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.

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.

Workshop: Uses of a Camera as an Aid to your Art

Our next workshop will be on Tuesday 5th February 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 Jean Napier.

Many of you will know Jean and be aware of her work as well as her wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of photography. Members who use a camera as an aid to their work should find this Workshop informative and beneficial.

The workshop will have two principal sections:

Part 1:  Using a camera to gather subject material.
Part 2:  Photographing your work.

Please bring with you some of your finished work and a camera and/or a phone with a camera. Jean would prefer you to bring a camera as this will give her more scope to demonstrate what can be done within photography.

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: 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

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