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.
|** Practical session - bring your art materials|
|2nd September||ENROLMENT EVENING|
|9th September **||Martin Bush - Abstract Art
Martin, whose work can be described as Contemporary Modern Abstract and Jazz Influenced, is an artist in residence at the Royal William Yard. Martin returns to us following his introductory evening in April for a practical session on Abstract Art.
|14th October **||Tessa Jane - Sketchbook Workshop
Tessa Jane taught art in schools for many years and is an accomplished local artist. Tessa creates in many different mediums, producing works with mixed media and textiles. Sketchbooks are an invaluable tool for artists and this workshop will be looking at the various forms they may take.
|11th November||Emma Carter-Bromfield - Island Artist
“Big stormy seas, wild winds and the raw coastline of the South West inspire me” - Emma is an award-winning artist specialising in acrylics and oils. She also runs workshops from her Paignton based studio and will be talking about her contemporary, atmospheric paintings of seascapes in Acrylics.
|9th December||Christmas Social Evening A chance to get together with mince pies and mulled wine.|
|Iain Grant - Pastels Demonstration
Iain is a local artist, accomplised in both watercolours and pastels. He will be demonstrating how to create one of his Light and Dark cottage pictures using pastels.
|10th February||Colin Pethick - La Belle Epoche
Colin is a returning professional artist and friend of the TGA. His lecture “La Belle Epoche” encompasses the great portrait painters of the Edwardian period. Colin will also keep us amused with tales of his recent Sky Portrait Artist of the Year participation and his elephant ceramic paintings,
|9th March||Gwen Vaughan - Ceramicist
Gwen is fascinated by the imagery of animals. Using the technique of pinching clay, Gwen recreates the spirit of different animals rather than exact representations. Once glazed each piece wears a hand-crafted cashmere jumper adding to their individuality. Following her talk there will be a practical session, all clay & materials will be supplied.
16th March **
|Scott Russell - Life Drawing
Scott returns for one of his life drawing sessions. There will be a live model. This is an extra session for members, at no additional charge.
|20th April||Lisa Wisdom - Blacksmith Artist
Lisa works from her 200 year old forge which is based in a remote disused quarry near Falmouth. Lisa will be talking about her experiences originally as a silversmith and her current artwork, which is created using rust, charcoal and copper blues and is inspired by her local landscapes.
|Jenny Cawse - Picture Framer, Framing Crafty
Jenny has many years’ experience in mounting and framing pictures so that they can be seen at their best when exhibited. Jenny will talk about mounting and framing possibilities and will demonstrate several scenarios to illustrate how framing can make a real difference to your artwork.
|ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & SOCIAL EVENING