Trevor Waugh - Colourful Lights and Colourful Darks in Watercolour
Sep
23
10:00 am10:00

Trevor Waugh - Colourful Lights and Colourful Darks in Watercolour

Another not to miss workshop from Trevor Waugh.. 

Fully Booked No Places Left

Trevor Waugh is an internationally renowned and highly regarded British fine artist living in Wiltshire England. Working in mainly watercolour and oils, and occasionally in mixed media, his paintings can be found in many private and royal collections around the world.

Trevor works in an impressionistic, loose artistic style that brings light and life to his chosen subjects. Genres include Portrait, Landscape, Flowers, Figurative, and Street scenes.

Soraya French - Expressive Seascapes in Mixed Media
Oct
7
10:00 am10:00

Soraya French - Expressive Seascapes in Mixed Media

  • Clevedon School Sixth Form Centre

Fully Booked No Places Left

Following her knock-out (and sold-out) visit to us last year Soraya is back with another great workshop that will sure to be a great event.

The workshop will start with an introduction about the subject, texture, medium, composition and colour followed by a demonstration of her technique.

Afterwords artists will work on their own paintings with individual tuition.

Soraya has received a number of prestigious art awards for her paintings in recent years and many of her paintings can be found in private and public collections both at home and abroad.

Soraya has written three art books (currently writing another one) as well as two DVDs and is a regular contributor to The Artist Magazine. She works in all media but is known for her colourful paintings in mixed media. She is a demonstrator for the US based art company "GOLDEN Artist Colours"  and the "Caran D’Ache" Company. Soraya is also sponsored by St Cuthberts Mill who kindly provide her with watercolour paper annually. She also tutors and demonstrates her painting techniques to art groups and societies worldwide. 

She is an elected member of The Society of Floral Painters, Vice President of The Society of Women Artists and is currently the President of the Andover Art Society.

Her very informative website is here

Soraya’s Studio is at the prestigious "Project Workshops" in Quarley Hampshire, where she works with her husband Tim, who is Director of their Art Gallery and  Workshops.

Nov
25
10:00 am10:00

Maxine Relton RWA - Achieving Visual Impact

  • Clevedon School Sixth Form Centre

In brief: A look at the theory and practice of ways to create visually arresting images, applicable to any medium, subject matter or style.

How can you create visually arresting images? Are there ways of taking your inspiration and source material beyond the predictable, instilling dramatic effect so that your work stands out from the mainstream?

 There are many strategies to help achieve this, whatever your level of experience. This workshop is for all abilities and any medium, style or subject matter because these ideas are for all of us: compelling images are what every artist aspires to create. 

Maxine will touch on a dozen ways of heightening the visual impact of your work. She will demonstrate briefly some of these approaches, and in each case will guide through a short imaginative project for you to explore the effects for yourself. Factors considered include the influence of scale, tonal contrast, angle of viewpoint, movement, focal point, surface treatment and the particular use of tools and materials. 

This workshop aims to help you develop your inner eye, whatever your individual approach. More understanding and control over ways of visualising and presenting your subject enable you to express yourself with greater impact and confidence.

 

 

Maxine Relton is both representational and abstract in her approach and enjoys working across a range of disciplines, exploring her ideas through drawing, painting, print, photography and mixed media.  She has taught widely at all levels at home and abroad, runs a gallery of her own work beside her studio in Gloucestershire and is an elected Academician at the Royal West of England Academy. She has been leading sketching tours to India for the past 10 years, and now also to Morocco.   

 


May
6
10:00 am10:00

Life Drawing for Clevedon Art Club members ONLY

rom 10 am to 1 pm at the Drama Department of Clevedon School, Valley Road, Clevedon BS21 6AH.

These sessions are un-tutored. Bring your own chosen art materials. No oil paints please. Please bring your own mug for the free coffee and biscuits.

Fees are £10.00 per session and since limited to twelve participants early booking is essential

Download a booking form with joining instructions here.

Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

Sarah Bee - Pastel Painting - A Mixed Media Approach

Sarah has been pastel painting using a mixed media approach for several years and was elected to the Pastel Society in 2005

Whilst her methods are constantly evolving, work is always inspired by, and an interpretation of colour, texture and light.

