On Friday 12th November, our member Jenny Reid led the Halifax Art Society in a workshop dealing with rubbish in a different way before the recycling. It was astonishing to see how skilfully members created pieces of art within two hours.
We have not able to meet up for our art sessions for many weeks now. However, the wonderful weather will have tempted some members to do outdoor sketching or even painting in the garden.
The Facebook users among us will now be familiar with the ‘Keep in touch’ challenges which Lynda Thomas is posting every Friday to help give everyone a little inspiration. Where possible we have been following the original syllabus for the months.We plan to keep this project going until we are able to meet up and enjoy painting together again.
This last week Lynne Hickin prepared a worksheet and some interesting and different ideas on the theme of ‘Paint the Ancestors’ which is available for members.
A couple of weeks ago we had ‘Shiny Things’ listed on our syllabus and just to give some ideas you can set up a couple of ‘Still Life’ compositions in your kitchen, maybe even some silver items polished for the occasion; or you could use shiny pottery, spoons or any thing that reflects. Some members will have a go at the challenges and will display their work on our Facebook page.
Last Friday members of the Halifax Art Society had to be both ‘quick on the draw’ and ‘quick with the paint’ at Dorothy Simister’s workshop.
She put up a slide taken on one of her lovely walks in various countries on the screen for just ten minutes. In this time, we had to do a quick drawing in pen and ink, and then complete a quick watercolour sketch, before the slide was changed!
On the 28th February Lynne Hickin will lead a workshop ‘Watercolour and Doodles’. Bring watercolours and fine point pens.