Driffield Art Club
Club, founded 1965
Driffield Art Club currently has over 130 members from Driffield and the surrounding area within the East Riding.
Driffield Art Club members meet monthly on the third Monday of every month (except August) at Westgarth Community Centre, Mill Street, Driffield.
The meetings consist of demonstrations on a wide variety of styles and media; lectures on artists and developments in art, and the club endeavours to hold one meeting during the year when a practising artist appraises Driffield Art Club members’ work.
Anyone with an interest in art, practising or not, is most welcome to come to a meeting as a visitor before joining Driffield Art Club.
Fees are currently £25 per year. Visitors pay £7 which is credited against the annual fee if you then join Driffield Art Club within one month.
An open exhibition displaying artworks by amateur and professional artists celebrating creativity within Ferens Art Gallery’s temporary exhibition spaces.
Society of Wood Engravers – 81st Annual Exhibition
9th March – 30th March (see gallery website for opening times, closed Sundays)
The are still a few days left to venture up to Thirsk, North Yorkshire to visit the Zillah Bell gallery and marvel at the work by the members of the Society of Wood Engravers (SWE) at the their 81st Annual Exhibition.
There are around 130 works on display covering wide variety of subject matter and styles. Many of the pieces contain astonishingly fine detail that can only be appreciated by seeing the original print.
The gallery upstairs holds a selection of aquatint* prints by the celebrated artist Norman Ackroyd CBE RA. There is also a copy of the hand finished book – Wilfred Own: Selected Poems, illustrated by Neil Bousfield.
Interesting fact: Driffield has a quite a claim to fame in the world of woodblock printing and engraving, as Benjamin Fawcett (1808-1893) had his workshop here.
Benjamin Fawcett was one of the great colour printers of the 19th century, and printed the first colour guidebook to Britain’s birds. The text for the book was written by the Reverend Francis Orpen Morris, the vicar of Nafferton and the illustrations were engraved by Alexander Francis Lydon.
The Zillah Bell Gallery website:
The Society Of Wood Engravers (SWE) website:
Norman Ackroyd’s website:
Get a taste of what Neil Bousfield’s book is like on his website:
More about Benjamin Fawcett:
*Aquatint is a printmaking technique that produces tonal effects by using acid to eat into the printing plate creating sunken areas which hold the ink. (Tate: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/art-terms/a/aquatint)
Following on from Phil White’s portrait demonstration given on the 18 February 2019, here are a few photos capturing the final stages of his demonstration piece. Painted from a photo reference with acrylic paint, it was fascinating to see how the portrait evolved over...
Hello! The Driffield Art Club website has been updated and has a new fresh look! the website is now easier to view on mobile devices like tablets and smart phones includes a new online calendar and events diary to quickly find upcoming meetings, workshops and local...
BOBBIE SIMMONS CUP COMPETITION Theme ‘ Wold & Folds’ Anne Davenport’s textile painting was voted favourite picture at our Christmas party on Monday evening. It’s beautiful! Congratulations Anne!
This amazing portrait by DAC President Cath Inglis of Mr Simon Cunliffe Lister has been accepted to be exhibited in the Society of Women Artist Exhibition to be held in the Mall Galleries London 26th Sept to 30th Sept 2018. To see more of Cath’s work click her name to...
Fraser Scarfe of Lincoln will be demonstrating and tutoring at two workshops for DAC members.The workshops are on Sat 1st September and Sun 2nd September 2018. To book your place please contact: email@example.comFraser was our demonstrator at our January meeting...
AT our meeting in April the members of Driffield Art Club were invited to bring a piece of artwork to be displayed in our competition - 'Member's Choice Poster Competition' - to select an image for our poster and other advertising matter over the coming 12 months - in...
Mandarin Drake by David Credland, oils on canvas, 14" x 18" To view the whole painting and to see more of David's work please click on his name to go to his gallery page. David Credland
'Red Sail at Brigham' - Oils on canvas, 14" x 18". To view the whole painting and to see more of David's work please click on his name to go to his gallery page. David Credland
Here are some of the happy group with their finished - or almost finished - masterpieces! Workshops at Nafferton
Driffield Art Club members who took part in the Nafferton workshop run by Shirley Davis Dew spent a very enjoyable day trying out watercolour glazing techniques using masking fluid and plenty of washes. Shirley demonstrated her techniques step by step throughout the...
In May Driffield Art Club had a demonstration by Andrew Farmer - Andrew did a self portrait in oils which showed his approach to using measuring techniques (by eye) and colour contrast. Andrew stepped back very few minutes to explain what he was doing and take...
Driffield Art Club was invited to take part in a 30-day painting challenge by the SAA (Society for All Artists) 'Paint magazine' editor. The membership was then invited by Mary Wells (Chair) to come up with an idea for their own challenge with the intention of...