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The Great Details, July 2017

Thursday, 12 October 2017

EDGES: a beginning!

Ideas are still forming and explorations just beginning but looks like there will be a wonderful rich array of approaches to the concept of EDGES.

Anne
Brian
Brian
Brian
Christine
David
Karen
Leonard
Linda
Linda
Linda
Linda
Margaret
Michelle
Margaret
Val
Val

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Black History Month October 2017

It's Black History month and a wonderful opportunity to consider and discover new-to-you artists and what their work represents. Click the image below to see a short list of artists from various art disciplines, some or all of whom you may not have come across before.

And don't forget to look again at our Art & EDI Pinterest Board "Art: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion" on the right...

Enjoy!


Thursday, 5 October 2017

Great to be back!

Great to see everyone back today and a warm welcome to Michelle.

In case you cannot find the resources on patterns as mentioned in class, click the image below and it should take you to the resources page (it's in the watercolours blog):

 Patterns

Or click this link:
http://watercolourpaintinggateshead.blogspot.co.uk/p/one-new-thing-to-think-about-resources.html


Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Welcome back to pastels!!

Well its been a long summer!

This term we will focus on a special element in painting - EDGES. We will explore this in our individual pastel paintings throughout the term. This will include technical sessions to refresh or learn new techniques.

Hopefully this will keep us all on the edges of our seats!

There is a new resources board (look to the right of the screen) "On the edge" for you to use either to stimulate ideas, to use as subject material for your paintings or just to enjoy and help you to find your own inspirations for this term's work.

We will work throughout the next 10 weeks including during the half term week. As usual there will be full briefing during the first session 5th October.

Let's explore!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

See you next term on 5th OCTOBER!

Great term - well done all!
I have noticed that I am away on 28 September so our class will start next term on Thursday 5th October (not 28th September as published in the Council's course brochure and website).
Have a lovely summer.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Week 9: the beauty is in the details

Penultimate week of the term. Every painting has at least one amazing area (detail). It's our job to see them and let those details tell us in which direction our painting needs to go next. See if you can spot these in each other's painting.

Ann
Anne
Brian
Christine
David
Christine
Janice
Karen
Leonard 
Linda
Maggie

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Week 8: Wow!

Such great progress in everyone's projects this term. Each person in the group sets high aims and chooses challenging personal projects. This is showing big returns on their investment of time, energy and courage.

Ann
Anne
Brian
Christine
David
Janice 
Karen
Leonard
Linda
Maggie
Margaret
Moira
Val

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Week 7 - great progress

It is our 7th week. It's always fascinating to see how pictures develop and change. It is never entirely predictable - but such fun!

Don't forget there is no class next week 29th June. Classes continue on 6th July. Course ends 20th July.

Anne
Brian
Christine
David
Janice
Leonard
Linda
Margaret
Val