The Wednesday Group was formed a couple of years ago.
It’s aim was to give our more experience painters an opportunity to experiment and share ideas with one-another. It’s not a class, more a sort of co-operative where after pooling ideas of things we would like to try. Volunteers from the group lead the session.
We have painted with knives, sponges, and big brushes. We have worked in the woods and at the shore as well as in the clubhouse. We have experimented with materials, colour, texture, tone and line, and done some printing and collage......the list goes on. We also look at the work of an artist of the leader's choice, to try to extend our knowledge of what is possible. So far we have not run short of volunteers or ideas.
Not everyone leads as some people are too shy! and no-one judges anyone, so it is always relaxed and fun.

LOCKDOWN - KEEPING SAFE! - check our Gallery

Programme from November 2019 - July 2020

Nov 27th - Jan - Pointillism, looking at Seurat, Pissaro and Signac. Using only small dots of pure colour to describe people and places.

Dec 11th - Margaret - Picasso's distorted faces!! with tea and shortbread in between!!! Collage first then simple design type painting.

Jan 22nd - Jill and Gabi - an afternoon based on contemporary Dutch artist Kees van de Watering. Graphic elements using tonal qualities.

Feb 26th - Liz - 'Zoom in! '. Look at Howard Hodgkin for inspiration.

DURING LOCK DOWN - check our Gallery

Mar 25th - Helen - Old paintings to create new works of art.

April 15th - Margaret - Look at Winifred Nicholson, artist who works in a soft, painterly way.

April 29th - Margaret & Petrina - Self-portrait in Isolation with a Hat!- check out Russian/German/Swiss Expressionist painter called Marianne von Werefkin.

MAY 27th - Jan - "A piece of artwork - anything whether it’s a portrait a landscape, an interior, a form of transport - anything you like BUT.......
make it out of anything but paint! It can be bits and pieces or just rubbish of any kind that you were going to throw away - just make it into a piece of art.(wrappers, fabric scraps, straws,magazines,fibres,sweetie papers, envelopes etc)".

JUNE 24th- Margaret - Using some ideas from Flora Bowley's book Margaret will aim to have us painting in a 'Brave and Intuitive' way!

July? Maybe a break?