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Pastel Workshop with Colin Hayes - Sunday 8th October 2017

Pastel workshop, Colin Hayes, Granchester, Cambridge.
When Oct 08, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
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Overview: This is for artists who are keen to try working in soft pastel, or who already have some experience. Proficient pastellists are more than welcome too! Soft pastels are a wonderful medium: versatile, expressive, quick and easy to apply, and forgiving. They also combine well with other media such as watercolour, ink, and acrylic. They work for all subjects, and being a dry medium can remain fresh and stable (under glass) for centuries. Degas was one of the greatest exponents.

Ragwort Meadow (Hayes)Programme: I shall begin by providing detailed guidance on the practicalities of using pastels both in the studio and en plein air, and on the range of available brands and supports. Printed notes will be provided for members of the class to take away, and a bibliography of good ‘how to’ books and CDs on pastels. Using finished works of my own as examples, I shall then demonstrate the steps in how I build up a successful pastel painting, the way I use the sticks, and techniques for achieving different kinds of effect. The class can then briefly experiment with these. Members will then create a work or works of their own, using either sketches or photo references or their imagination. I shall advise and critique individually as they develop.

Blakeney (Hayes)Bring:
• Sketches or photos from which you would like to work.
• Your easel and board, floor-standing or table-top.
• All the soft pastels you have. (Not oil pastels)
• A mid-tone pastel pencil. Stabilo are good.
• 2 large sheets of pastel paper in a mid-tone of your choice (e.g. sand or grey but not white). Tindalls stock both the standard Canson pastel paper and Canson Mi-Teintes Touch; the latter has an excellent fine abrasive tooth.
• A small stiff brush, e.g. size 3 hog, and a putty rubber.
• A small lid or box to hold the pastels you select for your work.
• Flannel or wet-wipes. • A nose-mask if you are uncomfortable with pastel dust.
• Black ink and reed-pen or sharpened stick (optional).
• Fixative (optional). • Jam-jar and large soft brush (optional). 

Prepare: Do look at some leading pastel artists. Google: The Pastel Society and go to their Mall Galleries entry which contains many works from this year’s exhibition. Also Google John Tookey, whom I much admire, and again select his Mall Galleries entry.

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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Lecture; The Art of a Darwin - about the life of Gwen Raverat

The Art of a Darwin - about the life of Gwen Raverat. A lecture delivered by William Pryor
When Sep 28, 2017
from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where The Wilkinson Room, St John’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN
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William Pryor (Gwen Raverat's Grandson) will give a talk about Gwen’s life and work, focusing on Cambridge connections. 

209. Cambridge; 151 x 114, state 2, 1932 (Raverat)Gwen Raverat (1885-1957), grand-daughter of Charles Darwin, was a leading figure in the revival of wood-engraving in the first half of the 20th Century. One of Rupert Brooke's Neo-Pagans and Virginia Woolf's Bloomsbury group, her best-selling memoir, Period Piece is still in print 64 years after its first publication. She has an extensive following; with work in galleries, museums and private collections worldwide, and a number of publications written about her life and work.

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CDS Member Ho-Young Reynolds Exhibits At Michaelhouse Cafe

Ho-Young Reynolds exhibition of oil paintings at Michaelhouse Cafe, Trinity Street, Cambridge.
When Sep 14, 2017 08:00 AM to
Oct 01, 2017 05:00 PM
Where Michael house Cafe, Trinity Street, Cambridge. CB2 1SU
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Ho-Young Reynolds - Michaelhouse 1CDS Member Ho-Young Reynolds is exhibiting a selection of her oil paintings in
Cambridge's Michaelhouse Cafe in Trinity Street.

Ho-Young was selected to join the Cambridge Drawing Society earlier this year and exhibited in the Society's Spring exhibition at the Pitt Building in Cambridge.

Ho-Young Reynolds - Michaelhouse 1

Pastels Workshop with John Glover - Sun. 16th July 2017

Pastels Workshop with John Glover, Grantchester Village Hall, Cambridge
When Jul 16, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
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Contact Phone 01284 810 460
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An opportunity to participate in a workshop with one of East Anglia's most prolific professional artists. John has exhibited in many locations across the region and also in London since 1980. He has numerous awards to his credit. He undertakes commissions across the country.

