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Experimental Landscape

Last Friday nearly forty members of the Halifax Art Society and guests turned up for the workshop  ‘Experimental Landscape’ with Phillipa Ashworth.

She came for the first time and taught us a different approach using just two water colours, but all sorts of material from bubble wrap and combs to feathers, cardboard, brushes and credit cards to great effect.

On the 8th November there will be a ‘Still Life Workshop Shells’ in any medium.

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Landscape workshop

On Friday 21st June, members of the Halifax Art Society met at ‘All Saints Parish Hall’ in Skircoat Green at the usual time of 10:30 for a working session ‘Landscape in any Medium’.

The results are amazing and tell of their talents.

The Hall will be closed July 22nd till August 12th for renovations and an alternate programme is published on our website.

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Demonstration by Phil Biggs

It was a pleasure last Friday morning to welcome artist Phil Biggs to the Halifax Art Society in the All Saints Parish Hall at Skircoat Green. Phil had travelled all the way from Lincolnshire to demonstrate his watercolour technique.

It was mesmerizing to watch how easy it seemed to be for him to create even fog rising in the hills. When Phil added shadows and a dab of darker colour in the foreground we were surprised how it gave distance to the houses in the background.

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Misty morning

Last Friday Mark Burgum demonstrated to the Halifax Art Society how to create a misty effect using graphite with a cloth, before drawing trees with a soft pencil.

After the coffee break we tried out what we had learned earlier. In the end we used a rubber to do ‘negative drawing ‘ for highlights on the snow or the top of walls.

On the 5th April Julia Ogden will lead a workshop ‘Seascape in Acrylics’ and attendees should bring a canvas/board and paints.

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Sketch sketch sketch!

The Halifax Art Society‘s Friday meeting held a workshop on the importance of using a sketch book, run by Dorothy Simister.

Most of the members knew Dorothy and were aware of her techniques as an artist, and her helpful advice was readily given. Dorothy brought her many sketch books to show us how she does quick drawings/paintings whilst on walking holidays. She used our screen and projector to show us photos of landscapes that she wished us to sketch using Inktense pencils or watercolour. A few minutes were allotted to each task and we quickly found that we had no time to bother with detail. Concentrating on lights and darks, format and colour became most important.

We met as usual at 10:30 am at ‘All Saints Parish Hall’, Godfrey Road in Halifax.