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.

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).

Workshop: Watercolour Techniques Mood Board

Our next workshop will be on Thursday 4th April 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 Tracy Ann Smith.

The objective of the workshop is to create textures by using the simple techniques which can enhance watercolour painting and add interesting pattern. Hopefully there will be enough time to create a piece of artwork.

You will need to bring:

  • Water colours
  • Watercolour paper (large if possible)
  • Brushes

We will be using candles, bubblewrap, kitchen roll, sharp points, rock salt etc. The tutor will bring a couple of painted examples to show how to insert some techniques. It will be a fun session, tiring but well worth it. It might be an idea for those attending to bring along some subject matter to paint.

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.