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Driffield Art Club is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year!!

Driffield Art Club is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year!!

The Club started life at Driffield Secondary school in 1965 with a handful of artists who wanted to meet other like minded people to exchange ideas and try different techniques.

The club eventually moved to its current premises at Westgarth on Mill Street in Driffield where it holds monthly meetings throughout the year except August.

The club has around 130-140 members now and is one of the largest and most successful of its type in the UK.

There is a wealth of talent amongst its membership and some of the artist’s work is displayed on this website.

 

Driffield Art Club Golden Jubilee Exhibition at the Triton Gallery.

Founded in 1965 the art club has gone from strength to strength over the years and is one of the largest of its type in the UK.
This dynamic club hosts a varied annual programme of events for its members including demonstrations and workshops by big names in the art world such as Geoff Kersey of Darley Dale, North Yorkshire.
To celebrate its long running success, the club’s President Mimi Claughton and Chairman Joanne Blacker have organised a Golden Jubilee Art Exhibition at the Triton Gallery as part of this year’s programme of events. Members of the public will be given an opportunity to talk to some of the artists and purchase unique artworks.
There will also be a display of information about the club and its history and a preview on the first day with homemade scones and cream.
 
The exhibition opens on Tuesday June 2nd and runs until Sunday June 14th. Daily opening times are from 10:30am – 3:30pm excluding Mondays.

50 years of art

Founder member Mary James celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday April 12th by holding an open house for art club friends and family. Mary, a founder member of the art club, received a telegram from the Queen and was presented with 3 lemon, chocolate and blueberry birthday cakes, made by her son Chris.

 

 

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If anyone has any information, news or stories they would like to share on our Driffield Art Club website please email: marywells8@gmail.com

 


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Monday evening meetings

Monday evening meetings

Next Meeting 18th May 2015

Paul Moon – Photographer

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Meetings are held at Driffield Community Centre,Westgarth, Mill Street, Driffield from 7:00 pm till 9:00pm

Notices concerning Art Club matters will be given at the monthly meetings and updated on the website.

New members are most welcome.

Subscriptions

£15.00 Single – £25.00 Couples

Due on 1 September annually

Visitors £5.00 per visit

Please note all cheques payable to:   Driffield Art Club

Contact us by email on: mail@driffieldartclub.co.uk

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Flamingos by Claire West

Flamingos by Claire West

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Flamingo painting demonstration night by Claire West.

 


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Demonstration by Oliver Lovley at Driffield Art Club

Demonstration by Oliver Lovley at Driffield Art Club

To see the demonstration work done by visiting artists to Driffield Art Club during the monthly meetings (third Monday of each month except August). Please click the link:

Demonstrations


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Demonstration by visiting artist Vivienne Cawson

Demonstration by visiting artist Vivienne Cawson

Monday June 21st 2014 was Driffield Art Club’s demonstration by visiting artist Vivienne Cawson. Vivienne demonstrated watercolour flower painting and this was her finished piece of work.

 


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Richard Burton visiting Driffield Art Club

Richard Burton visiting Driffield Art Club

Driffield Art Club invites Professional Artists to come along and do demonstrations on our meeting nights every third Monday in the month except August.

On Monday 19th May Richard Burton of Richard Burton Art Centre, Buckton near Bempton gave Driffield Art Club Members a demonstration of a watercolour painting of the cliffs at Bempton. Richard used Shminke watercolour pans and a mixture of prolene and sable brushes on 300 gsm Strathmore paper.

Driffield Art Club will be holding an exhibition of their own artwork at Richard’s gallery this summer from August 2 – 17th. Details of this exhibition are here.

Gallery opening days/times are:

Opening Times

Wednesday – Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00.
Also open Tuesdays over the summer holidays.
www.richardburtonart.com


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Linda Matthews Pastel Demonstration at Driffield Art Club

Linda Matthews Pastel Demonstration at Driffield Art Club

Linda mentions her visit on her blog

” demonstrated at Driffield Art Club in East Yorkshire on Monday 18 November – a lovely group of people. This gave me a excuse to take a bit of a breather and spend time with OH ”

http://broadskiesgallery.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/a-quieter-time-in-broad-skies-gallery/

 


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Demonstration Evenings at Driffield Art Club

Demonstration Evenings at Driffield Art Club

Demonstration by Claire West on Jan 19th 2015

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Claire West treated us to a very entertaining demonstration using acrylic paint and inks on a large canvas set on an easel.

Covering the canvas with many bright colours Claire then laid the canvas on the floor and invited members  of the audience to sprinkle inks onto it. Once dry she put the canvas back on the easel and started over-painting parts

of it with two flamingo bird designs. She showed us how she tackles this kind of abstract work through its various stages, thought processes and actions to get the unique effect which is her trademark.

Claire brought some more recent work along to show the art club members. One example is shown below the picture of Claire painting her flamingos.

 

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Demonstration by Oliver Lovley on Oct 20th 2014

Oliver demonstrated his design and illustration techniques using his own inks created with onion skins, grass cuttings and walnut dye.

