10th February 2020

On Monday 9th March Vicki Norman educated and demonstrated to the Hinckley and District Art Society on the importance of values. She gave some really useful tips on mixing a good range of values and checking that the colours mixed also matched the desired values. The evening was well attended and enjoyed. Below are some photos from the evening. Please…

Monday 10th February 2020 Demonstration by Vicki Norman

Vicki graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art Painting and later studied for a teaching certificate specialising in post 16 education. She loves to travel and paint so has an interest in Plein Air painting to quickly capture those special moments, which has enabled her to develop a looser impressionistic style. Her emphasis is on atmosphere to capture a…

13th January demonstration by Ian Ridley

Ian Ridley showed interesting techniques during his demonstration and gave insight to how he produces landscapes from his imagination, starting with the first wash, to detailed techniques for the elements of a landscape. It was inspirational and hopefully our adventurous artists will be experimenting as a result! Despite howling wind and gusts of rain it was a good turnout! Below,…

Monday 13th January Demonstration by Ian Ridley

Happy New Year! To kick start this year, popular and highly respected artist Ian Ridley will be demonstrating in watercolour and acrylics to produce a landscape. His landscapes are awe inspiring judging from his gallery on his website so it will be a wonderful opportunity to see this master demonstrator and artist at work! To view his work and information…

11th November Demonstration by Sue Faulks

Sue Faulks, a Leicestershire artist who qualified as an illustrator and graphic designer and after working as a commercial artist then freelanced, gave a demonstration working in mixed media. As an extra bonus, her husband played guitar music during the interval! An unexpected but interesting duo!

14th October Demonstration by Ingrid Hill

Ingrid delighted the Art Society with a beautiful demonstration of Cow Parsley using watercolour, pen and wash techniques. In true Blue Peter fashion she demonstrated the techniques then to keep the demonstration moving along at a good pace, she moved onto the next stage on pre prepared artwork.

9th &10th September demonstration & workshop by Stephen Coates

SEEING IS BELIEVING, OR IS IT? Stephen Coates gave a really animated talk on perception in art. He demonstrated how we should not always believe our eyes, or maybe I should say, what our brains tell us! Stephen Hawkin, visual illusions and artists from Raphael, Leonardo de Vinci to Lowry were discussed and their contribution to composition explained! Stephen then…

Monday 9th September 2019 Demonstration by Stephen Coates

Stephen who is based in Sheffield is returning, by popular demand, to demonstrate in watercolour. He is both talented and a superb teacher. He has written a book, ‘The Watercolour Enigma’, and produces art, prints and cards as well as running workshops. It is certain to be an inspiring demonstration! For further information about this artist visit: www.coatesart.co.uk

Monday 12th August Demonstration by Jane Lappage

Jane will be demonstrating how art and beautiful writing can be used to create unique artwork. Jane has been producing various artworks and calligraphic pieces since 2005 including cards and calendars as well as using calligraphic lettering to create designs. The demonstration will take place at Burbage Congregational Church Hall, Church Street, Burbage LE10 2DD from 7-9pm on Monday 12th…

Monday 8th July 2019 Demonstration by Ali Hargreaves

MONDAY 8th JULY DEMONSTRATION BY ALISON HARGREAVES Alison will be demonstrating in Mixed Media which will be full of surprises! Alison is a prolific artist since leaving the teaching profession and paints a wide variety of subjects from portraits to landscapes and much more. She started by doing commissions for friends and now has a permanent exhibition at the Centre…