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Fully Booked.... Portraits in Charcoal from Photographs - A Workshop with Andy Dakin - Sunday 10th December 2017

Cambridge Drawing Society - Portraits in Charcoal from Photographs - A Workshop with Andy Dakin. Grantchester Village Hall, Cambridge.
When Dec 10, 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 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.

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.

The Gardener (Dakin)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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An Evening with Christine Lockwood and Neil Warmsley - Tuesday 5th December

Cambridge Drawing Society Evening Event, Christine Lockwood, Neil Warmsley
When Dec 05, 2017
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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Contact Phone 07703 170320
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CDS Members Christine Lockwood and Neil Warmsley come together to present a demonstration and talk respectively for the last CDS evening event of the year.

Watercolour Demonstration by Christine Lockwood

Chris Lockwood Evening Event ImageChris will be demonstrating her exciting watercolour painting techniques. In keeping with the seasons, she has chosen to paint a ‘wintery’ themed landscape, looking firstly at light and shadows on snow, followed by loose, experimental, flower painting techniques.

Chris trained as a Textile Designer at Chester College of Art ( foundation course) and Nottingham Trent College of Art and Design in the Department of Fashion and Textiles (Degree). A career in the retail trade followed, running a fabric design business in the centre of Nottingham selling unique hand printed clothes and furnishings.

Chris’s love of colour and pattern is evident in her loose vibrant watercolours. She exhibits her paintings and is a member
of several art societies. She also takes part in Cambridge Open Studios during the first two weekends in July.
Her watercolour workshops are very popular which she runs near her home in Fen Drayton. You can visit Chris’s website at www.chrislockwoodwatercolours.co.uk 

An Illustrated Talk by Neil Warmsley

Neil Warmsley Talk ImageNeil's topic will be Painting the Urban Forest. Neil has been painting and drawing Cambridge's quieter green quarters for over 25 years. Neil also works as a gardener and he will talk on how these two disciplines compliment each other. 

Shipping Forecast: a book of linocuts by Sam Motherwell

Book of linocuts
When Dec 02, 2017
from 10:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Where Drama Centre, Covent Garden
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Attendees Part of the Mill Road Winter Fair -- Art Exhibition
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A book of 60 linocuts of images inspired by the Radio 4 Shipping Forecast will be launched.

Full details of the book are on my website first page.

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Christmas Open Studio

Christmas Open Studio
When Nov 25, 2017 10:00 PM to
Nov 26, 2017 04:00 PM
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Contact Phone 01763 852110
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ANNA PYE  Artist   Printmaker   Tutor  CHRISTMAS OPEN STUDIO 2017

November 25th, 26th and December 9th,10th    10am to 4pm

All welcome to browse, visits at other times by appointment

Original hand pulled prints, Home textiles, Cards,  Notebooks,  Mugs

Refreshments

The Walnut House  3 Station Road   Steeple Morden  Royston  Herts  SG8 0NN  where I hold lino and mono print workshops.

 

 

 

 

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Fran Godwood's Curwen Print Centre Exhibition

When Nov 25, 2017 12:00 PM to
Nov 26, 2017 04:00 PM
Where Chilford Hall, Linton CB21 4LE
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Contact Phone 01223 561849
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Fran Godwood invites you to her certificate exhibition at the Curwen Print Study Centre. As Fran completes her year-long study, she and five other artists display their work. Free admission. Parking.

 

Curwen Print Centre Exhibition

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Elsworth Craft Collective Christmas Fair

Cambridgeshire artists and makers. Printmakers, watercolours, original ceramics, fused glass art, textiles, wreaths and floristry.
When Nov 25, 2017
from 11:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Where 7 The Drift Elsworth Cambs CB23 4JN
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Contact Phone 01954 267844
Attendees Sherry Rea Sarah Hutchinson Trish Aspinall Helen Strutt Bex Burston Jenny Buddle Charlotte Peterson
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Browse gifts, cards, and decorative Christmas pieces by Cambridgeshire artists with festive refreshments.  Exhibitors include printmakers, watercolours, original ceramics, fused glass art, textiles, wreaths and floristry.

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David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts

David Hockney, Royal Academy of Arts, Film
When Nov 21, 2017
from 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where Film Screening Nationwide
Contact Name Lucille McLennan
Contact Phone 07762 235315
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Seventh Art Productions, are a film company well known for our art documentary EXHIBITION ON SCREEN series. We are about to launch our next EXHIBITION ON SCREEN film ‘DAVID HOCKNEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS: A Bigger Picture 2012 & 82 Portraits and One Still-Life 2016’ on 21st November 2017, featuring intimate and in-depth interviews with David Hockney and focusing on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The film will be screening across the UK, including at the Hebden Bridge Picturehouse. 

Hockney Exhibition On Screen

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Cambridge Open Art Exhibition

When Nov 17, 2017 06:30 PM to
Nov 19, 2017 04:00 PM
Where Swavesey Village College, Gibralter Lane, Swavesey, Cambridgeshire CB24 4RS
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COAX 2017 - Members of Cambridge Drawing Society are exhibiting at Cambridgeshire’s major independent non-selective Open Art Exhibition featuring contemporary and traditional paintings, sculpture and prints and the Cambridge Art Awards.  The exhibition is non-selective to ensure a wide-ranging show of artwork and encourage emerging artists to exhibit alongside professionals.  The exhibition promotes art, artists and well-being through exhibition, education and participation.

Cambridge Open Art Exhibition 2017

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Watercolour Workshop with Chris Lockwood - 12th Nov. 2017

Cambridge Drawing Society Watercolour Workshop with Chris Lockwood, Grantchester Village Hall, Cambridge. 12th November 2017
When Nov 12, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
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Autumn Colours (Lockwood)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.

Learn how to combine watercolours with acrylic inks and oil pastels in a loose exciting wet in wet style with lots of spattering for texture.

In the morning we will create an autumn landscape painting, looking at composition, perspective, colour mixing and brush techniques. Fallen leaves will be the subject for the afternoon, exploring shape and tone with hard and soft edges.

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 ). Reference Photos of Autumn landscapes. Photos will be provided but you are very welcome to bring your own if preferred. Leaves - a variety of different coloured leaves to work from.

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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Urban Landscapes - A Demonstration in Oils by Paul Alcock

Urban Landscapes - A Demonstration in Oils, Paul Alcock
When Nov 01, 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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Contact Phone 07703 170320
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Paul Alcock is based in Southend on Sea, Essex where he's enjoys a successful career as an artist and tutor with 15 years teaching experience. Paul completed his foundation studies in Art and Design at Southend College of Art; a degree in Fine Art - Painting followed at Camberwell School of Art, completed in 1986. Since then Paul has practiced as an Artist, exhibiting in a range of exhibitions in London and the South East. 

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Autumn Exhibition 2017 - The Leys School

Cambridge Drawing Society Autumn Exhibition 2017 - The Leys School Cambridge
When Oct 22, 2017 10:00 AM to
Oct 28, 2017 04:00 PM
Where The Leys School, Fen Causeway, Cambridge CB2 7AD
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The Cambridge Drawing Society Autumn Exhibition will be held again this year in The Leys School, Cambridge. The public exhibition will run from Sunday 22nd October through to Saturday 28th October 2017. Over 250 original works will be exhibited, which will include Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Sculpture.

Members can apply to exhibit on-line or using a postal application. More details can be found here.

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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