The price for one workshop is £40, or £35 per workshop if two or more are booked. The cost will include model fee, tea, coffee, biscuits. Please bring your own packed lunch.

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Creative Book Binding and Book Crafts Workshop with Derek Wood

Creative Book Binding and Book Crafts Workshop, Knebworth
When Jun 22, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Art Van Go, The Studios, 1 Stevenage Road, Knebworth, Herts SG3 6AN
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Derek Wood Book BindingLearn the basics of traditional hand-bookbinding with CDS member Derek Wood, and explore the creative possibilities of designing and making your own books. In this one-day workshop, suitable for beginners, you will create an A5 hardback journal / sketchbook of your own. All basic materials and equipment are provided, but you may also like to bring any special papers or prints you have previously created to use in the project. Cost: £38.00 (incl. £5.00 materials charge)

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Life Workshop with John Glover - Sun. 11th June 2017

Life workshop with John Glover, Granchester Village Hall, Cambridge.
When Jun 11, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
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Contact Phone 01284 810 460
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An opportunity to participate in a workshop with one of East Anglia's most prolific professional artists. John has exhibited in many locations across the region and also in London since 1980. He has numerous awards to his credit. He undertakes commissions across the country.

The price for one workshop is £40, or £35 per workshop if two or more are booked. The cost will include model fee, tea, coffee, biscuits. Please bring your own packed lunch.

Materials to bring – Sketching materials plus the medium of one’s own choice e.g. watercolours, oils, pastels, acrylics etc.

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Landscapes in Oils Workshop with John Glover - Sun. 14th May 2017

Landscapes in Oils, John Glover, Grantchester Village Hall, Cambridge.
When May 14, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
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Contact Phone 01284 810 460
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An opportunity to participate in a workshop with one of East Anglia's most prolific professional artists. John has exhibited in many locations across the region and also in London since 1980. He has numerous awards to his credit. He undertakes commissions across the country.

The price for one workshop is £40, or £35 per workshop if two or more are booked. The cost will include model fee, tea, coffee, biscuits. Please bring your own packed lunch.

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Art Boot Sale Sunday 7th May 2017 10 - 2pm

When May 07, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where ArtSpace Gallery Cambridge Artworks 5 Green’s Road Cambridge CB4 3EF
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Contact Phone 01223 309393
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ArtSpace Gallery
Cambridge Artworks
An eclectic mix of original artworks, books, vintage,
art materials and more. Refreshments.
 
Pitches available, £10.00
 
Please contact mail@cambridgeartworks.co.uk for pitches or call 01223 309393

 

Cambridge Camera Club Annual Exhibition

Showcasing some of the best images taken recently by its members. As one of the oldest photographic societies in the country and the biggest in East Anglia, its talents are displayed with over 400 print and digital images. The diverse subjects include landscapes, architecture, natural history, people and creative compositions.
When Apr 25, 2017 01:00 PM to
Apr 29, 2017 05:00 PM
Where Pitt Building,Trumpington St., Cambridge
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Opens at 1.00pm on Monday 25 April. All other days 10am-5pm

All the Prints are framed and the digital files are displayed on a large TV

Prints and cards are on sale.

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Art of Reading Portrait show at Cambridge Literary Festival

When Apr 21, 2017 10:00 AM to
Apr 23, 2017 09:00 PM
Where The Old Divinity Hall, St John's College, Trinity Street
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By kind invitation of the organisers of the Cambridge Literary Festival, The Lots Road Group of Portrait Painters are reprising their London Exhibition The Art of Reading, in association with BookTrust.  The 15 portraits span all ages. All explore the joys of reading, and subjects include well-known authors, agents, family and friends. Each painting is accompanied by a narrative revealing the subjects' reading tastes and the influence of reading on their lives.

CDS member, Katherine Firth, has painted Professor Dame Gillian Beer, ex-President of Clare Hall, renowned literary critic and author and Honorary Patron of the Cambridge Literary Festival.

