Sketching ‘En-Plein Air’ Wed 24th May 2017 at Cotehele Quay.

If anyone is interested in sketching ‘En-plein Air’ with tuition next Wednesday morning 24th May, we will be at ‘Cotehele Quay’ Weather Permitting.  Just turn up!!  Details are as follows:

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Meet at ‘Cotehele Quay’ Car Park for 9.20am ish.  Session starts at 9.30am to 12.30pm.  just turn up, £8 per session.  Car Parking is free for NT members.

Materials and Equipment List:

  • A range of hard Pencils, i.e.  HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B.
  • A mechanical lead pencil with spare leads would be better than a pencil that needs sharpening
  • Drawing book of Cartridge Paper (not too thin, approx. 120 gsm weight or more) Preferably a Hard-Backed spiral bound pad.
  • Paper Blender
  • A normal white Eraser.
  • A Grey Knead-able Eraser (not the cream putty eraser)
  • Pencil sharpener or craft knife
  • A few sheets of kitchen roll.
  • Drawing Pens
  • Warm clothing and gloves, fingerless gloves are a good idea.
  • Sensible flat walking type shoes.
  • Collapsible lightweight picnic type chair or stool.
  • Sun glasses and a wet weather jacket just in case.
  • Camera
  • Money for a cup of tea/drink or bring a flask depending on where we are.
  • Change for possible car parking.
  • A plastic bag large enough to protect your work if it rains.
  • A suitable lightweight bag for carrying your art materials and equipment.
  • Sun Cream if we are lucky.
  • Elastic Bands to stop paper from flapping in wind (i.e. sketch book)
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‘SAA’ Art Challenge Paintings.

I thought I should give you a reminder about the SAA Painting Challenge as the closing date is coming up in a few weeks (31st December 2015), many of you will have received a piece of card from the SAA, but I did pass them out in class to non-members several months ago.

SAA World Record Art Challenge

Please take part and send them in.

Here is a sneaky preview of what you have all been busy doing and the frenzy of excitement and activity at SAA Headquarters.veryone!

The Challenge So Far… CLICK on the Video Link below to view.

Video of Challenge Paintings
The World Record Art Challenge was launched in September and your paintings have been flying in ever since. The range of subject matter, style, medium, array of colour and imagination is quite incredible and here at SAA HQ we are totally overwhelmed by your enthusiasm and talent. We are loving seeing all your paintings and can’t wait to show them off to e

The response is so exciting with over 1,600 entries received to date, from all corners of the globe, the furthest one has travelled so far is all the way from Australia!

How do I take part?  Click here for details and entry form to take part

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