Sarah’s paintings are produced in the studio from sketches, notes and photos made on location. 

She will talk you through this and then demonstrate her process.

Following this, we will be working on mount board and layering gesso, acrylic and finally pastel and charcoal.

To this end, it is necessary for you to bring your own sketches, notes and photographs as source material.

It is hoped that you will find something within Sarah’s methods that can be incorporated into, and enliven your own painting process.

Download a workshop booking form HERE

 

For further information and examples of work please go to
www.sarahbee-painter.com 

Apr
1
10:00 am10:00

Life Drawing for Clevedon Art Club members ONLY

From 10 am to 1 pm at the Drama Department of Clevedon School, Valley Road, Clevedon BS21 6AH.

These sessions are un-tutored. Bring your own chosen art materials. No oil paints please. Please bring your own mug for the free coffee and biscuits.

Fees are £10.00 per session and since limited to twelve participants early booking is essential

Download a booking form with joining instructions here

Martin Bentham - A Personal Approach to Landscape Painting
Mar
25
10:00 am10:00

Martin Bentham - A Personal Approach to Landscape Painting

  • Clevedon School Sixth Form Centre

This is a very special opportunity for a workshop from our Vice-President as he talks and demonstrates his approach to landscape painting. His insight into his thought process will both stimulate and educate your own  approach to your art.

Bring in your own painting things and get tuition from a master.

Download a workshop booking form HERE

Martin has been a full-time professional artist since graduating from Exeter College of Art & Design in 1985.

Primarily a figurative painter, Martin prefers to work directly from his chosen subjects, which are mostly derived from the people and landscape of the Mendip Hills, where he lives. He also does some still-life.

Martin has held successful biennial one man shows since 1993 and has exhibited at numerous, notable selected exhibitions including the RA and the RWA. He was awarded the Daler-Rowney Oil Painting Prize in 2007 at the RWA Autumn Exhibition and won 1st and 2nd Prize in the Viewer’s Choice Award at the 2008 Exhibition.

Martin was elected an Academician of the RWA in January 2009 and since then he has had two solo exhibitions there: July-August 2010 and in October 2012.

Martin Bentham’s paintings are in many private collections throughout the World.

See more of Martins wonderful art at www.martinbentham.com 

Mar
4
10:00 am10:00

Life Drawing for Clevedon Art Club members ONLY


From 10 am to 1 pm at the Drama Department of Clevedon School, Valley Road, Clevedon BS21 6AH.

These sessions are un-tutored. Bring your chosen art materials. No oil paints please. Please bring your own mug for the free coffee and biscuits.

Fees are £10.00 per session and since limited to twelve participants early booking is essential

Download a booking form with joining instructions here

Feb
11
10:00 am10:00

Gail Mason - Mark Making, Composition and Monotypes

  • Clevedon School Sixth Form Centre

An exploratory session experimenting with abstracted compositions through mark making exercises. We will be using drawing to simplify elements found in the natural world and the landscape to discover a playful creative and intuitive approach to composition.

Using trace monotype and collage to encourage inventive mark making, we will examine how the arrangement of compositional elementscan be explored. The afternoon session will give an opportunity to develop the most pleasing composition into a more fully realised work.

Gail Mason is a multi award-winning Printmaker, she exhibits widely throughout the South West and London. Her work has been selected for many open exhibitions including the Royal Academy, National Printmaking exhibitions at the Mall Gallery London, and the Royal West of England Academy.

She is Co-Chair of North Somerset Arts, a registered charity which hosts a biennial Arts Week for over 200 artists across approx 80 venues, and is actively engaged in promoting, supporting and creating opportunities for artists across North Somerset.

An experienced lecturer, she also run classes at Spike Print Studio and at her studio space in North Somerset, teaching small groups in silkscreen and oil based printmaking.

Download a Workshop Booking Form HERE

 

Gail Mason website here

Feb
4
10:00 am10:00

Life Drawing for Clevedon Art Club members ONLY

  • Drama Department of Clevedon School

From 10 am to 1 pm at the Drama Department of Clevedon School, Valley Road, Clevedon BS21 6AH.

These sessions are un-tutored. Bring own your chosen art materials. No oil paints please. Please bring your own mug for the free coffee and biscuits.

