Monday 13th May 2019 VIC BEARCROFT Demonstration ‘Wildlife in Pastels’

Vic Bearcroft will be demonstrating, as part of Burbage Community Arts Festival (BCAF), ‘Wildlife in Pastels’. Vic is a renowned and very talented wildlife and pet portrait artist as well as tutor and author and has won several awards in his field of art. He has demonstrated for SAA and holds workshops throughout the year. He is a popular artist…

Monday 8th April Rupert Cordeux demonstration

Rupert Cordeux showed his skills as a brilliant watercolourist and winner of 1999 BBC Watercolour challenge. His demonstration was based on a plein air painting, rather than a photo, modifying his original painting slightly and explaining his rationale as he progressed. It was a popular event judging by the large number of people present! He also had a super selection…

Monday 8th April Demo by Rupert Cordeux

MONDAY 8th APRIL DEMONSTRATION RUPERT CORDEUX Rupert Cordeux is an artist who works almost exclusively in watercolour and prefers to work en plein air rather than from photographic material, in order to hone his observational skills. Examples of his work are shown below. His career as a professional artist flourished after winning the final of Channel 4’s water colour challenge…

Monday 11thMarch- Tim Fisher demonstration

Tim Fisher produced two amazing paintings showing different effects in the use of oil pastels with other media. He made it look so effortless- the hall mark of a great artist! He also has a new book- Painting with Oil Pastels- see photos below:

Monday 11th March 2019 Tim Fisher Demonstration.

Tim Fisher will be demonstrating his expertise in oil pastels. He is a Leicestershire based professional artist with vast experience in demonstrating and tutoring – his workshops are, from personal experience, brilliant! Apart from running workshops and painting holidays, Tim has written articles for Leisure Painter and is the author of several books, the latest of which is Painting with…

21st February workshop with Jayne Good.

Members of the society had a great time learning the Bob Ross technique of painting oils wet in wet. All produced a personal framed masterpiece under Jayne’s careful instruction! Jayne is an amazing teacher/instructor of this technique and regularly holds workshops. Below is a photo of the members with their paintings!

Monday 14th January 2018 Demonstration by Graham Luker

Graham kick started the New Year with a landscape in acrylic. He gave an entertaining talk while proceeding with his flamboyant, freestyle demonstration in the presence of a full house! Starting with vivid oranges and blues for his underpainting (first photo), he then proceeded to bring in other colour selections to form the structures and details (see second photo). The…

Monday 14th January 2019 Demonstration by Graham Luker

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! DEMONSTRATION BY GRAHAM LUKER The new year kicks off with a demonstration by Graham Luker, a member of Desford Art Society and retired Head Teacher and Acrylic, Watercolour, Pencil and Oil Paint Artist. To view some of Graham’s work, follow the link below: Graham Luker Graham has been an active artist for nearly 50 years, initially…

Monday 11th December 2018 Demonstration by Kay Puttergill

Kay Puttergill entertained the art society with a short demonstration on gelli printing, producing some very colourful results from Chinese ladies, children playing, to colourful abstracts. Brave members of the audience had the chance to have a go, again making some lovely art. It’s certainly a fun technique for everyone to try. After the demonstration, members had mouthwatering goodies made…