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.
Last Friday morning we came together for quite a range of activities. Some were trying more Chinese Brush Painting, some were continuing with the abstract theme or finishing other work, and some were just enjoying themselves.
On the 20th April Tracey Krupianka will demonstrate a ‘Scottish Scene ‘ in acrylics.
The Friday meeting of the Halifax Art Society was very challenging. No pencil and paper, no brush and paint but a glue gun, ‘bits and pieces’ and some work from our recent ‘marbling session’.
Our demonstrator for the morning was Sue Cordingley who gave us a brief talk on ‘Mudlarking and Beachcombing’. A demonstration of what to do with your finds followed. Showing us pictures of her work jogged us into thinking ‘yes I could do something like that’. It was amazing how one thought led to another and we all came away with creative work that held memories of the past.
On the 16th February we are going to complete our assemblages.