Saturday, 14 January 2012

January Workshop

Landscape Inventions with Neil McGregor

Saturday 21st of January 2012:  10:0o to 16:00 at ChristChurch, Stockton Lane, York.


Cost :  £16

Neil trained at Norwich School of Art over 25 years ago, and since that time has worked as a practising artist, lecturer and museum curator.


He has a particular interest in painting and drawing techniques, specifically the techniques employed during the 18th century by artists like Gainsborough and Hogarth.


This workshop will be looking at techniques used by 18th century painters including Thomas Gainsborough to generate landscape images.  The session will use techniques like ink blots, rubbings and and vegetables to generate landscape compositions.


For further details contact Peter Cooke   pandj.cooke@btinternet.com

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Next Demonstration

January Saturday 14th - Robert Hughes
Venue:     The Christchurch Forum, Stockton Lane, York
2pm -4pm          Members Free - Guests £5 
Subject: Snow Scene
Medium: Watercolour
Bob is a self-taught artist and has been painting and drawing for as long as he can remember, he paints traditional subjects but specialise in portraiture. His favourite medium is oil paints but he is familiar with most other mediums including watercolour, acrylic, coloured pencils, pastel pencils, pastel, etc.
These last couple of years have seen a major change in Roberts' way of painting partially due to the limited amount of space at home. His new medium is "Digital", painting with pixels if you like, now his workstation comprises of a solid office desk, a G5 PowerMac computer, two monitors, a Wacom Intuos graphics tablet and an A4 printer with a facility to print directly onto printable CDs or DVDs.
Does all this new technology mean that he has given up on the traditional mediums altogether? Not on your life, if anything it has given him more power to express himself. When he is teaching he still use traditional mediums such as watercolour, pastel pencils, pastels, pencil etc, after all, what is art? ...it's creating images using any material you can lay your hands on, isn't it...?