Many thanks, Don, (the Perspective workshop) was great. (The next day), we were all checking our paintings! A very enjoyable day was had with Don teaching us about perspective drawing. Firstly with boxes and cylindrical shapes and then outdoors with horizons and buildings. So many thanks to Don for sharing his knowledge on perspective and for his enduring patience.
After a Covid 'hiatus', we have, right now, as many people attending General Drawing as can be handled.
A very welcome circumstance.
But, especially valid is a hearty "Welcome, all you new members"!!
(As of now, any new enquiries will need to be held over until there is a vacancy.)
Among the new members are Brenton and Abigail. Above a very credible work by Brenton after only five sessions. All that perspective!! Well Done!
A workshop -
'A Practical Understanding of Perspective'
Wed 10 Nov 21
Anyone have WONKY Work??
If your drawing knowledge lets you end up with drawings or paintings you know you shouldn't have trusted, or feel are 'not right' - but that perhaps other people are too kind to tell you - your problem, one way or another, most likely comes from some element of 'perspective' (and yes, that includes tone).
Don Meyer reckons that he can take you from 'fear' to 'no-sweat' with a single, 'down-to-earth' 'KISS' workshop. Wednesday 10 Nov, 10.00 am - 3.30 (4.00) pm. $10/head to club funds. A3 sketch pad, pencil/charcoal.
Interested? List is on notice board or contact Don 0417892019
(If you are one of the many people who "knows wonky when you see it", but is not always aware of what to do about it, perhaps you owe it to yourself to try this basic 'one-day cure-all ' workshop.)
A 'work in progress', in between 'sessions' - pallet showing - an irresistible opportunity for "photograph now, ask permission later." (Thanks for the permission, Hans, for this photo, if not perhaps for this item).
In what has been something of a year of disruption for many, there is, in Hans' work above (title?) a very comforting "deft certainty", even before completion.
Hans is/has been an absolute stalwart at Arts North - totally generous, as well as talented and dedicated. Always very reassuring when Hans is around!
All at Arts North are in his debt one way or another. Thanks Hans!
It seems that a 'Presentation' is what you have if you do NOT have the wherewithal, space (or expertise) to have a 'workshop'. So, on 12 June, we had a 'Presentation on Life Drawing .. Techniques and Tips', courtesy of Don Meyer. Lots and lots of drawings; lots of info; and hopefully of a bit of value to those who are 'new' to life drawing .. or have been 'out of it' for a while.
A 'full-house' dozen people to squeeze in .. it got a bit cramped for space - but overall it seemed a success ... (some nice people making nice comments).
12 May 21
Judd House, 7 Judd Rd, Elizabeth
We have new officers on the committee as of AGM 12 May 21, being:
Lyn Davies as our new President
Colleen Tooth is still our Vice President
Sadly the position of Secretary is left unfilled and we need Volunteers to please step up for this role!
Hans Koppan is still Treasurer
Bob Hillier is Still OHS officer
Sadly Publicity officer is left unfilled and we need Volunteers to please step up for this role!
Ken Richardson is our new Public officer on a (as required basis).
Slightly late advice but Arts North's stalwart oil painter Hans Koppan has an exhibition mounted up the road a bit - to wit, at the Rain Moth Gallery in Waikerie. Should you head that way, make the effort to have a look.
(Images above are as per the Rain Moth's Facebook page and are a touch 'small' in data size. A couple of images below show works Hans has in the Arts North studio at the moment.)