As the months pass by we are mindful of balancing the wish to return to pre-pandemic normality with the anxiety that others feel about this. We do intend to provide free refreshments again from this month, but if you don’t want to go into the kitchen with others then that’s fine, bring along your own drink and snack/lunch.
We kindly ask that you wear a mask whilst walking around and in the kitchen, but when seated then remove your mask if you wish to do so.
Clean and dirty water buckets will continue to be provided if you do not want to go in the kitchen and anti-bacterial spray will be available if you wish to wipe your table and chair before and after use. Aircon will be turned on during our sessions to provide air movement. Use hand gel as much as you want and if you forget your own then there is usually some on the table in the entrance hall.
We are trying to make the hall as safe as possible for everyone, so please come along to paint and enjoy yourselves!
The sessions this month at the hall will be on…
Wednesday 8th September 7-9pm – Fee £2
and Saturday 25th September 10am-3pm – Fee £6
Here are some ideas to paint this month, but you’re welcome to paint anything at all.
PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE MONTH (PAOTM)
Elaine Page – A well known singer and actress but best known for musical theatre. Draw or paint Elaine at any age or as a character she has played. She has sung as Eva Peron in Evita, Grizabella in Cats, Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, Sandy in Grease, Edith Piaf in Piaf, Anna in the King and I, and also been in Hair, Chess, Anything Goes, Follies and many pantomimes.
This is a very wide subject so you have many choices of what to paint, such as…
Aeroplanes – small private planes, large commercial planes, Concorde, biplanes, triplanes, military planes from early WWI planes to modern stealth aircraft. Also any helicopters, gliders, para gliders, hang gliders or hot air balloons.
Bikes – unicycles, bicycles, tricycles, tandems, mopeds, motorbikes. Being ridden, raced or a bike propped up against a shop with shopping in its basket.
Cars – veteran, vintage, modern, sports, racing, your first car, a car you’d love to own.
Trains – steam, electric, heritage, modern, a train on its own in a station or in a landscape.
Animals – horses, mules, camels, oxen, riding them or pulling a cart.
Boats – rowing boats, canoes, cruise ships, ferries, tall ships, trawlers, gondolas, sailing boats, warships modern and old, leisure boats, canal boats, paddle boats, steamers etc.
Previous months have been named for gods, goddesses and emperors but September is the first of four months named for a number. From the Latin ‘septem’ meaning seven, in the original Roman Republican calendar September was the seventh month of the year. Julius Caesar introduced the Julian Calendar in BCE 46, adding two months to the year so the seventh month became the ninth month of the year.
Draw or paint seven still-life objects, seven swans-a-swimming from the Twelve Days of Christmas Carol or a flower with seven petals. There are also seven continents and seven seas on the Earth, seven colours in a rainbow, the film Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, seven deadly sins, seven wonders of the ancient world and the South Korean singer known as Se7en.