News Update:

Tuesday 22/8/17 – Open House at the Coach House cancelled. Farmer Street is being resurfaced and there will be limited access and no parking allowed for all this week. Wednesday 23/8/17    Bump-In Day Doors open at 10.00am at the Kiama Leagues Club. Please bring your paintings up the lift to the auditorium on the first floor to be registered . Check you have all your details on the back of each painting. The registration desks are in alphabetical order by surnames. Friday 25th August:   Opening Night 6.00pm. $15 for drink and supper. Prizes presented at 7.00pm. We look forward to seeing you there. Sunday 3rd September  1.00pm Exhibition closes. Bump-Out commences. All paintings must be checked off the register. Tuesday 5th September Demonstration   Jamie Cole will be demonstrating how he works in bold acrylic and mixed media to create large works. They will be based on tattoo designs. Demonstration begins 1.00pm. $10 for members       $15 for visitors  16th/17th September Workshop Ken Tucker  – Acrylic ‘Changing Landscape Perspectives’                                    Jamberoo Youth Hall                                                                         $170 members       $190  visitors. Only a few places left. Ring Helen Pain 0432 232 054 to secure a spot. 3rd October Demonstration:  Marion Chapman Watercolour flowers.    ...

HELP WANTED

The response to our request for helpers on Bump-In Day has been wonderful. Thank you all.  BUT….. we still need members to sit at the door for the exhibition. Four people are required each day, two from 10.00am to 2.00pm and the other two from 2.00pm to 6.00pm. You greet the visitors, collect the $2 entry, hand them a program and offer them the chance to buy a raffle ticket. You do not have to sell the paintings There is always a committee member present. PLEASE RING ROBYN on 0407 939 528 TODAY            Be an active member of...

WHAT’S ON IN AUGUST:

TUESDAY, 1st AUGUST: HOLLY  EVA  GAY – DEMONSTRATION Come and join Holly at the Coach House for an afternoon of inspiration. 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.”     Demonstration begins at 1.00pm so please be seated before then and stay  for afternoon tea and a chat at the conclusion of the demonstration. MEMBERS : $10        VISITORS :  $15     MONDAY, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th AUGUST WATERCOLOUR CLASS with KATHY KARAS  TUESDAY, 8th AUGUST WATERCOLOUR GROUP with ERROL McLEAN TUESDAY, 22nd AUGUST OPEN HOUSE at the COACH HOUSE  from 9.30am  WEDNESDAY, 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th AUGUST LIFE DRAWING with TONY HULL. THURSDAY, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, AUGUST ACRYLIC CLASS with KATHY KARAS SATURDAY, 12th AUGUST 39th Annual Exhibition 25th AUGUST You’ll receive a separate email with exhibition details shortly. RAFFLE PAINTINGS for ANNUAL EXHIBITION. You should have received a book of 6 tickets in the mail by now. We urge you to contribute to the running of your art society  by buying/selling those tickets and returning the ticket butts along with the money to          The Treasurer     Kiama Art Society     PO Box 707    Kiama     2533                                 ...

KAS Update :

  Tuesday 27th June:    OPEN DAY at the COACH HOUSE from 9.30am Come along if you wish to use the printing press or just have a relaxed day painting. Tuesday 4th July:      DEMONSTRATION Please note change of artist doing the demonstration. Unfortunately Holly Eva Gay had to cancel and we are very grateful to FAITH CUNNINGHAM  who has agreed, at short notice, to come and be our demonstrator.  Faith is a well-known Illawarra based artist with an Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts. After completing her Advanced Diploma  Faith began painting landscapes and interior art works. Many of these works were exhibited in galleries around the Illawarra.  After many years using oil, acrylic, watercolour and pastel paints, Faith discovered the exciting possibilities of mixed media. She now has a passion for exploring experimental techniques in both composition, layering, texture and imagery to create dynamic and unique works of art. The freedom of fluid acrylics, collage, stenciling and stamping gives her the freedom to play with unlimited possibilities. Faith has exhibited and hung in the Wollongong City Gallery, Project Contemporary Artspace, Juanits Gallery in Austinmer. She has also been selected and hung in the Fishers Ghost Festival, Thirroul Seaside Arts Festival, Waverly Art Prize to name a few. Faith has run many successful art workshops and specializes in teaching adult beginners. ‘I love sharing my experience with my students, motivating and encouraging them to explore and develop their own creativity and watch them begin the exciting journey into the world of art proctice.’ In her demonstration session Faith will demonstrate how to produce quick and easy cloudy skies,...

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...

