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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 20th July 2015

Brian Nelson – Wax Encaustic Landscape

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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.

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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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Art in the Aisles, St Mary’s Beverley, Saturday 15th August 10 am to 5pm

Art in the Aisles, St Mary’s Beverley, Saturday 15th August 10 am to 5pm

 Coming up!

Art in the Aisles, St Mary’s Beverley, Saturday 15th August 10 am to 5pm


For one day only, there will be an inspirational  display of art by members of East Riding Artists in St Mary’s Church in the heart of Beverley.

There will be painters, a botanical artist, printmakers, a sculptor, photographers, stained glass and textile designers for you meet and hopefully to be tempted to buy some of their work too.

Coffee and refreshments available in St Mary’s.
FREE ENTRY to the exhibition too.

It would be lovely to welcome you there this Saturday.

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DRIFFIELD ART CLUB 2-Day SEPTEMBER EXHIBITION

Within the Game and Country Fair

At THE SHOWGROUND, DRIFFIELD (By courtesy Driffield Agricultural Society)

On Saturday and Sunday, 19th and 20th September 2015  

From 9.00am to 5.00pm

Main Exhibition £3 Per Entry

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

———-Visit to the SAA on May 20th 2015————–

On Wednesday May 20th Driffield Art Club were invited to an Open Day event at the Society for All Artists (SAA) at their headquarters at Newark. DAC is an affiliated member of the SAA.

Of the 31 members who came on the visit 26 members travelled in a coach organised by Janet Saxby which picked us up at various points en route from Driffield, Beverley and Walkington. The other 5 travelled by car.

The day was spent trying out a variety of media in the workshop room and enjoying demonstrations by Anita Pounder, the SAA in-house artist. We were able to take advantage of the range of items on sale at discounted prices around the room as well as ordering goods from the warehouse which were packed and ready for us to take home with us at the end of the day. We were given tour of the premises by the Managing Director Richard Hope-Hawkins and the membership co-ordinator Gemma Dixon taking in the large warehouse, offices and film studios. In the film studio a short film featuring our President, Mimi Claughton, Chair Joanne Blacker and Programme secretary Sally Haylock talking about DAC will be view on the available to view on the SAA Website.

We had a very enjoyable day and hope to make this an annual event in the future.

Following the trip an email from Gemma Dixon was sent to Mary Wells, who organised the trip as follows:

Dear Mary and fellow members of Driffield Art Club

I just wanted to thank all of your lovely members who came over to HQ here in Newark and spent the day with us on yesterday. We do hope each and every one of you enjoyed the day and left feeling inspired. It was our pleasure to meet you all and share with you our passion for art!

Whilst you were here our photographer took some photos during the day, and I thought you may like to see them. You may also like to upload them on to your website or SAA webpage. They are attached for you.

I would also like to thank those who took the time to give us some feedback on their day here. All feedback whether positive or negative is welcome so we know what is working well for you and what could be improved to better our service in the future! Any ideas or suggestions you may have, please do let us know.

Any problems please don’t hesitate to contact me direct by email gemma@saa.co.uk or by direct line 01636 643523.

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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.

 

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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

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 2015 – 2016

Workshops 2015 – 2016

Saturday Workshops

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

10.00 am to 4.00 pm

(*unless otherwise stated).

Workshops:

Prepay £20.00 each

(unless otherwise advised)


*NORTH DALTON VILLAGE HALL

24 October – Rose Horspool – Acrylic Plants and Flowers

NAFFERTON WORKSHOPS 2015-16

7 November

Geoff Hewitt -Watercolour Composition of Figures

5 December

Peter Schoenecker- Multi colour Lino Prints

2016
9 January

Anthony Barrow – Charcoal and Acrylic Figurative work

6 February

Claire West – Acrylic Fun Painting

12 March

Robert Brindley  -Acrylic/Oil Landscapes

2 April

Jeremy Taylor – Watercolour Still Life

7 May

David Woolass – Watercolour Seascapes

4 June

Anne Allan – Inks Chinese Art

 

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


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Programme of meetings 2015 – 2016

Programme of meetings 2015 – 2016

21 September 2015 Annual General Meeting

7.15pm – 9.15pm

Annual General Meeting

Robin Horspool – Critique (1 painting per member)

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5-10th October 2015

Annual Exhibition

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

4th October Handing In 10:00am to 12 noon

Preview – Monday 5th October – 7:30pm

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

Guest Artist/Judge Robert Fuller

Exhibits to be collected between 4:00pm and 5pm on Saturday 10th October 2015

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19th October 2015

Tim Rose – Watercolour Architectural Scenes

16th November 2015

Andrew Farmer – Charcoal Portrait

 

7th December 2015

Christmas Party

Bring food contribution and entry for the Bobbie Simmons Memorial Cup on the theme of  ‘The Golden Years’ or ‘Christmas’


18th January 2016

PAul Blackwell – Acrylic Landscape

15 February 2016 Member’s Showcase

Mimi Claughton

Kay Jones

Glynn Barker

Show and Talk about their work

14th March 2016

Neil Whatmore – Pastel Tulips

18th April 2016

Paul Talbot Greaves – Landscape Inspiring Approach to Watercolours

18th May 2015

Paul Moon – Photographer

20th June 2015

Dave Newbould – Landscape, Mixed Media – Acrylics, Pastel Inks

18th July 2015

Jacqueline Warrington – jeweller Techniques in making Earrings

Committee Meetings:

Monday 7th September 2015 in the meeting room, Driffield Community Centre, Westgarth – 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Monday 7th March 2016 in the meeting room, Driffield Community Centre, Westgarth – 7.00pm to 9.00pm


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