Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month at the Peter Hall in Budleigh Salterton starting at 10.15am. They include the latest Club news, talks and demonstrations by guest speakers, occasionally followed by workshop sessions in the afternoon. Coffee and tea is provided and doors open at 09.45 so that members can chat and socialise before the meetings starts.
There are also other workshops, a schedule of these is in the NEWS section, booking for these sessions will be opened nearer the time of the event.
We shall also be holding art courses throughout the year, members’ lunches, trips and other social activities.
ON THE MOOR
On the 19th May, club members enjoyed some en plein air painting up on Mutter’s Moor. Coming well prepared with their kit they enjoyed a morning of creation in mild conditions, turning slightly windy in the afternoon. There was a group of around 20 club members who enjoyed the social aspect of the gathering along with getting to see everyone’s work! More images appear on the clubs cafe site.
Mutters Moor painting day
MAY CLUB EVENT
On 25th May at our club meeting we have a demonstration in coloured pencil by Linda Hampson. As you can see from this exquisit drawing Linda is a very talented artist specialist drawing techniques with coloured pencils. She was elected to membership of the Society of Botanical Artists in 2013. Examples of her botanical and natural history work can be found in many public and private collections worldwide, including the Head Office of South African National Biodiversity Institute and the New York State Museum.
On 10th June a full day workshop at East Budleigh Village Hall. By popular request we have secured Jayne Farleigh, who previously demonstrated at one of our meeting. Jayne has been conducting workshops and demonstrations since 2008. She paints a wide variety of subjects examples can be found on her website. jaynefarleigh.co.uk.
The cost of £50 covers tuition a canvas and light refreshments. Please click HERE for an application form and further details.
29Th june club meeting
At the next club meeting in June we welcome Rebecca De Monaco demonstrating her pastel drawing. After a Foundation Course at Wolverhampton University she gained a BA Hons in theatre design at Wimbledon School of Art . Her career has been colourful and varied to say the least. Rebecca has worked with some highly creative people, on some fascinating projects. These include sculpting the famous ceiling in Harrods food hall and producing work for Warwick Castle Museum and Madame Tussauds. She has worked on West End shows including Aspects of Love, and Phantom of the Opera, specialising in paint finishes and has done post-production work for the BBC. Rebecca’s theatre paintings includes dancers and actors in West End shows, including Gavin Lee as Bert in Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre, and the cast of Peter Pan at the Savoy Theatre.
PITCH UP AND PAINT
When we reach the barmy heights of Summer Club members will be able to come together on Wednesday 27th July for a beach painting day. For easy of access we will be by Lyme Kiln car park. Come along from 10am with your equipment. Free tea and coffee available. We will finish the day a glass or two of fizz and a display of artworks created during the day. Put the date in your diary, you wouldn't want to miss it!
club members' meeting
every month at the peter hall
9.45am.....................................Teas/Coffees + occasional table-top sales
10.15am...................................welcome and Club Notices
10.30am - 12.00 mid-day.......Guest speaker and Demonstration
12.00 mid-day - 12-30 pm......Question Time / chance to view Demonstrators' work
please note: members' guests are welcome to attend for a nominal £2 fee
During the year we also run a series of workshops, courses and trips. Details are on the calendar below. Also do check out this websites news page for more information.