I joined a facebook group and have made something for each theme. SOme took a long time others just a few minutes. This has been part of my morning routine while I am here in iso with my daughter and her family in Ohio, USA.
The challenge is not about doing every day or even in order, its about stimulating the imagination whilst we are in isolation. The next 30 days have been posted and I am still deciding if I want to keep going. Hope you get some smiles from this. Join the group just for a look – you don’t have to add artwork – there are some amazing artworks by people from all over the world. Stay Safe. Love Lorri
Hi all Just a reminder that Lorri will be away from 28th Feb until 15th April. Norma is currently looking after Petty Cash & morning tea supplies.Please make sure you book in for these two great workshops! Call Judy if you have any other questions!!
March 4: Clay heads and objects with Di Giddings.
$20 per person (members) Non members $25
10am—4pm @ Woorinen South Community Hall, McCalman Street (behind pre school)
Please contact Helen McKerrow if you are coming. M: 0422 636 597. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need a base for your sculpted head. A nice fat piece of dowell screwed into a rectangular or square base works well. The one in the images is approx 16cm high and on a base of approx 15cm x 20cm. You can make it smaller. Once the head is dry you can remove it & reuse your stand.
Alternately you could bring a piece of board and make a mask or something similar.
April 1st (nothing arranged for first Wednesday – any volunteers to run a foolish workshop?
Something really fun or a bit crazy would be great considering its April Fool’s Day!
Paul Oswin : Expressive Watercolour human and animal portraits
Sat 25th & Sun 26thApril 10am—4pm
Woorinen South Community Hall, McCalman Street (behind pre school)
Please book with Judy Brawn. M: 0448 918 771 E: email@example.com
$90 for members $120 for non members (remember membership is just $25 per year!)
Paul’s workshops are fun and instructive. Alternative uses for watercolours are explored in an explosion of colour!With Paul’s workshop you can break from the traditions of painting and develop an expressive skill set that will help develop more visual movement in your wet medium painting. Paul’s aim in painting is to marry strong compositional methods with expressive qualities. He also develops rich textural elements by re-working finished painting with markers, pens and pencils.
Paul demonstrates his painting methods in a series of simple steps that participants can easily follow along. Participants can also take home an information sheet that outlines these steps for future reference as well. Gain some new tips and tricks that will help your own artistic journey in a relaxed and creative environment. This workshop is suitable for both the beginner and experienced painter alike. https://www.pauloswinart.com/
Watercolour paints and/or inks
Black drawing ink or ink pens
Pics of Person Bird or Animal for Reference
White gel pens
Dip pens (often used for calligraphy)
Paint markers (these are markers that have paint in them. Ie. Posca)
This will be a “pop up shop” exhibition with sales. It will be held at the Community Tree, Campbell Street Swan Hill on Friday 8th May 10-4 & Sat 9th May 9-1. If you are submitting works then you must also agree to go on the roster to man the stall for at least 2 hours. It is suggested that paintings are framed or on canvas with fixtures for hanging. Smaller unframed works are acceptable if they have a mount and are wrapped in cellophane. Other quality crafted items are also acceptable for this exhibition. eg: handpainted cards, ceramics etc.
10% of all works sold will be paid to the local Cancer support group. Payment for works sold, is made at the conclusion of the exhibition, when all works have been paid for. We will also be having a raffle with all proceeds going to the local cancer support group. Donations of mother friendly items accepted.
For more information call Lorri Lambert 0467 879 261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you cannot afford custom framing, check out ready made frames for works on paper from the Reject Shop, Target and Cheap as Chips in Swan Hill.
Melbourne Cup morning tea @ Murray River Motel from 9.30am Don your finest hat bring something special to share and paint if you feel like it.
Helen McKerrow has also invited MASH members to come back to her home to watch the Cup in the arvo!
First Wednesday 6th November:
Catch up day @ Woorinen South Hall from 9.30am
What workshop did you miss (or re-do) that you would have like to have a go? Below is a list and materials lists. Lorri will bring along some copies of the notes for those who need them. Don’t forget to bring a picture with you for each project.
Collage Bring a canvas or board, PVA glue, brushes, magazines, scrap coloured paper, scissors optional. (Some mags will be available)
Portraits Heavy paper or canvas to draw or paint on plus your choice of pencils, watercolour or acrylics, brushes.
Monochrome by Norma
Heavy paper or canvas to draw or paint on plus your choice of pencils, watercolour or acrylics, brushes
Paint like Paul Klee Heavy paper or MDF or canvas board is best for this. (oil pastels and acrylic paint supplied)
Pallette Knife Bring a canvas or board, palette knives, brushes, acrylic paints and either modelling paste or Impasto (can use oil paints)
Plein Air & Light Heavy paper or canvas to draw or paint on plus your choice of pencils, watercolour or acrylics, brushes
This year we have a wonderful variety of workshops including Water effects with Jon Lam, Paverpol sculptures with Helen & Judy, Watercolour with Ross Paterson and Clay sculpted heads with Di. Combined with our First Tuesdays it has been a very eventful year!
