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Members’ Winter Programme 2019 - 2020

Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 - 9.30p.m and Saturday life workshops from 10:00 - 4:00pm at the Cowbridge Halls, Cowbridge, Hertford SG14 1PG

On practical evenings, please bring your own easels and preferred media.
Critiques: One recent work may be brought by members only.
Saturday, life workshops for members charge: £13.50 per session, £15.50 for visitors

Visitors are very welcome at non-practical sessions (as indicated*) on Tuesday nights, charge: £2 and Saturday, life workshops .

September

  • 3rd* Critique of Members’ art by Davida Macdonald. Hosted by Paul Swinge.
  • 10th* Demonstration – Painting with encaustic wax by artist Phil Madley. Hosted by Jo McCreery.
  • 17th Workshop in soft pastels by artist Jan Munro. ‘Less is More.’. Hosted by Jill Rolfe.
  • 24th* Gordon Cummings lecture: "The Fry Gallery, Bawden and Ravilious". Hosted by Linda Radford.
  • 28th Saturday, life workshop. Hosted by June Pickard.

October

  • 1st* Critique of members art by Charmaine Francis. Hosted by Geoff Bennett.
  • 8th Xmas Card Workshop – props, reference materials and festive arrangements to inspire. Hosted by Jill Rolfe, M Hornsby.
  • 15th Jude O'Sullivan workshop "Print making and the joy of the unexpected". Hosted by Rita Dare.
  • 22nd Practical session, The Mayor’s portrait in a medium of your choice. Hosted by Linda Radford.
  • 26th Saturday, life workshop. Hosted by June Pickard.
  • 29th Michael Radley lecture. "Watercolour: It's development to a challenging tool of expression". Hosted by Michael Radley.

Hertford Art Society Members Art Show - 31st to 3rdNov.

An opportunity for members to display their work, volunteers are required to help run the show. Hosted by Francis Stevenson.

November

  • 5th* Critique of Members’ art by Carolyn Perry. Hosted by Janet Dobney.
  • 12th Life workshop (1-2models). Hosted by Michael Radley.
  • 19th Mixed Media Workshop by artist Vanda Campbell. Hosted by Jill Rolfe.
  • 26th* Talk by Malcolm Wandrag. Waterford church and the Pre-Raphaelites. Hosted by Trevor Chamberlain.
  • 30th Saturday, life workshop. Hosted by June Pickard.

December

  • 3rd Drawing models in costume: "Costume drama" Geoff Bennett.
  • 10th* Paul Fennell demo: Medium and subject TBC Craig Lee.
  • 17th Christmas party: Music provided by Barbara Hopkin and a pianist. More info to follow.

January 2020

  • 7th Critique of members’ work by artist Nick Harrison-Jones. Hosted by Pauline Hazelwood.
  • 14th Life workshop – 2 models. Hosted by Michael Radley.
  • 21st Lecture by Claire Gittings: "Symbolism in Portraiture” (Tudor times to the present day) followed by BP Portrait Award discussion. Hosted by Geoff Bennett.
  • 25th Saturday, life workshop. Hosted by June Pickard.
  • 28th DIY four-stage drawing workshop with still life. Hosted by Marianne Dorn.

February

  • 4th Critique of members’ work by artist James Willis. Hosted by Paul Swinge.
  • 11th AGM. Hosted by Linda Radford.
  • 18th Workshop: Fabrizia Verrachia will demonstrate Indian Classical dancing, followed by very short poses and repetitive dance movements. Second half of evening to be a relaxed pose. Hosted by Marianne Dorn.
  • 25th Workshop led by artist and writer Susie Hodge: drawing inspired by Old Master pictures. Hosted by Janet Dobney.
  • 29th Saturday, life workshop. Hosted by June Pickard.

March

  • 3rd Critique of members’ work by artist Paul Regan. Hosted by Faye Donohue.
  • 10th Demonstration of loose watercolour landscape painting by David Hyde. Hosted by Jo McCreery.
  • 17th Life workshop – 2 models. Hosted by Michael Radley.
  • 24th A lecture by art critic Estelle Lovatt “Art and its place in our world of our well-being and mental health; reinterpreting, understanding and appreciating famous artworks, in new ways, that result in fun art historical narratives, to elevate your mood and make you smile”. Hosted by Frances Stevenson.
  • 28th Saturday, life workshop. Hosted by June Pickard.
  • 31st Workshop led by artist Alex Roch: "Painting Venice". Bring photos of Venice, water-based media or oils. Hosted by Linda Radford.

April

  • 7th Critique of members’ work by artist Abel Kesteven. Hosted by Jill Rolfe.
  • 14th Quick Poses by members + props. Hosted by Kathy Burman.
  • 21st Workshop led by members: Try a new paper format for still life. Hosted by Marianne Dorn.
  • 28th Lecture by writer and curator David Boyd Haycock "British Surrealism, 1783 to 1945". Hosted by Pauline Hazelwood.

Hertford Art Society Open Exhibition - 2nd May to 16th May 2020.

No meetings during the open exhibition fortnight. Volunteers are required to help run the exhibition.

May

  • 30th Saturday, life workshop. Hosted by June Pickard.

June

  • 27th Saturday, life workshop. Hosted by June Pickard.

July

  • 25th Saturday, life workshop. Hosted by June Pickard.

Summer Programme 2019

Members usually meet at around 7.00pm (or beforehand by private arrangement) for sketching & painting, then gather socially in the suggested public house when the light fails. Any local artists from these villages or areas are welcome to come along for the outdoor painting sessions etc.

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