Painting with nature

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Anyone looking for an arty activity for a May weekend should look no further than The Cairngorms Nature Big Weekend.

Dava School House will host “Painting with Nature”, a morning workshop with award-winning artist Morvan MacEwan on Sunday May 12.

The day will involve exploring the local woodland and moors, collecting items to be used in a new piece of art. Materials and refreshments will be provided.

The workshop runs from 9.30am-12.30pm and costs £15 per person.

You can book your place and get more information by visiting the event website here.

Or click here for a look at the poster: Painting with Nature Event Poster 2

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Fizzing with flower power

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This week saw the return of our group painting night, which is always full of colour, fun and laughter. It was also great to see some of our associate members joining in.

Members split into two groups and played a few rounds of ‘Pictionary’ to begin, using chalk, charcoal and then paint. This quickly got very competitive.

Everyone also got the chance to use implements to make marks on the paper. This included a choice of items from the art department, including leaves, string, toy cars and a Dr Marten. Member Viv also brought some cardboard tubes that got cut up to make flower shapes. These were really effective as you can see from the pictures in the slideshow.

Finally, as is now tradition, the paintings got names: Flower Power and Fields of Fizz. You can see the fantastic results in the slideshow. Thanks to everyone who took part.

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Light and Shade

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A great lesson from Angus last night on how to use a limited palette to create light and shade in your painting and drawing.

 

 

 

Workshop with Rona

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Places are still available for a two day workshop with our member, Rona Smith.

Activities include:
* Using printing and stencilling techniques on gelli-plates;
* Painting on silk;
* Making different types of books using folding and binding techniques

 

The workshop will be held at Nethy Bridge Village Hall on March 16-17, running from 10am-2.30pm each day. Refreshments will be provided.

The price is £80 for two days, £45 for one day.

Contact Rona for more information by emailing ronas4@btinternet.com

 

Wednesday’s work

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Here’s some of the wonderful work produced in the workshops over the past two weeks. The main challenge was for everyone to work from a still life, while those opting out had a go at a tricky landscape.

See you this Wednesday for a new task – weather permitting of course!

 

 

 

 

Christmas party

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For the group meeting on the 19th of December, best advice would be to park around the back of the school and go up the stairs there, to avoid the crowds for the school show.

Angus

Oh Christmas tree…

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Oh Christmas tree, how lovely are your Santas.

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Check out the group’s brilliant contribution to the Christmas Tree Festival at the Episcopal Church in Grantown. Love all the Santas!