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5th July Demo Night

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.

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Norman Rossiter

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

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Norman Rossiter

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

Spring Trophy 24 April

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.

Sring Trophy Winners

Lesley Winner

The worthy winner was
Lesley Connolly.
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!

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Work Night 17 April

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!

Work Night 10 April

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!

Karen

An Evening with Tony Chance

Kidderminster Art Society were delighted to welcome Tony Chance to tonight’s meeting at Trimpley Village Hall.

Tony Chance 2He 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.

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Talk by Tony Chance 3rd April 2014

On Thursday 3rd April 2014 we look forward to welcoming Tony Chance who will talk about earning a living from his art as a story-board artist.

His talk will be accompanied by slides and story boards for films.

The meeting is at Trimpley Village Hall, DY12 1NZ, commencing at 7.15pm.

Tea and coffee will be served during a break.  Members £3.00 and Visitors £5.00.  Further details from Claire, tel 01299 405115.

Visit Tony’s site to see some of his work  http://www.tonychance.co.uk/

Appraisal Evening with Jim McIntyre (BWS)

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More beautiful and interesting paintings were brought to Trimpley Village Hall for the appraisal evening on Thursday 27th March .  

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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 coast-13member’ 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 coast-12praise and constructive criticism to help the artist with their work.

The works of art submitted by members, as always, were of a high coast-11standard 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 coast-9love to hear from other members with any contributions for this post or for other pages. We need more images of the coast-8societies 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 kathi.burrell@yahoo.co.uk or to  Karen Hotchkiss  at karensstudio@hotmail.com

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Head Land

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Appraisal Night on 27 March

The next meeting of the Kidderminster Art Society will be on Thursday 27th March 2014. To be held at Trimpley Village Hall at 7.15 pm.

We look forward to welcoming Jim McIntyre (BWS) for our monthly appraisal on the subject of The Coastline.

For the uninitiated; every month we invite a guest to critique any works that members have been doing during the month. The painting can be in any medium and each month there is a different theme.  These evenings are generally very well attended and guests are welcome to come along.

The Theme for April will be ” A Social Event”

For full list of meetings see the drop down menu What’s On, or click here

Work Night 20th March

The Kidderminster Art Society’s next meeting will be on 20th March at Trimpley Village Hall. The theme for March is ‘The Coastline’.

If you are thinking about joining the Kidderminster Art Society, why not come along for a free ‘taster’ and meet some of the members. The Work Nights are very friendly and informal. Just bring some paper or sketchbook and something to draw or paint with.

The evening starts at around 7.15 p.m. until about 9.15