Workshop: Still Life

Our next workshop will be on Tuesday 22nd October 2019 at Llanelltyd Village Hall, starting at 10:30am, and finishing at about 4pm. The cost for members will be £10 and £12 for non-members. The tutor will be Chris Pugh. Chris will be looking at approaches to still life.

You will need to bring:

  • Drawing and painting materials of your own choice
  • Appropriate support i.e. paper, board or canvas
  • An object of your choice to draw or paint.

Chris will also bring along some subject matter. The day will involve suggestions on approach demonstrated by Chris followed by practical exercises.

Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own packed lunch.

N.B. Please stay at end of workshop to help clear-up

Use the contact form for more information or to book your place.

Workshop: Perspective Drawing

Our next workshop will be on Wednesday 7th August 2019 at Llanelltyd Village Hall, starting at 10:30am, and finishing at about 4pm. The cost for members will be £10 and £12 for non-members. The tutor will be Ivor Arbuckle.

A lot of people have difficulty with perspective when drawing so this workshop has been organised to try and help people tackle this discipline

You will need to bring:

  • Paper –minimum A3, ideally A2.
  • Pencils – HB/B.
  • Long ruler –  minimum 30 cms. (ideally longer).
  • Small pritt/glue stick (not wet adhesive).
  • Drawing board.
  • Each person should also bring a couple of Sunday supplement type colour mags and/or clothes catalogues (not TV listing magazines); we need lots of largish pictures for a collage type exercise – this is the important bit!

Suitable paper will be available to purchase at the workshop.

Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own packed lunch.

N.B. Please stay at end of workshop to help clear-up

Use the contact form for more information or to book your place.

Melanie Williams

Melanie Williams is an encaustic wax artist from Bala in Mid Wales. She is inspired by the rugged beauty of Wales.   Melanie says, “My medium of choice is encaustic wax I use hot and cold tools to create unique work.   Hot wax, fire and pigments is magical.  I find painting with wax has so many dimensions – individual layers of medium can be translucent and shiny or rugged and gnarled.  I so enjoy the complexity of this medium.”

Melanie sets down layers of pure beeswax, damar resin  and pigments to create texture and a weave of wax.  The colours, tools and innovate techniques vary according to the image she wishes to portray.  Melanie says  “When I wield the blow torch over the wax I am totally absorbed by the process.  The wax  flows organically in mysterious ways and I am inspired and excited by the unpredictability of the results.  Its alchemy with fire!”

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Informal Painting Day 24th June: Demonstration of Encaustic Art

On our informal painting day on 24th June,  we are pleased to welcome Melanie Williams who is going to give us a  demonstration of Encaustic Art.  Melanie, who lives near Bala, has worked in this medium for many years. It involves creating works of art using hot liquid wax, oils and pigments. This is usually applied in layers and can result in quite spectacular and unusual effects.

Melanie has recently had a successful exhibition at Ty Meirion Gallery, Dyffryn Ardudwy.   She exhibits permanently at Tan yr Hall Gallery in Bala. For more information about Melanie and her works please visit her website.

We will be meeting at Llanelltyd Village hall, starting at 10:30am. The cost for the day is £3.00. No need to book, just come along and pay on the day. Non members are also welcome (£6 on the door).