Peer critiques - some useful words

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Art In Action, Dunston 12 November 2013


7.15 pm            Doors Open
7.30 pm            Talk by David Hirst – “Art along the Tyne”
8.00 pm            Interval with wine and refreshments – art demonstrations and chance to view exhibition
8.45 pm            Talk by Rev David Atkinson – “A Journey Through My Paintings”
9.15 pm            View demonstrations, prize draw
The £5.00 ticket charge includes wine and canap├ęs, raffle ticket and entry to the event
If anyone else in our two water-colours classes has an art related event to advertise please ask Bernard. 

Friday, 25 October 2013

Half Term

No classes next week, Monday 28 or Tuesday 29 October. Back on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 November. Meanwhile there are some examples of Cotman's watercolours in the resources pages on the right of this post. Enjoy your break everyone!

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Week 4 Tuesday

Some of the group continued with their mixed media work whilst the rest of the group started the "In The Style Of....John Sell Cotman". We also practiced using a powerful technique to learn how to analyse our paintings and identify what we had learned. It is also good for helping us to be critical friends with each other. Enjoy the wonderful paintings below:











Monday, 21 October 2013

Week 3 Monday Group

Tonight we tried our hand at being art critics! Working in pairs, we analysed the critiqued one element of a colleagues painting - great fun, loads of learning. Then we presented our analysis to the whole class. We used our mixed media paintings for the exercise. The images are below - fantastic paintings all round.

We the started our new project "IN THE STYLE OF...John Sell Cotman" by deconstructing his drawing approach. There is no class next week as it is half-term in the school so we will return on 04 November.

Connie
Jan
Joan
Joan
Marie
Melanie
Patricia
Steve
Tom
Tom

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Craft Fair 26 November

Feel free to spread the word about this to your friends. 
Its in the old Gateshead Girls Grammar School on Evistones Road:


Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Tuesday - Mixed Media 2

Our Tuesday group edged ever closer to completing their mixed media project (acrylic and water-colour). As with our Monday group the work produced tonight has stunning details and colourful effects. Next week people can either carry on with their mixed media or move on to our next project: IN THE STYLE OF...John Sell Cotman. Enjoy the art...

Alan
Dorothy
Elizabeth
Fiona
James
Joyce
Margaret
Mary
Mary
Maurice
Maurice 
Norrey
Norrey
Olwyn
Tom

Monday Mixed-Media

We moved onto the second stage of our mixed media project and the results are looking stunning. Enjoy the details that are starting to emerge in the pictures below.

If anyone wants to continue with their mixed media painting next week that's okay. Otherwise we will be starting our next project IN THE STYLE OF - John Sell Cotman.

Barbara
Connie
Jan
Maria
Marie 
Melanie
Pat
Steve
Tom
Yvette

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Course Programme

The new course programmes (Monday and Tuesday Groups) are now available in the Resource Page opposite. Click on that page to access the programme sheet. They will look like the images below: