The second AGM will be held at 4pm on 17 October at Tootsie Fine Art and Design.GeneralMeetingOct2018
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.
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
– 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.