The Festival runs from Tuesday 18th April - Sunday 23rd April; with evening events only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and the main Festival events running all day on  Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  The Hall will act as a central hub for book sales and signings and will be open from 10am-9pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Coffee will be available and visitors are welcome to drop in whether or not they are attending one of the events.  Visit the Festival website for details about event booking.

For further information visit: http://thelotsroadgroup.wordpress.com 

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Portrait Workshop with John Glover - Sun. 2nd April 2017

Portrait Workshop, John Glover, Grantchester Village Hall, Cambridge.
When Apr 02, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
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Contact Phone 01284 810 460
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An opportunity to participate in a workshop with one of East Anglia's most prolific professional artists. John has exhibited in many locations across the region and also in London since 1980. He has numerous awards to his credit. He undertakes commissions across the country.

The price for one workshop is £40, or £35 per workshop if two or more are booked. The cost will include model fee, tea, coffee, biscuits. Please bring your own packed lunch.

Materials to bring – Sketching materials plus the medium of one’s own choice e.g. watercolours, oils, pastels, acrylics etc.

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Watercolour Demonstration - Charles Evans

Cambridge Drawing Society - Watercolour Demonstration - Charles Evans
When Mar 20, 2017
from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where The Wilkinson Room, St John’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN
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Charles Evans has been painting all his life, and is a full-time artist and demonstrator for Winsor Newton. As well as workshops in his studio at home in Northumberland, he travels the country teaching and demonstrating at painting societies, Patchings Art Festival and the NEC. Charlie (as he is known to everyone) believes that everyone can paint and he is adept at demystifying the process by showing step by step how a painting is produced. His students paint along with him, absorbing tips and techniques along the way. Charlie also has a range of inexpensive books to reinforce his methods.

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CDS Members Exhibit at Cambridge Contemporary Art

Susan Jones, Tracey Ashman, Paul Edwards exhibit original prints at Cambridge Contemporary Arts Gallery CCA
When Mar 11, 2017 09:00 AM to
Apr 02, 2017 05:00 PM
Where Cambridge Contemporary Arts Gallery, 6, Trinity Street, Cambridge. CB2 1SU
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Contact Phone 01223 324222
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Paul Edwards CCAThree CDS members have been invited to  exhibit a collection of original hand pulled prints at the Cambridge Contemporary Arts gallery from the 11th March through to 2nd April 2017. The works on display will be a mix of existing and new works exhibited for the first time.

Tracey CCAAll three printmakers primarily focus on abstract images, with very different motivations and perspectives resulting in unique work, examples of which are shown here. Collectively, this will make for a very exciting and ecclectic exhibition.

Susan, Tracey and Paul look forward to meeting visitors and fellow artists at the exhibition launch Meet & Greet on Saturday 11th March.

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This Country Life at The Babylon Gallery

When Feb 24, 2017 06:00 PM to
Mar 19, 2017 04:00 PM
Contact Name Caroline Cawley
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CDS members Jo Tunmer and Andy English are taking part in a selected exhibition at The Babylon Gallery, Waterside, Ely.

The Private Preview is on Friday 24 February 2017 from 6pm until 8pm and everyone is welcome to come along. The exhibition then continues until 19 March 2017.

For further details pleae go to the gallery website.

 


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CDS Annual General Meeting

CDS AGM
When Feb 16, 2017
from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where The Wilkinson Room, St John’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN
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ART SHOW

Six Cambridgeshire artists
When Feb 13, 2017 09:00 AM to
Feb 25, 2017 05:00 PM
Where Michaelhouse Centre, Trinity St. Cambridge
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Contact Phone 01353720751
Attendees Pauline Stonehouse
Barbara Harlow
Hilary Carter
Angela Rudolph
Louise Dean
Rosemary Scott
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Six Cambridgeshire artists are holding their first Cambridge Exhibition at The Michaelhouse Centre, Trinity St. Cambridge CB21SU.

The Rocking Ukuleles will entertain at the launch reception on 14th February, 6.30 - 8.30 pm.

All welcome.

