Parliament in session

Last Friday, members of the Halifax Art Society came together as usual at All Saints Parish Hall in Skircoat Green to the workshop ‘A Parliament of Owls’ led by Lynda Thomas. She had brought many illustrations of owls and we were encouraged to draw, paint, do paper cuts or even to do Lino prints.The session from 10:30 to 1 pm quickly passed.

On the 9th November artist Barry Cook will give a talk and will lead a mini workshop, so we are required to bring sketchbooks along.


Artists at War

Last Friday the Halifax Art Society had a memorable morning session from 10:30 to 1pm of a different kind.

Dr. Tom Ratcliffe gave an illustrated talk about ‘Artists at War’. He started with a picture on an oak panel by Paolo Uccello ‘The Battle of San Romano’ from the 15th century, with the top cut off to fit a bed chamber in those days. The artist was not present at the scene and used accounts of the event. The following pictures were principally centred around the first World War, but in the end we even learned about Henry Moore’s moving ‘London Underground Shelter’ from 1940.

The HAS meets weekly in ‘All Saints Hall’ in Godfrey Road, Skircoat Green.