Life drawing with Tony Sumpter and model Claire Peacey
Tony Sumpter's life drawing workshop atttracted a big audience. However, everyone managed to squeeze in with drawing boards and charcoal supplied by Tony. Tony started the session with a series of quick poses and with everyone having a limited number of lines to draw. Some longer poses followed with a review during the tea break. This review showed that the quick sketches were much more vibrant and dynamic. Tony explained that people tend to focus on detail in the longer sketches and lose sight of the overall pose. Tony provided some quick guidelines to measurement of the body, which can help prevent the frequent problem of too short a leg. Model, Claire, was very skillled, providing some interesting and dynamic poses while keeping very still!
Tony mentioned that the Attenborough College in Leicester are putting on some open sessions over the next three months to see what the response will be. Each session is for 3 hours on a Sunday. A studio has been booked for 3 life drawing sessions - no tuition - on 29th May, 26th June, 24th July. All Sundays, 10:00 - 1:00. Tony is putting the lists of participants together. You don't need to sign up for all three. Please let Tony know if you want to reserve a space by telephoning or texting 07526 268275. Tony said that easels and model provided, but to please bring your own drawing equipment.
Barbara Colbert Workshopa pen and ink workshop, which let us try a very free style of pen work using the quill and the fronds of each end of a feather to create a picture. This starting point was helpful as some of us were not familiar with pen and ink styles and starting with a feather freed us up to give it a try in a fun way. We then went on to use more conventional implements to develop our own pictures and styles which the photographs represent.
Barbara was a good teacher and she found skill and artistry in everyone's work, this was very encouraging, especially for members who were inexperienced in pen and ink techniques and styles. Barbara is very experimental in her work and her enthusiasm for her subject was infectious.
Everyone had an enjoyable and relaxing afternoon and had at least one piece of presentable work to take away.
Welcome to Ashby Art Club
And welcome to our website!
Anyone can come along on any Monday evening and join Ashby Art Club (£35 for the year which includes entry to all the demonstrations).
If you would like to paint alongside like minded people, of all different abilities, then Smisby Village Hall is the place for you. You will find a warm and friendly atmosphere - so why not give it a try.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES:
Workshops at Smisby Village Hall Saturday afternoons
Final workshop of the season on 11 June 2016 - Jeremy Ford - Watercolour workshop
- Please note: Deposits are required for bookings and are non refundable
Melbourne Art Exhibition 28th and 29th May
Sharon Brown on behalf of Melbourne Festival invites members to participate in the Melbourne Art Exhibition. Details can be found on their website www.melbournefestival.co.uk on the Artists Page
Saturday 4 June
Canals and reflections - Watercolour Workshop
Run by Di Lorriman Tel 01530 414276
at Rickman's Corner Community Centre, Linton near Swadlincote
10-4pm. £20 for the day. Tea coffee available but please bring lunch
A day to see different ways of painting reflections and having a go at your own picture of a Venice canal or our lovely waterways here.
Please contact Di for a place
Wednesday morning Art Club Dates are on the second Wednesday of each month
Times are 9.30am - 12.00 noon at Smisby Village Hall
£3.00 Charge for non-members
Wednesday sessions are as follows
- 8 June 2016
- 13 July 2016
- 10 August 2016
- 14 September 2016
- 12 October 2016
- 9 November 2016
- 14 December 2016