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Below ‘Trent Bridge’ the final painting by Oliver Lovley Trent Bridge Embankment

Demonstration by Vivienne Cawson on June 21st 2014

Monday June 21st 2014 was Driffield Art Club’s demonstration by visiting artist Vivienne Cawson. Vivienne demonstrated watercolour flower painting and this was her finished piece of work.

Viv Cawson final

Demonstration by Geoff Kersey on Feb 17th 2014

Geoff, who is from Matlock in Derbyshire, came to do a watercolour demonstration on Monday February 17th at Driffield Art Club.

The hall at the Community Centre at Westgarth on Mill Street in Driffield, where the Driffield Art Club hold their monthly meetings, was packed with members and visitors to watch the demonstration. They were not disappointed as Geoff demonstrated his techniques beginning by explaining which colours he uses and for what purpose. He had chosen to paint a scene from the Derbyshire Peak District in wintertime.

It was a Masterclass in the use of watercolours showing how to create light and atmosphere with good quality watercolours and brushes from the SAA.

Geoff has written many books on watercolour and oil painting and produced several DVDs on the subject.

His website is: www.geoffkersey.co.uk

Geoff Kersey in his studio for ad

 

Pastel demonstration by Linda Matthews on Nov 18th 2013

Linda mentions her visit on her blog

” demonstrated at Driffield Art Club in East Yorkshire on Monday 18 November – a lovely group of people. This gave me a excuse to take a bit of a breather and spend time with OH ”

http://broadskiesgallery.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/a-quieter-time-in-broad-skies-gallery/

 

Linda demonstrates her pastel technique to DAC on 18th November 2013

Linda demonstrates her pastel technique to DAC on 18th November 2013

Oil painting demonstration by Paul Blackwell on Oct 21st 2013

North Yorkshire Artist Paul Blackwell gave DAC members  a demonstration of oil landscapes on Monday 21st October at DAC’s monthly meeting.

Paul sketched a landscape in charcoal on a canvas in situ at Malham, in the Dales.

He took it back to his study and made some small colour sketches to work out how he wanted to approach the painting.

Although the sketch was quite detailed Paul began the demonstration by rubbing out most of the image with a clean cloth. There was enough of a sketch left on the canvas to guide the painting.

Paul laid various thin layers of oil – mixed with turps – to allow under painting colours to show through.

He explained that normally he would leave the oil to stand for several days to dry.

Paul Blackwell demonstrtates his painting techniques at Driffield Art Club 20 October 2013: Driffield Art Club

Paul Blackwell with his demonstration painting


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Workshops at Nafferton

Workshops at Nafferton

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Workshop by John Naylor on Feb 6th 2015 at Nafferton Village Hall

John Naylor demonstrated his particular technique for painting wildlife in soft pastels using a Mallard duck as the subject.

The class of 12 Driffield Art Club Members all had a go at painting the same subject and the resuts can be seen below in the photographs below.

John talked abut his life and background in portrait painting at Butlins as a young man then, in later years, rearing wildlife including birds of prey, hares and other animals in order to paint them in as natural a setting as possible. He finished off the day with a beautiful painting of a pheasant from memory.

Photographs by Mary Wells

 

 


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Linda Matthews Pastel demonstration evening on Nov 18th 2013

Linda Matthews Pastel demonstration evening on Nov 18th 2013

Linda mentions her visit on her blog

” demonstrated at Driffield Art Club in East Yorkshire on Monday 18 November – a lovely group of people. This gave me a excuse to take a bit of a breather and spend time with OH ”

http://broadskiesgallery.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/a-quieter-time-in-broad-skies-gallery/

 


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Exhibitions

Exhibitions
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Demonstration by Paul Blackwell

Demonstration by Paul Blackwell

North Yorkshire Artist Paul Blackwell gave DAC members  a demonstration of oil landscapes on Monday 21st October at DAC’s monthly meeting.

Paul sketched a landscape in charcoal on a canvas in situ at Malham, in the Dales.

He took it back to his study and made some small colour sketches to work out how he wanted to approach the painting.

Although the sketch was quite detailed Paul began the demonstration by rubbing out most of the image with a clean cloth. There was enough of a sketch left on the canvas to guide the painting.

Paul laid various thin layers of oil – mixed with turps – to allow under painting colours to show through.

He explained that normally he would leave the oil to stand for several days to dry.


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Next Meeting, Monday May 18th 2015

Next Meeting, Monday May 18th 2015

Golden Opportunity!! Wednesday May 20th

Join us for a trip to Newark to visit the premises of the  SAA and try out different materials and media. We are hoping to organise a coach if enough people come along. Entry is free but the coach fare will be divided amongst us as long as there are 25 (min) – 50 (max) places. Coach pick up points – one in Driffield, Beverley and Goole (pick up points to be announced).

Email: marywells8@gmail.com to confirm your place by Thursday April 30th!!

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Next Meeting 18th May 2015

Paul Moon – Photographer

 

Driffield Art Club is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year!!

 

Driffield Art Club Golden Jubilee Exhibition at the Triton Gallery.

