Steph Goss tutored an enthusiastic group of watercolour painters in a two day botanical workshop on the 6th and 7th of July.
By popular demand, Penny Kerr ran a workshop teaching participants to weave a pheasant using willow branches, on June 16.
We had another great workshop with Penny Kerr, weaving a garden cloche from willow. For a while it looked like chaos, with willow cuttings all over the floor, but we all ended up with unique and useful cloches to put a plantpot or hanging basket in.
INVITATION TO MEMBERS & FRIENDS OF VASY
to join with us in our very first art exhibition and sale
on March 17 & 18, 2018
from 10am – 4pm each day
on the lawns of Clementine, 104 Meehan St, Yass
Art works, along with great coffee and cake for sale
This is a great opportunity to enjoy art by local artists & friends
For artists it is a great opportunity, in the company of like minded
people, to share examples of the visual art you love doing.
Entry form for artists
Last Saturday on a surprisingly warm spring day in very blustery conditions, a number of VASY members painted and drew en plein air at Cooma Cottage. Susan Bell, Chair of Cooma Cottage National Trust, on behalf of the Committee, invited the VASY group, and volunteers Bimbi Turner and Kay Clayton made us feel welcome with devonshire teas and introduced us to the new National Trust stock in the shop!
So, with oils, canvases and drawing books in hand we spent the afternoon taking in the scenery the scenery, horses, and buildings of beautiful Cooma Cottage. It is planned to exhibit the finished works at Cooma Cottage and we look forward to future outings to Cooma Cottage and elsewhere.
Please let us know if you are interested in painting/drawing en plein air and we can start organising.
A very successful and well organised Willow Sculpture Workshop was held by VASY on Saturday September 9.
Penny Kerr must be admired for her creativity, generously sharing her knowledge with the group and supplying us all the willow!
The afternoon was a fun time, learning the secrets to create a sculpture and some patience was required.
The group of eight all achieved a wonderful ‘take home’ piece to admire and enjoy.
Participating in the workshop was rewarding and after a creative afternoon a glass of bubbles was enjoyed by all
This year the Harden Murrumburrah Arts Council presents their 25th Annual Art Exhibition and Sale at the Old Murrumburrah Court House.
It has been a very big year with the Court House undergoing extensive renovations and improvements in the way of a new bathroom, window blinds, painting and advanced gallery lighting and hanging system. We are very, very grateful to Nina Horton who has been overseeing all the work. We now have a fabulous looking art space ready to showcase your art work. We hope you have been painting as we are looking for lots of entries to celebrate our 25th annual show. We also thank our sponsors for their generous donations, especially the Kruger Trust. Once again we are able to offer $1000 for the most outstanding painting.
Please find below this year’s entry form. You are welcome to share this entry form and pass it on to any other artists who may be interested in entering. When printing your form, please select landscape orientation. If you would prefer to send your entries by email, please include a printed copy of the entry form in an envelope with your entry fee when you deliver your paintings. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call Therese Crowe or La Reine Beal (our numbers are on the entry form).Harden Art Show Entry Form 2017
– an introductory workshop
19 August 2017
Jo Baskett has written this enthusiastic description of the event.
What better way to spend a winter Saturday afternoon than with like minded people in a warm environment, to learn how to draw people that look like people moving naturally?
All materials were generously supplied.
Col Nelson was an inspired demonstrator and teacher, willing to take questions and advise on our attempts.
Col started with showing that there are a number of standard geometric shapes on which all drawings can be based – square, cylinder, triangle, and circle. He then made these 3-dimensional, then curved – all to help with “gestures” – which make the form lifelike!
Starting with gesture lines, these were then expanded using the 3D curves.
After following Col and practising some life forms, Col gave us a choice from a number of photos – and we were on our own!!
Not only were all materials supplied but Col gave us a sketch book – to take away and practise!!
With so much accomplished, there was only a limited amount of detail spent on drawing hands, feet, faces and the theory of perspective and proportion.
So please Col, when is the next workshop to continue the learning?
22 July 2018
It was FUN, it was ENGAGING, it was ACHIEVABLE and it was MOST SATISFYING!
This was a fantastic three hours at a VASY workshop with Alison Gregory as the tutor for six eager students of French Provincial painting.
An organised and motivated Alison from The Little French Provincial Shop, generously gave her time to demonstrate her love of painted furniture and objects d’art. A project, and in this case, a 2 step stool was set-up to paint, decorate and complete in 3 hours!
We all did it!
On arrival all necessary equipment was laid out on individual tables for each person. Each student selected a colour of their choice to paint their stool with most choosing two colours.
Two coats of chalk paint were applied, with some students using ‘crackling’ to give a more antique appearance. A light sanding and then an applied polish gave a professional touch.
The results were astounding; everyone was happy with what they achieved, and what is more, it was ours to take home!
If you like this type of art, and if you like to make changes to your home interiors by changing furniture, do not miss an opportunity to attend a class VASY may have with Alison in the future.
Mayin Chan, Col Nelson and Lesa Potten are holding an exhibition of their work at the Old Ginninderra School House in Nichols, ACT. Join them for the opening on Sunday 6 August at 3pm.