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Bill Everett and Katherine Firth Exhibition

Bill and Katherine warmly invite you to an exhibition of portraits, still-life paintings and landscapes. Greetings cards and prints will also be on sale. Timings: 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm Sat 7th, Sun 8th and Mon 9th March 2020. NB check cambridgehalfmarathon.com for details about road closures on Sunday morning! Ample parking
When Mar 07, 2020 10:00 AM to
Mar 09, 2020 04:00 PM
Where 25 Newton Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AL
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How To Paint Large Paintings In Acrylic- 6 Week Course

Are you tired of small? Would you like the opportunity to open up your creative horizon and paint large paintings? If so this course is for you. Over six weeks I will give you the skills and creative assistance to build your confidence in enlarging your self expression. Painters and beginners welcome. Debbie baxter is an experienced full time artist. She designs and runs courses all over Cambridgeshire using innovative techniques to widen your creative scope. Her courses are inspirational with skill learning and fun in equal measure.
When Feb 06, 2020 06:00 PM to
Mar 12, 2020 09:00 PM
Where The Granary, Stapleford
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Contact Phone 07597075738
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The course runs for 6 weeks and is held at the gorgeous Granary, Stapleford run by the ACE foundation. There is free parking and all facilities needed.  The cost is £195 and each session is 3 hours long to give you time to explore and develop the techniques and flow. An equipment list is sent to you upon registration. Please email me debbiebaxterart@yahoo.co.uk - places are limited to give maxium support.

Acrylic painting is a rich and colourful experience. To have the opportunity to explore and play with the diverse array of colours on offer is a wonderful inspirational activity. Taking this a step further and enlarging your self expression in this medium is a very freeing and self developing process.

I will take you through the techniques and processes that will help you to build confidence using acylic. We will using many exercises that will help you to both free up and develop your style. Leading you to paint in a large unabashed way.

"Painting big is in some ways much easier than painting small, it creates space in the mind for infinite possibilities and allows a sense of freedom like no other"

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Wildlife in pencil, pen and watercolour - A workshop with Ann Biggs - Sunday 8th December 2019

Cambridge Drawing Society - Wildlife in pencil, pen and watercolour - A Workshop with Ann Biggs. Grantchester Village Hall, Cambridge.
When Dec 08, 2019
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
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Contact Phone 07808 628222
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Ann Biggs Wshop Blackbird

Overview: Learning various techniques to depict fur and feathers, including some insight into working from life through a telescope.

I will bring examples of my own work, including sketch books and a selection of photos of wildlife to work from.( no need to bring your own) along with telescopes that we can set up in the hall for people to have a chance to try out the technique of working in the wild.

What to bring: Watercolour paper , both hot pressed and cold if you can, ( at least 300gms in weight,) a small sketch book, pens (technical and/or dip with ink,) pencils ( 2H to 2B) and your watercolours and brushes. A drawing board would be useful with masking tape.

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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Ann Biggs Wshop Gorilla

CDS Members exhibiting in the Mill Road Winter Fair - Saturday 7th December

Cambridge Drawing Society members, Alice Thomson, Astrig Akseralian, Binnie Macellari, Eithne Fisher, Frances Campbell, John Tordoff, Neil Warmsley, Pamela Barrell, Sam Motherwell and Svetlana Baibekova, are exhibiting their work for one day in Romsey Mill as part of the Mill Road Winter Fair in Cambridge, on Saturday 7th December 2019.
When Dec 07, 2019
from 10:30 AM to 04:15 PM
Where Romsey Mill Centre, Hemingford Road, Cambridge. CB1 3BZ
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Iona Howard - Winter Open Studio Sat. 30th November

Cambridge Drawing Society member Iona Howard will be hosting her one-day Winter open studio on Sunday 30th November 2019.
When Nov 30, 2019
from 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Oasland's House, 4, Broad Lane, Cottenham, Cambridge. CB24 8AJ
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Boscean

Bass Point

Fen edge in Winter

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Jo Tunmer, Sonia Villiers and Susan Abbs at Art Fair East

When Nov 28, 2019 05:30 PM to
Dec 01, 2019 05:00 PM
Where Norwich
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I am one of 6 artists exhibiting with The City Art Studios at Art Fair East from 28 November until 1 December.  Two other selected artists are also Cambridge Drawing Society members - Sonia Villiers and Susan Abbs. Also exhibiting are Ophelia Redpath, Alison Hullyer and Emma Bennett.