MAY UPDATE

Our website has been adjusted and isn’t blocking some IP addresses any more and hopefully everyone can access the site. Please let me know if you are still having trouble. DEMONSTRATION TOMORROW, TUESDAY, 1st MAY. Looking forward to having a full house at the Coach House tomorrow for Kathy Karas’s demonstration on the varied uses of metallics. Come along and learn new techniques, be inspired and meet new friends. Stay after the demonstration and have afternoon tea all included in the entry price of – Members $10     Visitors    $15 OLD FIRE STATION EXHIBITION , THURSDAY 3rd MAY. This exhibition is a follow- up to the workshop held 2nd – 3rd November last year with renowned artist, Peter Griffen. The participating artists have taken what they learnt from the 2 days with Peter and produced works for this exhibition. Peter will be exhibiting 2 paintings himself and will open the exhibition on Friday evening. Come along for the opening at 6pm for wine and nibbles and view this interesting body of work. WORKSHOP 8th & 9th JULY:  Watercolour with Chan Dissanayake Title: Capturing Mood and Atmosphere in Watercolour Level:  Intermediate to Advanced 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...

APRIL – MAY NEWSLETTER:

  DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: APRIL: 26th     * *Life Drawing Group  1.30 pm to 4.30 pm                      Contact Tony Hull   02 4263 9953 27th      * Acrylics Class  10.00 am to 1.00 pm                   Contact Kathy Karas  0419 633 562 29/30th Ros Psakis   Workshop – Jamberoo  Fully booked.                   Contact Helen Pain 0432 232 054 MAY: 1st           * Watercolour Class   10.00 am to 1.00 pm                  Contact Kathy Karas  0419 633 562 1st          * *Children’s Art Class 3.30pm                    Contact Catherine O’Leary 0432 930 334 2nd          Demonstration – Kathy Karas –  The Magic of Metallics                   1.00 pm Coach House 3rd        * *Children’s Art Class 3.30 pm                     Contact Catherine O’Leary 0432 930 334 9th        * * * Watercolour Group  9.30 am to 1.00 pm                     Contact Errol McLean 0411 206 092 20th        Acrylic Workshop – Kathy Karas   10.00 am to 3.00 pm                   Contact Kathy Karas 0419 633 56 2 14th          Art in the Park                    Contact Heather Netherclift...

APRIL DEMONSTRATION:

TUESDAY, 4th April     Kerry Suttonberg Lino block printing Kerry says – ‘Most of us have memories of lino block printing when we were at school. I dare say, in most cases the results were  forgettable. I think block printing is undervalued. I’ll attempt to convince you that the equipment needed is inexpensive, that it will take up little space at home and that it is easy to produce impressive results whilst being lots of fun.’ Come along at 1.00 pm to the Coach House and see the wonderful results you can get. Kerry will show how our press works and I’m sure you’ll go home inspired as Kerry is an enthusiastic teacher. Entry including afternoon tea…Members $10    Visitors $15 OPEN HOUSE at the COACH HOUSE. We are going to have on the 4th TUESDAY of the month, Open House at the Coach House from 9.30 am. You can come and complete all those UFOs I’m sure everyone has, use the printing press, use our new OVERHEAD PROJECTOR to transfer outlines to your canvas and enjoy a relaxed day of creativity. There will be the usual $5 fee to cover tea/coffee and electricity etc. Unfortunately the 4th Tuesday this month falls on Anzac Day so our first day will be          TUESDAY, 23rd MAY HAVE YOU PAID YOUR FEES? THEY ARE OVERDUE NOW. Please send them ASAP Our April Newsletter will be sent out in the next few days. Remember to click on the headings on the website and the “read more”   blue prompt in the newsletter to get the full...

MEMBER’S NEWS:

CONGRATULATIONS to HELEN PAIN on her coming exhibition at the BUNGENDORE FINE ART GALLERY. Opening Saturday 1st April, 2017. Helen has a current exhibition in ‘Speak’N Easy ‘ cafe in Collins Street.   KATHY KARAS’S CLASSES EXHIBITION in the OLD FIRE STATION: Try and visit the wonderful exhibition of Kathy’s students work before it closes on Wednesday afternoon. Kathy has a full class of enthusiastic KAS students at the Coach House each Thursday who appreciate all the thorough preparation Kathy does for each lesson and the encouragement she gives to each of us. TRACEY MILLAR’S Macro Flowers Workshop held Saturday 25/2/07. What a wonderful day was had by all and look at the results! Most still need the final touches added but I think you will agree the results are fantastic. Thank you Tracey for a great...

TREASURER’S REPORT:

TREASURER’S REPORT. MARCH, 2017 Dear Members Just a note to remind you that your membership of KAS ends on 31st March and the new membership begins on 1st April. Payments would be appreciated by 30th April. MEMBERSHIP FEES are $35 for individuals and $50 for a couple living at the same address. Children attending school up to Year 12 are free if you wish to join them up. You can start paying membership now eg at Tuesday’s demonstration, either by CASH, or by CHEQUE made out to KIAMA ART SOCIETY. You may pay ONLINE with BSB: 032689; Account No 540 168. Please have your name and the code word FEES included on the statement if possible, or send me an email notifying me of your payment. If mailing membership please send it to the POSTAL ADDRESS,                The Treasurer, PO Box 707, Kiama, 2533. Please DO NOT address any mail to the Coach House street address, or leave mail in the letter box at the Coach House.  Please advise me, either by mail or email if any of your details have changed recently. (Surname, phone contact numbers, address, email.) Regards RAY TEASDALE TREASURER 0416 275 855       (...
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