Our AGM will take place on Tuesday 7th March 2017 at 2pm at the Riverside Centre, Newport. You can download the Agenda and Notice and Nomination Form at the foot of this article. Printed Nomination Forms will also be available at our Tuesday afternoon meetings at the Riverside. A copy of the New Rules is also now available.

Margaret Plant will be running a 'Study Day' Friday 10th March 2017 at the Riverside Centre. The subject is 'Painting in Miniature'.
Cost £25. To book, add your name to the list on the desk at our Tuesday meetings.
SMALL IS GREAT. A Workshop on Miniature Painting.
The aim of this workshop is to encourage miniature and small painting by giving the participants the knowledge, skills and practice necessary.
The first hour of the workshop will include an explanation of the two (absolute) rules of miniature painting, a discussion of style and subject matter and tips and techniques to ensure success.
At no extra cost all participants will be provided with a small canvas and easel, plus a board measuring approx 15 x10 cms and hopefully, by the end of the day, everyone will have produced two very successful paintings.
Acrylic is recommended for this course, (for quick drying) but other mediums can be used if necessary. No special equipment is required, apart from a couple of small brushes, but a complete list of items will be supplied later.

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From the 1st January 2017 subscriptions will be payable by standing order for all NEW members and the Council would like to encourage ALL existing members to pay by the same method.

Payment by standing order is much more convenient for everyone. Once the standing order is in place you don’t have to remember to pay each year, you can cancel it at any time and it helps the Club. Collection of fees is very time consuming and the closure of two more HSBC banks on the Island in the New Year will make it very inconvenient to bank cheques and cash.

You can set up a standing order by completing a standing order and giving it to your own bank or, if you bank online, use the account details on the form to set up the standing order. To download a standing order form and FAQs please go to the How to Join tab under 'Members'. If you have any queries please contact the Hon. Treasurer using the Contact Us tab.

 

Anne Lewington will be demonstrating 'Beginning with oils'.

Anne was born into a working class family and attended Watford Girls’ Grammar School. When she was sixteen she got an interview at The Slade School of Art but crumbled under interrogation. Accepting a place at St. Martin’s, she spent an unbearable year fighting a system obsessed with conceptual art, when all she wanted to do was paint.  She then took up a teaching post at a primary school in Brixton and, finding she had a taste and some talent for teaching, went on to a teachers’ training college connected to Reading University; it was there that she gained her B. Ed degree in Fine Art.

 

An EGM has been called to discuss the New Rules for the Club. 

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