Fees are £10.00 per session and since limited to twelve participants early booking is essential

Download a booking form with joining instructions here

Chris Stinchcombe - Autumn in Pastels
Nov
26
10:00 am10:00

Chris Stinchcombe - Autumn in Pastels

  • Art Department at Clevedon Art School

Sorry - Now Sold Out

Chris will demonstrate  an autumn scene, hopefully local, in pastel which is a great  medium for landscapes at that time of year. 

Chris is a self-taught artist working mainly in pastel but has also used oils and watercolours.  He works from photo's or sketches.  As well as undertaking commissions Chris also holds art day workshops & demonstrations with home cooked lunch helped down with a glass of wine. Sorry you'll have to bring your own for a CAC workshop which is another reason for joining Chris on one of his own events.

A regular exhibition prize winner Chris has also led a number of very successful art holiday workshops.



Nov
5
10:00 am10:00

Life Drawing Sessions

Life Drawing for Members of Clevedon Art Club ONLY

From 10 am to 1 pm at the Drama Department of Clevedon School, Valley Road, Clevedon BS21 6AH.

These sessions are un-tutored. Paper will be provided but bring your own A2 (approx.) board and your chosen art materials. No oil paints please. Please bring your own mug for the free coffee and biscuits.

Fees are £10.00 per session and since limited to twelve participants early booking is essential

Download a booking form with joining instructions here.

Roger Jones - Coast and Harbours in Water Colours
Oct
22
10:00 am10:00

Roger Jones - Coast and Harbours in Water Colours

Sorry - Now Sold out

Roger will be showing the kinds of relevant brush strokes and effects needed for the subject of the day, (notably ebb tide reflections), and the painting disciplines and priorities he recommends in the approach for any successful painting.

Roger lives in South Gloucestershire, near Stroud and recently led a holiday company for 15 years, tutoring guests on painting holidays throughout Europe; most recently, Sardinia, Gozo, and Jersey. He work sin watercolours and oils portraying contemporary landscapes and seascapes in the UK.

Once senior producer for the BBC Natural History Unit Roger exchanged filming in the wilds for brushes and paint; and though the media differ it’s still all about pictures, and the disciplines are just the same. He tutor,s demonstrates and exhibits countrywide, tutors at Marlborough College Summer School, and occasionally writes for The Artist magazine. In 2011 at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI), he was awarded the MENENA JOY SCHWABE MEMORIAL AWARD, for outstanding oil painting, and in July 2013 at Clifton Arts Club, Bristol, theSIDOLI PRIZE.

Roger's website is here

Oct
1
10:00 am10:00

Life Drawing Sessions

Life Drawing for Members of Clevedon Art Club ONLY

From 10 am to 1 pm at the Drama Department of Clevedon School, Valley Road, Clevedon BS21 6AH.

These sessions are un-tutored. Paper will be provided but bring your own A2 (approx.) board and your chosen art materials. No oil paints please. Please bring your own mug for the free coffee and biscuits.

Fees are £10.00 per session and since limited to twelve participants early booking is essential

Download a booking form with joining instructions here.

Simon Sonsino - Textural Art with Inks
Sep
24
10:00 am10:00

Simon Sonsino - Textural Art with Inks

Sorry - Now sold out

Simon Sonsino is a British calligrapher and textual artist who specialises in abstract expressionist art using calligraphy and all aspects of letterform. Textual Art highlights just one aspect of his creative output. He also produces commercial work including hand-painted stationery and illustrated books under the name Art Ink.

He is always looking to enhance his art and evolve his style by researching different media, recently exploring botanical art. He has studied with world-renowned calligraphers including Gaynor Goffe, Peter Thornton, Yukimi Annand, Satwinder Sehmi and Gemma Black. His influences include Thomas Ingmire and Denis Brown, but he pays attention to any artist who creates works with aesthetic impact. 

The open-days and workshops at Simon’s studio in the UK have seen hundreds of students and visitors getting to grips with his unique vision of textual art in the 21st century. He also works alongside local artists to help introduce letterform into their chosen medium, such as textiles and clay. Because of his unique style and approach, Simon is regularly called on as a demonstrator and workshop leader, notably for the largest arts festival of its kind in Europe: Art In Action (2015 & 2016). 