Founded in 1965 the art club has gone from strength to strength over the years and is one of the largest of its type in the UK.
This dynamic club hosts a varied annual programme of events for its members including demonstrations and workshops by big names in the art world such as Geoff Kersey of Darley Dale, North Yorkshire.
To celebrate its long running success, the club’s President Mimi Claughton and Chairman Joanne Blacker have organised a Golden Jubilee Art Exhibition at the Triton Gallery as part of this year’s programme of events. Members of the public will be given an opportunity to talk to some of the artists and purchase unique artworks.
There will also be a display of information about the club and its history and a preview on the first day with homemade scones and cream.
 
The exhibition opens on Tuesday June 2nd and runs until Sunday June 14th. Daily opening times are from 10:30am – 3:30pm excluding Mondays.

Former member Mary James celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday April 12th by holding an open house for friends and family. Mary, a founder member of the art club, received a telegram from the Queen and was presented with 3 lemon, chocolate and blueberry birthday cakes, made by her son Chris.

 

mary james with pals

 

 

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Monthly Monday Meetings

The next meeting is on Monday 20 April 2015 with David Woolas – – Framing and Mounting your work

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Beverley Open Art Exhibition is now finished. Our President, Mimi Claughton was the winner of the Judge’s choice.

the Open Art Exhibition at Ferens Art Gallery Hull is now open and several of our members have had their work selected to hang in the exhibition.

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The following information was kindly passed on to us from Driffield Art Club member Helen Barley.

 The Hull Civic Society are looking for artists for 2015
http://www.hullcivicsociety.org/portfolio-item/whats-happening-in-hull/vertices

Calling all Artists for 2015!

In celebration of our heritage, and the firm foundation Hull in Paint provides for our future, the Hull Civic Society is inviting artists, art groups or clubs interested in participating in Hull in Paint 2015 for expressions of interest.
We would also like to know if there are any activities you would like to see for Hull in Paint 2015 (the chance to paint in and around unusual buildings or landmarks, orgainised events and activities etc).
You may have an idea for an event and or need help or support.
Whatever your interest please contact us by email and between us we can have more artists reaching more people in 2015.
Ian Goodison, Project Manager – Hull in Paint
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If anyone has any information, news or stories they would like to share on our Driffield Art Club website please email: marywells8@gmail.com


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Workshops 2014 – 2015

Workshops 2014 – 2015

Saturday Workshops

Held in Nafferton Village Hall, Middle Street, Nafferton YO25 4JS

10.00 am to 4.00 pm

(unless otherwise stated).

Workshops:

Prepay £18.00 each

(unless otherwise advised)


NAFFERTON WORKSHOPS 2014-15

4 October

* Sue Deighton – Acrylic Landscapes

1 November

* Robert Dutton – Pastel Seascapes

6 December

* John Freeman – Watercolour Night Scenes

2015
3 January

Frances Kelly – Lino-prints

7 February

* John Naylor – Pastel Wildlife

14 March

* Paul Blackwell Pastel/Oils/Acryics

*  Anne Thornehill – Woodland Scenes/Still-Life

4 April

* Glenn Marshall – Watercolour Countryside

2 May

* Life Model – & Still Life

Any Medium/Self Help

6 June

* Richard Burton – Watercolour Town Arcitecture

4 July

* Angie McCall  – Watercolour Flower Collage

* Please note all workshops must be booked and paid for in advance.


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Programme of meetings 2014 – 2015

Programme of meetings 2014 – 2015

15 September 2014

John Naylor – Pastel – Animal

23 September (Tuesday) Annual General Meeting

Sue Deighton – Critique (1 painting per member)

Please bring your entry for the Bobbie Simmons Memorial Cup on the theme of 

‘Yorkshire, Our County’

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6-11th October 2014

Annual Exhibition

The Exchange, Driffield (Courtesy Messrs Dee, Atkinson & Harrison)

5th October Handing In 10:00am to 12 noon

Preview – Monday 6th October – 7:30pm

Exhibition Opening by Mimi Claughton, President at 8:00pm

Guest Artist/Judge David Thomas R.I.B.A

 

Exhibits to be collected between 4:00pm and 5pm on Saturday 11th October 2014

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20th October 2014

Oliver Lovley – Using inks with dip pen& other tools

17th November 2014

Nina Pickup -Oil Pastels – Animals or Landscape

 


19th January 2015

Claire West – Acrylic Ink – ‘Make You Smile’

16 February 2015

Jeremy Taylor – Watercolour – Landscape

16th March 2015

Peter Shoeneker – Acrylics 

this replaces the previously advertised demonstration by:

Symi Jackson, daughter of  Rosemary Thompson -of ‘Rosemary’s Brushes’

who unfortunately had to cancel her demonstration on this date. We hope to have Symi later in the year.

20th April 2015

David Woolas – – Framing and Mounting your work

18th May 2015

Paul Moon – Photographer

15th June 2015

Chris Tkacz – Oils – Landscape

20th July 2015

Brian Nelson – Encaustic Art Plus Wax Landscape


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