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

 

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.

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

Membership Subscriptions are due by the end of December this year. Please don't forget that fees have increased. Non Exhibiting Membership £25, Exhibiting Membership £30.

Dates for your Diary

Annual General Meeting and Social - Tuesday 27th February 7-9pm at Betchworth Village Hall

Spring Exhibition at Betchworth Village Hall - 5th, 6th & 7th May 2018

Annual Exhibition at Denbies Vineyard 12th, 13th, 14th October 2018

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!