Workshop: Measured Drawing Techniques

Our next workshop will be on Thursday 29th November 2018 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.

Participants should bring a range of pencils H – 2B, biro or other ink drawing pen (not dip pen), cartridge Paper min A2 and drawing board, at least 10 sheets (not rolled). Some brushes with black ink and some graphite sticks or charcoal would also be useful. Paper will be available for sale at cost and probably some other bits of drawing materials.

Now for the strange part- bring a cardboard box (large cereal box/photocopy paper box) or bigger – as big as you can manage. The box should closed, have all its flaps masking taped shut and the whole thing painted white to hide any lettering/logos etc. Rectangular boxes are fine, but if anyone has some more unusual shapes (cylinders/cones etc) that would be good.

N.B. If you are unsure of the suitability of any materials you wish to bring please contact Ken (ken.bridges@tiscali.co.uk or 01341 250302)

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: Portrait Painting (Oil or Acrylic)

Our next workshop will be on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 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 Huw Lewis-Jones.

The aim of this workshop is to demystify portrait painting and introduce the basic elements of successful portraiture. The participants can choose whether to use palette knife or brush to produce the painting.

Students will need the following equipment:

  • A board or surface on which to paint
  • A palette on which to mix paints
  • Oil or acrylic paints (oil preferably), white, black, red, orange, blue, yellow ochre, burnt umber
  • Brushes and palette knife. I suggest 3 sizes of paint brush, small medium and large with the largest being at least size 12. A medium sized TROWEL shaped palette knife. The knife shaped knives are really only valuable for mixing colours
  • Kitchen towel, Turps or low odour solvent

Students will need an image of a person they wish to paint. I suggest an older person with a good characterful face. I attach some pictures of appropriate faces and you can choose one of these to paint if that suites you.

IMPORTANT: It will allow us to spend the day painting if you arrive having sketched the image as accurately as possible onto your art piece surface. I suggest you grid the art piece surface and grid the image of the portrait to help produce an accurate sketch.

Because of time pressure and limited space ii is probably best to restrict the numbers attending to a maximum of 15.  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.

Art Exhibition 2018 Winners and Awards

Peoples Choice

The Peoples Choice award went to Ken Bridges for his painting “Hanging On.”

Ken Bridges Peoples Choice 

Competition

The theme of this year’s competition was “Sea and Shore.”

Competition winners

First Prize (Kathleen Oakley Trophy): Sue Barnes for O’r Môr (Of the Sea)

O'r Môr (Of the Sea) Sue Barnes

Highly Commended: Brenda Jones for Plastic Sea and Peter Barnes for Breaking Wave.

Plastic Sea Brenda Jones Breaking Waves Peter Barnes

Ken Bridges

Ken is a practising artist living in North Wales where he has been working and exhibiting for the past fifteen years. His subject matter is mostly landscape or seascape.

He works in a variety of media the main one being oil paint where he enjoys it’s intensity of colour and mastic like qualities which enable him to apply the paint to the painting surface with brush, knife, fingers, or whatever tool seems appropriate to achieve a desired effect.

He also works in pure watercolour or sometimes adding other media to his watercolours such as pastel, charcoal and crayon on heavy watercolour papers.

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Officers and committee members 2018 – 2019

The following officers and committee members were elected at the Meirionnydd Artists Society AGM on 11th November 2017.

Chairperson: Valerie Land

Vice Chairperson: Huw Lewis-Jones

Secretary: Ian Roberts

Assistant Secretary: Jean Napier

Treasurer: Sue Barnes

Exhibition Organiser: Huw Lewis-Jones

Workshop/Programme Co-ordinators: Ken Bridges

Press and Publicity Officer:  The Meeting delegated this appointment to the Committee.

Trips/Social Events: The Meeting delegated this appointment to the Committee.

Web site & Facebook: Chris Owens

Executive Committee members: Marsha van den Bogaard, Ann Thomas, Julia Wilson & Jane Lloyd