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.

Rhinogydd: Ancient Routes and Old Roads

Photography and Text by Jean Napier MA ARPS

Jean’s fifth book entitled “Rhinogydd – Ancient Routes and Old Roads” has just been published and she will be giving a series of talks and book signing at a variety of places. The book has evolved from Jean’s project for her recent Masters in Fine Art at Aberystwyth University and is full of text on the history of the Rhinogydd written after months of intensive research and contains dozens of Jean’s photographs.

“I have been exploring the county of Meirionnydd for many years and find the varied landscape endlessly fascinating and one particular area, the Rhinogydd mountains and surrounding high moorland, is especially captivating and full of the remains of human habitation that date back centuries.”

Dates and places for Book signings:

6.00pm            16 November – Draig Dipsy Dragon Gallery – Dolgellau
7.00pm            22 November – A Likely Story Bookshop – Tywyn
6.30 pm           23 November – Pen’rallt Bookshop – Machynlleth
2.00pm            24 November – Artworks Gallery – Aberdyfi
7.00pm            25 November – Hamdden Ardudwy Leisure – Harlech

Book Price £5.95

Contact Jean on 0771 8228 791 or info@jean-napier.com