Regrettably, we have to announce the cancellation of the Nichola Martin Charcoal Workshop scheduled for Thursday 6th October. Our apologies for the disappointment this may cause.
Nichola Martin will be returning to the club on Thursday 6th October for a still life Charcoal Workshop. The subject choice will be yours however, so, if you prefer to do a landscape or portrait please bring along a photograph of your subject (preferably black and white). The workshop will run from 10am until 3pm. for which there will be a non-refundable fee of £10 to £15 (depending on the number of attendees) payable in advance to Jen Manson. Members who wish to attend should append their name and telephone number on the list which is posted in the club. All you need to bring is cartridge paper. The club now has a good supply of drawing boards.
Falkirk artist Marjory Sime will be making a welcome return to the club on Tuesday 30th August for a one day workshop (10.30-15.30) on the subject “Freely Florals” covering loose floral composition, execution and backgrounds in oil. Full details of this are on the Notice Board in the club where you should append your name and telephone number if you are interested in attending. The fee for this workshop is £15, payable to the event co-ordinator Jen Manson, by 24th August.
Following Marjory Sime’s recent oil painting demo at the club, the possibility of a return visit to hold an oils workshop is being considered. In order to gauge the level of support for this, brief details of the subject matter on offer is listed below. Full details are shown on the notice posted in the club where you can indicate your support and subject preference. As usual, Jen Manson will co-ordinate the responses and arrangements. All workshops would run from 1030-1530 and cost around £15.
In the Beginning – Covers essentials of tone, blending and working with paint and equipment. Good for beginners.
Figurative – Composition, execution and backgrounds.
Colour Mixing – Covers colour mixing and usage.
Floral Glazes – Composition, execution and background glazing in oils.
Working from Photographs – Selection, composition and execution.
A very interesting and unusual workshop featuring two artists (Sue Tait and Kate Hajducka) who specialise in traditional painting methods and materials was held at the club on Tuesday 19th April. The focus was on the use of natural pigments and binders which included hide glue, gesso, beeswax, oil and egg tempera. A demonstration of encaustic painting was given, (also known as hot wax painting) which uses the heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. Afterwards everyone had the opportunity to try these techniques for themselves.
A one day painting workshop will be held at the club on Tuesday 19th April beginning at 10am. Sue Tait and Kate Hajducka are two artists who have a studio at Coburg House in Leith and focus on the use of natural pigments and binders including glue, gesso, beeswax glazes and oil. Egg tempera and inks are also used. All materials for the workshop, which is limited to twelve places, will be provided. The fee for this all day workshop is £12.50 per person. This is non-refundable and payable in advance to the Programme co-ordinator Jen Manson.
Any members who are interested in attending, should enter their name and telephone number on the notice currently displayed in the Club. Further information about Sue and Kate’s work can be viewed via the highlighted web links at the beginning of this notice.
This is a reminder that the £ 5 (non-refundable) fee for Nichola Martin’s Still Life Workshop on Tuesday 20th October falls due next Wednesday 14th October. The workshop will run from 10am until 4pm, full details of which are shown in the website post dated 12th August. The fee should be paid directly to Jen Manson who is the event co-ordinator.
Further to her successful demonstration at the club on 10th February, Nichola Martin will be returning on Tuesday 20th October for a Still Life Charcoal Workshop. The workshop will run from 10am until 4pm. for which there will be £5 (non-refundable) fee, payable to Jen Manson by Wednesday 14th October.
Numbers are strictly limited to twelve, so, members who wish to attend should append their name and telephone number to the list which is posted in the club. Nichola will provide charcoals etc but members are requested to bring their own cartridge paper on the day.
This is a reminder that places are still available for members on Colin’s one day workshop on Thursday 6th August. Full details are available on the previous website post dated 25th May. (See “Workshops” Tab)
There will be a fee of £5, payable on the day of the event, which will be held from 1000 until 1600 hours. Members who are interested in attending should enter their name and telephone number on the notice posted in the club.
The Andrew Parry Workshop on Basic Watercolour Techniques, scheduled to take place the club on Thursday 2nd July has regrettably had to be cancelled due to insufficient interest for this event.