The City Art Studios has been created by Jo Tunmer and Emma Bennett and aims to represent selected artists at Art Fairs whose work has been published in the popular City Art Book Series.

The first of these events will be taking place at Art Fair East with selected artists from the Cambridge Art Book - the first publication from The City Art Book Series.

The City Art Book Series, was founded by Cambridge editor and artist Emma Bennett, and showcases how artists have re-imagined iconic cities. So far the Cambridge, Oxford, Edinburgh and Liverpool books have already been launched.  Dublin will follow in May 2020 and more city art books will follow.

Doors open at Art Fair East tonight, 28 November at 5.30pm. The exhibition runs until Sunday 1 December. Please see the website for opening times.  Here is an invitation to the Private Preview tonight that can also be used during the weekend. 

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Winter Open Studio in Chesterton

Neil Warmsley and Melanie Max exhibiting together in November at St. Andrews Hall, Chesterton
When Nov 23, 2019 11:30 AM to
Nov 24, 2019 06:00 PM
Where Saint Andrew's Road Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB4 1DH
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Contact Phone 07895074079
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Neil Warmsley and I will be having a Winter Open Studio at St.Andrews Hall in Chesterton on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of November.

We will both have small paintings on show suitable for gifts for yourself or friends and family

You are warmly invited to come and browse warming refreshments

There are 10 other artist opening there studios nearby .......

Bettina Starke, Cathy Parker, Susan Cupitt, Diana Kazemi, Maureen Mace, Carmen Renwick, Indira, Emma Will, Jocelyne Dudding & Richard Heeps.

Winter Open Studio

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CHRISTMAS OPEN STUDIO

When Nov 23, 2019 10:00 AM to
Nov 24, 2019 04:00 PM
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Contact Phone 01763852110
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My first Christmas open studio is on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November at my studio, from 10am to 4pm at 3 Station Road, Steeple Morden SG8 0NN. I'll be showing my original lino cuts and monoprints, home textiles, mugs and cards. This year I'll also be selling some surplus art books and equipment at great prices, also a large quantity of beads for making jewelry.

My 2nd weekend will be December 7th and 8th.

Come along and try my mulled fruit punch, I'm looking forward to welcomimg you.

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CDS Member John Tordoff exhibits in Grafton Centre, Cambridge 16th - 23rd Nov. 2019

Cambridge Drawing Society member John Tordoff is having an exhibition of 20 portraits in the Grafton Centre, Cambridge from Saturday 16th November to Saturday 23rd November 2019
When Nov 16, 2019 11:00 AM to
Nov 23, 2019 05:00 PM
Where Grafton Centre Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB1 1PS
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Tordoff Grafton Exhibition Nov19 V2

Kiln Cambridge Christmas Exhibition - 16th / 17th November 2019

Cambridge Drawing Society member Stephanie Hemming is participating in the first Kiln Cambridge Christmas Exhibition and Sale on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November 2019.
When Nov 16, 2019 10:00 AM to
Nov 17, 2019 05:00 PM
Where 61, Ditton Walk, Cambridge. CB5 8QD
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Pottery & Paintings (Hemming)

Into The Woods - A Celebration Of Trees

Show casing her latest work Debbie Baxter 'Treescape' Artist. 22 Brand new paintings and 4 framed high quality large giclee prints. You are invited to the opening night starting 5.30pm until 8pm for a glass of wine and to view in this beautiful gallery Saffron Walden.
When Nov 15, 2019 05:30 PM to
Nov 29, 2019 05:00 PM
Where The Saffron Walden 77A High St CB29DE
Attendees All welcome!
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Since appearing on the BBC’s Countryfile in November 2018 Debbie has been much in demand both as an artist and as an advocate for the positive impact of trees on our environment and our personal psyche. Debbie has produced a fabulous body of work for this exhibition. Come and meet Debbie and enjoy a glass of wine on Friday 15th November from 5.30 to 8.30pm. Debbie will also be signing copies of her book Into The Woods A Celebration of Trees produced in collaboration with poet Gary Milsom. The Saffron Walden Gallery 77A High Street Saffron Walden.  www.thesaffronwaldengallery.com 01799 524700

