A great lesson from Angus last night on how to use a limited palette to create light and shade in your painting and drawing.
Xmas trees was the idea but some wayward students went for something a little more individual! As you can see the results were all very creative and fun was had by all . Tonight (13th Dec) is flowers and mixed media so remember to take along something which will inspire you. If you don’t have anything, don’t worry as Angus will have plenty of inspiration for you. Enjoy….
Ally Wardlaw’s creative stitch workshop at Nethybridge community centre is currently waiting for confirmation re dates for the group to meet.
Selected dates at the moment are;
Sat. 2nd Sept.
The intention being that the group would meet to share ideas, learn from each other, and pass on techniques old and new to one another. Ally is happy to demonstrate some processes etc. to those unfamiliar with textiles but hopes the group will all work together creatively.
Please contact Ally direct to find out costs.
The main event last Wednesday night (May 3) was portraits, though the wonderful weather tempted a few members onto the roof for a wee sketching session.
Angus ran through the basics at the start of the lesson:
- draw an upturned egg shape for the head;
- eyes to go halfway down, with each eye taking up a fifth of the width and being spaced one eye-width apart;
- end of the nose halfway between eyes and chin;
- mouth halfway between nose and chin.
The brave grabbed a mirror and attempted self-portraits, while others used photographs of faces to have go. You can see the some of results below.
This week (Wednesday May 10) there’ll be more portrait work, with some drawing exercises designed to improve our sketching.
We’re back to class on Wednesday and Angus has drafted a rough plan for the term. You can find the schedule on the Spring Term section of What’s On.
Highlights include airbrushing and making ceramic tealight holders. It is set to be a busy month and hopefully there will not be too many classes cancelled because of poor weather.
Another thing to look forward to this month is the launch of Consequences at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness. The exhibition will be on show at the end of January so make sure you know where your work is so that it can be transported to the gallery in time for the opening. More information to follow.
See you all at Grantown Grammar on Wednesday night!
This is a tutoring week but Angus will provide a short reminder of how to do simple prints using found objects.
Bring your own items – those who have had a go before will remember that feathers are great, as are leaves… But we’re sure you are up to the challenge of finding lots of interesting things to experiment with.
We’ll be decorating masks on Wednesday night. Angus has a batch of paper face masks, blank for our own designs. You can draw, paint or even create a collage.
This lesson is related to an event in association with the Kingussie Food on Film event. Next year’s festival includes a Masked Ceilidh at the Iona Gallery on February 4. Your creations could come in handy for the Best Mask competition.
And do bring your pennies to the class… As a bonus, there will be a fundraising sale for the Grantown Grammar’s Art Department. Wonderful tubes of watercolour, oils, pastels, etc, will be available at discounted prices.
And there will also be the opportunity to buy goods produced for the Christmas craft fair in the museum.