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Bees, Butterflies and Bugs

Last Friday the Halifax Art Society enjoyed a working session titled ‘Bees, Butterflies & Bugs’ led by our member Lynda Thomas.  You could work in the media of your choice or even get printing with Lynda’s professional advice.

For our session on the 20th September you can bring the medium of your choice for the challenge of ‘Blue & White’.

Don’t miss our exhibition at the Halifax Minster from the 14th to the 23rd September, daily from 10am to 4pm.

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Pastel workshop

Last Friday the Halifax Art Society enjoyed a workshop at All Saints Parish Church Hall at Skircoat Green in Halifax. Members could use materials provided as part of the workshop.

On the 13th September ‘Visionary Drawing with Edward Fos’ will surely attract a lot of members from 10:30am to 1pm.

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Pastel seascapes

At the Friday morning session many members of the Halifax Art Society watched Matthew Evans produce three pastel seascapes with detailed and funny comments.

We learned that paper has to have sufficient ‘tooth’ to take the pastel. Watercolour paper will work, but different grades and colours of abrasive paper will produce more vibrant colours.You can even use a brush with a bit of water to highlight some areas.

On Friday 6th September, from 10:30 to 1 pm, the topic will be ‘Bees, butterflies and bugs’, when Lynda Thomas will lead a lino printing session.

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A change in perspective

On Friday 16th August, many members of the Halifax Art Society met again  at ‘All Saints Hall’ on Skircoat Green and learned a lot in a ‘Perspective Workshop’ with Philip Hickin.

We were puzzled seeing an engraving by William Hogarth titled ‘Satire on False Perspective’ containing 22 errors but were told that it was deliberately produced that way in the 18th century.

In the second half of the morning we used our rulers and pencils following Philip’s instructions to create a road with lots of street lights all in perspective.