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THE COMMUNITY'S ART CLUB

ANNIE DAVENPORT COLOUR MIXING - JULY 2018

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.

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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.

FRANK REEVES 'TECHNIQUES IN OILS DEMONSTRATION'
18th APRIL 2018

As part of our ongoing celebrations for the club's 25 Anniversary, club artist Frank Reeves gave our members an enlightening demonstration in various techniques that he uses when painting in oils. Frank has many years experience and has a distinctive style and recognisable colour palette that he works from.
Frank had prepared a basic countryside scene in readines for his demo, and from there went on to describe the many aspects of depicting skyscapes, from producing a basic graduated background to how to portray various cloud types. His scene also included trees, and Frank explained about how to think of a tree as a three dimensional object and to always consider the direct of the light that falls on the tree, another aspect is to give trees a sense of depth by applying dark and light in the appropriate places.
Next up in our series of events fro 2018 will be club member John Sibley, he will be running a workshop entitles 'Working with Pencils' to be held on Wednesday 16th May. 

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OUTDOOR PERSPECTIVES WORKSHOP - AN ARTISTS VIEW - PETER HINGE

Club artist Peter Hinge held a drawing workshop at the Wednesday club meeting 7th March 2018, the topic being perspectives and how to see them when compiling outdoor scenes.  At the start of the workshop one member quipped "I hope we don't have to draw any ships, becaues if we do I'll be sunk" only to find out later that Peter had included the drawing on the Titanic!

Peter prepared a special template for each of the members, and covered how to use the device in order to compose subjects from landscapes to ships. Everyone found the event to be both informative and at times amusing, and they all had a couple of completed drawings to take home.

Below is one of the completed drawings.

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CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT THE MENDIP INN 2017

I think we all enjoyed it, and it was good value.

This year's exhibition awards went to the following.
Mixed Media - Philip Evry. Oils - Pam Wilmot. Acrylics - Nigel Punchard. Watercolour - Penny Lloyd. Pastels - Amanda Mayes. Public Vote - Suzi Brain.

 

 

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GRAHAM COX - PASTEL WORKSHOP - OCTOBER 2017
It has conspired to be a hectic week for the members of Chilcompton Art Club. On Wednesday the 25th we had an all day pastel workshop in the St John’s Church Hall Chilcompton. The Wiltshire based professional artist Graham Cox, gave one of his excellent tutorial workshops. Mr Cox specialises in the medium of pastels and runs his business “Moody Views”  http://www.moodyviews.co.uk/ from his studio in Trowbridge. The club members and a few guests were given an overview of the medium and then guided through producing two beautiful landscape pictures in the distinctive Cox style. For quite a few members, this was their first experience of using pastels, but with Mr Cox’s often humorous style and step by step guidance, everyone ended up being delighted with the final results that they produced to take home.

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HUGH'S WONDERFUL WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP

Wednesday 27th September 2017

Once again this year, Hugh Webb gave an informative and amusing watercolour workshop, big thank you to Hugh for organising.

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TERM END EVENT AND COMPETITION 28th JULY 2017

Friday the 28th July saw the usual end of term event take place in the church hall, many members brought along their work that had been completed during the past 12 months, light refreshments and drinks were taken and it was also a chance for some of the Friday and Wednesday members to mingle and compare notes.
The annual competition subject, which was set by the committee in January, was for members to submit monochrome black and white pictures, done in any medium.
The winning painting, 'Dandelions in seed' was done by Peter HInge, seen pictured above receiving his prize from club Chairperson Amanda Mayes.
After short summer break, the club will reconvene on Wednesday 6th September.

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KAREN GEORGE - ACRYLIC WORKSHOP. 14th June.
Renowned local artist Karen George held a workshop entitled 'Skyscapes in acrylics'. Club members were given the opportunity to learn more about the use of acrylics and in particular palette knives. The two hour session was very much enjoyed by all and everyone left with a new painting and a better understanding of how best to use the acrylic medium. Karen graduated as a Landscape Architect and then decided to take up painting for a living in 2010, she is currently the Chairperson for the Cam Valley Arts group and also a member of the local Old Bakery Artists group, her work mainly centres around acrylic skyscape scenes and you can see many of her works at her website http://www.trenjorydesigns.co.uk/

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MARY BARNES - SILK SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP MAY 2017

Member Mary Barnes held a silk screen printing workshop on May 3rd, members were given the opportunity to try this technique for themselves, under the excellent guidance of Mary. Various techniques and materials were both demonstrated and implemented as members produced their own designs and finished products.

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HUGH'S WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP

Club Chairman Hugh Webb held a watercolour workshop at the club on Wednesday the 23rd November 2016, Hugh's amiable and informative style ensured that the session flowed seamlessly from one topic to another and included various techniques for the members to try out.

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