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

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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Winter Open Studio

When Dec 08, 2018 11:00 AM to
Dec 09, 2018 06:00 PM
Where Kidmans Yard Primrose Street Cambridge CB4 3EH
Contact Name
Contact Phone 07450850019
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I am opening my studio for my usual Winter Open Studio! Sat and Sun 8/9 December 11-6PM 

Mulled wine and mince pies!

See you then!

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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.

Bishops Stortford (Villiers)

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The Old School Studio - End of Season Art Exhibition and Sale

The Old School Studio run by CDS Member Val Pettifer is holding an end of year art exhibition and sale, to celebrate the work produced throughout the year by Drop-In students.
When Dec 01, 2018 10:30 AM to
Dec 02, 2018 04:30 PM
Where Old School Lane, Whittlesford, Cambs. CB22 4YS
Contact Name
Contact Phone 07773 451856
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The Old School Studio Art Exhibition and Sale.

 Drop In Poster (Pettifer)

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MMContemporART ART EXHIBITION AND SALE

Christine Lafon (CDS member) is exhibiting her work together with 3 other artists, as MMContemporART, at Grantchester Village Hall.
When Nov 24, 2018 10:30 AM to
Nov 25, 2018 04:30 PM
Where Grantchester Village Hall
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01223 322566
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As you will see from the advertisment, they present a variety of different media, styles and subjects, so there's something that's sure to be of interest to everyone whether it's painted portraits, water, or lost and found objects in an almost sculptural format. 

 

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Foxton Art Exhibition

This weekend Foxton Village Hall, Foxton Primary School, Hardman Road Cambridge CB22 6RN in aid of Foxton School
When Nov 17, 2018 11:00 AM to
Nov 18, 2018 04:00 PM
Where Foxton Village Hall
Contact Name Sonia Villiers
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Acrylic on canvas

Acrylic on canvas, A3

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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
Contact Name
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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Cheryl Warren exhibition "Landscape - A Response"

Cambridge Drawing Society member Cheryl Warren will be exhibiting her latest work in the Makers Gallery, Hope Street, Cambridge, from 19th October to 1st November.
When Oct 20, 2018 11:00 AM to
Nov 01, 2018 06:00 PM
Where Makers Gallery, Hope Street Yard, Cambridge. CB1 3NA
Contact Name
Contact Phone 07450 850 019
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CDS member Cheryl Warren launches her latest exhibition with a Private View on Friday 19th October 5.30pm - 9pm.

Cheryl Warren Exhibition "Landscape - A Response"

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Cheryl Warren - 'Landscape - A response' - latest work by Cheryl Warren

Come and see the latest work from landscape by local painter, Cheryl Warren, which will be showing at this lovely little gallery in Hope Street Yard, off Mill Road, Cambridge Show continues for 2 weeks.
When Oct 19, 2018 05:30 PM to
Nov 02, 2018 06:00 PM
Where Makers Gallery, Hope Street Yard, Cambridge CB1 3NA
Contact Name
Contact Phone 07450850019
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Cheryl will be exhibiting her latest work from Landscape at this show, along with her latest Series. Please do come along to the Preview on Friday 19th October from 5.30 -9PM ALL WELCOME!

The exhibtion continues for 2 weeks closing on Friday 2nd November. 

Gallery opening hours are : Tues to Fri 11-6, Sat 11-5 

www.makersgallery.co.uk

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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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CAMBRIDGE OPEN ART EXHIBITION 2018

COAX 2018 AT SWAVESEY VILLAGE COLLEGE 100 Artists, 500 artworks, 1 Weekend
When Oct 12, 2018 06:30 PM to
Oct 14, 2018 04:00 PM
Where Swavesey Village College, Gibraltar Lane, Swavesey, Cambs CB24 4RS
Contact Name COAX
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COAX 2018

Saturday 13th October 10 - 5 and Sundary 14th October 10 - 4

(PREVIEW Friday 12th October 6.30 - 9, tickets £5 see website www.coax.org.uk)

Free entry and parking • Cafe • Creative activities for children • Paintings, Prints and Cards to buy

online brochure: https://indd.adobe.com/view/87dad6bf-ff46-4f6f-9a18-e64ab9895b11

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Explore

Explore exhibition, Caroline Forward, Paul Janssens, Peter Corr
When Oct 04, 2018 10:30 AM to
Oct 28, 2018 05:30 PM
Where The Old Fire Engine House, Ely
Contact Name
Contact Phone 07745230349
Attendees Caroline Forward, Paul Janssens, Peter Corr
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Caroline Forward, Paul Janssens and Peter Corr exhibit at the Old Fire Engine House, Ely during October

The aritsts Paul Janssens, Caroline Forward and Peter Corr exhibit together for a second time following their successful Cambridge exhibition in 2016.  Here at the Old Fire Engine House they present a range of subject matter exploring contemporary and traditional media.  The exhibition offers an eclectic mix of painting and photography, highlighting a diversity of approaches and spanning both realism and abstraction.

