Sunday, 22 November 2015

New Album For Les

After putting our Portfolio on google photos, I would like to set up albums for individual members, which can be easily added to at any time. Pictures can be sent to me or you can upload them yourselves - I'll put together some instructions for doing this. In the meantime, Have a look at Les Southerton's new album by following the link below.

Les Southerton's Album
The Jarrow March

Trinity Holistic Centre - The Handover

Another view of members of our group handing over a cheque for £1040 to Heather from Trinity Holistic Centre, with Hemlington lake in the background. Thanks for a splendid effort all round.

Friday, 13 November 2015

2015 Portfolio

I've put our 2015 Portfolio on Google Photos. So far I only have images from 14 artists, but, if this works OK, I'll upload some more. Try this link:


Thursday, 29 October 2015

More On The Art Cafe

aim4art (together with the Lakeside Art Group) raised £1034.55 on behalf of Trinity Holistic Centre. I know you've probably read this elsewhere, but I just like typing it.

Once again thanks to members of both groups for all the effort made.

Here are photos taken at the event:

Inner room display

Some of Julia's pictures and Les' pots

More of Les' pots, Julie's books and Cath's figures

Paintings by Eve Hudson

Dee admiring work in the outer room

Norma ditto

Pictures in the outer room

Queuing for the tombola

Norma poised to meet and greet

A good time had by people of all ages

Neil and Cath guard the entrance

Karol and Nick manning the tombola
Julie's lovely hand-made books sold even faster than the cakes

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Art cafe

Well what a response ! Brilliant day at our art cafe.
With visitors from other art groups, our local councillor, youth project leaders, friends
 and relatives all contributed to a very successful event. Bet you're all shattered now!
Well done everyone.   Julia

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Jane Veitch Workshop

Jane, who last visited us in 2010 , once again gave us a great insight into the way she works - a process of reflection and reduction, sometimes over a long period, which nevertheless results in an impression of great spontaneity. She asked us to think about and question our approach, particularly to composition.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Not Just Painting

Here's Gill Bradley with the sculpture she created for William Kidd of Seaton Hall

Gill and I were there with Cleveland Art Society to shown recent developments at Seaton Hall. Plans include a cafe and space for art workshops and a Nostalgia Mall with spaces to be rented at a reasonable rent by artists or art groups, photographers, antique sellers etc. There is also residential accommodation and a chance for walks through the grounds. Certainly worth looking out for.


Friday, 12 June 2015

Northern Print Studios - Monoprinting

The second and equally enjoyable  printing experience. Again apologies if not all pictures are identified.


Gill Bradley?



Gill Bradley




Les Southerton

Rob Blenkarn

Northern Print Studios Workshop - Drypoint Etching

Some pictures form last week's excellent session run by Helen Donnelly of Northern Print Studios. Sorry not quite sure who created some of the pictures, tho we seem to have a new member (see below)

Les Southerton

Rob Blenkarn

Jenny Lawrence

Neil Hamilton

Les Guy

Pablo Picasso

Gill Bradley?