CDS Members selected to participate in the Cambridge Invitational Art Contest and Exhibition 11-17th November

Cambridge Drawing Society members Sonia Villiers, Freya Hoayun, Chun-Chao Chiu and Paul Rodhouse are four of twelve local artists selected to exhibit in the inaugural Cambridge Invitational Art Contest and Exhibition, which runs from 11th to 17th November 2019.
When Nov 11, 2019 12:00 AM to
Nov 17, 2019 12:00 AM
Where Castle Fine Art Gallery in the Grand Arcade, Cambridge
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Cambridge Invitational Art Contest 2019

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"I do it my way" - A watercolour workshop based on real flowers with Janet Edwards - 10th November

Cambridge Drawing Society - "I do it my way" - A watercolour workshop based on real flowers with Janet Edwards. Grantchester Village Hall, Cambridge on 10th November 2019.
When Nov 10, 2019
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
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Contact Phone 01223 840604
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Janet Edwards Wshop ImageOverview
A relaxing day, creating a painting (or Christmas card), step by step, from real flowers. Starting with drawings to composition and finally painting to create a picture out of lines and colour, rather than to record reality



What to bring

- Your choice of flowers (although I shall bring plenty)
- Fine line permanent pens
- Watercolour paints and brushes
- Drawing boards
- Your preferred watercolour paper if you have one, although I shall provide the paper I use (Arches NOT 300gsm) any size to suit.
- If you have such a thing, the clever extra is a light box

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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Printmaking - collagraph and monoprint - A workshop with Sherry Rea 13th October 2019

Cambridge Drawing Society - Printmaking - collagraph and monoprint - A workshop with Sherry Rea 13th October 2019 at Carpenters, Broad End, Elsworth, Cambs CB23 4JD.
When Oct 13, 2019
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Carpenters, Broad End, Elsworth, Cambs CB23 4JD
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Contact Phone 01954 267844
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Sherry Rea Wshop - Seahorse

Overview: Learn how to make collagraph artwork by printmaking from collages.

We will explore ways of creating beautiful, interesting marks. The joy of this work is a result of transferring the ink from the plate to the paper and the effects that are achieved.

Collagraph plates can be made by cutting into the card, peeling away layers of card, and by adding a variety of textured surfaces.

Suitable for beginners or those with some experience. In my workshop in Elsworth using a press. Although primarily a printmaking workshop, the day would be stimulating to those working without a press, and I will look at hand burnishing in relief printmaking and collages as textured artwork.

What to bring: All tools and materials will be provided.

 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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Astrig Akseralian 'Living Lines of Colour'

An exhibition of original artwork including recent landscapes and life drawings by Astrig Akseralian.
When Oct 01, 2019 09:30 PM to
Oct 23, 2019 05:00 PM
Where Art and Soul Cafe/ Gallery/Creative Hub
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Contact Phone 01480216167
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Studio Sessions

When : Tuesdays 11-1pm -17/24 Sept, 1/8/15 Oct and 5/12/19/26 Nov, 3rd Dec Where : 25 Kidman’s Yard, Primrose Street, Cambridge CB4 3EH Easy Parking Prices : £150 for 5 sessions up to half term - £150 for 5 sessions after half term - £275 if you pay for the whole term in advance. These weekly groups are suitable for all and based on the premise that everyone is creative and can be expressive in the visual arts when working in a supportive setting. No previous art experience or training is necessary but those with training also benefit from a weekly creative studio session to develop and explore their art process. Each week there will be a starting point and guidance provided by the artist but you are also free to pursue your own projects with help and support.
When Sep 17, 2019 11:00 AM to
Dec 03, 2019 01:00 PM
Where 25 Kidmans Yard Primrose Street Cambridge CB4 3EH
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Contact Phone 07450850019
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Workshop: Wet-in-Wet techniques in Watercolour with Ros Ridley

CDS member Ros Ridley will run a one day workshop "Wet-in-Wet techniques in watercolour on Sunday 15th September at Grantchester Village Hall near Cambridge.
When Sep 15, 2019
from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
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Contact Phone 01763 260845
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Overview: The workshop will be suitable for beginners and more experienced painters. In the morning I will demonstrate how to get colours to run together and how to prevent them getting out of control or making 'cauliflowers'. We will practice simple techniques. In the afternoon I will demonstrate a minimalist painting of a misty scene over water. Please bring with you a couple of small to medium sized sketches of a very simple scene such as a boat floating on water, children playing on the beach or a few trees in the distance beyond a lake.

