Thursday, 3 April 2014

April Update

I'm off for a few weeks rehearsing for a play (Lend Me A Tenor in Eastbourne, if you're interested) but the group will still function as usual. Josie

Suggested artists for inspiration / themes for each week

10 Apr Camille Pissaro OR Shirley Trevina 
17 Apr Samuel Coleman
24 Apr Demonstration & Workshop by Vivienne Walkington (see here)
 and Competition : Calendar image for April (see below)
1 May Vernon Ward
SUN 4 May - outdoor painting at Hailsham Pond, 12 noon. Bring materials and lunch, just turn up - no fee, informal, untutored.
8 May Auguste Rodin
10 May Art & Craft Show
11 May Art & Craft Show
22 May Demonstration & Workshop by Teresa Currie (info to follow). 
29 May  Gordon Benningfield  & Competition : Calendar image for June
5 Jun Basil Ede
12 Jun Heath Robinson 
19 Jun Arthur Rackham
26 Jun Competition : Calendar image for July

For competition weeks, bring any number of completed painting / drawings etc to enter and display at the START of the session so people can vote throughout the evening for the winner. The winning entry will be used in the 2015 AAG Calendar so please let me have the winning entry some time soon so that I can get it scanned ready for print.

Please spread the word about our Art & Crafts show on 10/11 May - there are still plenty of screens left to book and pitches in the field for gazebos for crafts. 

The 'Farm Animals' Art Competition deadline has been extended to 1st May and now also includes 'Bluebells' as a theme so that anyone who painted a bluebell picture in preparation, before the theme was changed, can enter their work after all! Judging will take place over the Bank Holiday weekend. Entries received by the original deadline of 7th April will go up on 9th April - if anyone would like to help display these, meet me at the bluebell walk at 1pm - and other entries will go up when I am able to get to the walk each week. The £1 per entry still stands.

Jackie Govier has kindly volunteered to unlock the hall on 10th April but we need another volunteer to take the key to open up on 17th April otherwise you'll all end up standing in the car park for the evening!

Kate Osborne has said how much she enjoyed giving the demonstration to the group last week and said what a lovely group we all are - well done everyone. BUT I would stress that when we have a workshop or demonstration, you should ensure that you arrive ready for 7pm to avoid disruption.

Finally, a big thank you to all of you for your continued support of the group. See you soon,

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