Friday, 15 September 2017

Art Circle at the St Ives Hotel

We're staying at the St Ives Hotel until and including 7 December - Hoorah!

Apparently St Annes Library will be closed at least until the end of the year but our new friends at the St Ives Hotel have come to the rescue.  We will keep the week after next as a break and will take a break over half term when the hotel uses our room for children's activities.  So...

Art Circle next week, 21 September
No Art Circle 28 September

Art Circle 5 & 12 October
No Art Circle 19 & 26 October

Art Circle 2 November until 7 December inclusive.

Newcomers welcome!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

swimming pool, composition & charcoal

The task...
Using masking tape, place the structure of the drawing (composition) onto the paper.
Using compressed charcoal and utilising charcoal's unique qualities draw the swimming pool. 
Remove the masking tape and work into the masked areas if required.

This was very experimental.  Firstly, the pool was viewed through a window which made the foreground an additional consideration and secondly the pool and its surrounds created an almost clinical setting which made the tonal values very important. Plus, we used large paper. 
  
Not an easy task.  In fact, I think I heard some huffing & puffing but... the results were brilliant!

Well done everyone!

Christine:  demo page

Mable

Mike

Monica

Stuart

Thursday, 7 September 2017

broccoli, line & imagination

Lovely to be back after our late summer break.  Our temporary new home at the St Ives Hotel is great and we're being spoilt - thank you!  

Our task this week
Working with line, draw one or more aspects of broccoli then use as a starting point for something else.

The results follow - amazing, well done everyone and lovely to see you again!



Dorothy

Dorothy



Judith

Mabel

Mike

Mike
 
Monica

Stuart
Christine

Mike - unfinished (from the afternoon session on the prom)

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

a temporary new home for Art Circle

While a survey and repairs are being carried out at St Annes Library, we're moving to the St Ives Hotel which has kindly given us space to meet.  

11 – 12.30, Thursdays 7, 14 & 21 September 
Cost:  £5 + money for tea or coffee (Their cake is very good too - in fact so are the lunches!)

Also, if the weather is good, we'll go sketching on the prom in the afternoon; 1.30 - 3 (ish)   
Cost £5

All welcome.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

gardens, ink & Ashton Gardens

Art Circle is drawing to a close for the summer.

We meet next week for the last time before we take a break.  We return in St Annes Library, 11 - 12.30 on Thursday, 7 September.

Today was a gardening day - sort of!
In the morning we worked at St Annes Library from images using ink on green paper and in the afternoon, ink on white paper in Ashton Gardens.  This seems to make the images look strange - not sure why - however the work was brill.

Well done everyone!


Judith

Monica

Dorothy

mine (unfinished as usual) plus demonstration snippets

Monica

Monica

Judith

mine with more demonstration snippets
Also, the rose garden in Ashton Gardens is looking (and smelling) particularly beautiful at the moment.  It's worth making a special trip to visit.
  
  

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Monet, Giverny and painted gardens

well, "painted" using tissue paper.

Lovely to be back after my holidays: guess where I went and lovely work below.

Next week we continue with gardens at St Annes Library in the morning (11 - 12.30) and Ashton Gardens St Annes in the afternoon (1.30 - 3 ish - meet at the Pavilion Cafe ).

All welcome.


Dorothy

Judith

Judith 2

Mabel (unfinished)

Monica

Christine

Monday, 12 June 2017

EAT (edible art together): Kirkham 2017

A lovely project delivered with Boz Phillips & Mr Dee from Last Legs Community Arts.  

Young people explored healthy eating & healthy choices through a series workshops where they tasted as they went along and sampled the food made.  They then planned, prepared and delivered a celebratory lunch for family and volunteers to round of the week. 

Brilliant - everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves too! 

Many thanks to Lancashire County Council - Neighbourhood Wellbeing Initiatives, Fylde Youth Zone, volunteers & caricaturist Chris Knapman.  

images by Boz, Mr Dee & me