to Trimpley Village Hall for the appraisal evening on Thursday 27th March .
Clare Spencer introduced Jim McIntyre our appraiser for the evening and provided us with a surprising synopsis of Jim’s life and work. He is no stranger to the society and as a ‘life member’ he has sat on the committee and provided great support for the society for many years. He provided a very thorough and insightful appraisal of each painting offering praise and constructive criticism to help the artist with their work.
The works of art submitted by members, as always, were of a high standard and a good range of subjects based on the theme for the month which was ‘Coast’ .
I have taken a few photos of some of the painting but would love to hear from other members with any contributions for this post or for other pages. We need more images of the societies activities and the art work produced by members so please send in your comments,. Thanks: Kathi Burrell
Please send your thoughts, ideas and pictures to Kathi Burrell at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Karen Hotchkiss at email@example.com
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