Winter Programme 2017-2018

Dorking Group of Artists Winter Programme  2017/18 All sessions will be at Bear Green Village Hall.     All Day sessions will cost £5.00

 

DATE

TOPIC

WHAT TO BRING

Tuesday

5th Sep.

2/4 pm

Helpful Advice and crit

Re.  Summer Program Paintings

Please bring along one piece of work you have done over the summer  including sketch books

Tuesday

12th Sep

2./4.pm

Develop Summer Sketches

into  painting

Bring sketches and Your preferred painting/drawing materials.

Tuesday

19th Sep

2/4 pm

Still Life

(Untutored session)

Your preferred painting/drawing materials.

Tuesday

26th Sep

10/4 pm

ALL DAY WORKSHOP

Lois Cordelia (Speed Painting)

Animals

There will be  special paint for you to use for a small contribution.

Easel, brushes, palette knives, acrylics, A2 mount board

(mid-toneor darkish colour)

shimmer/metallic/iridescent paints. Photos

Tuesday

3rd Oct.

2-4 pm

Still Life

(Untutored session)

 

Your preferred painting/drawing materials.

Tuesday

10thOct.

2-4 pm

Anders Zorn Palette

Find out what can be achieved with a limited palette

With Colin Twin

Ref photos or object to paint

Oil, acrylic, or watercolours.

Red(vermillion, cadmium, or bright red) yellow ochre, Ivory black, and white.

Tuesday

17th Oct.

2-4 pm

Still Life

(Untutored session)

 

Your preferred painting/drawing materials.

Tuesday

31st Oct

10-4pm

ALL DAY WORKSHOP

TOWN AND CITYSCAPES

With Adebanji Alade

 

 

Using different medias Acrylic, Watercolour ,Pen work or Oils

What ever you would like to work with. Ref photos too.

Tuesday

7th Nov.

2-4 pm

Playing with scale

Annette Hall

Your preferred painting/drawing materials.

Lots of photos

Tuesday

14th Nov.

2-4 pm

Working SMALL or ABSTRACTING your Work

Annette Hall

Bring in something you have been working  to develop and your preferred painting/drawing materials.

Tuesday

21st Nov.

2-4 pm

Still Life

(Untutored session)

 

Your preferred painting/drawing materials.

Tuesday

28th Nov.

10-4 pm

ALL DAY WORKSHOP

Paul Simmons OILS

RESTAURANT AND CAFÉS

See attached notes

Tuesday

5T Dec.

2-4 pm

Still Life, Christmas theme

and Mince Pies for tea

(Untutored session)

Your preferred painting/drawing materials

 

 

 

Tuesday

9TH Jan

2-4 pm

Ronnie Ireland

CATCHING THE IMAGE

Slide show then interactive session.

Developing images from photos provided.  Working in any media He will tell us what we need to bring for the all day on 13th Feb.

Tuesday

16th Jan.

2-4 pm

PAINTING CHALLENGE

We will provide a photo

 

Your preferred painting/drawing materials.

Tuesday

23th Jan.

2-4 pm

Still Life

(Untutored session)

 

Your preferred painting/drawing materials.

Tuesday

30th Jan.

10-4 pm

ALL DAY WORKSHOP

Snow scenes

Jane Anderson Wood

Stretched Not paper & watercolour paints & reference photos

Tuesday

6th Feb.

2-4 pm

Fast and Furious with male model

With Alison Carlier

 

Your preferred painting/drawing materials. Bring plenty of paper or

Sketch books

 

Tuesday

13th   Feb.

10-4 pm

ALL DAY WORKSHOP

Ronnie Ireland

Developing Ideas from Jan  demo

Bring all ref; and your preferred media

Tuesday

20th Feb.

2-4 pm

Still Life

(Untutored session)

 

Your preferred painting/drawing materials.

Tuesday

27th Feb.

2-4 pm

Figure Drawing with Model

untutored

Your preferred painting/drawing materials. Bring plenty of paper or

Sketch books

Tuesday

6th  Mar.

2-4 pm

Still Life

(Untutored session)

 

Your preferred painting/drawing materials.

Tuesday

13th Mar.

10-4 pm

ALL DAY WORKSHOP

Soraya French

Gardens

ACRYLIC Mixed media

PAPER OR MOUNT BOARD,CANVASSES

Pastels oil and soft ,inks.

