ART CLUB MEETINGS

The Club has three groups. The Thursday group, which was the original group of the Pirbright Art Club, is an afternoon group, meeting on the third Thursday of each month. The Tuesday group, meeting on the last Tuesday of each month, is the only evening group. A new daytime group which is dedicated to drawing, started in 2013. Meetings take place on selected Mondays each calendar month and "themes" will be different from those on the other two sessions.

Maggie Read is on hand to help members with their work on an individual basis. Maggie is a qualified art tutor, teaching all aspects of drawing and painting in many different media. For further information on Maggie Read, see her website at www.maggieread.co.uk

There is an optional theme and suggested medium each month for anyone who needs inspiration! Members bring their own reference or source material to work from and use the medium of their choice. We work in a wide range of media, including watercolour, pen and wash, acrylics, pastels and oils. Please note, oil painters should only use water-mixable or low-odour oils.

A condition for exhibiting at the main Annual Exhibition in that members must have attended at least 4 sessions in the previous year. New members must attend at least two of the three Autumn meetings to qualify for entry in the current year’s Exhibition.

Members can purchase a card of 5 vouchers at a slight discount from the monthly fee of £7 (cards are £30). Maggie will then tick off one session each time the member attends. Voucher-cards can be purchased at any meeting.

Thursday Group

This group meets in the clubroom of Lord Pirbright's Hall, on Pirbright Green, between 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm on the third Thursday of each month. This group is limited to 26 members and is currently full.


Tuesday Group

This group meets on the last Tuesday of each month in the clubroom of Lord Pirbright's Hall, on Pirbright Green, between 7:30 pm and 10:00 pm. This group is limited to 26 members and currently has spaces. Please contact Maggie Read, if you are interested in joining.

Monday Group

This group meets at the Lord Pirbright's Hall on Mondays once a month between 1:30pm and 4pm. The group is limited to 26 members and currently has spaces. The Monday group have separate and distinct themes, which can be seen in the table below. Please contact Maggie Read if you are interested in joining.

Dates, Themes and Media for early 2017

Thursday and Tuesday Groups

Note the change of date for both the September meetings

  Thurs Tues Subject (@) Medium
Aug     No Meeting No Meeting
Sept 14th 30th Holidays - your own interpretation of this theme, working from a photo reference Your choice
Oct 19th 31st Autumn Leaves in Close-Up. Create Own Image or Go For Realism. Bring Own Leaves!

Selection and Pricing for the Annual Exhibition continues. Also orders for framing of paintings (**).
Pastel / Pastel Pencil on dark paper (*)
Nov 16th 28th A Snowy Landscape Watercolour and Masking Fluid
Dec 12th 12th No Meeting but Christmas Social (details tba)
 

Maggie will normally demonstrate or show examples at each session.

(*) Maggie will have paper for sale at these sessions.

(**) Danny Doyle will be happy to receive framing orders for our exhibitions. He will be taking orders at the October Tuesday evening session.

Monday Group

  Monday Subject Medium
Sep 11th Holiday photos - compositional sketches Drawing
Oct 9th Making Cards from your Drawings - printed and hand-made examples Note that this session will also be used for Exhibition selection - bring work for advice on framing or mounting.
Nov 20th Using Sepia Pens for drawing Farm Animals - photo reference Note that this session will also be used for pricing pictures for the Annual Exhibition. Bring your entries along.
Dec 12th No Meeting but Christmas Social (details tba)