It was so good to be back in the hall for the first time in 6 months. Thank you to all eleven members who came along, especially to Ron and Angela D who helped with setting up and cleaning all the tables and chairs before and after the session.
We actually had room for the tables in the usual big circle, with one person to a table, and we all liked spreading out our art equipment. We can fit several more tables in at a safe 2m distance from each other, so if more members want to come next time then that would be fantastic. Government guidelines do change on Monday 14th September, but we are keeping up to date with what the hall committee advise so we’ll update you as soon as we can.
The upper windows were opened, along with the outer door and the door into the hall. The air vents were turned on to get fresh air inside and even though it was a little noisier than the usual aircon we all got used to it quickly. The 2 bucket system worked well in the kitchen hatch, so getting fresh water and disposing of it when dirty was easy, without everyone having to go into the kitchen.
We kept our masks on all session and the time went really quickly. We all had a good time and it was encouraging that everyone was amenable and patient with each other, thank you.
The subject suggested was ‘skies’, making the sky the main part of the painting. Some made the sky about half the painting, others made the sky 100% of the painting and others were in-between.
Some members did different subjects altogether, with one PAOTM being drawn of Tracey Emin. We honestly don’t mind what you paint or draw, as long as you come along and enjoy the session!