All meetings take place on the second Monday of the month and will be held at The Parish Rooms, Plymouth Road, Tavistock (immediately to the right of the Bedford Hotel). Meetings start at 7:30pm and finish at 9:30pm. Visitors are welcome to come along to any of the programmed events (with the exception if Life Drawing) for a fee of £5 per head per evening.

Refreshments are available at 50p. Remember that, for the practical sessions (marked with ** beside the date), you should bring your own art materials if you want to participate.

Suggestions for future programe topics are welcome.

2017-2017 Programme


2017
11th September ENROLMENT EVENING
18th September Water-mixable Oils - Rob Dudley, Artist, Writer and Teacher
Rob will introduce us to water-mixable oils whilst creating a landscape painting. He is aiming to convince the sceptics that it's a worthwhile medium.
www.moortoseaarts.co.uk
9th October Fused Glass - Jenny Newcombe, Glass Designer
A quirky, intuitive glass designer, whose talk will cover her ideas and designs in glass. There will be an opportunity for a few members to participate with suitable health and safety protection.
FaceBook - 'A Little Bit of Lovely'
13th November Painting Holidays - Janet Brady, Artist and Teacher
A local artist talking about her artwork and her business. She will outline the importance of preparatory sketching in creating a picture.
www.janet-brady.com
11th December Social Evening
A group quiz and raffle evening, followed by mince pies and mulled wine.
2018
8th January ** Print Making - Jo Larsen Burnett, Commercial Artist
Jo makes press-free prints (mono print, offset planographic and reief prints) as part of her illustration and graphic practice. She'll show how she uses a gelli plate and there will also be an opportunity to try the technique.
www.jolarsenburnett.co.uk
12th February ** Storms - Mixed Media layering workshop
- Gill and Andy Cairns, Abstract Artists and Teachers
They will explore the expressive possibilities of layering a range of wet and dry media to create images inspired by the experience of storms.
sites.google.com/site/andygillcairnsart/
12th March Art and my World - Jonathan Minshull, Traveller and Artist
An artist's exploration of his world. Don't miss the opportunity to see his stunning pieces and hear about his travels.
www.thealecrafts.co.uk/Paintingsindex.html
Extra session
19th March **
Life Drawing - Scott Russell, Artist
An extra evening for members interested in figure drawing and life forms. Last year's session was so successful that we have asked Scott to return.
9th April ** The Musings of a Mark Maker - Nicholas Palmer, Artist
Nicholas will outline his artistic journey and explore how social media, particularly Instagram, can be useful to an artist. There will be some practical elements this talk.
Instagram - nichoartist
14th May ** Figures and Movement in Pastels - Rebecca de Mendonca, pastel Painter
Rebecca is a successful teacher, writer and artist. Her works include pastel pictures of animals. This evening she is going to demonstrate how to achieve movement in a drawing using pastels.
www.rebeccademendonca.co.uk

21th May

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & SOCIAL EVENING