Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Venue Update

Given the current uncertainty about the future of our Nature's World venue, we decided at a meeting today that we would ask Julia to book the Hemlington Recreation Centre for the first few Tuesdays after Christmas. Everyone was agreed that the most important thing was to keep the group going. Look out for email updates!

NOT downhearted!

After The Slump

More results from our glass workshop. Here flat plates of glass have been moulded into a waveform.

Selection followed by Full Group, which, for some reason I can't get the right way round!

Friday, 7 December 2012

Nature's World

Uncertainty over our future at Nature's World led to an unexpected but efficient evacuation of most of our stuff last Tuesday. Well done, everybody!

However, we hope that this was all a false alarm and will be meeting as normal on Tuesday 11th Dec. Fingers crossed!

Glass Workshop 2

Here are some results from the second of our two glass workshops. We're now just waiting for the slump....

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Try out

I'm just trying out a new aim4artmembers ID you can use for contributing to this blog

New Member

We'd like to welcome our latest member, Gill Adams. Gill has been interested in joining us for some time and came to her first session today. You can't have too many Gills.

Glass Workshop

Here are some of the results from our first glass workshop with Jo Lumley. The second one took place today, so further results will follow. Sorry some of the pictures are less good than others.

 Gill Place

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Geoff Hewitt Workshop - Tues 20th Nov

Geoff delivered one of the most interesting workshops we've had, so much so that we're hoping to have him back in the New Year. After showing us examples of his original work, he demonstrated a number of techniques:

  • Drawing a sheep without taking the graphite stick he was using off the paper
  • An impromptu sketch of High Force transformed by over-painting with gesso before drawing back into the picture
  • A larger portrait of Robbie Coltrane, starting off with a charcoal and chalk drawing, then over-painting with black, white and grey acrylic, before finally adding skin tones in colour

 If you want to see more of Geoff's work visit his website at http://www.geoffhewitt.co.uk/

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Sunderland Book Project

My book has been accepted into the Sunderland Book Project. And it is now on the way the Washington DC USA, with the Projects Co-Coordinator Theresa Easton. The second copy will also be exhibited at the Newcastle Library, in the Winter Book Festival.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Lakeland Artists Exhibition

During the summer Julia and I both visited the Lakeland Artists Exhibition in Grasmere and came away very impressed. The Lakeland Artists now have a new exhibition at the Rheged Centre in Penrith, which is on until January 10th. Should make a good day out.

Our own 'Spirit of Place' exhibition is running at Stewart park until December 16th.


At our AGM today we gave ourselves the traditional and well deserved pat on the back. The current committee were re-elected unopposed and hope to continue the good work. Sadly, Eve was unable to be present and we all wish her well with her latest round of treatment.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Coming up in November

November will be a busy month for aim4art with lots to look forward to:

Our 'Spirit of Place' Exhibition is being shown at Stewart Park Visitor Centre, Middlesbrough from Monday 12th November to Sunday 16th December. Could members please bring their pictures in on Tuesday, November 6th for collection.

Our AGM is on Tuesday,November 11th, at 2pm. Please come if you can.

We also have glass workshops at Nature's World on Tuesday 11th and 27th November and a workshop by Teesdale artist, Geoff Hewitt, on Tuesday 20th November.

And here's another photo from last week's Hepworth Gallery visit:

First Post!

This is a new venture for aim4art - a different way of keeping people up-to-date with the activities of the group.