August Artworks

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.

Come and join us on either Facebook or Twitter, we regularly tweet and update our Facebook page with photos and much more.

Happy painting!

Club activity updates

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
  • Jan 19th
  • Feb 2nd and 16th
  • March 2nd and 16th
  • April 20th
  • May 18th
  • 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

Club news July/Aug

We had a brilliant day at Charnwood Community Hero’s Day

we met hundreds of people, gave out lots of information and leaflets, we hope to see some new members joining up very soon!

Rob Wareing Demonstration

There are still places, but they are filling up fast, if you would like to come please contact Joy or email us. Information about this demonstration is available here.

Come and join us on a Monday at the Bishop Beverage Club in Barrow upon Soar

Still life painting, and much more £2 members, £2.50 for non members 12.30-14.30

Club Update

Community Heroes Day 

Charnwood Drawing and Painting Club have a stall at Hero’s day 3rd August Loughborough town centre, please come and have a look at what’ going on in the town, it’s for a great cause. https://www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/communityheroes

Rob Wareing Workshop

Rob Wareing Pastel Demonstration
Pastel portraiture


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.

Exhibition news

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

Members Gallery

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.

Nottingham Trams watercolour
Nottingham Trams watercolour

Club news

WOODHOUSE EAVES EXHIBITION 6/7TH JUNE 2014

We had a very successful weekend with the sun shining (mostly) and everyone stopping for tea and cake and a look around our exhibition of paintings.

In total we sold an impressive amount of paintings and cards and refreshments.

Best painting in show was: ‘Whitby Days End’ by Barbara Peacock.

NEWTOWN LINFORD EXHIBITION

29 – 31 AUGUST 2014

Members get your entry forms in now! Submit them at club night. 

Download your entry form here Entry form Newton Linford exh 2014

PASTEL PORTRAIT WORKSHOP

With Rob Wareing

Saturday 30th August 2014 10.00am to 4.00pm

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.

Please bring your own packed lunch.

New Barrow upon Soar Painting Session

Great News!

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:-

  1. Recent BUSCA event held in Barrow showed a need for this activity
  2. The time has been chosen to help younger people with children and school runs to do, so they can have the chance of coming.
  3. Members have raised the issue that nothing happens on this side of the river.

Aim

  1. To appeal to new members
  2. To get a venue on a bus route where you can use your bus pass to attend for the non-drivers.
  3. To introduce as many non-painters to the joys of painting/drawing.
  4. 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.