Motormania -call for bottles

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Remember we need all sorts of bottles for the motormania event on Sunday 3rd September. Please remember to bring your bottles along to the class on Wednesday 30th August.



Thunder in the Glens

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Great work by everyone involved this weekend. A total of £331 was raised at the tombola so thanks to everyone involved.


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Last chance to e-mail your images to be made into stencils. Please e-mail them before tonight’s lesson so Angus will have time to work on the images so they can be used.

Select an image that is a silhouette against a strongly contrasting background. Remember these images will be cut out so shapes within shapes will fall out, you will be left with an outline.

See you tonight.

Guess who 2!

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More portraits this week, with Angus leading a string of varied drawing exercises for the class.

Using resources and each other as models (including Angus himself), members sketched their way through: drawing upside down; drawing while not looking at the papers; drawing using only straight lines; and using graphite pencils.

The class fell near silent as everyone concentrated on capturing the details of faces – though there was plenty of laughter when people went round the class to check out the results.

Coming up on Wednesday May 17 – more portraits and a painting challenge.




Where to see our members’ work this month

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Work by two of our members – Rona Smith and tutor Angus Grant – features in the latest exhibition by the Creative Cairngorms group.

All you need to do it take a wee trip to Findhorn to the Moray Art Centre before the end of the month. It’s well worth a visit – with paintings, screenprints, photography, jewellery, etc, there’s a tremendous breadth of work to look at. And it’s fantastic gallery in a lovely wee village!


Can you paint a picture worth a few dozen words?

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That’s the intriguing challenge facing the Spey Art Group and associates.

Following the success of ‘Consequences’ exhibition now showing at Eden Court, our events extraordinaire Rona Smith has laid down a new test for us all.

It asks members to use their imaginations and creativity to come up with some unique pieces of art.

Each artist has been given three quotations and has to choose ONE as the focus for a piece of work. The quotes have been drawn from The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations – thus henceforth the project will be known as TODOQ. Rona has selected a total of 24 for the event from poetry, literature and many other subjects.

You are asked not to share your choice of quotation with anyone else – like Consequences, she’s looking for an exciting reveal when the exhibition goes on show.

Your response can be in any medium and any size.

Works will be grouped along with the quote that inspired them, giving everyone a unique insight into how the SAG mind works.

The plan is to exhibit the works first at Eden Court Theatre during July and August, though the deadline for completion has yet to be finalised.

If you are interested in taking part, please contact Rona to receive your three quotations – ronas4@btinternet.com

No man is an island handwritten
No man is an island. John Donne (1572-1631)