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.
10 January — Rebecca de Mendonca
This local artist works in various mediums, this time demonstrating her skills with pastel in landscape and how to choose and mix colours, how to capture light and atmosphere and how to vary your mark making, to draw and paint the natural forms.
7 February — Alison Board, watercolour and mixed media
Exactly what it says on the tin. This promises to be a bit special as we have managed to get Alison all the way from Dorset. A very busy lady, who is probably known to a few of you through her TV and video demonstrations, and workshops for the Society for all Artists (SAA). She says she will be encouraging us to break all the rules. An introduction to experimenting with materials and relaxing your painting style. She is fortunate to be given lots of new and different types of artist materials to try out and evaluate. She intends to bring some with her for the audience to purchase on the night.
Alison will follow this Friday demonstration with a day course on Saturday at Holcombe Village Hall, see below.
6 March — David Webb, boats and harbours in watercolour
Last with us in 2014 with a demonstration of still life, David will be showing us his techniques and preferences whilst producing a finished painting on the night.
We also host some day courses led by professional guests. These are often at Holcombe Village Hall, Holcombe, Dawlish EX7 0JT.
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.