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The watercolour group meet usually meet at the Southgate Community Centre each Thursday morning to paint and exchange pleasantries.  They're a friendly bunch.


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Buildings - next class 18th January

That time of year again - Christmas holidays are already upon us.  We're not back in the classroom until 18th January.


During our first half term of 2018 will be concentrating on buildings.


We have lots of time to prepare ourselves and gather inspiration over the Christmas period.  Research different styles of paintings of buildings, gather pictures you like from magazines, books, your own photo library or even this year's Christmas cards.  


Practice all of the wonderful techniques we've learnt from this half term and keep the imagination flowing.


10am Thurs 18th January 2017

Southgate Community Centre Small Hall, Bury St Edmunds

Autumn Term 2017

The classes for the term starting 21st September are going to be based on the following (or that's the plan at the start of the term):


Week 1:  Autumn still life

Week 2:  Individual autumn still life studies using flat brushes

Week 3:  Flowers, berries and leaves using large brushes

Week 4:  Studies of large leaves on large paper, adding drawings, using inks etc.

Week 5:  Square formats - subject of your choice

Week 6:  Square format - Black and white, strong contrasts

Week 7:  Layers and shapes and subtle abstracts.  Look back at your old paintings or pictures upside down as a starting point

Week 8, 9 and 10:  Choose a favourite theme to work on for the last 3 weeks, a portrait, photo, object or anything that inspires you.  Prepare an interesting background in advance for week 8.  Cutouts and colour and more will be the aim for weeks 9 and 10.