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01/09/2019 Important Deadline
Autumn Exhibition Registration


A wonderful opportunity to display your art at this popular venue.

30/09/2019 - 15/11/2019 Llangollen Tourist Information Centre

06/07/2019  Bill Gribble Workshop   

What a brilliant day!

Bill was a truly wonderful tutor, putting us all at ease with his life in art anecdotes.

He was thoroughly prepared, clear and very professional.

The format of the day was well thought out and provided us with plenty of time to experiment with new ideas, paints and techniques, without huge chunks of information overload.

He was considerate, encouraging and appreciative, providing friendly advice and sharing some excellent tips, (who knew a large rubber band could be so useful).

Time flew by ... a sure sign we were all engrossed, and all too soon it was the end of the day.

There's definitely going to be a shortage of Water Based Oil Paints locally, as there are now several new converts.

Autumn Exhibition


01/09/2019 Registration Deadline

A wonderful opportunity to display your art at this popular venue.

30/09/2019 - 15/11/2019 Llangollen Tourist Information Centre

Sketching at Nantclwyd Y Dre

The rain held off, which for this June was an unexpected bonus.

The gardens were beautiful, with the rose arch in full bloom.

We really enjoyed our time sketching and painting.

Here are a few photos from the day.

19/06/2019    IMPORTANT REMINDER  

Nantclwyd Y Dre Sketching Day is on WEDNESDAY

The venue is closed on Thursdays.

NEW Portrait Workshop Series

Starting in September

James Guy Eccleston is going to be running a wonderful new workshop series.

He will deliver tutored Portrait sessions at Rhewl Pavillion every fortnight.

There will be a small charge for these classes.

If you'd love to improve your portrait skills, please register your interest.

05/06/2019    THE LAWNT RAINED OFF   

As the weather is forecast poor, we've decided to cancel this Sketching Day.

16/05/2019  Sketching at The Lawnt   

We had a fantastic day sketching at this stunning location.

The heady scent of jasmine filled the air in the conservatory, where we were warmly welcomed by our host and the refreshments were greatly appreciated.

The weather was warm, the sun shone and the gardens were a riot of colour.

Wild flowers blossomed in the meadow and along the banks of the stream.

Bird song accompanied the sound of the water as it gently tumbled down rocks and flowed under the old arched bridge.

Exploring the grounds, we each found or own sources of inspiration.

There was so much to see, so many scenes to capture and so much to delight our senses.

All that's left to say is a massive Thank You to our hosts - we will be back.

16/05/2019    THE LAWNT REINSTATED   

As the weather is forecast to improve, we've decided to go back to the original venue for this Sketching Day.

Venue: The Lawnt

Hopefully we'll have a wonderful day. 

16/05/2019    CHANGE OF VENUE   

As the weather has been so awful, we've changed venues for this Sketching Day.

New Venue: Chester Cathedral

The Cathedral provides us with a variety of options, indoors and outside, so we can sketch whatever the weather.

Car sharing is suggested due to parking limitations, make your own arrangements.

Plenty of places for lunch close by.

Cathedral Day Postponed

23/05/2019    POSTPONED   

Life Drawing - Postponed due to Venue being used as Polling Station

02/05/2019    Liz Bolloten Demo   

Liz was an excellent tutor, inspiring those who attended her demonstration of watercolour painting today.

We met at Rhewl Pavilion, watched her perform her magic on paper before having a short practice with some of her tips.

I was so absorbed that I forgot to take photos, however, luckily James did.

See more of Liz Bolloten's work on her website:

Carol Wynne, Julia Jones

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25/04/2019    James Eccleston Portrait Demo   

During Thursday afternoon's meeting we looked at one of the ways to construct a "standard" head and how it relates to a skull. This can then be used as a mental template to compare with the subject.
A selection of black and white photographs were available to draw from. 
Further portrait sessions will occur!

James Eccleston

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