Chinese brush painting with Julia Martin

Julia’s workshop was attended by Kim Archer, our workshops coordinator.

‘Saturday, 10 June we held the 3rd of the PACS Workshops for the 2017 /18 year.   From beginners to experienced artists, great fun was had throughout the day as we learned many techniques in the art of Chinese Brush Painting.

We started the Workshop with a demo of how to use Chinese brushes, how to load with water – just the right amount – and then to load with paint.  Using lighter paint first then darker just on the tip, led to some truly beautiful paintings of Wisteria and more.  The techniques were practiced then the painting for the day began.  The Julia, the artist tutor has focused on Chinese Brush Painting for more than 10 years and regularly travels to China to study under the Masters.  She was clearly passionate about her art, had a great sense of humour and was terrific in her constant circulating around those learning the techniques, providing encouragement, tips, and a bit of fu..fu’ing here and there.  That is the word used to correct an inadvertent paint smudge or…  At the end of the Workshop day, Julia brought us all together to view each piece of work and to apply a special Chinese stamp to each painting, giving it that incredible feel of an authentic Chinese Brush Painting.   The stamp read ‘beautiful blossom’ in Chinese.

Thanks to Julia Martin, our Artist & Philip who assisted in the set up. Thanks too for all the artists who participated, great to see you all and so pleased you enjoyed the day!’

‘Thank you so much for a lovely day spent at the Julia Martin Chinese Brush Painting workshop It was a very informative course, and a fascinating subject to study….I was very impressed by the professional way it was all carried out. I hope that I will be able to attend some other courses, in the future, and look forward to participating again.’ Jean M. Voice

 

Justin Lees – Exhibition in Petersfield

Justin Lees is having an exhibition of paintings at Madeleines’ Kitchen, the lovely coffee shop at the back of One Tree Books in Petersfield.

‘My work is inspired by the beautiful landscape of the Meon Valley and surrounding area. I enjoy working in oil paint primarily and like to explore abstraction through distorted colour and texture. Influential artists include David Hockney and Georgia O’Keeffe whose recent exhibitions in London have been an inspiration to me. I like to build up colour through layers of paint and try to keep the work suggestive rather than explicit.’

On until 13th July, all work is for sale!

 

 

Painting with Chris Forsey – Workshop report from Kim Archer

On Saturday the 20th May, we had a full class of artists participating in a highly interactive and fascinating series of demos and practical painting using many different techniques under the tuition of Chris Forsey.

We painted ‘flat’, or with the canvas/board flat on a table so that all could observe the tutor while they worked which worked extremely well.

We had the opportunity of watching Chris demo stages of development of two paintings.  Chris uses and encourages free movement and creativity in his paintings and teaching.  We had some interesting moments trying not to get too much paint on the floor as one of the techniques included splattering the inks!  We used acrylics, acrylic paints and oil pastels.  All artists completed two paintings during the Workshop.  At the end of the day  Chris commented on each individual’s work, highlighting the great elements and offering suggestions for continued development.    A few pictures were taken so we could share the experience!!

June Workshop Chinese brush Painting with Julia R Martin

Julia is giving a workshop on Saturday 10th June 10-4 at the Triangle Centre in Liss. She will be introducing techniques in Chinese brush painting of traditional subjects and all materials will be provided. Price £32 for members, £37 for non members

More information about Julia and her paintings can be found on her website here.

Some space is still available so please contact Kim Archer through the workshops page for more information or to book.

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Excursion to Michelangelo & Sebastiano Exhibition

Society Excursions are organising a day trip to the & Michelangelo Sebastiano exhibition at the National Gallery on Friday 23rd June. Cost will be £26.50 and includes coach from Liss and driver’s tip.  Places can be booked by contacting Sue Briggs using the contact form below.

More information about this exhibition can be found here.

Felt Fantastic!

This weekend saw the first of our new series of workshops organised by Kim Archer.

In the familiar setting of the Liss Triangle Community Centre, PACS member Katrin Eagle tutored 12 enthusiastic pupils in the art of needle felting. Everyone had brought along an inspiring photograph or piece of artwork from which they developed a felt picture.