Thanks to everyone who attended our AGM this week. Judy Brawn and Lorri Lambert have been re-elected to President & Secretary. The position of Treasurer is still open.
Biddy Pierce will be assisting Lorri with media and Maxine Harrop will be coordinating morning tea.
Due to growth in numbers we will have 2 days of art available!
Tuesdays 9.30am -1.30pm at the Murray River Motel, Campbell St Swan Hill.
(Gold coin donation) ANDWednesdays 9.00am – 1.00pm at Woorinen South Community Hall, starting 2nd October. ($5 per week)
Come to one or come to both! Art materials can be provided for beginners to come & try! Cuppa and bikkies included. Melbourne Cup
Tuesday November 5th @ the Motel
Bring something to share for Cup Day morning Tea & don’t forget your hat!
Lunch will be on Tuesday … December at Java Spice. Bookings to Norma or Lorri.
Swan Hill Show
Schedule is now out! We support the show committee each year with a donation towards prizes in the art section. We also help hang artworks and we will be asking for helpers in show week – please help if you can, dates to be advised.
MONTHLY MEMBER WORKSHOPS
FIRST TUESDAY WORKSHOPS ARE NOW FIRST WEDNESDAYS @ WOORINEN SOUTH COMMUNITY HALL!
Wednesday October 2nd – Plein Air (painting outside) Hints and tips for making the most of catching light, making quick sketches and more!
Wednesday November 6th @ Woorinen South Community Hall from 9am. Workshop starts @ 10am
Business cards: these will be given to members on request to hand out as needed.
Promotional Brochure: Lorri has completed. This will be placed at Information Centre, The Regional Art Gallery and Library. Please ask for a bundle to distribute to other suitable locations such as Post Offices/stores in outlying towns.
Red Cross Fundraiser October: MASH will have a stall for this event. Small artworks would be the most suitable plus any crafty items you make. Please contact Lorri or Jenny to find out more.
Food & Wine Show March 2020: We will be having a stall in conjunction with the Artisan market. Details to come.
Mothers Day Fundraiser April 2020: We will be holding an exhibition with art for sale and a % of proceeds to local cancer support group. More details early next year.
Palette Knife This was a fun group activity on the first Tuesday in May and most of us had a go! Here are two examples Joy’s maggie with attitude and Kylie’s landscape, created using bits of cardboard as her palette knife!
Jon Lam 2 day workshop water effects
Day one challenged those of us unfamiliar with watercolours and their delicate possibilities and day 2 was filled with a huge range of work featuring reflections and semi abstracts. The group would love Jon to return next year.
Day 1 Glenys created figures in the rain & Sue , a rainy day at Flinders Street.
(sorry I didn’t take more pics of day 1) Day 2 semi abstracts and lots of reflections.
Thanks to Jon Lam for sharing his knowledge and for inspiring us to try something new!
Ross is a passionate and dedicated teacher, who is in high demand for his popular and informative workshops. He is constantly requested to travel throughout Australia and overseas to teach and encourage willing artists. Ross has over 220 major awards to his credit including being three times winner of the Australian Landscape Award at Camberwell Art Show.
A full materials list and venue information will be provided when you book and pay a deposit.
June 4th First Tuesday: 11am Gallery Visit to see our exhibition & optional lunch at Spoons (self funded) Painting days: 11, 18, 25
July 2nd First Tuesday: Portraits – bring along a photo with nice sharp features and good contrast. Painting Days: 9, 16, 23, 30
August 6th First Tuesday: “paint like” your favourite artist. Bring along a favourite image and reinterpret it or try and paint something in the style of your favourite artist. Painting Days: 13, 20, 27
September 3rd First Tuesday: Clay Heads with Di (there will be a cost and possible change of venue for the clay, details to come later) Painting Days: 10, 17, 24
October 1st First Tuesday: Acrylic Paint pouring with Lorri $10 per person (venue to be confirmed) BYO board/canvas, foil trays and acrylic paints. Pouring mediums, disposable gloves, cups and icypole sticks supplied Painting Days: 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5th First Tuesday: Melbourne Cup Collage – horses, hats & tracks – what is your favourite thing about the cup? Collage it!! Painting Days: 12, 19, 26
December Painting Days: 3, 10 Christmas Lunch 17th
Contact the Secretary: 0467 879 261 to make a booking or find out more.