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.

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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June Workshop: Making a Silk Purse Out of a Sow’s Ear

Meirionnydd Artists Society workshop, Thursday 1st June 2017, 10.30.am. to 4.00.pm, at Llanelltyd village hall. The workshop will be tutored by Wendy Murphy. You can use  Painting & drawing materials of your own choice. Costs for members is £10, and for non-members is £12.

Wendy will bring photographs and encourage and show you how to create paintings and drawings from them. You should bring with you drawing and painting materials of your choice to use on the day. Please also bring protective covering for the tables and carpet etc. in the village hall.  Also avoid getting paint on other items e g. crockery & glass.