Tuesday

20st Mar.

2-4 pm

Still Life

(Untutored session)

Your preferred painting/drawing materials.

Tuesday

27th Mar.

2-4 pm

Helpful Advice and crit

Re. Winter Programme

Bring pictures from the

Winter Program or something you have painted during the winter including sketch books.

Hot cross buns at tea time

 

NOTES FOR MEMBERS we will try to keep as near as possible to this program.  However, it is made up to a year in advance and therefore it is sometimes necessary to make last minute changes.  When possible notice of changes will be announced at the Tuesday meetings and on the DGA website at www.dga.org.uk Please make sure that the hall is clean and tidy before you leave.  

 

 Please turn mobiles off or to silent.

 

Please note:  The ALL DAY SESSIONS will be: -   £5.00 this includes tea /coffee& biscuits Please give your apologies if you need to leave early when we have a guest artist and leave at an appropriate time to limit the disruption

 

Contact numbers; -Patsy 01306 712026, Hilary 01737823316, Helen 01306 883235 ,Annette 01737 363239

 

Paul Simmons Oil workshop  28th November

 

We are going to be tackling a café scene in oils. It would be good to bring a reference photo (ideally a café scene) that brings back good memories of your holidays. Don’t stress too much as I also bring reference material if you don’t have any.

 

You’ll need oil paints, solvent and painting medium. This could be turps and linseed oil but if you don’t like the smell, I really recommend Zest-it solvent and also their painting medium. Also something to paint on - a primed canvas or canvas board / paper.

 

Oil colours – my own palette is simple: Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Scarlet Lake, Burnt Umber, Cobalt Blue, Manganese Blue, French Ultramarine and of course, White.

 

Don’t forget a palette, palette knife, brushes, rags and an easel if you have one – I will encourage you to work standing up if you can.

 

 

 

We have omitted a day from the published Winter Programme! Tuesday October 24th was 'lost' in the planning! We have nothing against the 24th (just in case it is someone's birthday!) so we will let everybody know what the subject/event will be on that day nearer the time, and that there will be meeting on that day.

Summer Programme

DGA 2017 Summer Programme
DGA Summer Programme 2017.pdf
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April 25th

Brimstone House
Lodge Lane
S Holmwood

Bluebells


RH5 4NY

May 2nd

Millway House
Guildford Road
Westcott

4 acre garden, azaleas, rhodos.
Magnolias, glorious views of N
Downs, veg garden, 2
greenhouses, chickens, 4
beehives.


RH4 3BL

May 9th

Honey Wood
Deans Lane
Walton on the Hill

Garden with flowers, pot plants,
trees. Access to Walton Heath.


KT20 7UD

May16th

Applegarth Cottage
The Hildens
Westcott

Rhododendrons, Azaleas,
Camellias, water feature, summer
house, lots of woodland paths
from main lawn.


RH4 3JX

May 23rd

Deerhurst
Coast Hill Lane
Westcott

Large garden, follies, crumbling
Edwardian Castles. Japanese feel,
azaleas, rhododendrons, tea
houses, stream and pond.

135 A5
RH4 3LJ

May 30th

Pond Cottage
Misbrooks Green
Capel

Green Houses, Summer Houses
and flowers.


RH5 5HL

June 6th

Sandfels Studio
Park Lane
Reigate

Lovely grassy garden with trees
around studio and house. Pond.
Views through fences across
fields towards Downs


RH2 8JZ

June 13th

Hythe Sands
Tower Hill
Dorking

Sloping garden with trees and
views of Redlands. Topiary,
statues, potting area,
summerhouse.


RH4 2AN

June 20th

Pear Tree Cottage
205 The Street
Capel

Log cabin, flowers, pond.
Orchard woodland.


RH5 5ER

June 27th

Avondale
Parkgate Rd.
Newdigate

Summer House, Chickens,
shrubs, flowers, grapevine.
Access from garden into vast
woodland.


RH5 5DY

July 4th

Deepdene Trail. Walking.
Access via Kuoni Office

Coady the Lion, Parterre, grotto
and embattled tower but not the
flint staircase. Nearest toilets
Dorking Halls and Sports Centre

 

July 11th

Pixham Mill
Pixham Lane
Dorking

White clap board mill house, mill
pond and gardens


RH4 1PQ

July 18th

Clifton Cottage
Clifton’s Lane
Reigate

Lovely large garden next to
fields. Variety of plants, trees and
shrubs. Large pond edged with
plants. House and out buildings,
fences and gates.


