The events listed below are for members' information and interest but are neither organised nor endorsed by the Club. Please contact the relevant person or organisation for further details.
James Tatum Exhibition 11-25 May 2019 at White Space Art, Totnes
RESONANCES: RE-WONDERING THE LANDSCAPE
This new collection of paintings represents my work over the past 12 months and is the result of my process of searching for resonances between the landscape (and more particularly, the natural world) and myself. I am interested in connecting with the environment by seeking the unknown beyond initial impressions and in short, to re-wonder the landscape with renewed astonishment.
You can also view the exhibition online at whitespaceart.com
Members may be interested in the opportunity of volunteering to participate and organise art sessions in conjunction with Age Concern at the Budleigh Health and Wellbeing Hub As we know, drawing and painting is a very popular activity which stimulates creativity and communication in all age groups and is particularly helpful amongst older people with Age Concern.
The Hub provides an ideal environment for this sort of activity and Budleigh Art Club is keen to support anyone who would like to participate. No professional qualifications are required but an empathetic and helpful understanding would obviously be necessary to contribute the maximum to those participating. Dates and times can be arranged to suit.
Your role would really be to assist with explaining the use of materials - crayons, pastels, watercolours and so on and how to make the best use of them for the subjects chosen to draw and paint. If you thinkyou’d like to be involved, please contact Cath Ager by e-mail: email@example.com for more information and she will provide details about the possibilities for starting this much needed group.
In aid of The WESC Foundation Topsham Road Countess Weir Exeter EX2 6HA
Free parking and disabled access
For more details about our work go to: www.wescfoundation.ac.uk
April inspiration at Kennaway House in Sidmouth
Pierre Bonnard The Colour of Memory Maggie Giraud will be giving a talk to the Anglo-French Society that may be of interest to Art Club members. Her talk is about the painter Pierre Bonnard. The first major UK exhibition of Bonnard's work has just begun at the Tate Modern, and runs until 6th May. It is entitledThe Colour of Memoryand concentrates on his work from 1912, when colour became his dominant focus. Maggie's talk (in English) will be on Monday 18th February at 7.30pm in the Masonic Hall, West Hill, Budleigh Salterton. Visitors are very welcome to attend, £3.
A wonderful start to the New Year, I'm really excited to announce new acrylic painting classes at the The School of Art and Well Being, East Devon in their gorgeous studio.
Demonstrations, exercises in drawing & painting. An opportunity to work en plein air with professional painter and tutor Matthew Davison, gathering the details and atmosphere to develop expressive paintings in comfort of the studio. The classes include: creating suitable surfaces to paint on, exercises in drawing, using pencil & charcoal, painting, use of rags and palette knives. If you can leave the cosiness of the wood-burning stove we will be working outside for some of the session, the beautiful Devon landscape is a short walk away from the warm and inviting studio. We will also look at the development of formal elements and obscurity in picture making, using imagination, expression and atmosphere. We will be exploring a range of practical techniques, concepts and art history.
Try new skills through use of peripheral view, observation, imagination, atmosphere and personal response.
From January 14th 2019 Monday 10 - 1pm drop- in £25 per class You are welcome from 9.30 when the kettle is on for coffee!
Thursday 2 - 5pm £25 per session, 10 week term Tea at three! All materials provided
Venue: The Old Pavilion The School of Art and Well Being, Cuckoo Down Lane, Honiton, Devon EX14 9TT 01404 45699 Booking & more details here artandwellbeing.net