On behalf of all the committee I would like to send you our best wishes and hope that you are all keeping safe at this difficult time. We are keen to keep all our members well informed and be able to provide opportunities to keep the society functioning. Art can be a very therapeutic pastime.
One new activity will be a monthly competition, starting on April 1, which will be undertaken via our Teignmouth Art Society Facebook page and linked with our website www.teignmouthartsociety.co.uk. Up to 2 pieces of original artwork can be submitted. Members and non-members can vote for their favourite picture by clicking on the ‘like’ button. The work with the most ‘likes’ by 2pm on the last day of the month will be awarded Best Artwork of the Month. It will also help to raise the profile of our talented individual artists.
Themes for each month, using any medium, including 3D artwork:
May: Still Life – any subject
Suggestions for our newsletter to Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0775 1795188.
If you are not on the internet family or friends could post your artwork to be entered into the competitions (Sarah is happy to explain over the phone). Others are setting up WhatsApp groups through their mobile phone, meaning you can then send texts, photos and even video chat.
There are so many free art activities online at the moment. So time to try something new:
Isolation Art Challenge – daily themes, start your Day 1 any day
Urban Sketching Devon – be inspired to sketch and share
Devon Art and Leisure Tutors and Courses – links to lots of free online activities
Calligraphy Style Challenge Pop-Up Group from Crooked Calligraphy – free workshop
Drawing Ideas ART – videos and info on sketching and drawing techniques
Windsor & Newton – free masterclasses during lockdown
Drawing & Painting – The Virtual Instructor: free art lessons
#TogetherAtHome – prog of many different things: shows, music, cooking, story time
#7days_competition from drawing for beginner’s (I’ve asked them to get rid of the apostrophe!) on Facebook
The Royal Opera House – free online shows www.roh.org.uk
http://secretldn.com/grayson-perrys-artclub-tv-show/ – art classes on TV with Grayson Perry