Ely Art Lovers Autumn Exhibition

16 Artists new work. Also all artists have painted and donated a small canvas with an image of their own choosing for sale for charity.
When Nov 18, 2016 06:00 PM to
Nov 27, 2016 04:00 PM
Where Babylon Arts, Waterside, Ely, Cambs
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A chance for that special Christmas present. 

Opening evening on Friday 18th November from 6pm - 8pm. Wine and nibbles. Free entry.

Open every day from 12 noon - 4pm.

All 16 artists have painted and donated a small canvas of their own choosing for sale @ £25 each which will all go to charity. A good chance to pick up a known artists painting for a very reasonable price and helping charity at the same time.

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Connections Charity Art Exhibition

Artists are invited to help raise funds to make a difference to people's lives in Cambridgeshire by producing a piece of artwork inspired by the title of the Exhibition – ‘Connections’ Connections Charity Art Exhibition is in aid of the Cambridgeshire Timebanking Partnership. Timebanking is a way of giving and receiving to build supportive networks and strong communities. Each Timebank is different and reflects its members, who they are, the visions they have for their community, and what they choose to offer and receive.
When Nov 11, 2016 06:00 PM to
Nov 12, 2016 05:00 PM
Where Chetwynd Room, Kings College, Kings Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST
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Contact Phone 01223 713759 or 07834 750676
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Note: CDS will be hiring 30 screens to this event, indicating the exhibition will be of substantial size.

Entry Fee £10.00 includes a 10"x16" canvas and hanging fee. All artwork will be exhibited anonymously and available for sale for £45.00. Maximum 3 entries per person.  Submission Date - by October 21 to one of the conacts below

See website for more information

Note - Exhibition Open: Nov 11 Private View 6.00-8.00pm and

Nov 12 Public Admission 10.00am-5.00pm 

Canvases and entry forms can be obtained from: 

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An Evening with David Porteous-Butler

David Porteous-Butler uses palette knife techniques to develop a cityscape work during a demonstration to Cambridge Drawing Society Members and Friends.
When Nov 02, 2016
from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where Wilkinson Room of St John’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8RN
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Following on from our recently successful and informative evening with Bruce Pearson, we are pleased to announce that our November evening event will be a talk and demonstration given by David Porteous-Butler. David creates stunning work using a palette knife with Oils and Acrylic, and will share his skills and technique as he develops a cityscape during the evening. There will be a charge of £5 per person paybale on the evening.

Background

David Porteous-Butler’s work reveals an honest and direct affinity with his subject that is driven by his love of the natural world. He studied in London under the late Sir Kyffin Williams RA and Anthony Green RA before being offered a place at the Royal College of Art. He has remained close to Sir Kyffin’s fundamental belief that drawing and draughtsmanship are a vital part of the artist’s craft.
 
Born in North London in 1945 his childhood was spent in and around Highgate and then settling in Suffolk in 1978, he knew from a very early age that his purpose in life was to be an artist. Despite being offered a place at the Royal College of Art he was unable to take up his place for personal reasons.  Thus he spent some time working in the fashion business as a very successful designer. This period heightened his awareness of shape and form before he returned to his true vocation as a painter and sculptor.

English countryside (especially Suffolk) is a true love, although he has also worked extensively in Southern Europe including time in France and Italy. Working with a limited palette, he is always faithful to the truth in what he sees. His portraits reveal the same integrity, and his sculptures, whether in bronze, stone or marble, are faithful to his belief in a natural and simple beauty in all things. They assume the life and presence of the subject matter, both in their execution and in how they relate to their surroundings.

David’s work is in collections in the UK, France, Italy and the USA. He regularly exhibits in and around the county.

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Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Bill Everett

Oil Painting Exhibition, Bridge Street, Cambridge Bill Everett
When Nov 01, 2016 10:00 AM to
Nov 17, 2016 04:00 PM
Where U3A Offices, First Floor, 27-28 Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UU
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Contact Phone 01223 357257
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Bill Everett ExhibitionCDS Member Bill Everett is holding an exhibition of 20 of his own oil paintings mainly featuring still life.

Open every day from 1st to 17th November 10.00am - 4.00pm.

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