The group meets every Wednesday 9.30am until 12pm at Bridge Club Hall, Tudor St, Motueka
President: Ron Tippett
Art Group Coordinator: Marian Painter, phone 526 7008
Membership: $15 annually and $3 per week or $5 if there is a tutor.
Our weekly painting mornings aim to share and develop skills and experiences with all mediums. There is a tutor or workshop each month and plenty of fun and learning to be had. New members are welcome.
This month we held our AGM which was well attended and some very positive ideas were proposed for the coming year. Ron Tippett stays as our president and treasurer. Jean McNabb has left the committee after two years of input. Thanks to Jean for all her support and hard work. Other committee members continue there good work.
Steve Turner gave a brief talk on his new love of Pen and Wash. One of his pictures is shown below.
Later in April we had the pleasure of a workshop from Upper Moutere artist Fleur Woods for an exercise in Floral Flat lays.
This was inspiring and fun. At this time of year there is so much colour in the garden that it didn't take much imagination to make some delightful arrangements. We then photographed them and some members will have some more fun 'playing' with the photos for more arty creations.
Fleur and Audrey
In March we had two workshops.
Glenys from the Art Shop - Impressions came and brought her 'mobile shop' and also gave a most informative talk on coloured pencils. We didn't realize just how varied and versatile this medium is.
We had a great tutorial from Mike Howell on Kowhaiwhai. He was most inspiring and you can see a few of the works that members achieved below.