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Workshop - A Cambridge Scene in Acrylic with Sonia Villiers - 9th Sept.

Cambridge Drawing Society member Sonia Villiers will host a workshop "A Cambridge Scene in Acrylic" in Grantchester Village Hall near Cambridge on Sunday 9th September 2018.
When Sep 09, 2018
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
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Contact Phone 01223 890 397
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Sonia Villiers 1 2018 WorkshopOverview: Release your creative genius and experiment with collage and colour, sunlight and shadows. In this workshop we will explore a different look at a Cambridge street scene, or Cambridge rivers, punting and colleges. Learn how to make vibrant marbled paper, and to combine it with sections of Cambridge maps and paint to create a truly original and recognisable work of art! Try different collage techniques and explore shape and tone to create form, depth and atmosphere.

Demonstrations will be interspersed with individual help and advice.

Materials to bring - A3 stretched paper or acrylic paper, scissors, acrylics, acrylic inks or watercolours, PVA, brushes, waterpot. Sonia will bring the marbling kit, along with spares of everything to borrow or buy, you can use her paints for no charge.

There will be photographs for you to work from, but please bring your own if you have a favourite scene.Sonia Villiers 2 2018 Workshop

Workshop cost: £30 for Members and Friends, £40 for Non-members. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but please bring a packed lunch.

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Workshop - Watercolours with Christine Lockwood - 14th Oct.

Join Cambridge Drawing Society member Chris Lockwood for a watercoloring workshop at Grantchester near Cambridge on Sunday 14th October 2018.
When Oct 14, 2018
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01954 231847 / 07941 885744
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                               Overview: Prepare to be creative and experimental with colour and texture.
In this workshop we will explore the stunning colours of Autumn, from rich reds and browns to vibrant yellows and greens.

We will use Autumn fruits, berries, leaves, seed heads and flowers as our inspiration.

Learn how to use watercolours in a loose exciting wet in wet style with lots of spattering for texture. Try different brush techniques and explore shape and tone with hard and soft edges. Acrylic inks and oil pastels can also be combined with watercolour.

Lively demonstrations will be given as well as individual help and advice.

Materials to bring - Watercolours, watercolour paper, brushes, palette, water containers, masking fluid, watercolour pencils, oil pastels ( optional ), Acrylic Inks ( optional ).  Fruits, berries, leaves, seed heads, flowers….whatever you can find growing outside.

Reference photos will be provided too, but you are very welcome to bring your own if preferred.

Workshop cost: £30 for Members and Friends, £40 for Non-members. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but please bring a packed lunch.

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Lino Cutting workshop with Anna Pye - 28th October 2018

CDS member Anna Pye will be running a "Fun with Lino Cutting" workshop on Sunday 28th October 2018.
When Oct 28, 2018
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
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Contact Phone 01763 852 110
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Cow Parsley (Anna Pye)Overview: Come along and discover the fun of lino cutting and printing. This workshop is suitable for beginners and those with some experience.  I have plenty of books and ideas to inspire you. A bold and simple design works best for lino cutting. You will learn about the papers, inks and tools used, to design and cut a lino block 15cm x 15cm and to print by hand.

I will provide a student kit  for sharing which will incude; A set of lino tools each for you to use during the day,  plastic gloves and use of a benchhook each for cutting your block, my lino cutting tools to try, hand burnishing tools to print with, kitchen roll.

I will provide items for you to use and take away on the day;  Lino cutting notes, printing paper - 4 sheets of 3 different types of paper, 2 lino blocks size 15cm x 15cm, sheets of drawing and tracing paper as needed and tissue/ newspaper to put between your prints to transport home.

Materials to bring - You will need an apron, your pencil case, a wooden spoon, a pack of Everyday Value baby wipes from Tesco, a craft cutting mat if you have one, tools if you have any and any design ideas (photos/ pictures/sketchbook).

There will be additional lino tiles (30cm x 30cm) to buy at £2 each.

Workshop cost: £30 for Members and Friends, £40 for Non-members. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but please bring a packed lunch.

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A painting demonstration by Sonia Villiers - A local scene from Bishops Stortford

Cambridge Drawing Society member, Sonia Villiers, will be giving a painting demonstration, using a local scene from Bishops Stortford.
When Dec 06, 2018
from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where Bishops Stortford Art Society, Thorn Grove School, Bishops Stortford, CM23 5LD
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Sonia Villiers will demonstrate the painting of a local Bishops Stortford scene at the Bishops Stortfords Art Society's event event.

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Portraits in Charcoal from Photographs - A Workshop with Andy Dakin - Sunday 9th December 2018

Cambridge Drawing Society - Portraits in Charcoal from Photographs - A Workshop with Andy Dakin. Grantchester Village Hall, Cambridge.
When Dec 09, 2018
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
Contact Name
Contact Phone 07947 853164
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Overview: This is for artists who enjoy working from photographs in a clean, patient manner.

What makes a good portrait? Likeness? Expression? Mood? Detail? Beauty as they say is in the eye of the beholder, but in this workshop we will look at number of techniques and considerations involved in creating a dynamic large-scale portrait in charcoal.

While working in black and white can simplify the process, a number of subtle techniques are required in taking a drawing from personal photograph to a finished and ready-to-frame piece of art. There is much more to this than one person and their stick of charcoal.

rebecca (Andy Dakin)I will bring a number of my own works, photographs and preparatory pieces as reference. Please bring 2 or 3 portrait photographs to be looked at critically, considering images that can offer a variety of ingredients, including (but not necessarily all) light and shade, areas of detail, mood, facial expression and most importantly, how the finished piece will look on the wall. I will provide a number of my own black and white photos for those without.

What to bring: Large white paper, ideally no smaller than A2 and a drawing board to match. Charcoal/charcoal pencils, pencils, erasers/pencil eraser, ruler (ideally large) fixative.

Workshop cost: £30 for Members and Friends, £40 for Non-members. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but please bring a packed lunch.

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