Thursday Art Group
Group Leader - Janet Clinton
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Unfortunately due to the Coronovirus we are not meeting until it is safe to do so. We're communicating online, keeping in touch during the lockdown and we've been busy painting too. See some of our work below.
The Thursday Art Group of Drawing and Painting usually meets weekly from 10:00-12:00 at The Rowena Davey Day Centre, Chequers Lane, Dunmow.
When we get back to normal, we'll welcome others joining us whether they're a beginner, more advanced or in between. The group decides on different themes/subjects on a regular basis but we are also free to follow our own ideas if preferred.
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 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 me. You will need to be a member of Dunmow U3A.
Refreshments are available at the Centre.
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.
Ideas for our sessions are learning to paint/draw realistic glass objects with particular attention to reflections. Other ideas are using watercolour pencils, pen and ink with watercolour wash and painting glass. We plan to have some sessions locally outside when the weather improves.
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