Free and easy

Last Friday morning the Halifax Art Society had a ‘free and easy’ session, as many members and guests made hand drawn/painted Christmas cards and Christmas stars. Mince pies with our tea & coffee got us all in the festive mood.

We met as usual in ‘All Saints Parish Hall’ at Godfrey Road in Skircoat Green, Halifax, from 10:30am to 1 pm.


Watercolor skies

On 30th November, a number of members of the Halifax Art Society had a try at watercolour skies after the earlier demonstration by Stephen Coates. It was a lot harder than it appeared to be of course!

In your Overgate Hospice Calendar for December is the snowy view of Clay House, Greetland, painted by Chris Lamb. Don’t forget to get your 2019 Hospice calendar with more paintings by Halifax Art Society members. At £3.50 it makes a lovely stocking filler.


All in the head

What a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon

Once again Lynne and Philip opened their home to members, this time for a ‘Drawing the Head Workshop’. Reta was even trying out Lynne’s ‘drawing on the tablet’ app!

Lynne is keen for Halifax Art Society members to be able to visit galleries, so the money raised from these workshops will go towards coach hire. We wonder where we will go!


The painter of sunflowers

Paul Gauguin titled his portrait of Vincent van Gogh “The Painter of Sunflowers” and it took very little time for members to guess the subject of last Friday’s illustrated talk.

The talk was extremely well researched and presented by Lynne Hickin. None of us knew that one of van Gogh’s paintings was actually lost in a bombing, but luckily photographed just before that disaster.

We always meet at ‘All Saints Parish Hall’, Godfrey Road, Skircoat Green from 10:30am to 1pm on Fridays.


Myths and Legends

Last Friday the Halifax Art Society learned that myths, legends, stories, imagination and colour are part of the make up of Barry Cook’s work. Members enjoyed learning all about school days, college days and the processes of creating such imaginative work. We all had a go at creating characters – not an easy thing to do in a few minutes.

On the 23rd Stephen Coates will give a demo of ‘Skies in Watercolour’.