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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Courses UPDATE for September 2011



We have finished for the summer break (British definition of summer is akin to fraudulent trading given the amount of rain and low temperatures this year!). Bernard is running continuation and new courses at two venues (Lyndhurst and Dryden) from September 2011. They are all suitable for any level of ability and experience. Please note there is a small increase in charges for 2011-2012 courses. Pictured above is the front cover of the new brochure which is on the Council website (click here to go straight to the interactive brochure). A simpler course brochure, prices, and enrolment information is available in the resources page opposite ("2011 Courses"). PLEASE NOTE the watercolour class now starts on 27 September not 20 September as stated in the brochures.



Bernard's courses run for 10 weeks:


At Lyndhurst Centre:
Course code: P11LY0908 Title: Painting with Watercolours (new). Starts: Tuesday, 27 September 10am-12noon.
Course code: P11LY0909 Title: Creative Drawing (various techniques). Starts: Wednesday, 21 September 10am-12noon.
Course code: P11LY0910 Title: Painting with Pastels (this is the continuation of the previous pastels class). Starts: Thursday, 22 September, 10am-12noon.
Course code: P11LY0911 Title: Painting with Acrylics (this is the continuation of the previous acrylics class). Starts: Friday, 23 September, 10am-12noon.


At State of The Art (new purpose-built art class venue in the Dryden Centre):
Course code: P11AR0902 Title: Watercolours. Starts: Tuesday, 13 September, 2-4pm.
Course code: P11AR0903 Title: Acrylic Painting. Starts: Monday, 12 September, 2-4pm.
Course code: P11AR0904 Title: Creative Drawing. Starts: Wednesday, 14 September, 2-4pm.
Course code: P11AR0905 Title: Creative Life Drawing. Starts: Tuesday, 13 September, 6.30-8.30pm.
Course code: P11AR0906 Title: Pastel Painting. Starts: Thursday, 15 September, 2-4pm.
Course code: P11AR0907 Title: Looking at Art. Starts: Thursday, 15 September, 6.30-8.30pm.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Painting in Saltwell Park

It was SUNNY and it was WARM!
Here we are celebrating the last day of our current course in the glorious setting of Saltwell Park, Gateshead. What could be better? Photographs of some of the "scenes" so we can continue our paintings at home are in the resources page opposite: "Saltwell Scenes". Our course starts again in September. 






















Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Saltwell Park trip 14 July is on!

The weather looks set to be dry if a little on the cool side for our field trip to Saltwell Park tomorrow (Thursday 14 July) so we will need to wear reasonably warm clothes. See you all in the car park as discussed last time. 


I will bring easels and boards. You need to bring pastels materials and paper and masking tape. Also bring your own refreshments as we will be working from 10am to 1pm. 


If we get too cold we will adjourn to the cafe and or back to Lyndhurst. See you all there! 


Here is the weather report for tomorrow: 

Thursday, 7 July 2011

New Landscapes

Rain stopped us going to Saltwell Park for some painting "en plein air" but it didn't stop us creating some amazing landscapes back in our dry studio. Most are scenes from our wonderful north east region, with a detail and the full image. They are work in progress. Others are paintings we have been working on from previous projects and have now finished. In alphabetical order by artist:
Anne

Anne

Bob

Bob

Frank

Frank

Frank

Harry

Harry

Harry

Janice

Janice

June B

June B

Mary

Mary

Michael

Michael

Moira

Moira

Peter

Peter

Peter

Peter

Rose

Rose

Val

Val

Val

Val