Category Archives: Demo Nights

7 Jan 2016 Printing with David Spurrier

Canyonland1, Mixed Media
by David Spurrier
We meet again on Thursday 7th January when we will welcome David Spurrier. He will be taking us through the process of how to make a plate for printing. Materials supplied so come along and try your hand.
The following two weeks (14th and 21st), a press will be on hand for you to use to try out your ‘plate’.


1 October 2015 Drawing and mark making

Join us at Trimpley Village Hall this evening for a session with Claire Spencer on drawing and mark marking. All materials will be provided.  The October – November newsletter is now available under the Newsletter tab above. There are lots of activites going on this autumn so don’t forget to put the dates in your diaries!

10 September Demo Angela Gaughan

What a fantastic evening with Angela Gaughan! Angela Gaughan bookAngela is renowned for her wildlife paintings and brought copies of her book and some of her paintings to show us.

Angela showed us how she went about creating her paintings using acrylic washes built up in washes over a detailed Inktense drawing.

Even though Angela only had a couple of hours for her demo the result was amazing!

Angela Gaughan demo 2 Angela Gaughan demo 1 12003003_867045373373319_3440598159713132244_n 11993286_867045383373318_6754271216878861151_n

I am sure that those attending the demo learnt many valuable tips about working in acrylic.

To see more of Angela’s work visit her website here.


September activities

This month’s theme is- Painting in Oil and Acrylic. You can choose to paint in either medium for your subject.

  • 3 rd September. We kick of the month with a work night
  • 10th September – Demo Night with Angela Gaughan . She will be demonstrating in Acrylic
  • 17th September – Work Night. We will also be having a photo session with Colin Hill. He will be photographing your entry for the Annual Exhibition in Kidderminster Library in November. Please bring along your UNFRAMED WORK (not behind glass) but can be mounted. Only one piece per member. There will be one more chance in October if your piece isn’t ready.
  • 24th September – Appraisal night with Shirley Bonas. If you are in Bewdley why not pop into St. Georges Cafe and have a look at Shirley’s exhibition.


Tonight – 4th June, we have a demo by George Loades.

He is a member of the Birmingham Water Colour Society, Ludlow Art Club and The RBSA and  he paints lovely landscapes and seascapes and is well worth coming to see. He will also bring some of his work along for us to view. George will be exhibiting with BWS this July/August at Hanbury Hall

Next week, 11th June is a Work night – bring along your water colours and try some techniques out

May 2015 roundup

MAY  – Medium of the month is PASTELS

  • 7th May – Demonstration by Claire Spencer, RBSA. Do come along and support Claire, she is very talented.
  • 14th May – Work night with Models, Figure Drawing.  Lucy Jolly will be running this work night.  There will be two models for you (Clothed) and you will need to bring along A3 drawing pad, Pencils, eraser and ruler. Please don’t bring charcoal or pastels or any paints. This night will be about the proportions of the body and how to get this accurately down on paper.
  • 21st May – Work night.  This week will be run by Lesley Connolly. There will be some Pastels for you to try but if you have your own then please bring them along with you.

28th May – Appraisal night with Rod Edwards. Bring along your work for appraisal. If you are new to this medium, then bring along what you have done, it does not have to be a piece of finished work, it could just be techniques and colour combinations you have tried in pastel.

April 2015 roundup

16th April – The demo by Peter Horrocks on 16th April was a great night with lots of information on using earth pigments, which peter demonstrated with great skill. His work was very different to what was expected and most people went away with lots of ideas. There are some photos on our Facebook page for you.

23rd April – Although not many members came to the sale of art material, those that did either bought something that was a bargain or sold items that they no longer wanted. We all enjoyed some nibbles and a cup of tea while having a nice  evening in good company.

30th April  – The Spring Trophy Night was a great success with lots of high standard entries. We all enjoyed the buffet while trying to deliberate our casting vote.

The votes were counted and the winners are:

1st …….Karen Hotchkiss

2nd……Claire Spencer

3rd…….Dave Worn


More photos on Facebook for you 

5 March 2015 – Acrylics demo, Brian Steventon

From this month we will be having a Medium of the month, but you can choose whether to paint a landscape, portrait, animals, buildings, flowers, abstract or anything you like to paint. The choice is yours.
BUT you will have to do it in the months chosen medium.

This month ‘MARCH’ the chosen medium is ACRYLIC

Don’t worry if you don’t have the medium, you are welcome to come along and you will find that other members will bring supplies for you to try out.

So tonight it’s Trimpley Hall for 7.15, BRIAN STEVENTON RBSA BWS is coming along to give us an insight on acrylic techniques.

5 Feb 2015 – Paul Hipkiss Demo

Kidderminster Art Society enjoyed an informative evening with Paul Hipkiss on 5 Feb 2015, demonstrating some of his printing techniques.


With a quick background and overprinting, Paul created this lovely print in just 20 minutes.





Here Paul makes his print on a press then with colour washes, completes the picture of the bridge, leaving the white railing, helping to define the contours as a contrast against the sky and trees.




A member of the RBSA, you can view more of Paul’s work here