September 2022

After a long, dry, very hot summer there’s definitely a hint of autumn in the air, with cool breezes and plenty of clouds about. Several members have said they found it too hot to paint in the recent scorching weather, so hopefully the cooler weather brings with it some artistic inspiration!

Subs of £25 are due on 1st September to take your membership up to the end of 2022. Please pay online using the bank details Steve has previously sent, or by cash or cheque. If you can’t find his previous emails then look out for another email soon. If the amount is not received by the end of the month then sadly your membership will lapse :o(

Here are the suggested sessions for this month but you’re welcome to paint anything you want to.

Wednesday 14th September – 7-9pm – Clarice Cliff

Clarice Cliff (1899-1972) was a ceramic artist and designer, regarded as one of the most influential ceramicists of the 20th century. Her designs are in museums worldwide and when they appear on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow programme they are much admired.

Paint any of Clarice’s ceramic designs or create and paint your own, inspired by her work. Here’s a website with lots of inspiration…

‘The Colour Room’ film was released this year about Clarice’s early working life in the potteries, to her rise as designer at her own studio. Starring Phoebe Dynevor and Matthew Goode it is interesting to watch. It’s currently free to view on Sky and may also be available elsewhere.

Saturday 24th September – 10am-3pm – “Eyes are the window to the soul”

Draw or paint a close-up of eyes using any medium. Human or any animal, focus on the shape and colour of the eyes to produce an interesting picture.

If you don’t want to paint eyes then carry on or start a Clarice Cliff picture, or choose to paint your own subject, that’s absolutely fine.

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