Annie Davenport Colour Mixing July 2018
Photos by Amanda Mayes
The club were treated to a masterclass workshop in 'colour mixing' given by local artist, and club member, Annie Davenport. Mrs Davenport is well known locally and has exhibited widely throughout the region.
Coming originally from a background in printing techniques, her workshop was based on just a few basic colours of Yellow, Magenta, Cyan along with black and white. Initially the workshop centred on how it was possible to achieve just about any colour imaginable just by skillfully mixing the three basics of yellow, cyan and magenta, in a similar way that your ordinary colour inkjet printer would at home. Members were then guided into mixing and matching the colours of several still life objects that Annie had brought along for the demo. Most amateur artist carry quite a lot of various coloured paints with them, quite often far more than is really needed. With the lessons learned from the workshop, the members were quite impressed by how few actual basic colours are required , and all vowed to make an effort to incorporate what they had learned into future works.
This latest workshop is one of many events being held throughout this 25th anniversary year for the club, upcoming will be painting 'en plein aire' (weather permitting) at Orchardleigh (July 18th) and Downside Abbey (August 15th). Then on November 28th the popular Pastels Workshop with Trowbridge artist Graham Cox.
PENCIL DRAWING WORKSHOP - JOHN SIBLEY 16th May 2018.
Members of the Chilcompton Art Club were treated to an excellent pencil drawing workshop overseen by fellow member Mr John Sibley. John Sibley specialises in pencil drawing and has over the years accrued many interesting and useful tips on how to create various effects using the simple medium of pencils. The session started off with him explaining the various types and grades of pencil, and how to use them to best effect. The session then moved onto creating a finished picture based upon a photo that John had taken on one of his many travels, it consisted of a derelict old house overgrown with shrubs and trees, by the end of the session the members had a near complete finished drawing that they could then take away to finish off in their own time. The workshop is just one of a number of workshops that are being held throughout 2018, which is the art club's 25th anniversary year. The next one to be held is called 'Colour Mixing' and will be conducted by club member Annie Davenport, Annie is a professional artist and has a lot of experience in the use of oils and acrylics, the session will be about how to create various colours and shades using only a few basic colours to start with. The session is scheduled for Wednesday the 4th July. Being the club's 25th Anniversary Year, there are also other events planned for a bit later in the year, mainly an anniversary open day on 1st September, followed by a massive art exhibition in October and concludes with a pastel workshop by Graham Cox in November, details etc can be viewed on the club website at www.chilcomptonartclub.uk . The club is open to anyone who has an inclination to paint or draw, and all abilities are welcome, just pop along to the St John's Church Hall in Chilcompton on a Wednesday or Friday morning between 10:00 and midday, or visit the website for contact details.
DEMONSTRATIONS - WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS 2018
All events are held between 10:00am and 12:00 Noon, unless otherwise indicated.
Normal Club activities will also take place for those not participating.
GRAHAM COX PASTELS - Workshop - Wednesday 28th November 10:00am - 3:00pm. £33.00 per person. (Bring your own lunch)
2018 CLUB DATES
2018 THE CLUB STARTS UP AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY 10th JANUARY AND FRIDAY 12th JANUARY
WE WILL BE OPEN EVERY WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY DURING 2018. THE ONLY EXCEPTION WILL BE FOR GOOD FRIDAY MARCH 30