Winter Programme (September-April 2017/18)

Members meet every Wednesday in Ferring Village Hall, 9:30-11:30 A.M.

Date Subject Homework
Sep 6th Create various background pages & collect to work on later Paint emotions. Strong focal point. Not your usual materials
Sep 13th Use previous sketches, turn into storytelling work on the above
Sep 20th Portrait model Sarah.Tinted paper, crayon, paint, NOT just pencil
Sep 27th Paint an emotion. Mixed media, collage, etc. & Take summer sketches and paintings to display & critique
Oct 4th Dogs, cats, horses and cows. Use one BIG & one little brush Composition with Animals, BIG brush, little brush technique
Oct 11th Turn the above into semi-abstract painting, work on F.P.
Oct 18th Dog posing. Big brush, little brush, NOT just pencil please
Oct 25th Sketchbook keeping. Take your own, exchange ideas and experiment with new techniques and ideas & critique
Nov 1st The human figure in sport, hobbies, shopping. Use 3 colours Human figure & Hobbies, create semi abstract design with strong focal point
Nov 8th Christmas paper, print with cork, potato, string on coloured paper
Nov 15th Make simple Christmas card matching your paper
Nov 22nd Model drawing, male and female. Bold, cover entire page
Nov 29th Autumn colours, no white, make them sing. F.P. & critique
Dec 6th Interior with human figure at night, with lamplight Interior with Christmas tree
Dec 13th As above but daytime, light streaming through door/window
Jan 3rd DIY tools, wheels, people and sport composition Abstract or semi abstr. design of seemingly moving, rotating shapes
Jan 10th Collage of the above in abstract/expressive design; rotating and overlapping the shapes; cut/scissors or otherwise, using coloured paper/mags on cardboard
Jan 17th
Jan 24th Dog posing, large sheet, several poses, pastel/charcoal/watercolour
Jan 31st Ray of light/hope & critique
Feb 7th Bring beach, woodland and garden objects; pass to neighbours every 15mins A strange country, fantasy. With lettering?
Feb 14th Using the objects from last week, cut and arrange on board
Feb 21st Members posing, poster paint, bold, BIG brush, little brush
Feb 28th A strange country, wall art style, bold, with stencils & critique
Mar 7th Still life, vase, pots, flowers, fruit. Share. Bold shapes, F.P. Still life with wax resist technique and strong focal point
Mar 14th The above with wax crayons and ink resist technique
Mar 21st Nude posing. A5 paper, any material, NOT just pencil
Mar 28th Easter egg hunting. Watercolour, pen/rigger brush & critique
Apr 4th Machinery of some type. BIG/little brush, clear focal point Composition in one colour of different shades and tones
Apr 11th Above in totally red or blue compo, leaning towards other cols.
Apr 18th Members posing, dress up, scarfs, hats etc. No pencils pls.
Apr 25th If I could be very, very small or big. F.P. & critique
May 2nd Outdoor painting begins

F.P. Learn to put a clear focal point in all of your work this winter
Work together and exchange ideas in class as much as possible.

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Summer Programme (May-August)

Members meet in different locations every week to sketch and paint outside.

See above for our current winter programme!

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Demonstration Meetings

Art demonstration meetings are held on the third Saturday of every month at
Ferring Village Hall, 2.30-4:30 p.m.,
and visitors are welcome at these (£4 per meeting)

Demonstration Programme 2017/18

2017 2017 cont'd
Apr 29th AGM (N.B. MOVED from 22nd)
Followed by pastel painting demonstration by Caryl Smith
Sep 16th Paul Alcock Cityscape in water-mixable oils
May 20th Liz Seward Landscape in mixed media Oct 21st Christine Forbes Semi-abstract in ink and watercolour
June 17th Andrew James Portrait in oils - 2pm to 5pm Nov 18th Roger Dellar Portrait in oils
July 15th Phil Madley From seascape to abstract in encaustic wax
In St. Andrew's Church Centre
July 31st thru August 5th Annual Exhibition 2017
Jan 20th Rick Holmes Along the Thames in pastel
Feb 17th Maggie Treadwell Landscape in acrylics, demonstrating masking, creating texture, glazing and incorporating text
Mar 17th Dave White WORKSHOP Seascape in acrylics
10.30 to 4.30 (overall time)
in St Andrews Church Centre.
[numbers limited—cost £30 members £35 non-members]
Apr 21st AGM

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Our latest demonstration

A Workshop with Dave White

Members and guests of the Society enjoyed a special day with Dave White leading the workshop "Creating a Seascape" in acrylics. We met in St Andrew’s Church Centre, comfortably shielded from the snowy scene unfolding outside!

Dave set the scene, explaining the use of support & canvas versus paper, types of brushes, and a chosen selection of artists acrylic paints - including Hookers Green, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow and Red. We also covered the use of the colour chart and identifying complementary colours which make for an interesting composition.

Dave explained the importance of establishing a vanishing point and sectioning canvas in thirds using chalk. Various techniques were explained such as painting realistic clouds, and identifying where movement and light influenced the composition. We learnt to portray foam by splattering white paint.

By the end of the day everyone felt more confident with the techniques, and Dave offered advice to those who had sketches/ideas so that they could progress further at home.

Click here to see some of our previous demonstrations!

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Location of Ferring Village Hall

Address: Ferring Street, Ferring, West Sussex, BN12 5JP


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Map to Ferring Village Hall

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