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Cambridge Drawing Society

Guildhall Exhibition 2015

The Society’s spring exhibition at the Cambridge Guildhall was very successful and attracted almost 3,000 visitors. There was much praise for the wide variety of exciting paintings, prints and sculptures on display. Visitors clearly enjoyed choosing their favourite artwork and very many votes were cast over the course of the week.

The favourite picture chosen by visitors was Cherries with a Silver Tankard, an oil painting by David John Leathers and in second place, The Philosopher, also in oil by Katherine Firth. Four artists shared third place: The Quince in the Woodshed by Andy Dakin, Rose Crescent at Night by Rachel Haynes, By the Fishmarket, Grand Canal by Jenny Sanders and Tree of Cambridge by Maureen Mace.

Many visitors expressed their disappointment that, despite a long unbroken tradition since 1947, rising hire costs mean that this has been the Society’s final Guildhall Exhibition. However, most definitely, it will NOT be the Society’s last spring exhibition. In April 2016 the Society will hold its exhibition in the attractive venue of the Pitt Building in Trumpington Street.

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Evening Demonstrations

These are held in the Wilkinson Room of St. John the Evangelist Church, Hills Road, Cambridge.

Meetings start at 7.30 p.m. See the Events listing for more details.

Autumn Workshops

In the Autumn of 2015 there are four scheduled workshops that are held on Sundays in the Grantchester Village hall, starting at 10:00am and going onto 4:00pm. Refer to the Events section for the dates and further details as they come available.

  • Sunday 6th September 2015 10.00am - 4.00pm

    Life Drawing and Painting Workshop with John Glover

     This workshop will provide an opportunity to develop your skills in life drawing and painting with an experienced artist.

  • Sunday October 4th 2015

    Acrylic workshop with Sonia Villiers

    This workshop will provide an opportunity to explore the medium of acrylic in landscape   painting with a well kown Cambridge artist.

  • Sunday 1st November 2015

    Exploring Pastels with Val Pettifer

    This one day work-shop is designed as an introduction to the incredible world of pastels in all it’s forms! Val will introduce you to an array of possibilities, from creating your own painting surface to combining soft pastels with other painting mediums such as watercolour, gouache and acrylics etc.

  • Sunday 6th December

    Mono Printed Christmas Cards’ Workshop With Trisha & Tracey

    This workshop will explore the simple and fun technique of mono printing, giving you the chance to create your own personal Christmas cards for family and friends.

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Upcoming Events
Vivienne Machell at Curwens, Royston May 13, 2015 - Jul 10, 2015 — Curwens, 17 High Street, Royston, Herts SG8 9AA
Open Studio Exhibition Jul 11, 2015 - Jul 26, 2015 — 23a Fen Road, Cambridge, CB4 1BS
BABYLON SUMMER EXHIBITION Jul 11, 2015 - Aug 16, 2015 — The Babylon Gallery, Waterside, Ely. Near Peacocks Teashop.
Autumn Workshop - September Sep 06, 2015 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — Grantchester Village Hall
Evening Demonstration - Chris Christoforou Oct 01, 2015 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Wilkinson Room of St. John the Evangelist Church, Hills Road, Cambridge
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