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October/November News

TUESDAY ART GROUP @ Murray River Motel 9.30am – 1.30pm

2018 Dates: October 23, 30   November 6, 13, 20 ,27  December 4, 11, 18

2019 Dates: (January No Art Group) Resuming 5th February 2019

WORKSHOPS

August: Ross Paterson Pastels

A very successful workshop was held at Tooleybuc and some beautiful work created!

FIRST TUESDAYS: September – Pastels

Members brought along their artwork from the Ross Paterson workshop and we shared pastels, techniques and ideas.  The workshop was held at Neighbourhood house in the art room adjacent to the Men’s Shed.  The space does not have much natural light and it was very dusty due to the woodwork next door and the ceramics.

FIRST TUESDAYS: October – Barbed Wire

Joy Jones led a fascinating workshop using barbed wire as the model.  Members learned how to paint this Aussie icon using watercolour and gouache.  For those who missed out Joy is willing to repeat the lesson on a future date.  We were joined by some members from the Moulamein art group and its always great to meet & share ideas.  Big thanks to Joy for sharing her knowledge.

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WORKSHOPS IN 2019

First Tuesdays February, March & April 2019

Still Life: using a different style and a range of ideas each month (not just a vase of flowers) in preparation for our Gallery exhibition in May.

Weekend workshops planned include: Mosaics, Printmaking, PaverPol (sculpture) and watercolour with Ross Paterson.

Any other ideas?  Please email or talk to Judy or Lorri.

# Note: There will be no scheduled workshops for November/December/January

Show Winners

Congratulations to members who won prizes at the Swan Hill Show art competition this year. Riekie: 1st prize pencil drawing and 1st prize collage Helen P: Encouragement Award for her paint pouring.  Merrilyn: 1st acrylic, 2nd pastel and Joan M: First Watercolour, second Acrylic.

END OF YEAR EVENTS

MELBOURNE CUP DAY
Tuesday 6th November.

Art group as usual PLUS bring a plate to share and don’t forget your hat!!

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XMAS PARTY
Tuesday 11th December, 12 noon.
Boo’s Lakeside Café (Lake Boga)

We will be ordering off the menu and there are Gluten free and Vegetarian options available.  Please Bring a gift to the value of $10.

EXHIBITIONS 2019

Mothers Day

We are working on holding an exhibition in April/May leading into Mothers day.
This will be a ‘Frameless’ exhibition.  Small works on paper or canvas.  The theme is flowers & gardens.

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

It is proposed that we will have an exhibition at the Gallery in May.  Theme will be “Still Life” and our monthly workshops will be working towards the exhibition.

 

Membership Now Due!

Fees remain $25 per year!

Please pay ASAP!

Entitles you to discounts on Workshops!

“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen” Leonardo da Vinci

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Barbed Wire Workshop ~ 2nd October!

Our last “First Tuesday of the Month” for 2018

Painting barbed wirebarbed wire Joy Jones

Joy Jones will be sharing this beautiful technique of painting barbed wire using watercolour and gouache.

byo heavy watercolour paper with  low tooth/ smooth surface and paints.

MASH does have some watercolours.

(Joy does have gouache to share if needed).

Please email Lorri Lambert if you have (or can get) some actual barbed wire (rusty preferred)

 

 

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July ~ September what we have been up to!

Sorry I have been a bit slow posting .. got a bit sidetracked with Facebook, setting up my art therapy business and of course painting!

Below is a bit of a selection of images from workshops we have held over the past few months.  First Tuesday of the Month in July we did monochrome work, followed by collage in August and Pastels in September.

The pastels were inspired by the Ross Paterson workshop held a week earlier.  Members brought along their work and we shared ideas and techniques.

The annual General meeting was held Tuesday 18th September.

President: Judy Brawn  Secretary: Lorri Lambert  Treasurer: Sue McGrath

Membership is still $25 per year.

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Monochromatic Workshop

FREE In House Workshop with Lorri (visitors $5)

Tuesday 3rd July 10am till noon, Murray River Motel, Campbell Street Swan Hill.

Painting in various shades of a single colour can inform and improve your more advanced, colour-rich work by helping you identify contrast versus relying on hue to build a painting

Old Man Painting - Jim In Monochrome by Anna Rose Bain
Old Man Painting – Jim In Monochrome by Anna Rose Bain

source: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/jim-in-monochrome-anna-bain.html

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June Newsletter

What has been happening?

Our new logo was created by a student as part of her Graphic Design (her name is Muniza and she is from Pakistan).

Winter Chills?

Winter is a time for travelling and a few of our members are off enjoying warmer climes.  We miss them but we are really enjoying the posts on Facebook that show their smiling faces and amazing destinations!  We continue to enjoy Tuesday’s as casual painting days and its always a great opportunity to catch up with friends.  The wood fire is keeping us toasty and warm and as always wish to thank our generous hosts Justin & Jean Taylor at the Murray River Motel for providing the room free of charge!

Our new initiative of holding an informal “1st Tuesday” workshop is proving popular and Lorri is happy to take on ideas for further workshops.  So have a think about what your would like to try out and let her know.

We are currently investigating options for an additional space to get together for those who cannot come on Tuesday mornings.  This is NOT a replacement for what we are already doing but will be in addition to our current Tuesdays.  If anyone has some ideas about an affordable (or free) venue, please give Lorri a call 0467 879 261.   

Print Making At The Gallery

Some of us joined in “The Biggest Print project” run in conjunction with the Print and Drawing Awards in April/May.  Visiting artist, Judy Holding and local artist, Kerryn Finch showed us some great techniques and we also had a lot of fun.  Our results (along with many others) can be seen on the outside wall of the gallery as you approach from the railway line.

Lorri, Maxine, Joan, Di, Glenys, Judy Holding (artist), Merrilyn and Norma at the first workshop.

Paint like Paul Klee

This was our 1st Tuesday in June (actually was held today, on the 2nd Tuesday as Lorri was ill)

We had a lot of fun experimenting with oil pastels which were painted over with acrylic paint, and then scratched back to reveal a drawing or to create one. 

Coming up…..

1st Tuesday in July:    Monochromatic painting 

FREE In House Workshop with Lorri 

Painting in various shades of a single colour can inform and improve your more advanced, colour-rich work by helping you identify contrast versus relying on hue to build a painting.

YOU’LL NEED:

  • A reference image (preferably in black & white)
  • Pencil, tracing or transfer paper (there will be some supplied if you don’t have any)
  • Opaque paint medium of your choice: ONE colour, plus white and/or black 
  • Small palette knife, for mixing
  • Brushes
  • Painting surface of your choice

Ross Patterson Pastel Workshop

This will be held on the 25th and 26th of August please put this in your diary.

Judy will give you more details in a later newsletter. 

We will have some pastels for beginners, so if you would like to have a go please consider this workshop.

Murray River Motel Casual painting days 9.30am – 2.30pm 

June: 5th , 12th , 19th , 26th

July: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

Want to put something in our newsletter?

Please email Lorri Lambert: lorog42@hotmail.com  ph: 0467 879 261

or Judy Brawn: judybrawn@bigpond.com  ph:  0448 918 771 

Happy Painting!!

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Paint like Paul Klee

This was held our  planned workshop for the 1st Tuesday in June (actually was held on the 2nd Tuesday as Lorri was ill)

We had a lot of fun experimenting with oil pastels which were painted over with acrylic paint, and then scratched back to reveal a drawing or to create one.  Below are some of the works by our group!

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First Tuesdays

On the first Tuesday of each month we try and offer an ‘in-house’ workshop facilitated by one of our members.  Members donate their time and keep the cost at $0 for members (or very little) and just $10-$20 for non members.

klee5th June:

Paint like Paul Klee!

Venue: Murray River Motel, Campbell Street

Time: 10am onwards.

Cost: FREE for members, visitors $10

 

Lorri will bring along some images by Paul Klee and give a bit of a background to his work. Then it’s your turn! Choose one you like and have a go at painting in his style.

Image above: Castle and sun, Paul Klee, 1928 (Google image search)

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3rd July: Monchrome theme painting or drawing

Venue: Murray River Motel, Campbell Street

Time: 10am onwards.

Cost: FREE for members, visitors $10

… you can only use one colour! What colour will you choose? There will be a handout talking about monchromatic images and how to create one for yourself.

Image above:La dame en verte, 1909 (aka The lady in green) by Henri Matisse. (Google image search)

 

 

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The Biggest Print

MASH members enjoyed an informative and fun linocut workshop with Judy Holding and Kerryn Finch this week with some surprising and beautiful results.

Pictured are members with Judy and their lovely prints.

The second workshop will be held Tuesday May 22nd 10am – noon at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery.  We will further develop our prints and add colour using a variety of techniques.