Members Monthly Update – May 2022

Dear members

SHope you are well.  We have lots in store for you – here is your club update for May

  • New Monthly Demonstration date 14 July 2022
  • Important 2022 Members Survey – have your say
  • New workshops available to book now
  • Summer painting days
  • 2022 exhibition update
  • Tuesday class date for hall closure

May Demonstration update – Jake Winkle

We were sorry to cancel your May demonstration at short notice. We’re pleased to report that Jake Winkle is well and will be able to demonstrate for us in September so we have re-booked him for Thursday 29th September. His workshop in July will still go ahead as i know that many members were very much looking forward to that.

NEW! Monthly Demonstration – Thursday 14 July 22 – Buildings in watercolour with Stewart Beckett

In lieu of the missed May demonstration we have booked another watercolour demonstration for you – please put the new date in your diary.  We have asked Stewart to demonstrate buildings in watercolour which we hope you will enjoy.  

Have your say – 2022 Member’s survey

This is your club, and we want to ensure that we put on the activities that you enjoy most.  We aim to provide a variety so that there’s something for everyone – but we need your input to get this right.

Members have been sent a link to complete our exclusive survey. Those who subscribe to postal membership will receive a paper copy by post. We hope that as many people as possible will fill in the survey, and those who can will try to this in online.  It’s quick and simple to do and will save your committee a lot of work. 

We’d be grateful if you would do this as soon as possible so that we can plan events for the year ahead.  Thank you.

Saturday workshop with professional artist Jake Winkle – Animal Movement in Watercolour workshop – Saturday 2 July 2022

Back by popular demand we have booked Jake for one of our Saturday workshops. .  Jake is a great demonstrator and qualified teacher – his unique style is interesting to watch and fun to learn.  You can check out his work on his website.  As you know we run our workshops on a no-profit basis so this is a great value opportunity to paint with Jake.

Places are limited to 12 people so be sure to book early and not miss out. Details of how to book have been sent separately to members.

2022 Exhibition update

The exhibition committee have been hard at work preparing for the autumn 2022 Fareham Art Group Exhibition.  Following on from the success of last year they have planned another fantastic event.  You will find details of the exhibition and a copy of the latest newsletter on our website exhibition page

2022 Summer painting days

Tina Shaw has planned another summer of weekly en plein air painting days..  There are 9 dates ranging from 6 July until 6 September at various local venues.  Our thanks to Tina for arranging these and hosting the majority of them,  and to Joan Lee who is taking the lead on the Bursledon Brickworks event. Again, your personal programme of events together with locations, directions, times and more will be sent in an email separately for you to download, and by post to our members who have paid for a postal service. Full details have been sent to members and are included in the members area of our website.

Reminder Tuesday afternoon painting sessions – 1 day closure date for your diary and term dates.

For those members who attend our Tuesday afternoon painting sessions there will be no class on 12 July as the hall is unavailable on this day.

Term dates:  26 April until 19 July (no class on 10 May and 12 July)

Full details of the groups classes and annual programme can be found on the What’s On page of our website

Forward Look at events coming up

  • 30 June – Competition:  Wildlife of the seas and oceans – Val Carter Award – appraisal by Jennifer Thorpe
  • 14 July – Additional demonstration – buildings in watercolour with Stewart Beckett
  • Saturday 8 July 2022 Professional Artist workshop – – Animal movement in watercolour with Jake Winkle(booking will open after previous workshop)
  • Saturday  17 September 2022 Professional artist workshop – Butterfly painted in wool with Nicky Heard (booking will open after previous workshop)
  • Thursday 30 September 2022 – Jake Winkle watercolour demonstration

Happy painting