RH2 9RA

July 25th

Longmede
Highland Road
Beare Green

Small pond, summer house, pots
and patio statue of heron.
Environs of Beare Green, lake at
village hall, fields behind house.


RH5 4RL

Aug 1st

The Annex
1 Castle Gardens
Dorking

River, weir, remains of watermill,
view of Box Hill. Several tiers to
garden, plenty of seats and
corners.


RH4 1NY

Aug 8th

Parklands
43 Deepdene Ave
Dorking

Trees, vegetables fruit cage,
views, small orchard, house.


RH5 4AA

Aug 15th

Gatton Park
Reigate
KP Emily, Education and
Heritage

Vista of Capability Brown
Landscape over to the lake. Rock
gardens. Pool and Alpine gardens,
variety of plants and walls.


RH2 0TW

Aug 22nd

Woodbury Cottage
Colley Lane
Reigate

¼ Acre cottage garden over 3
levels joined with steps.
Perennials, annuals and groups of
pots.


RH2 9JJ

Aug 29th

The Royal Oak
Brockham Green
Brockham

Pub Lunch. 12:00 for 12:30


RH3 7JS

 

First Session of the 2017 Summer Programme

A very cold afternoon with intermittent sunshine didn't deter members from painting the bluebells in South Holmwood, courtesy of Jan Marsden! Not as cold as last year, when it DID snow, but everybody really needed to put the thermals back on for this afternoon - but then who could resist all those bluebells!

Saturday 8th April Interiors Workshop with Max Hale

Over twenty members had a great day with Max Hale and his one day workshop on 'Painting Interiors'. He gave us a short demo, with lots of advice and suggestions, and set us off drawing some thumbnail sketches showing our lights and darks - and then we started! He spent time with everyone, and had useful and positive things to say to all of us as we painted, and finished his day with a very thorough crit!

All Day Portrait Workshop on 24th January 2017

Jacky Cowdrey presented a fantastic portrait workshop this week, with lots of information about how to start, what to look for, tips and information about the anatomy of the head to help get us all started! Two models were staged for 30 members to work from, and a really great day for our hardworking members!

Stop Press

Annual Exhibition Forms

All members should have received their Summer Mail out, either by email, or snail mail. We sent out 170 emails, and 27 envelopes; please contact the Chairman if you have not received your exhibition instructions and forms, or newsletter & Winter Programme.

We are delighted that Geoff Hunt, PPRSMA,  (former President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists) and member of the Wapping Group has agreed to open our Annual Exhibition at Denbies this year.

We are delighted to have back the fabulous and inspiring Jamel Akib for a one day workshop. Contact Annette for details and workshop sign up.

We were delighted to have Roger Dellar open our 2017 Spring Exhibition.

Some of our members out  'plein air' drawing and painting in Dorking Town Centre today! Great publicity for our Spring Exhibition next weekend! Thanks to Annette and Colin for organising the event!

Annual 2016 Exhibition at Denbies

Soraya French opened our Exhibition at the Private View at Denbies and was very complementary about our group - she gave the Memorial prize to Julia Hawkins painting 'Portrait of Alice'.

Spring 2016 Exhibition at Betchworth.

Sherree Valentine Daines was the celebrity artist opening our Spring 2016 Exhibition. She was very complimentary about our exhibition, and remembered the time when she was a member! She also gave an extra prize, of a signed print, to Marion Wilcocks, and will be donating a prize at forthcoming exhibitions!

Denbies Award winner Spring 2016

'Stop me and buy one' by Colin Sharr was chosen as the Denbies Award winner, lucky Colin, who received a case of Denbies wine!

The Barbara Johnson Memorial Prize Spring Exhibition 2016

Jim Tucker's work 'Assemblage' was chosen by Sherree Valentine Daines to win the Barbara Johnson Memorial Prize - well done Jim!

Visitors Vote Spring 2016

Tony Watson's painting 'Still Life with Orange and Lemon' won the Visitors Vote at Betchworth this Spring, well done Tony!