“Still life in Fabric and Mixed media”Tutor: Imogen Bittner Imogen showed the group how to make compositions using patterned and coloured fabrics to create ‘still life’ compositions from piles of wonderful textured, decorative and multicoloured materials which she supplied. Those with sewing machines brought and used them expertly while the rest used glue and hand stitching. Imogen gave excellent guidance and the group were pleasantly surprised with their results.
“ Mixed Media Landscapes” Tutor :Amanda Bee This was a one day workshop where Amanda, who is a well known semi -abstract landscape painter in mixed media, gave the group a very structured day encouraging them to combine mixed media in their landscapes. She demonstrated some exciting approaches using mono printing, collagraphs, charcoal and acrylics, which resulted in some excellent and brave landscapes from the group.
“Paint like a Cubist” Talk/Workshop This was the last workshop of 2023, which included a PowerPoint presentation, followed by a few fun exercises to help understand what Cubism was all about. In the afternoon, the group responded brilliantly when asked to paint a ‘still life’ composition in the ‘Synthetic’ Cubist style from real life objects they had been asked to bring in, based on the theme of “Kitchenware”. The results are very exciting and all so different.
On Friday 14th and Saturday 15th October Maureen Bond will hold a watercolour course for members at Hadspen Village Hall.
In Maureen’s words:
“This workshop is suitable for beginner artists and for those who generally work in other mediums and would like to add watercolours to their skill set. Watercolour painting is often referred to as ‘Difficult’ and ‘Unforgiving’. It isn’t. All that is needed is a sound understanding of the underlying principles – the importance of the type of paper for example and the way that water is used in the mix”.
Those members who have attended Bruton Art Society workshops with Fiona McIntyre in the past may be interested in a talk and workshop that she is holding in conjunction with the Sydney Nolan Trust in July.
Spaces are still available for the workshop with Katrina Wallis-King PS, on Monday and Tuesday the 30th and 31st May, at Hadspen Village Hall.
Katrina was elected a member of the Pastel Society in 2021 and has exhibited with them at the Mall Galleries for the last 4 years, gaining the Artists Magazine award in 2020 and the Annie Longley award in 2019.