THE FIRST PAGE:

First Page Another year came to a close with our Christmas get together on Wednesday 16th December.   It was with sadness we said goodbye to one of our long-standing committee members, Lesley Hetherington. Over the years Lesley has quietly and staunchly supported the Art Society, promoting the printing group, always ready to assist with exhibitions and functions and she was an invaluable source of help in establishing and updating the camera system as our technical officer. A special lady  indeed and we will miss her.  We all wish Lesley all the best in her new venture. Each year the committee evaluates the activities available to our members,  as to how we can streamline our activities. I would like to make members  aware of the organisation that goes into our workshops and I’d like to stress that it is so important that confirmation and payment be made at the time scheduled. 1. The artist engaged is booked months ahead. 2. Definite numbers are required to fill a workshop to cover costs. 3. Booking of appropriate accommodation required for the workshop  depending on numbers. 4. Reminding and contacting participants on a repeat basis has become  time- consuming for the organiser. Once you receive confirmation of your  booking,  it   is the participant’s responsibility to acknowledge confirmation and forward payment by the dates stated on the form. 5. Check your equipment list for the workshop and come prepared. We do understand unforeseen circumstances can occur however. We endeavour to maintain the standard of our visiting artists and  exhibitions and have appreciated the attendance and participation of  members. If you know of  a member who...

TREASURER’S REPORT

At its last meeting, your committee decided to increase fees in two areas; entry to demonstrations and annual membership. Because we are having to pay higher fees to our demonstrators, we lost money in that area, therefore entry to demonstrations from 1.1.16 will be $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Annual membership fees have been increased to $35 for the period 1.4.16 to 31.3.17. Discussion occurred about doing away with family membership  but it was decided to leave them at $15 for the spouse/partner ($50 total) living at the same address. School students (K-12), will be free until 31st March in the year after they leave school. This small increase will help cover the general costs (approx $3,000 p/a, but not specifically funded) required to run KAS each year. These costs will be detailed in the Annual Financial Statement which will be presented at the Annual General Meeting to be held on 2nd February, 2016 at 10.00am. See you there! Ray Teasdale  ...

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2ND FEBRUARY, 2016

The AGM will be at 10.00am at the Coach House. At this meeting the election will take place of – President     Vice President      Secretary      Treasurer and committee members ……….. a minimum of 3 and maximum of 8. All nominees and nominators must be financial members of KAS. Any motion you wish to put forward please send it to the Secretary, Box 707 Kiama by 19th January. Come along and support your committee. At the conclusion of the AGM the new committee will hold a General Meeting. The first Demonstration of 2016 with Dianne Gee will be at 1.00pm.   NOMINATION FORM Nominations...

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:

  27th February   Workshop with Shazia Imran This workshop is fully booked.     1st -7th March   Old Fire Station Exhibition     1st March Demonstration with Tony Hull Tony is one of our valued course co-ordinators so come along and meet him and you never know, you might be one of the lucky ones to have a quick portrait sketched. Look under DEMONSTRATIONS on our  website.   13th March ART in the PARK     5th April Demonstration with Geraldine Taylor Geraldine will be showing us how to paint birds using the medium of gouache. Come along and see how she paints her beautiful owls.   See web:DEMONSTRATIONS     10th April   ART in the PARK     16th-17th April 2 day Workshop with Mim Psakis Our workshops have been booked out very quickly so, if you’d like to come along to this vital artist’s workshop, you’d better get in early. Details on our website under WORKSHOPS.  8th May   ART in the PARK     24th -30th May Old Fire Station Exhibition       7th June Demonstration – Jann Parkes    Details later. 12th June   ART in the PARK     25th-26th June Workshop – COLLOGRAPHS – with Madeleine Szymanski   Here’s Madeleine at her demonstration last year working on a collograph. The results were beautiful. Come along and learn this fascinating printing technique.     Along with Madeleine we have some exciting artists in the pipeline for the second semester but still have to  confirm details. Please make sure you check the website for updates. 10th August ANNUAL EXHIBITION BUMP-IN DAY...

DEMONSTRATION FEBRUARY:

2nd FEBRUARY at the COACH HOUSE DIANNE GEE:   BIRDS Dianne’s demonstration last year was extremely popular and she is coming once more to show her quick sketching but concentrating on birds. Dianne will  show us the ‘steps along the way’ to a completed art work. She’ll show photocopies of her sketch books, idea jottings and plant drawings as all her birds are in the correct plants they feed from. Dianne has worked as a book illustrator and graphics artist for more than twenty years and her work displays a splendid range of sketches and water colour paintings. Dianne  held an exhibition at the Guest House Ulladulla titled ‘ A Garden of Birds’ – a vibrant representation of birdlife in the area,which was a great success and almost completely sold out and earlier this year she had a successful exhibition at Grenfell. To see a short video of Dianne talking about  and demonstrating her bird paintings go to www.open.abc.net.au/explore – page 9 in the Makers and Creators series. . Demonstrations begin at 1.00pm. Please be seated by 12.45pm.    ENTRY :     $10 members     $15 non-members Come and join us for afternoon tea after the demonstration.    ...

