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:
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.
Demonstration by Geoff Kersey at Driffield Art Club
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
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 ”
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.
Monday evening meetings
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.
£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
Workshops 2012 – 2013
Held in Nafferton Village Hall, Middle Street, Nafferton YO25 4JS
10.00 am to 4.00 pm
(unless otherwise stated).
Prepay £18.00 each
(unless otherwise advised).
Self-help £8.00 each.
NAFFERTON WORKSHOPS 2013
* Don Micklethwaite – Acrylic & Watercolour Figures
* Paul Knight – Charcoal Developing Skills; Life subjects
* Wendy Tate – Acrylic Seascape or Landscape
* Richard Burton – Watercolour – Landscape
1 February Self-help
* Mimi Claughton – Any Media – Landscape
* Sue Slack – Acrylic
Landscape, Expressionist Influence
* Adam King – Mixed Media Buildings & Architecture
* Sue Mountain – Self-help – Collage
* Susan Neale – Watercolour – Landscape will also bring Art Bars
* Gwen Scott – Watercolour/Pen & Wash Landscapes
* Please note all workshops must be booked and paid for in advance.
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’
6-11th October 2014
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
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
Symi Jackson, daughter of Rosemary Thompson -of ‘Rosemary’s Brushes’
Brushmaking. Rosemary is kindly donating some brushes to raffle on the evening for club funds
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