Monthly talks and demonstrations by professional artists take place throughout the autumn and winter months on Friday evenings from 7 to 9pm at the Teignmouth Heritage Centre, French Street. Arrive between 6:30 and 7pm as the entry door is locked at 7pm. Free for members and £3 for visitors. Please bring your membership card with you as there will be new members on the door.
25 October — Greg Mason, Landscape with Acrylics
With particular emphasis on how to create a strong composition and capture the energy of the subject without getting lost in the detail. Greg may be known to some of you representing Devon as a finalist both on Sky Landscape Artist of the Year, and Portrait Artist of the Year. He is a BA Hons and member of SWAc. Greg is also well known for his paintings from life
15 November — Gregory Wellman, Acrylic Portraiture from Photographs
Another Devon based artist, well known for his landscapes, portraiture and paintings portraying his experiences in Africa. He is also a Professional Associate and Tutor for the Society for All Artists. Gregory aims to demonstrate how, with a few applications, it is possible to paint a portrait from a photograph and bring it to life
We also host some day courses led by professional guests. These are often at Holcombe Village Hall, Holcombe, Dawlish EX7 0JT.
16 November, 10am to 4:30pm — Gregory Wellman, Portraiture from Photographs. Gregory will follow his Friday demonstration with a Saturday workshop at Holcombe Village Hall. The application form is here.
8 February, 09:30 to 4pm — Alison Board, Natural Forms
Alison will run an experimental watercolour and mixed media workshop to explore materials and ways to create texture, atmosphere and impressionistic effects. Some of you may know her through her TV and video demonstrations. There will be an equipment list given nearer the date with suggestions of what to bring. This promises to be a fun workshop and Keith Bowcock is already open for bookings as he feels this one may be oversubscribed. Hence the early circulation. £25 for members, £35 for non members. The application form is here.