The two raffles this year, painted by past president Joan Coleman
Coromandel Country (oil) and Boatshed Scorching Bay (watercolour)
Joan Coleman's family kindly donated these two paintings to the club. Joan was an artist, tutor and past president of The Wellington Art Club 1981 -1988. She painted in watercolour, pastels and oils and was a tutor at The Wellington Art Club and Wellington High. Joan was instrumental in organizing the present Wellington Art Club building on its site in Chelsea Street, Miramar.
She became a Life Member of the club in 1988 and is remembered fondly by members of the Wellington Art Club.
Sheila Playford ran an Alcohol Ink workshop on the 13th of April. It was a lot of fun learning how to make beautiful abstract patterns on tiles or card. Sheila was a very patient teacher as well, which helped. Do look out for her workshop next year, you won't be disappointed!
We also thank Sheila for co-ordinating most of the six workshops this year. Thanks Sheila.
Sam Balzer from Weta workshop, hired the club rooms for a sculpture workshop on a weekend in July. It was mainly for 'Weta' people but Art Club member, Charlotte Hird did attend. A very professional workshop, not for beginners.
Professional teacher Robyn Eastgate Manning ran a workshop on the 31st of August, mainly in acrylics and watercolour. It was a lot of fun and everyone learnt lots of tips and 'tricks of the trade' and came away with at least two lovely paintings.
"Dreams" by Miranda Munro
Miranda has run a variety of her Transformative Art (abstract) classes throughout the year. They're always popular and the club really appreciates her contribution.
Look out for her classes again next year! Charlotte Hird's Perspective Workshop
'I was pleased to have the oppportunity to attend Charlotte's drawing workshop at the Art Club. Charlotte has excellent teaching skills that clearly guided us through the intricacies of point one, two and three perspective drawing in a relaxed and happy environment. I came away with confidence and a renewed interest in drawing.
Courses in the basics such as these can encourage people who have never painted to come and have a go. Take up a pencil or pen and create something. Maybe add a bit of paint, become hooked and join the Wellington Art Club.'
NB. Charlotte Hird will be running another PERSECTIVE WORKSHOP at the Art Club May 2nd and 3rd of Next year!
It’s time to renew your membership for 2020!
Download form online or you can drop by the Club to pick up the form.
Give a friend or family member a whole year of art & fun with a gift membership for $60.
Thank you to everyone who has already renewed.
A week at the Art Club...
LIFE & FIGURE DRAWING
When: Every Monday night
7pm – 9.00pm
Fee: $10 which includes tea/coffee/biscuits.
• Non-tutored, great atmosphere and friendly people.