We were very sad to hear of the sudden passing of Dorothy Whetnall, one of our founding members of the club. Dorothy was secretary to the club for many years and edited the first Spectrum and many since then. She was always encouraging and helpful laying the foundation which has enabled our club to thrive today.
Her funeral is on Wednesday 4th March, at 2.45pm at Loughborough Crematorium. No black and no flowers.
Saturday the 29th November was our very successful opening day of our new art exhibition at Charnwood Museum in Loughborough.
The Mayor of Charnwood was invited to attend the exhibition, which consisted of over 50 original paintings and artworks.
The theme Charnwood Exposed was set out to encapsulate what is made up of the borough’s rich landscape, industry and people. The pictures on display show a variety of styles and mediums from pastel portraits, watercolour landscapes, acrylic, and oil paintings.
Message from our Chairman Peter:
Your display of works look great, you all need a pat on the back for all the effort involved. As far as I could see it was all new work. This is the great advantage of working to a title, but it does means we have to work that little bit harder.Thanks all those who contributed and those who attended the opening. I must admit that at 12:30 I was feeling like I’d have to show the mayor around on my own, then all of a sudden a crowd appeared!!
The pictures are on display in Loughborough’s Museum until January 2015. Entry is Free.
So now we are in September, it’s been a busy few months for the club with a successful art exhibition held at Newtown Linford, walk and draw sessions, a brilliant demonstration by Rob Wareing with pastels, and our new Monday Art group held at Bishop Beverage Club, Barrow upon Soar is coming along nicely with new members joining. He’s a couple of photos from this last months activities!
If you are interested in coming along to any of our workshops, demonstration evening or painting groups check out our Activities page.
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The Woodhouse Eaves self help group has had to move to Beaumanor Outdoor Learning Centre from next Tuesday due to changes at Woodhoues Eaves See attached map for the route from the main gates in Woodhouse. Just in case, Woodhouse is the small village between Quorn and Woodhouse Eaves and the main gates to Beaumanor are just before the spot roundabout, when travelling from Quorn.
Charnwood College painting and drawing evening sessions.
The dates have just been formalised
We start on Monday 1st Sept
The full set of dates are
Sept 1st and 15th
Oct 6th and 20th
Nov 3rd and 17th
Dec 1st and 15th
Feb 2nd and 16th
March 2nd and 16th
June 1st and 15th
Walk and Draw sessions
Tuesday 2nd September Hoby Street parking
Tuesday 9th September Sutton Bonington Street parking
Tuesday 16th September Shardlow Car Park on Ralong “The Wharf” Tuesday 23rd September CLUB NIGHT
Tuesday 30th September Lincoln Meet Loughborough station
10am start unless stated, contact Brian Frost for more details
Rob Wareing will be demonstrating a pastel portraiture workshop. Saturday 30th August 10:00 to 16:00 Rothley Community Centre Mountsorrel Lane Rothley LE7 7PR cost £30 tea biscuits and coffee provided.
Newtown Linford Painting Exhibition 29th to 31st August. Application cut off 26th August to Joy Lockton.
Volunteers still required for all slots set up and take down
Do take a look at our members gallery, new ones have been added thanks to Jill and Jasmine Whitehouse. Jasmine’s picture of Nottingham Trams is featured in this post.
Rothley Community Centre, Mountsorrel Lane , Rothley, LE7 7PR
Rob has been a professional artist for thirty years exhibiting and painting portraits in many parts of the world. He was born, and has spent most of his life in South Africa where he owned his own gallery for a number of years.
Among the numerous commissions he has completed over the years are the official portrait of the state president of Botswana Festus Mogae and the attorney general. He was recently commissioned to paint the portrait of Nelson Mandela by museum services in Kwa Zulu Natal.
Numbers are limited to 14. Please book early. The deadline date is Aug. 20th 2014.
Workshop cost: £30 which includes tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the day. A deposit of £10 will secure your place on the course.
For a two month taster followed by possibly making this a permanent fixture for the club, we are starting a daytime once a month (2nd Monday) painting session. This is to be held at Barrow upon Soar’s Bishop Beverage Club which is on the Kinch number 2 bus service to Leicester from Loughborough.
For a start we have booked July 14th and August 11th 12:30 to 14:30 (hopefully extending this as soon as we can)
Reasons for this trial:-
Recent BUSCA event held in Barrow showed a need for this activity
The time has been chosen to help younger people with children and school runs to do, so they can have the chance of coming.
Members have raised the issue that nothing happens on this side of the river.
To appeal to new members
To get a venue on a bus route where you can use your bus pass to attend for the non-drivers.
To introduce as many non-painters to the joys of painting/drawing.
To find any semi-professional, professional or skilled amateur painters out there who wish to share their knowledge.
Map for Bishop Beverage Club, Barrow upon Soar painting session.
Welcome to our new Charnwood Drawing and Painting website!
We hope you enjoy browsing this site, here you will find news of up and coming events, past demonstrations, and galleries of artwork from our members. New content will be added daily so look out for new features!