This course was over subscribed so there may be plans to arrange another session in the future. Do contact Kim if you would like to register interest in future sessions.   Katrin Eagle workshop 

 

 

 

PACS Potters Demo Evening Thursday April 27th

Our monthly meeting for April (held at Herne Farm Leisure Centre 7.30) is hosted by the PACS potters who will be inviting you all to have a go at various techniques. Last year this was a very enjoyable and sociable evening so we hope plenty of members turn up. Guests are welcome as always (£2 payable at the door). Some material costs may be incurred if you make something which is fired for you by the potters.

The evening will consist of activities as follows:

Christine Bull will be decorating with wax and texture.

Richard Hollingbery will be extruding clay shapes for people to make brush holders.

Jo Berryman will be letting guests have a go at throwing on the wheel..

Neil and Suzanne Rampton will  be demonstrating throwing on the wheel.

Barbara Mace will be handbuilding.

Carolyn Ross will be doing handbuilding/decorating techniques.

 

Excursion to the Hockney Exhibition Tate Britain Friday 5th May

Sue Briggs is organising a trip to this wonderful exhibition at Tate Britain with Society Excursions. Book soon because this one will be popular!

HOCKNEY
APPROACHING HIS 80th BIRTHDAY AND ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL AND
POPULAR ARTISTS OF THE 20th CENTURY, THIS IS HIS MOST COMPREHENSIVE
EXHIBITION TO DATE, AND CELEBRATES ACHIEVEMENTS IN PAINTING, DRAWING,
PRINT, PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO ACROSS SIX DECADES.
WITH A CONTINUING CHANGE OF STYLE, DIFFERENT WAYS OF WORKING, EMBRACING
NEW TECHNOLOGIES AS HE GOES – FROM HIS PORTRAITS AND ICONIC IMAGES OF LOS
ANGELES SWIMMING POOLS, THROUGH TO HIS DRAWINGS, PHOTOGRAPHY, YORKSHIRE
LANDSCAPES, AND MOST RECENT PAINTINGS – SOME OF WHICH HAVE NEVER BEEN
SEEN BEFORE IN PUBLIC – THIS EXHIBITION SHOWS HOW THE ROOTS OF EACH NEW
DIRECTION LAY IN THE WORK THAT CAME BEFORE.
A ONCE IN A LIFETIME CHANCE TO SEE THESE UNFORGETABLE WORKS TOGETHER
TICKETS
ADULTS: £28.50 – OVER 60’s £26.50
to include entrance, coach (from/to Liss) & driver’s tip
For more information and how to book please contact Sue using the form below.

PACS Potters Demo Day – March 11th

The PACS potters demo day is to be held at the Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane GU31 4BW on Saturday 11th March 2017 9.30am-4pm.

The cost of the workshop is £18 for PACS members, £20 for non members. Please book through the contact page.

Bring a plate of food for a shared lunch (also bring your own plate, cutlery and mug please).

Tessa Wolfe Murray is a ceramicist and part-time tutor currently working from her studio in Hove, East Sussex. She produces one-off vessels and wall pieces along with a commercial range of jewellery, buttons and batch-produced vases.

Tessa studied at Ravensbourne College of Art and attained a postgraduate diploma in ceramics from Goldsmith’s College in the early eighties. After a period in London, she moved to Yorkshire and worked full-time in her studio, producing work for shows across Europe and commissions for stores, such as Conran.

The challenge of making  20  Ikebana vases for an exhibition in Kyoto led  to the development of her current elegant and classically simple shapes. More recently she has found an international market for her hand-built jewellery pieces and wall hangings.

Tessa is inspired by textures and surfaces she comes across whilst out walking, and brings bits and pieces back to her studio to make marks and impressions into a white earthenware clay slab. She then either keeps these as flat wall pieces or hand constructs larger vessels from the slabs. Because Tessa found that she

wanted to be able to glaze the insides of her vases, but still decorate the outsides with raw body colour and smoke, she developed her own low- temperature, method for smoking, which doesn’t damage her earthenware, hand-built  pots. She is planning to show us both how she creates her vessels and jewellery, then, later, demonstrate her fast and unusual smoking and resist technique in the car park – weather permitting!

http://www.wolfemurrayceramics.co.uk/