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.

Workshop: Collage Still Life

Our next workshop will be on Monday 25th June 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 Margaret Owen.

A variety of composition items will be available but bring your own if you wish.  Collage is a slow process and we will aim to complete a small piece of work during this session. Please bring the following materials:

  • Drawing board and pencils etc.
  • Paper (lining paper will be available)
  • Scissors
  • PVA glue, brushes and water pot
  • Coloured pencils, wax crayons and pens
  • Magazines, glossy or otherwise – there will be plenty available.

This workshop is limited to a maximum of 14 persons – first come, first served.

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

Live Art Event

To celebrate our 60 year anniversary, we are running a 4 day LIVE ART EVENT

LIVE ART Members of the society will be creating artwork live. Come and see, ask questions and get inspired
ART WALL Contribute to our celebrations by creating your own small masterpiece, we’ll provide materials and inspiration
JUNIOR ART COMPETITION We are running a competition for school children, come and see the works by our winners

Workshop: Light Effects in Watercolour

Our next workshop will be on Monday 30th April 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 Ken Bridges.

The aim of the workshop will be to explore methods of creating light effects in a simple watercolour landscape. If time allows we will produce the same painting 3 times attempting to portray different times of day. Ken will produce a simple sketch for attendees to copy.

Those attending should bring along watercolour equipment including:

  • Brushes small, medium and large,
  • Watercolour papers of around 18” x 12” at least 3 sheets preferably heavy 180 lb or above.
  • A good variety of watercolours,   yellows, reds, blues, plus earth colours .
  • Accessories including tissues, small sponge, pencils & rubber.

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.

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

Workshop: Broaden Your Approach To Painting

Our next workshop will be on Monday 26th February 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 Chris Pugh.

The workshop will involve participants creating art works using different tools such as business cards, sticks and string etc. as well as the more conventional approaches of brushes and knives. You should bring media and supports of your choice together with anything you would like to apply it with. Also bring a subject to draw (2D or 3D). Chris will also bring a subject-matter and tools for applying paint. He will demonstrate and provide guidance during the session.

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

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

November Workshop: Ceramics – Creations In Clay

The workshop was held on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at Llanelltyd Village Hall. The workshop was tutored by Sue Barnes.

Sue gave a short introduction about clay, firing and glazing. Three different types of clay were available, for making different types of pots. Sue explained the differences between each of the different types and how they were fired and glazed.

Most of the day was spent fashioning pots from our chosen type of clay – or pots from each type if that took your fancy. One of the types of clay was air drying clay, which could be painted with acrylic paint, if you wanted to complete it without having to wait for the firing process.

At the end of the day there was an amazing variety of pots, sculptures, buttons and flowers – as you can see from the pictures (courtesy of Ian Roberts) below. For those who wanted their creations to be fired in the kiln – we await a follow-up session to glaze and fire our creations.

I think it fair to say that the day was greatly enjoyed by all.

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