ART CLUB MEETINGS

Pirbright Art Club now has four  groups. Thursday Group 1, which was the original group of the Club, is an afternoon group, meeting on the third Thursday of each month, 1:30pm - 4pm. Tuesday Group, meeting on the last Tuesday of each month, 4:30pm - 7pm is the only early evening group. Monday Drawing Group, which opened in 2013 has meetings on selected Mondays each calendar month, 1:30pm - 4pm. Our new group - Thursday Watercolour Plus! - meets on the second Thursday of each month, 1pm - 4pm. Each group has a maximum of 26 members and some members join more than one group.

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 is that current members must have attended at least 4 sessions in the previous year. New members must attend all three Autumn meetings to qualify for entry in the Annual Exhibition this year.

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

Thursday Group (1)

This group meets in the clubroom of Lord Pirbright's Hall, 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, between 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm. It has a maximum of 26 members and currently has spaces available. Please contact Maggie Read, if you are interested in joining. Please note new times.


Monday Drawing Group

This group meets in the Main Hall on selected Mondays once a month between 1:30pm and 4pm. The group is limited to 26 members and is currently full. Monday group has separate themes, see the table below.

NEW - Thursday Watercolour Plus! Group

The Thursday Watercolour Plus! Group meets on the second Thursday of each month in the Clubroom between 1pm - 4:00pm. This group has its own themes, has a maximum of 26 members and is currently full with a waiting list.

Please contact Maggie Read if you would like to be added to the waiting list for any of our groups.


Dates, Themes and Media for Autumn 2018

An overview of Club Meetings, for all groups, for Autumn 2018, as well as other important Club dates, can be downloaded here. This is the Word version and this is the PDF version

Thursday Group (1) and Tuesday Group

Thurs Tues Subject (@) Medium
Sept 20th 25th Mushrooms & Toadstools.

Additionally, bring any work you wish to finish or want advice on.
Any Medium
Oct 18th 30th Autumn leaves / still-life theme.
Additionally, preparing for the Annual Exhibition - what should I frame or just mount? Bring your best recent work.  Framing advice / orders taken.
Own objects / any medium

No demonstration at this session.
Nov 15th 27th Drawing with pen on coloured card(*) - a local church or historic building.
Additionally, pricing for Annual Exhibition at Thursday meeting ONLY (both groups can attend Thursday pricing session).
Bring own reference photo and black / sepia pens.
Dec     No Meeting  

Maggie will normally demonstrate or show examples at each session.

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

Monday Drawing Group

  Monday Subject Medium
Sept 24th Drawing in perspective - know the rules. Learn to use angle checking techniques, understand eye-level and vanishing points. HB pencil, ruler, cartridge paper and putty rubber
Oct 29th Autumn Fruits and Vegetables in a basket. Bring own still-life objects or share with others.
Plus - Selection advice for the Annual Exhibition - bring proposed entries or work which needs framing and/or mounting and Maggie will give advice and tips.
Brightly coloured pastel paper or Art Spectrum Colourfix card (green, orange or yellow). Pastel pencils and soft pastels.
Nov 26th Working from own photo reference - you will look at choosing a subject, deciding an approach and planning composition.
Pricing and Presentation for the Annual Exhibition will take place at the Thursday Group (1) meeting on 15th November - bring pictures either framed or mounted to that meeting or arrange separate time with Maggie (latest Friday 23rd November).
Any drawing medium.
Dec   No Meeting.
 

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

Thursday Watercolour Plus! Group

  Monday Subject Medium
Sept 6th Black paper and bleach!Photo reference - Maggie will bring photos and provide the bleach! Bring sheet/pad of good quality, thick black drawing paper (*) and a paint brush plus small water container or jar. Bring an apron or wear old clothes, just in case!! (Watercolours not needed)
Oct 11th Using tissue paper as a base for a landscape or seascape. Bring own photo reference
Plus - Selection advice for the Annual Exhibition - bring proposed entries or work which needs framing and/or mounting and Maggie will give advice and tips.
Bring large sheet of watercolour paper and white tissue paper (*). Maggie will provide glue and glue spreaders.
Nov 8th Finish or continue to work on a painting from a previous class - Maggie will provide advice on how to proceed
Plus - Pricing and Presentation for the Annual Exhibition - bring pictures either framed or mounted.
Bring relevant materials plus extras like pens or pastels. Don't forget your original reference photos.
Dec   No Meeting.  

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