Thursday Art Group
The Thursday Art Group of Drawing and Painting meets weekly from 10:00-12:00 at The Rowena Davey Day Centre, Chequers Lane, Dunmow.
We welcome others joining us whether they're a beginner, more advanced or in between. The group decides itself on themes each week which we follow but we are also free to do our own thing.
We help and encourage each other and provide painting tips and advice as required. We are lucky to have a very talented artist in our group who helps us enormously with ideas and techniques. Also a tutor visits from time to time to provide additional help and support.
We use a variety of techniques and regularly bring in new ideas. We want the weekly sessions to be both artistically challenging yet enjoyable. We work mainly in watercolour, acrylics or pencils. From time to time we change the materials we use. Usually we work from photos but Still Life and Portraits allow us to paint in situ. at the Centre.
We keep the cost of the sessions to a minimum. If you are interested in joining us please contact Janet Clinton, group leader. You will need to be a member of Dunmow U3A.
Refreshments are available at the Centre.
The 2019 Autumn Term covers 15 sessions (fee £22.50). The Thursday Art Group will operate during School Term dates and stop during school holidays and half terms. Fees payable by cheque please at the beginning of term.
Dates for 2019 Autumn Term:
Sept 5, 12, 19, 26; Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 (half term no session); Nov 7, 14, 21, 28; Dec 5, 12, 19.
Numerous paintings have been done by the group. These include roses in a vase, houses and dancers in Brittany, Lake District landscape, Chinese brush painting, snow scene and many more. You can see some more examples in Our Gallery.
This term we are going to explore the use of watercolour pencils, pen and ink with watercolour wash, soft and oil pastels and painting glass.