DEMONSTRATION APRIL:

5th APRIL : GERALDINE TAYLOR TAWNEY FROGMOUTHS in Gouache Geraldine is a professional Sydney artist and patron of the arts. She has had no formal training and is a  relative newcomer to the art scene.  Her preferred mediums are gouache, watercolour, acrylics and pencil but she has also produced works in oil and charcoal.  Her works include landscapes, seascapes, flora and fauna. These display a great deal of detail and a vibrancy of colour, which highlight Geraldine’s unique style.  Her wildlife art is of particular note and growing in popularity. There has been a great deal of interest in Geraldine’s contemporary works recently. Much of Geraldine’s work is privately commissioned both nationally and internationally and includes an extensive range of pet portraits, highly acclaimed for their likeness and portrayal of the individual character and personality of each pet. Geraldine’s demonstration will show how she develops the painting. The subject matter will be Tawney Frogmouths.  The complex untidy feathers give great scope to demonstrate layering of the paint and her brush techniques. Geraldine says, ‘As there is a lot of fiddling towards the end, the painting will be partly completed so I can show the stages. Following that I will have paints and paper so the attendees are able to play with the gouache.  I find that it is better for hands on.  It is much easier to understand how gouache behaves.’        PLEASE BE SEATED BY 12.45pm and stay for Afternoon Tea after the demonstration.            ...

WORKSHOPS FOR 2016:

STOPPRESS: This workshop is filling fast. Register and pay ASAP if you want to attend. Your place is secured on payment of the fee. SATURDAY 27th FEBRUARY:       1 Day Workshop with SHAZIA IMRAN – ‘Mixed Media’   Australian artist and sculptor, Shazia Imran is best known for her expressive mixed media pieces. She draws her inspiration from her travels, exploring the infinite expressiveness of her subjects through watercolours, acrylics and mixed media. Her delicately multi-layered paintings explore the connections between landscape, memory and the subconscious through texture and the interplay of light and dark, creating an atmosphere that opens itself to multiple meanings. Shazia was featured on the TV show Colour Your Life. She demonstrated how to create a figurative mixed media painting. The recording is available at shazia.com.au/tv. Her works have been exhibited internationally and hang in private collections in the US, UK and Australia. She is currently exhibiting her work in New York and Sydney. She recently won the Lorenzo il Magnifico Award for Mixed Media in the 2015 Florence Biennale, Italy.     During this workshop Shazia will guide students of all artistic levels through the steps of creating their own mixed media painting on canvas. This will be created using tissue paper and collage as the base and then acrylic washes and paints will be applied to form a mixed media surface. Drawing will be done with charcoal, oil pastels and finished with acrylic paints. Shazia will also touch on the basics of composition and the colour wheel during the session. Visit Shazia’s website: www.shazia.com.au WORKSHOP COST:  $125  members   $130 non-members to be paid...

CLASSES for 2016

These have not as yet been finalised and we will let  you know as soon as we have the information. Unfortunately Kathy Karas will not be teaching at the Coach House in 2016. Kathy has been such a wonderful asset for us during the past year. Her classes were so very fortunate to have a teacher so well prepared, thorough and professional to lead them through so many wonderful art experiences. Kathy has such an exciting year ahead with overseas trips – Italy in May…Greece in September…Norfolk Island in November We offer Kathy our sincere thanks for all she has brought to the society and wish her...

MEMBERS NEWS:

John Downton, one of our very well-known members is having an OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND- HALF PRICE SALE on 16th/17th January at 30 Golden Ash Close, Worrigee NSW. For more information ring John on 02 4421 6662 John has recently judged the artworks at the 60th annual Townsville Art Society’s awards with $10,000 to the lucky winners at the Townsville Regional Gallery. He also gave constructive criticism to the audience at gallery talks the day after the judging.   Samantha Houston at the Two Gulls Gallery with Ken Tucker  receiving the art tuition she won in the Kiama Art  Exhibition 2015 when she was chosen for the – ‘Ken Tucker Encouragement Award for a student with outstanding potential’.       The Kiama Newsagency, one of our supporters giving KAS generous discounts, has decided to not keep art supplies anymore. They are selling them off at a great discount. You might want to call in and grab a...

Our Wonderful Four Days with Julie Goldspink

    Our feast of painting with Julie began on Monday 19th October with a  one-day workshop at the Jamberoo Youth Hall. Here Julie guided us  through the painting of ‘ Honey-eaters in Grevilleas’. Julie had several  photos from which to compose her work. She discussed  how to place the  elements from each photo she wanted to include in her  painting and  then demonstrated each aspect of the painting, guiding us in  brush and  colour choice followed by the techniques needed to produce the  completed painting.                 Demonstration on Tuesday 20th October.    Review by Cheryl Howlett About 30 people enjoyed Julie’s demonstration of reflections in a river. She  had drawn rocks and trees on her 300gm block paper. Working from light to  dark (the watercolourist’s formula), she started by spraying the paper where  she wanted to paint the sky and background trees, , letting the paint move  down the paper. It was interesting how she left white where the main tree  trunks were and added various shades of green for the distant foliage. The  colour beaded as it moved down the paper when it hit dry paper areas. She then softened the reflections in the water which are always darker in tone. * Do not have the paper on too much of a slant as your paint will move too quickly. * Remember to add the sky to the reflections. * Always have a piece of paper the same as you are using to test the tone of colour. * Spray lightly where you want to work on the paper as this should prevent ‘cauliflowers’. Julie kept spraying where...
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