FEBRUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER
Here is the February 2019 newsletter:
month Catherine Beale is giving us a ‘paint-along’ demonstration on Thursday 21st
using water colour or ‘line & wash’ – further details to follow.
have been able to secure Jamel Akib to give us a demonstration on Thursday July
18th – this will be in oils and comes after his popular
demonstration with us last year. This time it will be a ‘sit back and watch’
demonstration and this now gives us 2 such events for 2019 where we can invite
non-members for the evening– the other being given by Paul Weaver
(watercolours) on Thursday October 31st.
3. I have
had a message from Karin Meek about the forthcoming Silent Art & Craft
Auction on behalf of Julia’s House Children’s Hospice, to remind everybody that
this is happening on Sat 9th February 1pm to 9pm (and Sunday 10th
12-3pm) at the Devizes & District Conservative Club – see the poster.
4. Sarah Leigh, Arts & Tourism Officer,
Corsham Town Council has contacted me to let me know that at the Town Hall in
Corsham they have free exhibition space available Mon-Fri each week and are
starting to fill their calendar for 2019 with various artists. They have plenty
of space July-December 2019 so please get in touch with Sarah if this is of
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org or 01249 702130. Sarah works Wednesday - Friday
Holtham has contacted me to let us know about this year’s Peacock Trail - Peacock
Arts Trail calls for artists – “The ‘Peacock Arts Trail’ is preparing
to soar into the Wiltshire skies from Saturday 5 to Sunday 13 October 2019 and
local artists and craftspeople are invited to take part. Registration is now
open until 31st March via www.peacockartstrail.co.uk.
This is the fourth open studios event
and footfall and awareness of the trail is increasing year on year. It's a
great chance for individual artists and groups to promote their work and enjoy
a chat with visitors.
Many artists open their own studios but
others share a venue with a friend or there are limited spaces in some of the
shared community venues.”
For more information visit
www.peacockartstrail.co.uk or email email@example.com
From Max Hale – Draw & Paint the
“Trees, skies, flowers,
deer, foxes, shells.. If it's part of this beautiful planet in it's
natural state then this 10 week course will support and teach not only 'how to'
in drawing but in any painting medium you prefer. Bring your watercolours,
acrylics or oils. This is designed for artists who love these subjects and
would like the opportunity to learn the specific technique and methods to
tackle them.” - https://www.maxhaleart.co.uk/draw-paint-the-natural-world?mc_cid=268e296cd1&mc_eid=fb4612d742
7. And from
Charles Sluga’s latest Newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/8cd772efcfbe/charles-sluga-jan-newsletter-the-heat-traveling-new-paintings-and-ella-fitzgerald?e=5d37af124d where painting in temperatures approaching 50
degrees Celsius is almost impossible, Charles quotes from Irvine Welsh - “I
was used to heat, but this place was so dry the trees were bribing the dogs!”