In this workshop we explore abstract calligraphy with expressive form and will work through a set of exercises creating marks with different writing tools, objects and inks.

You don’t need any calligraphic experience as this isn't a workshop that relies on straight lines, neat handwriting or legibility. 

Simon's website is at www.simonsonsino.com

Here are some examples of work produced by students at Simon's workshops

Simon's important new book is available here

Simon's important new book is available here

Life Drawing Sessions
Sep
3
10:00 am10:00

Life Drawing Sessions

Life Drawing for Members of Clevedon Art Club ONLY

From 10 am to 1 pm at the Drama Department of Clevedon School, Valley Road, Clevedon BS21 6AH.

These sessions are un-tutored. Paper will be provided but bring your own A2 (approx.) board and your chosen art materials. No oil paints please. Please bring your own mug for the free coffee and biscuits.

Fees are £10.00 per session and since limited to twelve participants early booking is essential

Download a booking form with joining instructions here.

Life Drawing Sessions
Aug
6
10:00 am10:00

Life Drawing Sessions

Life Drawing for Members of Clevedon Art Club ONLY

 

From 10 am to 1 pm at the Drama Department of Clevedon School, Valley Road, Clevedon BS21 6AH.

These sessions are un-tutored. Paper will be provided but bring your own A2 (approx.) board and your chosen art materials. No oil paints please. Please bring your own mug for the free coffee and biscuits.

Fees are £10.00 per session and since limited to twelve participants early booking is essential

Download a booking form with joining instructions here.

Life Drawing
May
14
10:00 am10:00

Life Drawing

  • Drama Department, Clevedon School

'Life Drawing' for Clevedon Art Club Members.

With Credit to Elliott Erwitt

With Credit to Elliott Erwitt

This is a new venture for Clevedon Art Club, and we hold our first workshop on Saturday May 14th 2016.

There is a morning 10.00 am -1 2.30 am session and a 1.30 pm to 4 pm session.

Generally known to be the best way to learn drawing skills, this will be extremely popular.

As a Club, we try to bring new experiences to our Members in art practices through Workshops, en plein air studios and now, these informal, untutored Life Drawing sessions. We hope to make this a regular event.

 

Download a booking form  with location directions.

Margaret Micklewight -Exploring Ink in Landscape Workshop
Apr
23
10:00 am10:00

Margaret Micklewight -Exploring Ink in Landscape Workshop

  • Art Department of Clevedon School

The workshop will involve looking at some of Margaret's landscapes to discuss ways of using Parker and acrylic ink (which she will provide) in a wet-on-wet technique. She will explain her reasons for using ink and provide demonstrations on how the results are achieved. 

Members will be invited to try these out and develop their own work with input from her if required.  Margaret will use acrylic ink in the first part of the workshop and then Parker ink in the second, exploring all the different ways that they can be used.

Margaret was brought up on the beautiful Isle of Arran in Scotland and went on the obtain  BA Hons at Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen. Her love of landscape and horses has stayed with her.  She works in oils and any medium, however prefers to use acrylic ink in a wet-on-wet technique and enjoys the challenges and benefits that this method brings especially when completed on location. 

Her work has to flow and she tries to retain a little detail, but always striving to evoke a sense of place and time, whilst pushing the boundaries and make the art as ambiguous as she can. 

Her website showing more of her wonderful work is here

 

Mar
26
10:00 am10:00

Tony Pizzey - Analysing the Facial Image, Cubism and Collage in Portraits

  • Art Department of Clevedon School

This workshop aims to look at alternatives to cosmetic and anatomical responses to the face, and to consider examples from the past to provide new inspiration. Participants will be able to take away starting points for new initiatives in portraiture.

Tony retired from a teaching career in Avon, latterly as the Art Advisory teacher for the county , and formally as Head of Art for several departments and faculties. He contributed to the introduction of G.C.S.E, and the National Curriculum, served as a team leader and moderator, and lectured to P.G.C.E. & A Level students. He has delivered a variety of courses and residencies in diverse circumstances , including Kings College Cambridge , a Prison and a convent! 

Since retiring  from advisory work  he has worked in fixed term contract posts , until recently he has now returned to practising as a sculptor working mostly in braised wire structures and on commission . He currently runs courses in 3D work and drawing.

