News and Reviews

Review

An approach to drawing

Last Friday we had a demonstration of a different kind. Naseem Darbey came for the second time to convey her ‘Approach to Drawing’. We learned that you can even ‘draw’ with your sewing machine on soluble sort of paper. Or you can travel to the Netherlands to a certain Textile Museum to use their special sewing machine covering wire, thus creating unusual pieces of three dimensional art!

After the break Naseem showed us different ways of drawing in a hands-on workshop.

On the 31st January Lynda Thomas offers a workshop on ‘Aboriginal Dot Painting’. 

Review

Keepsake collages

The Halifax Art Society came together on the 10th to make good use of some of the lovely cards members had received for Christmas. We cut and glued and created collages or decorated boxes as keepsakes.

On the 24th January Lynne Hickin will lead a workshop titled ‘Migration’ using paints, water colours, scissors and glue, thinking of the migration of animals, birds or people.

Review

Pole to pole

The Halifax Art Society started the new year with a workshop led by Janet Gledhill. About 22 members came along with a couple of child visitors, this was a good number considering the Christmas season.

Janet was inspired by a question from her father when she was a child – “Why don’t the polar bears eat the penguins?” She read us a couple of poems, one of them about Scott’s ill-fated Antarctic expedition, and provided plenty of pictures from both the North and South Poles to inspire us.

On the 17th January Naseem Darbey will talk about ‘Approach to Drawing ‘ in connection with a workshop. 

Review

The immediacy of watercolour

Last Friday the Halifax Art Society watched their president Paul Talbot-Greaves give a demonstration of ‘The Immediacy of Watercolour’. Paul used negative painting again and again to create stunning effects. Two layers of watercolour had to dry before an even darker layer was applied with a light hand. In the end Paul used some white gouache sparingly to add fine details of glistening on his stunning picture of a farm in North Yorkshire.

Watch this space after Christmas to learn more news from the HAS. Merry Christmas!