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Group Art Sessions Update (November 2019)

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This is just a Group Art Sessions update for November 2019. I can confirm that the remaining sessions for 2019 (starting 6th November 2019) will be as follows:


13th November 2019
20th November 2019
27th November 2019
4th December 2019

The venue remains as Victory Hall, Warsash with each session taking place between 1pm and 3pm.

What is the theme this term for sessions?

During this five week term people can either do their own projects or do suggested activities.

For those interested in doing the suggested activities, the main theme is on telling a story through a picture. This could be through painting a ‘Fairytale’ type scene or a nighttime picture, for example, of the moon and the night sky.

Do I need to be an experienced artist to join?

You could be a complete beginner or someone who has been doing art for a while. Essentially anyone with a desire to paint or draw can join (or just with a desire to try something new).

Go on! Spend some time doing something fun!

Regardless of what you actually do during the sessions, it is great to put time aside to spend time on yourself doing something fun.

Without having a specific time to do art, it is easy for week after week to go by without actually doing any painting or drawing. Although the group comes together to practise art, it is really more of an opportunity to relax and spend time on something fun.

If anyone reading this is considering coming along for the first time to the art classes, this is a perfect moment for anyone interested to join. Everyone is very supportive of each other’s work.

For more information please see my Warsash Art Classes page here.

Pointillism Art


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What is pointillism?

During the art session this week we are having a go at pointillism. Put simply, it is creating pictures from dots of paint. It looks simple to create. However this type of art is simple to start, but difficult to perfect. Many people underestimate the beauty and complexity that this type of art can have. I personally love this type of art.

Which artists practised this type of art?

There are many, but possibly the most famous artist is Georges Seurat. He created many pictures in this style. One of his most famous pictures is The Bathers and is at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathers_at_Asni%C3%A8res

You can read further about him and his art on the Tate modern site: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/georges-seurat-1926

What type of art is pointillism?

It is really a type of post-impressionist style, because the pictures give an impression of the shapes and colours. However pictures do not show all the details.

Where can I find more information?

You can find more information on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pointillism

The art class / session

I am really looking forward to the art class this week. I cannot wait to see how people get on with this fascinating area of art.

Further Information about the Art Classes

For more information, see my Warsash Group Art Classes page or Contact Me.

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New Group Art Sessions in Warsash


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I am really excited that I am taking over and organising Group Art sessions in Warsash, Hampshire.

The group has been meeting for several years now in Warsash. Over those years many of them have developed into really impressive painters. Anybody who knows them would  admire how far they have come in what is a relatively short period of time. I know I admire their talent and hard work.

I wanted to save the art group….

The sessions used to be run by Kate Lomax. She decided for personal reasons she could no longer do the sessions. I am now taking over the sessions for her.

Taking on an art group for the first time could be a little intimidating for many. However, I felt (or really my gut feeling told me) that the group will support me in the same way that I am supporting them by getting the sessions up and running again. I am taking a bit of a financial risk, but it would have been too easy just to accept that the sessions would no longer run. I felt that life would not be the same without this group of people meeting and I have my faith in their supporting me.

What I hope to give to the group

I just would like to get people trying different styles and help them to find a style that suits them. I also want to encourage people to exaggerate, simplify and leave painting marks when painting. Sometimes a painting needs to look like a painting. Many in the group have already found a style and I do not want to change that, but for those who have not, I want to get them trying different things. In essence I want people to find their own unique style.

I also want to reassure people that it is ok to make mistakes. If anyone tells you that their art projects never go wrong they are probably a liar. The main thing from art is enjoying the process. When someone tells me that something is not quite right, of course, I will try and help them where I can. I will however be equally interested in their thought process.

The media often tells us that we all must be able to paint beautiful country scenes and portraits. If we cannot, we are apparently no good at art. Many of us are disappointed when we struggle with faces or country scenes, even if we can do other things really well. The great painters all had their preferred subjects and styles and many would have hated other subjects and styles. You need to find your style and work with it, rather than against it.

Why I prefer to keep art as a pasttime….

I have spent several years doing art in my free time and love the feeling when a painting or drawing goes right, but I am not a professional artist. Put simply, I would lose all joy from art if I painted or drew pictures just for money. I would be constantly worried that I had to make the painting or drawing ‘appealing’ and ‘marketable’. I could not afford to waste time and make mistakes.

The general public and art galleries are very judgmental of what art they ‘like’ and ‘don’t like’. The only thing that matters to me is whether I am happy with what I’ve done or not. I do not want my enjoyment of art to become income driven. I would probably end up drawing and painting things that would sell, rather than draw and paint just for me. This would suck the fun out of art. Art as a hobby is better for me.

I am however looking forward to helping people where I can….

Helping people, however I can, at art sessions will however be fun and enjoyable and will not feel like a job. As I am not a professional artist I will not always have an immediate answer, but should be able to quickly find out or ask others for ideas. The group has been really good at coming up with ideas and solutions to problems in the past and undoubtedly will do so in the future. Chances are that if I have not come across a particular problem, someone else will have done and will be happy to help. Other than organising the hall, setting up, etc. I feel that my main role will be supporting and encouraging people on their artistic journey.

My first ever art group session….

I have booked everything my end and I am really looking forward to the first group art session scheduled for Wednesday 30th January. I imagine some of the group will do their own projects. Others may want to do a group activity. I have suggested a group activity on cubism for those who want to have a go. Contrary to popular belief, cubism is not all about cubes!

Although I headed the title ‘What I hope to achieve’. This seems a bit wrong now on reflection. My focus is really on what I want the group to achieve.

You could come along to the first session….

On a related note, if you are in the Warsash area on Wednesday afternoon, you could come to my first group art session or future sessions.

Further Information

Further details about the classes can be seen on the Warsash Group Art Classes page.

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