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Upcoming Activities

Please be aware All events are still controlled by any Government Restrictions that may be in place and be subject to change

     

         2023

Please still be Covid Aware

 

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Welcome 2023

No Meeting in January

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February 4th

A.G.M.

Your chance to say what you want from your society

Your attendance guarantees you have a say

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March 4th

Membership renewal

Demonstration by Josie Tipler

‘Experimenting with Acrylics PLUS?’  

 

Josie trained in Graphic Design at Hastings College of Arts and Technology in the 80’s and now runs a graphic design business with husband, Jim. But her first love has always been fine art, having painted her first paid commission at the age of 16. Her first exhibition of art was in 2000 and since then she has had numerous solo exhibitions, organised group shows and arts festivals and regularly demonstrates and runs workshops for groups all over the south.

As another string to her bow, Josie now performs folk music

with Milton Hide, travelling all over the country.

Monthly Competition...T.B.A.

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April 1st

No Fooling!

Demonstration by Alison Cotton

Everyone is an artist.

Interactive Mixed Media

Alison Cotton is an artist who is constantly asking what this means. Having started out as resident painter at the Alderney Pottery in the '80s, she learned to use watercolours to capture the wild beauty of this tiny island and exhibited regularly. Since then she has worked as an illustrator, mural painter and painting tutor, with a 15 year interlude when she ran her own tree surgery business. More recently she has trained as in Inclusive Arts Practitioner, which involves working with groups and individuals who may be disabled or disadvantaged, following the advice of artist Joseph Beuys that “everybody is an artist".

 

Demo info:

I will demonstrate making an image using a range of techniques designed to free you up and be enjoyable. There will be an element of risk and experimentation, and I’m hoping that members will try out a few of these techniques with me during the session, to see if we can change the way we look at things. No need to bring any materials, but you can do so if you wish.

Monthly Competition: Rite of Spring

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May 6th

Demonstration by Tracey king

Watercolour and Collage

Tracey King (AA, Hons, PGCE) studied in London gaining a BA Hons in Art and Education, where she was fortunate to study under the guidance of leading artist nd educationalist Martin Morgan, RI.  She also has a PGCE which she gained at Brighton University.  For nearly 10 years, she taught watercolours and watercolours with mixed media at East Sussex College but then decided to focus on her own classes.  She also guest tutors at local clubs and societies across the country as well as exhibiting locally and at Open houses as part of the Art Wave event.

She finds teaching both enjoyable and rewarding.

 She enjoys working in watercolour, watercolour with mixed media

and acrylics. 

 She has a passion for etching and lino printing as well as interest in all aspects of printing, textiles and working with mixed media. 

 She believes that colour, texture and the freedom of expression give each work its own individuality.  

 

Monthly Competition: Into the Woods

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June 3rd

Demonstration by Carol Kemp

Expression with Lettering

Since 1987, Carol has worked as a freelance lettering designer, producing hand-drawn and digitally created lettering, calligraphy and type designs for hundreds of companies worldwide.  She has designed display typefaces for Letraset, ITC, Agfa Creative Alliance and Monotype, as well as custom fonts for a number of top companies.  Carol graduated from Exeter College of Art & Design with a BA (Hons) in graphic design, specialising in typography and hand lettering. 

She is a member of the Letter Exchange, D&AD and current chairman of the WynKyn de Worde Society 2019- 2020 . 

She lives in East Sussex with her husband, Artist Andy Hill, and their two sons.  

Monthly Competition : Say it With Flowers

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July 1st

T.B.A.

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August 5th

Demonstration by Mark Fisher

Mermaids and Mixed Media

Mark Fisher is a local Sussex artist who has been teaching art for over 20 years.

His friendly and relaxed approach has made him a popular tutor at many art groups across the South East. Mark runs regular classes and workshops in all mediums.

To sign up to his newsletter  www.markfisherart.co.uk

Monthly Competition : The Sea

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August Bank Holiday

Exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion Studio

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September 2nd

Demonstration by Debbie Hinks

Pastel and charcoal Portraiture

Monthly Competition : TBA

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October 7th

T.B.A.

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November 4th

Demonstration by  Gabrielle Lord

 Finding Movement – Using a variety of media to create movement in art works

Gabrielle Lord’s earlier career as an art therapist in psychiatry followed a BA (Hons) degree in Art History.  Observational drawing is at the heart of her practice, most pieces beginning in charcoal.  Her painting involves abstracting and reconfiguring found images and still shots from film, playing with negative space, using silhouettes, and encouraging the substance of the paint itself to impact on the evolution of the subject.  She strives to capture movement – dancers, skaters and circus performers are some of her subjects as well as other genres including animals, boats and birds.  

Monthly Competition : Dance to the music

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-The Doors open at 2pm.

-Browse the SALES TABLE and grab a bargain

(If you have any saleable Art items you do not want, donate them to the sales table to boost the societies funds)

-Bring along your Picture to enter in the

MONTHLY COMPETITION

          You don't have to be Picasso or Constable to have a go, just express yourself with the given subject.

-Check out the Artwork of Artist of the Month

-Sign up for a WORKSHOP (as soon as they start again)

- Take your seat at 2.15pm

-Watch the DEMONSTRATION starting at 2.30pm

-Enjoy a Chat, make a new friend,

have a Cuppa during the interval

-Tell your friends all about us,

and we hope to see you soon.

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