Tiger on the Prowl by B Humphreys

Members monthly update – March 2021

Dear members

I hope this newsletter finds you safe and well.  As restrictions begin to ease we’ve planned an exciting  range of activities for you in the coming months

In this newsletter

  • Club online Demonstration – Thursday 25 March
  • April Competition update
  • Early Summer Painting Days – update
  • Update on the Group Painting Project
  • Tuesday painting session update
  • Let’s draw and paint together online

A demonstration in coloured pencil by Victoria Manser – 25 March 2021 at 7pm

We’re excited to announce that our March demonstration will go ahead online using Zoom on Thursday 25 March at 7pm.  

You can see some of Victoria’s fantastic work on her website www.victoriamanser-art.co.uk  

Victoria will be demonstrating her techniques and answering your questions – we hope you’ll be able to join us.

Please note your diaries for now and look out for the update when we will send you separate instructions on how to log in and enjoy the session.

April Drawing Competition – Molly Dicker and Sylvanarth Trophies

We will be holding our annual drawing competition online this year.  Your drawing can be in any drawing medium but must be created without the use of water or any other wetting agent.

The competition title is ‘Something Old, Something New’

The competition for the Molly Dicker Trophy  will be judged by artist appraisal.

The Sylvanarth Trophy is awarded by the President of Fareham Art Group for an entry chosen from the field of paintings in the Molly Dicker drawing competition.

Full competition guidelines can be found on our competition page 

How to submit your entry

Take a photograph of your entry and email it to farehamartgroupinfo:gmail.com.  Please remember to include:

  • Yourname
  • Membership number
  • The title of your painting
  • The medium used

The closing date for entries is Friday 16th April 2021

Group Painting Project Update

Those of you who have been members of the group for a while will know that from time to time we join together to create a group painting.  We do this by choosing a famous painting and dividing it into sections and asking participating members to recreate a section in the medium of their choice.  

Our latest project, a painting of Garrowby Hill by David Hockney is now complete.  You can read an overview of the project and see all of the images on our website

The painting will be on display in the window of The Fareham Gallery. After that we have arranged to show it in the West Street Alehouse when it reopens.

Thank you to everyone who took part, and also to the members of the committee who all contributed to the process.  Our publicity secretary – Carole Jarman – has submitted pieces to the SAA, art magazines and local newspapers – if you see it there please let us know.

Early Summer Painting days

We are looking to start our outdoor summer painting days early this year but will comply with the government’s guidelines and restrictions.  With this in mind we anticipate starting up these events in June and will share details with you through our monthly updates and also on our website through our restricted members pages. 

Tuesday painting group

The hall management are currently unable to provide a precise date for our return until they receive guidance from the Portsmouth Diocese but they wish us well and look forward to seeing us again in the future.  We will keep you updated of any changes.

Let’s paint and draw together again – ONLINE

Join our Google Classroom with Jenny Gibbs for online tuitions and demos.

While we are still isolated at home and unable to meet on Tuesdays Jenny  would like to offer you a paint along online sessions via Google Meet in real time. 

You will  need a Google Account (a Gmail) to join our Fareham Group Google Classroom where you will find some recorded demos  and the live link to a Google Meet Paint along session. 

If you would like to take part in these live sessions please email Jenny Gibbs at farehamgroupprogramme@gmail.com. All details will be provided. 

If you are not familiar with Google Classroom and Google Meet don’t let this stop you. It is easy to do as long as you have use of an electronic device; Mobile phone, tablet, laptop or computer.

Enjoy your painting!