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Welcome to the WAG Newsletter

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Waterside Art Group February 2017 Newsletter

Hello members

We have now held our AGM and can look forward to moving into our 2017 programme.  We received many apologies from members who were suffering from the flu-like bug and we do hope that they are recovering.  The usual reports were presented and it was good to hear from Fran our treasurer that we produced a surplus as a result of the Waitrose donation and the highly successful Craft Table and Painting Raffle at the August Exhibition.

Those of you who have already joined for 2017 have received the year’s programme.  Below are some of our planned activities for early in the year.  If you click on 'read more' you will then be taken directly to the website for more details of the event.  Don’t forget that the complete year’s programme (as we know it at present), together with lots of other information, is available on our website at watersideartgroup.co.uk.

2018 calendar

This is going to be a novel and exciting project. As we have mentioned already, we are asking members to paint and submit paintings on the theme of “Hythe and Waterside”. The selection process will commence with us making our first choices of paintings, that we have asked members to bring in, on Tuesday 14th February.  This will take place after the talk by Mike and Jane Francis (see below)  Our aim is to produce the calendar in time for sale at our August exhibition.

As a brief reminder, the theme doesn’t mean that paintings have to be limited to ‘photograph-like images’.  We would definitely like to achieve a balance so that the range of media and styles of the group is represented. Be creative! There could be seagulls on the prom, montages of subjects like the Marina or the Pier or the Promenade, or ‘close-ups’ of iconic subjects.

We encourage you to get painting and look forward to seeing your work on the 14th February!  There will be three more opportunities in the following months to bring in your paintings for selection.

Mike and Jane Francis talk

Mike and Jane will be presenting their illustrated talk about their extensive travels on their yacht on 14th February at 7.30pm as usual. There will not be any painting on that night. This will be a free event.

 

Peter: chairman@watersideartgroup.co.uk

 

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Waterside Art Group

Talk by Mike Francis

Instead of having our usual painting evening on 14th February 2017 - Mike Francis will give us an illustrated talk on his and Jane's recent sailing expedition.  Several members had requested to hear about Mike and Jane's travels.   It should be fun and interesting.  Do come along and hear about their adventures.  At least on a cold February evening we shall …

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Eddie-He's-Growing-Up-by-Yukari-Esldon

Demonstrations by Yukari Elsdon

Demonstration by Yukari Elsdon Human portrait in pastel pencils and soft pastel blocks 28th February 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm The first demonstration at Waterside Art Group this year will be by Yukari Elsdon, originally from Japan, who will use pastel pencils and pastel blocks to draw a human portrait. The event will be held on Tuesday 28th February at …

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Demonstration by Barry Miles

Watercolour - buildings in the landscape Barry Miles will be demonstrating the painting of buildings in the landscape using watercolours on Tuesday 28th March 2017 at Hythe and Dibden Community Centre off Jones Lane in Hythe. Visitors are always welcome to attend the group’s demonstrations. Barry has previously demonstrated for the group and impressed the audience with his watercolour skills. He …

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Critique of members' paintings by John Edwards

Critique of members’ paintings - visitors very welcome to attend We can always enhance our art by listening to the good points and the opportunities for improvement highlighted by a knowledgable professional. Well, on Tuesday 25th April 2017 at Hythe and Dibden Community Centre off Jones Lane in Hythe, everybody is invited to hear local artist and tutor John Edwards review …

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Woodland - painting by Jenny Muncaster

Demonstration by Jenny Muncaster (Colour Factory, Winchester)

Something completely different: exploring colour with mixed media using glass paint On Tuesday 23rd May 2017 - Jenny Muncaster who runs The Colour Factory in Winchester will be demonstrating the exploration of colour using mixed media including glass paint for Waterside Art Group at Hythe and Dibden Community Centre off Jones Lane in Hythe. Visitors are always welcome to attend the group’s …

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