39th Annual Exhibition /Membership Cards

Preparations are well on the way for our next exhibition at the Kiama Leagues Club. 26th AUGUST to 3rd SEPTEMBER Opening night 6.00pm Friday 25th August. PLEASE DOWNLOAD YOUR ENTRY FORM BELOW Entry Form 2017 Front Cover Entry Form 2017 inside Front Cover Entry Form 2017 Entrant’s Details Entry Form 2017 Entry Details MEMBERSHIP CARDS: Hello Everyone, During the last few days, you should have received an email allowing you to print your own Kiama Art Society Membership Card IF YOU HAVE PAID YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR THE 2017/18 YEAR. If you are having difficulty opening the attachment and/or printing it off, please email me at raymondteasdale@aapt.net.au If you did not receive that email, YOU PROBABLY WEREN’T SENT ONE BECAUSE MY RECORDS SHOW YOU HAVE NOT RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP. If you think I have overlooked your membership payment, please ring me [0416 275 855] or email me as above with your payment details, eg when and how paid. As per KAS’s Constitution, UNFINANCIAL MEMBERS SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE MEMBERSHIP LIST AFTER 30TH JUNE. This would mean paying non-member rates at demos, workshops and our Annual Exhibition. Quite a difference. So I hope to hear from you soon. Ray Teasdale Treasurer, Kiama Art Society    ...

Dates for your Diary:

Demonstrations: 6th June – Renee Kamaretsos Having lived in France and Greece for several years and travelled extensively throughout Europe, Renee acquires inspiration from her ever changing surroundings to create beautiful contemporary art. Now back home in Australia, Renee has formalised her studies by completing a four year Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts. Renee has a great energy and enthusiasm for painting in a variety of different genres and mediums. The freedom of watercolour, the unlimited expanse in landscape and the curves of the human figure are all fundamental elements in the creation of her desirable artworks. Looking to the natural beauty of her surrounding worlds, Renee captures the mood, harmony and rich palette of colours that effortlessly present themselves. Renee will demonstrate how to paint these texture lillies. This process involves the use of acrylic paint applied as you would a water colour background then texture paste applied with a palette knife to form the flowers, with highlights added to finish. 4th July Holly Eva Gay Holly is a modern expressionist painter from Wollongong. ” I paint as if I’m seeing things for the first time. I lose myself in my imagination and escape to a place where I feel free. On goes the paint, rich in colour, twisting and turning in all directions, wiping, pressing, stamping, layering, drawing, writing words and smudging them out.”     Open House at the Coach House – 27th June: A most productive day was had by all who came to our first open day. Kerry Suttonberg’s printing group were most enthusiastic. Thank you Kerry for coming to this open day. 27th June will...

Workshop 8th-9th July -Chan Dissanayake

Artist: Chan Dissanayake Title: Capturing Mood and Atmosphere in Watercolour Level:  Intermediate to Advanced Medium: Watercolour Cost: $170 members  $190 nonmembers Contact :  Helen Pain  0432 232 054 Workshop Information This 2 Day workshop will suit students who have been exposed to the medium of watercolour and want to extend their knowledge to the next level. We will specifically concentrate on how to inject and capture the mood of the subject. The truly magical qualities of watercolour can best be demonstrated in portraying atmospheric effects such as mist, rain and fog. We will paint a variety of subjects, producing two paintings a day from start to finish; each painting will be chosen to demonstrate a certain technique or a key learning point. There will be lots of useful discussions as well as tips on how to avoid potential pitfalls. We will begin with simple subjects and move progressively to challenging techniques such as wet-into-wet method. Learn how to understand the various stages of wetness of the paper as well as paint consistency in creating these magical effects. Lots of little studies and planning will guide the student as well as build confidence in their own work. If you enjoy the challenge of producing loose and bold watercolours, then this is for you. Chan is well known for his generosity in sharing his insights and experiences in watercolour. There will be many demonstrations showing you how to create depth, incorporate figures, and connect shapes, edge control and how to exploit the medium in creating magical effects.  Each student will receive personal attention and...

Photo Gallery

 Ros Psakis Workshop at Jamberoo.   Photos Karen Wright May Demonstration with Kathy Karas: Kathy demonstrated the use of gold and copper foil and metallic paints.    Kathy applied glue to the prepared canvas and then placed the gold foil carefully where she wanted it.     The foil was rubbed gently to flatten and reveal some of the underpainting. The painting was completed. Kathy has very generously donated this wonderful painting as one of our raffle prizes for our Annual Exhibition.   Photos Doreen Teasdale         Opening Night of the Abstract Exhibition at the Old Fire Station of paintings done by those who attended the Peter Griffen Workshop. Photos Lea Tucker                  Primary School Exhibition held at the Kiama Leagues Club. Awards were presented by Mayor Mark Honey. Congratulations to Catherine O’Leary for organising such a wonderful exhibition.       Photos Catherine...
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