 

Soraya French - Expressive Painting in Mixed Medium
Feb
20
10:00 am10:00

Soraya French - Expressive Painting in Mixed Medium

  • Art Department of Clevedon School

International Artist and Author, Soraya works in watercolours, oils, pastels, acrylics and mixed media with a variety of subject matters such as musicians, café scenes and African market scenes amongst others. Many of her subjects are travel based including people in everyday life situations. Light and colour are the two important elements in her paintings together with semi abstract passages with a sense of ambiguity.

The workshop starts with introduction to mediums followed by a demonstration of the flowers in the morning to loosen up using acrylics and pastels.  After the demo artists work on their own paintings with individual tuition. In the afternoon a similar process is repeated with a landscape image.

Soraya has received a number of prestigious art awards for her paintings in recent years and many of her paintings can be found in private and public collections both at home and abroad.

Soraya has written three art books (currently writing another one) as well as two DVDs and is a regular contributor to The Artist Magazine. She works in all media but is known for her colourful paintings in mixed media. She is a demonstrator for the US based art company "GOLDEN Artist Colours"  and the "Caran D’Ache" Company. Soraya is also sponsored by St Cuthberts Mill who kindly provide her with watercolour paper annually. She also tutors and demonstrates her painting techniques to art groups and societies worldwide. 

She is an elected member of The Society of Floral Painters, Vice President of The Society of Women Artists and is currently the President of the Andover Art Society.

Her very informative website is here

Soraya’s Studio is at the prestigious "Project Workshops" in Quarley Hampshire, where she works with her husband Tim, who is Director of their Art Gallery and  Workshops.

 

Sue Hammond Lovett - Beyond Realism
Nov
21
10:00 am10:00

Sue Hammond Lovett - Beyond Realism

  • Art Department of Clevedon School

Sue studied Fine Art and Modern Art History at Lancaster University, the Bristol School of Adult Art Studies and the Open University. When she began teaching art to adults she gained a PGCE and MA in Further and Adult Education from Bath Spa University. She has worked as an artist and teacher in Somerset for many years and takes part in Somerset Art Weeks regularly. She is well-known for her large, bright abstract paintings although recently she has used trees, boats and land & seascapes as a starting point for her work.

Look forward to an inspiring day and book soon.

Paul Weaver -Acrylic Painting for Everyone
Oct
10
10:00 am10:00

Paul Weaver -Acrylic Painting for Everyone

  • Art Department of Clevedon School

Paul Weaver is a full-time artist, tutor and demonstrator. His primary inspirations are light and atmospheric effects. Townscapes, markets and the bustle of the city are favourite subjects, as well as landscape, marine and coastal scenes.

A workshop that is an absolute treat for acrylic artists.

Ruth Ander - Acrylic Painting and Mono Painting
Sep
19
10:00 am10:00

Ruth Ander - Acrylic Painting and Mono Painting

  • Art Department of Clevedon School

Water, light and vapour are the three elements that inspire Ruth's work.

Her technique is perfectly suited to expressing these inspirations-delicate, translucent drifts of colour on fine tissue paper and traditional hand-made Japanese paper.The prints are made by rolling ink onto a piece of glass or plastic, then taking an
impression by hand. In this way layers of colour and texture are built up. Each print
is unique.

Some layers are so delicate they appear breathed onto the paper, the finished effect
of texture and translucency being something between and old Italian fresco, an English landscape painting and a Japanese woodblock print.”After completing a BA (Hons) in Illustration at the University of the West of England, Ruth has continued to evolve and hone her unique monoprint technique, which she uses to great effect on, amongst other subjects, scenes of the North Somerset Coast and Dorset. Her pictures are delicate, translucent drifts of colour on fine tissue paper and traditional hand-made Japanese paper. Painted prints or printed paintings, the results are multi-layered impressions.

Early in her career she was short listed for the Emerging Artist award at the Royal West of England Academy Open exhibition and won the Society of Graphic Fine Art’s Best Work in Colour, and has gone on to have work shown in prestigious print exhibitions at the Atkinson Gallery and The Shire Hall in Stafford and in open competitions at such well-regarded venues as the RWA and Black Swan Arts in Frome as well as exhibiting widely in both group and solo shows. 