I will provide some large brushes, paper and some sketching ideas. I will also bring approx. four boards and tape for those who do not have one, and a hair dryer.

Ros Ridley Event PictureWhat to bring:

- Your usual watercolour paints and mixing palette.
- The largest brushes you can manage.
- At least one small brush.
- Langton (Bockingford) 300gm NOT paper or similar.
- Drawing board and mounting tape if possible.
- Roll of soft loo paper.
- Hand-held hair dryer if you have one.

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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STRAY AWAY @ THE UNDERCROFT

STRAY AWAY @ THE UNDERCROFT September sees the long-awaited return to Norwich of the Cambridge-based STRAY Group of Artists STRAY artists will be exhibiting a vast and diverse range of new artwork at The Undercroft Gallery. Their exciting show kicks off with a public launch party on Friday 13 September from 6-8pm with the exhibition running to 28 September. Building on their success at The Undercroft Gallery in 2016, guest curator Sue Law delights in hinting at the bigger and better show she’s got planned. “I loved the way well-known Norwich artist Gennadiy Ivanov curated our last show and will be exhibiting his work again this year. The range of work planned is both dynamic and fully engaging. Artists featured include specialists in sculpture, textile art, painting and public interactive artworks - it really will be visually spectacular as well as a lots of fun”. Another member of STRAY is working on a Kimono Cat Walk Show; an extravaganza of colour, billowing hand-emblazoned textiles – drama and the WOW factor guaranteed. This exhibition promises some surprises as well as being a treasure-trove of artwork rarely seen displayed together in one place. STRAY ARTISTS @ THE UNDERCROFT, The Undercroft Gallery, 112 – 134 Market Place, Norwich, NR2 1NE Exhibition runs 14-28 September (Closed Sundays) 11.00am – 5.00pm Public launch 13 Sep. 6.00 – 8.00pm ALL WELCOME Follow Stray on FaceBook: @artistswhostray and Instagram @strayartistsuk Full list of STRAY Participating Artists: Alison Litherland Alison's paintings have escaped from the confines of the canvas; the intensely coloured images are drawn from the mind's eye, painted spontaneously using no reference material other than fleeting memories and imagined places. Rosemary Catling Rosemary's work references loss and ephemerality but with a touch of humour – sometimes. Kato Catling Poems and objects combined. Unusual and individual work. Jill Ogilvy Jill's work is concerned with a sense of identity, memory and relationship, often represented by objects and containers; like characters with emotions and a story to tell. Judy Logan: The unpredictable, magical and wonderfully-surprising encounters in Judy's everyday life are distilled into vibrant thought-providing images. Deanna Tyson: Deanna enjoys having the luxury of being able to express her thoughts and opinions in a visual form. Manuela Hubner Human impressions, Direct. Emotional, Sensuous. Nicola Powys: Making art is profoundly emotional, an expression of hope, a proposal for living alternatively. Susie Olczak Susie's work asks the viewer to look again at the world; it is about the perception of geometry, pattern and light. Gennadiy Ivanov: Gennadiy is interested in how people define themselves, how identity is constructed and manifested publicly. Cheryl Warren: Exploring boundary, connection, distillation and environment via the medium of oil paint on canvas. Sue Law Sculptural artwork that is heavily influenced by negative space.
When Sep 13, 2019 06:00 PM to
Sep 28, 2019 05:00 PM
Where Undercroft Gallery Norwich
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Contact Phone 7450850019
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Society of East Anglian Watercolourists (SEAW) Exhibition

The Society of East Anglian Watercolourists (SEAW) are holding an exhibition in Ely from 28th August to 22n September 2019.
When Aug 28, 2019 12:00 AM to
Sep 22, 2019 12:00 AM
Where Babylon Gallery, Waterside, Ely. CB7 4AU
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SEAW Exhibition Aug 2019

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Cambridge District Art Circle Art Exhibition 24th-26th August

Cambridge District Art Circle (CDAC) Art Exhibition 24th-26th August 2019 at Grantchester Village Hall
When Aug 24, 2019 10:00 AM to
Aug 26, 2019 05:30 PM
Where Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
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CDAC Art Exhibition