Wednesday 24 August 2022

Laing Gallery and Biscuit Factory

 We had an excellent day out visiting the 'Liquid Light' Exhibition of water colours from the Laing's Collection, then going on to the Biscuit Factory.

Here Norma, aim4art's answer to Manet's Olympia, relaxes at The Biscuit Factory.

Sunday 22 May 2022

The Art Of Lockdown

Here is a slightly belated post about our Art Of Lockdown Exhibition at Kirkleatham Hall, held in early 2022.

One of the features of the exhibition was the amount of art and craft work on show.

Some of Les Southerton's pots. Les had a very successful exhibition, selling both pots and paintings

Some of the work from last Christmas's group project to create piece of jewellery.

Kate Geelan's felt figures

The Gill Place corner, featuring her lockdown picture a day sketchbook and video presentation

Thursday 4 November 2021

Graham Canwell's Portrait Workshop

 Here are some pictures from our first post lockdown workshop, with 13 members present. Graham gave an excellent presentation, reviewing portraits from a wide variety of artist and people enjoyed creating portraits mainly from portraits they'd brought along to the session.

Gill Place worked on a portrait Of Judi Dench

Gill Spensley painting her daughter

Patsy looking bemused by Graham's comments

Melvyn Bragg by ?

Rob Blenkarn's son Michael - the eyes don't have it

Margaret enjoying herself

Karol Nielsen with some of the fruits of her labours

Julia Cutter achieved a great likeness

Graham with Gill Place

Albert Einstein by Kate Geelan, looking very much himself

Kate has moved on to the next one

Les Southerton got off to a cracking start

Val Harrison makes an interesting start

Dee Maloney also races away

Monday 5 April 2021

Easter Challenge 2021

 This is our second Easter Challenge, this time on the theme of sea creatures. These are the results: very diverse, though the concept of the 'Eggtopus' has emerged as a clear favourite.

Gill Place - Eggtopus

Gill Spensley - Goose

Gill Spensley - Easter Mermaid

Julia Cutter - Deep Sea Slug

Karol Nielsen - Eggtopus

Kate Geelan - Eggtopus

Les Sotherton - Emergent Dragon

Les Southerton - Twix crab

Linda Cowling - Jellyfish

Margaret Kirby - Kraken egg monster

Rob Blenkarn - Walrus, shark and sea lion

Val Harrison - Vampire squid

Tuesday 8 September 2020

Return to The Barn

 Our first session back at The Barn since March - reduced numbers but very enjoyable

More Lockdown Pictures

 Art continues even during lockdown, though many have struggled to find motivation:

Gill Place's cabbages print inspired by the ones in her garden - see below

The next sixare all from Julia Cutter, our most prolific artist by far.

A pair of collages by Rob Blenkarn, a response from a challenge to produce an abstract

Rob Blenkarn - Water Colour sketch of remote Irish farm

Rob Blenkarn - En plein aire at South Gare (sounds poetic anyway)

Rob's York Minster water colour

Val Harrison - Life In Lockdown

Val Harrison - Lake district images

Val's painting of Bamburgh Castle