Catherine Beale Workshop
Members of Chilcompton Art Club were treated to a masterclass in watercolour painting, under the tutelage of local professional artist Catherine Beale. Catherine specialises in light-filled and contemporary watercolours and has recently started experimenting, and exploiting, with pigment behaviours using a method she has termed “gravity painting”. The cascading techniques enable paints to mingle and run to create delicate veils of colour, as well as collide and interact to create interesting effects. Her demonstration and combined workshop explained these techniques to the club's members at a recent Wednesday group meeting. During the workshop phase, members worked at producing their own version of a particular scene entitled "The Gateway" and were fully inspired to attempt their own paintings in the future.
There may well be some examples on show at the forthcoming club exhibition on Saturday November the 23rd, to be held in St. John's Church Hall, Chilcompton.
DEMONSTRATIONS - WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS 2019
UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, ALL CLUB EVENTS TAKE PLACE
St. JOHN'S CHURCH HALL, CHILCOMPTON. BS3 4HP
Saturday 23rd November - 10:00am until 5:00pm
In the run up to Christmas, come along and see the varied works of our members, maybe pick up a gift for someone special. Refreshments available all day.
During demonstrations and workshops, normal club activities will also take place for those not participating.
PRESENTATIONS AT THE 2019 AGM.
Linda Marshall (left) with Chairperson Amanda Mayes.
Presentation of the Turner-Committee Cup for 2018.
The Club received a new Cup last year, kindly donated by the club's founder members Harold and Joan Turner.
The committee discussed how this cup should be awarded. Since we have several awards for paintings at our annual exhibition, it was decided that this cup should be awarded to a club member who has shown dedication and support towards the Art club over a long period of time.
There are clearly a good few members who fall into this category, and I’m sure over the coming years they will be considered for this award. This year we had to make an initial decision, so the award goes to Linda Marshall.
A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEMBER BETTY MATTICK
GRAHAM COX - PASTELS WORKSHOP - 2018
The final event for 2018, celebrating 25 years of the Chilcompton Art Club, was a pastels workshop, taken by the noted Trowbridge pastels artist Graham Cox of (Moody Views http://www.moodyviews.co.uk/ ). The workshop was well attended by both club members and a few guests. The all day event, took place at the club's regular venue of St. John's Church Hall, Chilcompton, Mr Cox steered the group along, in his usual convivial manner, into producing two stunning paintings. In the morning session, a countryside landscape followed by a seascape in the afternoon session. The club has enjoyed a very good year celebrating 25 years since inauguration, with workshops, outside visits and exhibitions. The final club session for 2018 will be on Friday the 7th of December and it will convene again every Wednesday and Friday between 10:00am and Noon, welcoming members old and new, commencing from the 9th January 2019. Further details, and contact information, can be viewed at the club's website www.chilcomptonartclub.uk ".
25th ANNIVERSARY OPEN DAY 2018
Chilcompton Art Club held a very successful open day exhibition on Saturday the 1st September. The event marked 25 years since the club was officially formed, and was held in the St. John's church hall, Chilcompton. Club members submitted several of their pictures that they completed over the past twelve months, and this resulted in over eighty paintings being on display. A big thank you goes out to all the members who supported the event, and also to the general public who came along to view the works. As part of the event the club also ran an internal competition for the members, the title set was 'Reflection' and could be in any medium, so long as the image suited the title. The entries were on display throughout the day so that all those attending could cast a vote for their favourite image. The eventual winner, by a very close margin, was Annie Davenport with her painting of a swan on water, she wins an Amazon voucher to the value of £15.
The club were also delighted to see founder members Harold and Joan Turner, the couple had made a special effort to attend, and surprised the club by presenting a beautifully engraved cup, which will be called 'The Turner Committee Cup, and be presented, each year, to the painting selected by the committee as the best in show at the club's annual exhibition held each October. The club has two further celebratory events up and coming, the first being the annual exhibition to be held in the Chilcompton Village Hall on Saturday the 20th and Sunday 21st October, and will have over one hundred and twenty paintings on view. The second event is a workshop by Trowbridge pastel artist Graham Cox, and will be at St. John's Church Hall on Wednesday 28th November. Details of the club, and all events, can be view on this website.