FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER:

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY :

7th FEBRUARY – at the COACH HOUSE

A.G.M to be held at 10.00am. All positions are declared vacant and new committeee members elected.   ALL WELCOME.

Planning is underway for another great year of visiting artist to share their knowledge, skill, techniques and enthusiasm with our members. 

7th FEBRUARY – at the COACH HOUSE

DEMONSTRATION :  Jeanette Prout

‘Landscape, collage, colour and design.’

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Jeanette Prout is a painter of many years and many techniques.

This demonstration is to be based upon the local Illawarra landscape.

She will  show us her latest collages brought back from art times in

France and the UK

Jeanette’s art interests can be viewed on page f: Jeanette prout

                                      and www.gallery247.com.au

Demonstration begins at 1.00 pm.  Please be seated by 12.45 pm.  All are welcome to stay for afternoon tea and a chat to Jeanette after the demonstration.    

COST: $10 members    $15 non-members

25th FEBRUARY  – Jamberoo Youth Hall

                                        (Behind IGA Store.)

WORKSHOP – Tracey Miller  ‘ Macro Floral Painting’ in Acrylics,

Join us for a creative day at this workshop and make a beautiful, large-scale floral painting. Tracey has many years of art experience and will guide you through the steps to creTracey Millerate your own art work.

‘I live and work in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW  in Australia.The natural beauty of the area inspires me  to create images based on nature, both native and introduced. The South Coast is only an hour’s drive away by car so I feel  I have access to the best of  country and coast. In my own art practice I use acrylic paint and have recently  begun to experiment with oils.
I like lino cutting as it can be done by hand, without a press,   and it’s a portable type of  printmaking.
I enjoy teaching children and adults in their art making as well as the elderly in a local nursing home. Making art works is a great therapy for all ages.
I encourage beginner artists to experiment and I gently guide them in finding and releasing       their creative spirit.’

Tracey Miller

Photos from 2 recent workshops held by Tracey at Bowral.

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TIME : 9.00am arrival for 9.30am start until 4.00pm

COST ; $85 members  $100 non-members    

Payment due by  13th February.

CONTACT : Helen Pain  SMS/Ph  0432 232 054 to secure your place.

7th MARCH – at the Coach House

DEMONSTRATION : Ros Psakis – ‘Still Life”

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 I’m sure you’ll remember the wonderful demonstration Ros gave us last year interrupted by the blackout. Undeterred, Ros continued out on the deck and kept all present enthralled.

This time Ros will demonstrate her wonderful techniques  creating light-filled  ‘Still Life’.

Ros is a popular demonstrator and workshop tutor with her easy to understand method of teaching. Early training was with Gloria Ransom and Allan Fizzell. Her continuing lessons come from Nature herself.

Ros 1‘ Learning to paint is an ongoing journey. And what a wonderful and exciting journey it is. There are no shortcuts to success, no easy formulas to follow, only dedication and a passion for what you are doing and lots of brush mileage.                                                    My paintings are usually completed in one sitting.  I work very quickly and like to finish in one go without losing my ‘momentum’.  So many different subjects appeal to me.  Landscapes, figures, still life, animals, flowers etc.  Everything is paintable if the light is right.  It is the light that either catches or loses my attention.  If the light on a subject is right, then that object becomes magic and worthy of painting.

 I paint in an impressionist style but do not distort Nature.  I see no reason to. 

Nature has all the answers, and cannot be improved or altered.’

TIME : 12.45 pm for 1.00 pm start.

COST : $10 members     $15 non-members

A delicious afternoon tea is served after the demonstration.

 

 

29th APRIL – 30th APRIL

WORKSHOP –  Ros Psakis  – Day 1  ‘Figures with Sunlight’

                                                         Day 2  ‘Still Life with Sunlight Features’

                                                                       Oils / Acrylics

(See Ros’s details above in her demonstration description.)

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TIME : 9.00 am set-up  

               9.30 am to 4.00 pm

COST : $150 member  

               $170 non-member

to be paid by 31st March.

CONTACT: Helen Pain  

SMS/Ph   0432 232 054

helen.pain44@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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