Programme for 2015/2016

Matlock Artist's Society - Annual Art Exhibition 2017

to be held at The Arkwright Mill, Cromford, 10th to 22nd September 2017

At our last exhibition the paintings were again of a very high standard and thus attracted many visitors. We have begun planning our next exhibition to
be held next summer. More help is required, however, with the erection of stands, hanging, writing labels, printing notices, stewarding, as well as
general fetching and carrying. Members are asked to register their offer of help, however little, with Carol Mumford.


Confirmed dates for 2016/2017

Oct 15th JULIAN MASON: Professional Practice Talk 10.00am - 12.00pm. Julian is dedicated to communicating his love of the landscape through his beautiful atmospheric paintings. This is open to all and will be followed by the AGM. It is important that all attend this meetina as new committee members will be elected.


March 18th ROBERT BRINDLEY: Watercolour Demonstration 10.00 - 12.00pm followed by members own workshop until 4.00pm. Robert specialises in capturing th.e light in landscapes and coastal scenery.  

Wed 26th Oct PRESIDENTS SOCIAL EVENING AND PRIZE GIVING from 7.00- 10.30pm at All Saints Church Hall. There will be supper and raffle. Members are to provide their own beverages

April 15th NICKI DENNETT: Print Workshop, 10.00 - 4.00pm. This follows on from a very successful workshop last year. Nicki will demonstrate how she transforms her sketches of scenes from life into distinctive handmade prints
Nov 19th JENNY AITKEN: Oil Demonstration, 10.00 - 12.00pm This is open to all and will be followed by members workshop untiI4.00pm. Though Jenny lives in Derbyshire her paintings are strongly influenced by her love of the sea.   May 20th JOHN TOOKEY: Watercolour/Pastel Demonstration 10.00am - 4.00pm. This will be open to members only. A one hour's demo will be followed by a workshop and further demos. John's dynamic and impressionistic style in pastel, watercolour or both have both freshness and spontaneity.


Dec 3rd CHRISTMAS LUNCH AND RAFFLE, BAKEWELL GOLF CLUB. This year meet at 1.00 for 1.30pm.


June 17th HARRY McARDLE: 10.00am - 4.00pm. Harry will work along with members and help with comments on their own work. Harry's own work is of wonderfully rich landscapes of intense colour.


Jan 21st HAIDEE-JO SUMMERS: Oil/Acrylics Demonstration, 10.00 - 12.00pm. Open to all and followed by members own workshop until 4.00pm. Haidee's passion for the outdoors is evident in her impressionistic plein-air paintings July: an outside visit is to be arranged.  
Feb 18th LES DARLOW: Pastel Demonstration, 10.30 - 12.30pm. Open to all and followed by members own workshop until 4.00pm. Les is passionate about demonstrating his pastel

techniques to reflect his fascination for extremes of weather - a beautiful sunset or a storm and changes in the light

Prior to each workshop members will be informed of suggested materials and theme for the day.

It is hoped that a number of plein-air painting days will be arranged for members and an exhibition visit.

The open demos for members and guests will be Oct 15!!:!


  Note that this year we have arranged to have more demonstrations open to members and guests whilst still keeping a good balance of workshops. It will be interesting to see if this format works. Your feedback would be appreciated.

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