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Monthly Sunday Art Workshops in Hadstock

If you would like to come and paint with me for a day, and produce a fantastic piece of art in acrylic on canvas in one session - the next Hadstock workshops are on September 30th, October 28th and November 25th 2018. 10am - 3pm £32 per person including canvas and all materials, max 7 per class, adults and children over 8 welcome. Bring packed lunch and an idea of what you would like to paint, e.g. portrait of family member or pet, your house, your garden, your holiday photo or copy your favourite Old Master, I have plenty of ideas to get you started. Contact me for more details or to reserve a space
When Sep 30, 2018 10:00 AM to
Nov 25, 2018 03:00 PM
Where Hadstock
Contact Name
Contact Phone 07890509160
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Painting Pals Art Exhibition

Several of my friends and I will be holding an Art Exhibition in Grantchester Village Hall over the last weekend in September. Do visit us and have cup of tea. Details can be found in the poster below.
When Sep 28, 2018 06:30 PM to
Sep 30, 2018 05:00 PM
Where Grantchesterr Village Hall
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Cambridge Art Fair

Galleries and professional artists from all over the UK and abroad, formerly in Cambridge Guildhall, now at Quy Mill Hotel in The Roar Marquee just off the A14 email me for free tickets soniavilliers@homecall.co.uk, this week Friday - Sunday, and plenty of free parking; also Inspire homes and lifestyle show at the same time next-door so well worth a visit! Members exhibiting Susan Abbs, Sonia Villiers, Jo Tunmer
When Sep 28, 2018 11:00 AM to
Sep 30, 2018 05:00 PM
Where Quy Mill Hotel Marquee
Contact Name
Contact Phone 07890509160
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Source, exhibition by Katy Bailey.

Source , a solo show upstairs in the Gallery at the Plough in Shepreth running 21st September - 2 nd October 12-11 daily , 12-8 on Sundays. You are most welcome to my Private View on 21st 7 pm until close.
When Sep 21, 2018 07:00 PM to
Oct 02, 2018 11:00 PM
Where Plough Shepreth
Contact Name
Contact Phone 07834871083
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Source , a solo show upstairs in the Gallery at the Plough in Shepreth running
21st September - 2 nd October 12-11 daily , 12-8 on Sundays. You are most welcome to my Private View on 21st 7 pm until close.

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Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale Exhibition 2018

Cambridge Original Printmakers will be holding the Biennale exhibition in the Pitt Building, Cambridge from Friday 21st September through to Saturday 29th September.
When Sep 21, 2018 10:30 AM to
Sep 29, 2018 05:00 PM
Where The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge. CB2 1RP
Contact Name
Contact Phone 07703 170320
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COPB 2018 PosterThe Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale showcases new original hand-pulled prints produced by local printmakers who operte within a 35 mile radius of Cambridge. This year the exhibition has 43 printmakers showing their latest work. The exhibition will also feature Parndon Mill and Gainsborough House printhouses, The Curwen Print Study Centre, Anglia Ruskin University and student work from Cambridge Regional College and Long Road Sixth Form College.

There are six keynote speaker events featuring Paul Catherall, Jane Human, Louise Stebbing, Serena Smith Wuon-Gean Ho and Andrew McDowall. Two printmaking workshops led by Tania Durrant and Nina Sage. Two personal artist practices sessions buy Anthony Hopkinson and Edwin Wilson and a thought provoking daily 3D printing demonstration, showing how this technogy may be used to create templates that can be used to create hand-pulled prints.

The Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2018 promises to deliver once again an outstanding event, as expected by the visitors and exhibitors.

Cambridge Drawing Society members selected to exhibit in this year's biennale are; Tracey Ashman, AJ Blustin, Jackie Duckworth, Liz Hales, Anthony Hopkinson, Iona Howard, Susan Jones, Andy McKenzie, Jill Ogilvy, John Preston, Anna Pye, Sherry Rea, Nina Sage, Jo Tunmer and Clare Maria Wood.

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What Is It About Trees - An exhibition by Debbie Baxter

Treescape Fine Artist and Cambridge Drawing Society member Debbie Baxter is holding an exhibition "What is it about trees" in The Makers Gallery in Cambridge.
When Sep 21, 2018 12:00 AM to
Oct 02, 2018 12:00 AM
Where The Makers Gallery, Hope Street. Cambridge CB1 3NA
Contact Name
Contact Phone 07597 075738
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Trees and woodlands offer a restorative environment that helps us to connect back to our own innate need for the natural world. Many of us have a personal connection to trees; apart from clean air and protection they offer something more emotional and spiritual. Please join me to celebrate a preview to the exhibition of:

What is it about trees?

What is it about trees image (Baxter)

Wine and bites Preview starts at 7pm 21st September. 

The Makers Gallery, Hope Street. Cambridge CB13NA

Just off Mill Road Down the Ally Way Opposite Tesco’s. Limited Parking Available In The Courtyard

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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
Contact Name
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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An Exhibition of Paintings and Collages by Astrig Akseralian

When Sep 07, 2018 07:00 PM to
Oct 06, 2018 05:30 PM
Where The Locker Cafe, 54 King Street, Cambridge, CB1 1LN
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Contact Phone 07566216042
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Astrig's first solo show in Cambridge is to be at The Locker Café. She will be showing new landscapes, life drawings and collages inspired by visits to local allotments.
Please come along to the Private View on 7th Sept or alternatively, why not visit The Locker for a coffee and a browse next time you are in Cambridge.

 

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