New Annual Subscription rate
The Annual Subscription for the 2016/2017 season is £40. This is reduced to £35 if paid on or before Joining Night, which is 5th September 2016.
A £5 reduction on each workshop is also available to members if the full amount is paid on or before joining night.
You can download a membership form by clicking on the attachment below
Collaborative Oil Painting with Yve
The last demonstration of the season was run by club treasurer Yvonne Hill. Yvonne is an experienced artist in a wide variety of media and has taught the Bob Ross oil painting method. Bob Ross was an American painter and well known art instructor on TV and video. Yvonne explained his "Joy of painting method" as she worked on a quick painting of a woodland scene.
Yve explained that Bob Ross used the wet-on-wet oil painting technique, so she began by adding thicker paint on top of still wet thin paint layer on the canvas, rather than waiting to allow each layer of paint to dry.
Yve's painting started with simple strokes putting smudges of color on the canvas. She then showed us how palette knives and large 1 and 2 inch brushes could be used to quickly paint the sky, water and trees. Rather than waiting for this layer to dry, Yve continued painting to add highlights using thinner oil paint on top of the thicker layer to complete the scene. She explained that she uses odourless paint thinner to thin the oil paint as necessary as well as for brush cleaning.
After tea break, members were invited to participate in painting another woodland scene. This was on a canvas primed with black gesso. This surface was firstly painted over with a layer of transparent paint to start the wet on wet painting, then thicker paints were added. Yvonne demonstrated on one canvas while members took turns in following her instructions to paint a second canvas (see photos taken by Terry Hill and click to enlarge).
Overall members had great fun and a very enjoyable evening, with many wishing to learn about this method of oil painting, Many thanks to Yve.
Welcome to Ashby Art Club
And welcome to our website!
Anyone can come along on any Monday evening and /or on the second and fourth Wednesday morning each month and join Ashby Art Club (£40 for the year which includes entry to all the demonstrations).
If you would like to paint alongside like minded people, of all different abilities, then Smisby Village Hall is the place for you. You will find a warm and friendly atmosphere - so why not give it a try.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES:
Ashby Art Club morning painting
Second Wednesday of each month at Smisby Village Hall
9.30am - 11.30am
From September 2016 the morning art club will increase to
2nd and 4th Wednesday morning of each month.
£3.00 Charge for non-members