Kidderminster Art Society AGM was held on 16 February 2017.
Thank you to everyone who attended. Most committee posts were filled but there are still a couple of positiions available so if you are interested in joining the committee please get in touch.
A full report of the meeting and minutes will be available soon.
What a great night with Tim Nash at Kidderminster Art Society demonstration. He took us through numerous ways of working with mixed media, using ink, acrylic, tissue, collage, even egg shells . So very interesting. Shelly
Thursday, 2nd February 2017, Kidderminster Art Society is delighted to host a demonstration by the well-known artist Tim Nash. Tim is from Stourbridge and has spent many years teaching art in the Midlands and demonstrates around the UK.
Nash is particularly known for his mixed media works including collage, using all kinds of materials including old pictures, wallpaper, foil, tissue, magazines and newspaper. He pastes newsprint onto his work upside down because if the text the right way up, it tends to grab the attention and viewers read the text rather than look at the painting as a whole. He uses a palette knife to apply paint and acrylic inks to create an interesting and varied texture to his work.
The demonstration commences at 7.15pm and will be held at Trimpley Village Hall, near Bewdley, DY12 1NZ. Non-members are welcome. Pay £5 on the door. Refreshments will be available 50p.
Kidderminster Art Society held its annual art exhibition at Kidderminster Library throughout October. A number of paintings were sold during the month, with a last minute sale to a staff member who said, I’ve been looking at that painting all month and the minute it came down I knew I had to have it!”.
During the month we also welcomed Angela Gaughan who delivered a celebrity demonstation at the library featuring her fantastic wildlife paintings. Well done to everyone involved in setting up the exhibition and to all those who exhibited their fantastic paintings and models!
Angela Gaughan at work
Kidderminster Art Society’s application form for the exhibition to be held at Kidderminster Library throughout the month of October is now available. Only fully paid up members are eligible to submit artwork for this event. All details regarding framing, set-up and take-down times and dates can be found in the document here.
Join Kidderminster Art Society during the summer months on our sketching days around the locality.
Full details of venues, dates and facilities are available here. Or click the link on the NEWS menu on the right.
Well that was a very enjoyable evening! The food was great, the company lively and a good time was had. The raffle which was donated by our recent guest artist John Hopkins, was won by Colin and Jennie. Big thanks go to all those who organised the event, to the chefs and the washer-uppers, not forgetting the rubbish collectors!
This Thursday 7th July Kidderminster Art Society will be holding it’s annual BBQ for members and their guests. It promises to be a great evening and hopefully the weather will be kind.
There will also be a watercolour painting, recently donated by our guest artist John Hopkins up for raffle. Last chance to get your tickets on the night!
BBQ tickets £5 each. Bring your own drinks and glasses. Contact Jennie if you want to purchase a ticket.
There are lots of activities going on during June and July, including life drawing, a sketch crawl, demos and days out sketching. Click here to see the Newsletter with full details.
Kidderminster Art Society members held a figure drawing session this evening at Trimpley Village Hall with a professional model.
commented ” A really good night, lots of members having a go at sketching our model. She was very good at modern poses and bought her own props “.
Fab demo tonight by John Hopkins. He sketched the picture below out in 10 mins flat! A view of Bewdley that we all know and have probably tried to sketch or paint. He then proceeded to show us how he paints skies then blocks in the buildings. He advised us to ignore the small details and used large paintbrushes except for a few final touches. A very realistic result yet very little detail. Brilliant evening and lots of tips picked up. We will have a go at street scenes on our sketch crawl in Stourport week after next, so get your pencils sharpened, and the paints and brushes ready. And don’t forget there is a work night next week having a go at figure drawing. It’s all go!