An amazing chance to be introduced to a most unusual and beautiful way of making art.


Roz Cuthbert - Colour into Abstraction
Apr
18
10:00 am10:00

Roz Cuthbert - Colour into Abstraction

  • Art Department of Clevedon School

We were fortunate to have Roz as one of the selectors for the 2014 open exhibition and she has also agreed to join us for a club meeting on July 14 for an appraisal of members work in preparation for the 2015 Open exhibition.

There is therefore no doubt as to her qualification to also lead this workshop on her approach to her work. She studied painting at Central School of Art and Design 1971 – 74 (BA) and the Royal College of Art 1974 and 1977 (MA). She taught relief printmaking at Central School of Art and 1979 – 1993. She has been co-director of the Art Shed (formerly Mendip Painting Centre) in Winscombe, North Somerset since 1985. She also runs painting courses in Italy and France.

Ros has had numerous solo exhibitions including Anthony Hepworth Fine Art, Bath in 1995, Atelier 25, Chinon France 1996 and 1999, and The Tobacco Factory Bristol in 2012. She has participated in many group exhibitions at a number of prestigious venues including the Royal Academy London, The Whitechapel Gallery London, and Plymouth City Art Gallery. She has been a member of the St Ives Society of Artists since 2005.

Ros has won four awards including first prize at the Royal West of England Academy and 2nd prize at the National Portrait Gallery. Her work is represented in many public and private collections including the National Portrait Gallery, National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Contemporary Arts Society. From 1993 to 2000 Ros ran the Yellow Fox Press and produced a number of limited edition books of poetry illustrated with her wood engravings.

A rare chance to see how someone who judges our work approaches her art.

 

Jenny Danby - Still Life in a Day
Mar
28
10:00 am10:00

Jenny Danby - Still Life in a Day

  • Art Department of Clevedon School

A brilliant opportunity to work with a most inspiring artist and learn her approach to painting with an emphasis on colour, space, and tonal relationships.

She says 'my intention is to establish a harmonious balance between these three components. Sometimes this comes easily – other times it has to be fought for. This challenge is what interests me about painting. The paintings are deliberately uncluttered allowing the objects space to breathe.

People have referred to a ‘directness’ in my work and I’m pleased with that observation; removing or omitting the unnecessary is very much part of the process, scraping away the nonsense, leaving the essential.

I am drawn to the functional aspect of kitchen utensils – they are designed for a particular purpose; I like the shapes they make as much as the idea that they are here to do a job for us. I have tried and failed to paint flowers (too pretty!) but I find vegetables fit very well into my paintings, - functional rather than decorative, but beautiful nonetheless'.

Be prepared for a most interesting day.

John Frederick Palmer, RWA - Watercolour Washes
Feb
21
10:00 am10:00

John Frederick Palmer, RWA - Watercolour Washes

  • Art Department, Clevedon School

We were very pleased to have John as one of our selectors for the 2014 Open Exhibition. We are now  very privileged to get him to make a return visit to our club and lead a workshop on 'Watercolour Washes'

His experience and credentials are extensive. He is an Associate of the RWA. Received the Cornelissen Prize for Fine Art in 1985. Artist member of Bristol Savages since 1972, President twice. Retired from employment August 1989 to pursue full time freelance career in fine art. Elected Academician, Royal West of England Academy in 1991. Exhibits regularly in South and West of England and Wales, with many one-man shows in Bristol, Bath and Cheltenham. Work in London exhibitions at Islington Fine Arts and The Mall Gallery. National finalist Laing Water Colour Competition 1992. Works in collections inter alia of the Marquis of Bath (Wessex collection), British Aerospace, Barclays Bank, Inland Revenue, Nat. West Assurance, Atomic Energy Authority, Leeds Building Society, Bristol and West Building Society, Yorkshire Building Society and many private collections. Produced two books for Anaya (Publishers), Ron Ranson`s Painting School “Drawing and Sketching” 1993 and Watercolour Landscape 1994, distributed world wide. Work also reproduced in books by other authors e.g. Michael Edwards’ “Painting Towns and Cities”.

An opportunity to learn from a master.