Charnwood Exposed

‘Charnwood Exposed’ explores the diversity of the Charnwood area, particularly in terms of its culture, industry, history and people, and provides an insight into Charnwood life.

Art Exhibition

Charnwood Museum

29 Nov 2014 – 4 Jan 2015

Queen’s Park (opp library) Granby St, Loughborough

‘Charnwood Exposed’ explores the diversity of the Charnwood area, particularly in terms of its culture, industry, history and people, and provides an insight into Charnwood life.

Charnwood life – Rural activities, village scenes, town scenes, events (market, fair, holidays, etc.)

  • Historic and Iconic buildings, monuments etc. plenty of these around Loughborough and in and around the villages and towns beyond
  • Industry past and present, old work places, waterways, quarries, re-use of buildings change of use etc.
  • People & culture – Christmas, seasonal events, multicultural aspects, character portraits, old equipment, machinery garden plants, juxtaposition between old and new
  • Natural history: gardens, woodland, quarries, rivers/canal, Charnwood forest, local weather

The Mayor of Charnwood will open the exhibition. All are welcome to come along, the admission is free.

Tas Severis

Tas Severis Painting Demonstration

Woodbrook Vale High School Loughborough 23rd September 2014

Wow a demonstration to cheer us all up!  Bright and colourful acrylics using a variety of brands available, Tas had a table with at least 50 tubes on.   With palette knife and paint straight out of the tube Tas smeared it on a pre-coloured purple board and began composing a vase with bright red tulips.  Gradually after initially placing the flowers he built up the layers developing the background first, with little mixing apart from where colour went on top of colour.

Tas emphasised the need to have a composition in mind before starting and think about where colour marks were placed, it wasn’t random although it seemed like it with the array of colour used.

As the acrylic tends to dry fairly quickly it was necessary to establish the design quite speedily in the first half of the session, and Tas needed the paint to be more malleable.  Then as the painting developed more time was taken to place colour marks which brought out the flowers and stem details, highlighting with some very bright colours to complete a very lively picture.

Just as we thought about putting our sunglasses away for the summer, this bright little gem appeared before our eyes.

Tas Severis Tulip demonstration
Tas Severis Tulip demonstration
Tas Severis Tulip Painting
The finished painting

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.

Woodhouse Eaves Summer Art Exhibition

Our summer art exhibition is on this weekend (June 7-8th) at Woodhouse Eaves Village Hall Annex.

Do come along to view a wide range of paintings and drawings from our members. It’s one of our favourites! We shall be updating with pics over the course of the weekend. Refreshments and a cake stall will be available.

This also runs along side the villages open gardens weekend, so do come along for the day.

Facilities:

Car park
Disabled Access
Toilets

We hope to see you there!

Here’s where to find the exhibition:


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