All meetings take place on the second Monday of the month and are held at Kingdon House, Pym Street, Tavistock. Meetings start at 7:30pm and finish at 9:30pm. Visitors are welcome to come along to any of the programmed events - excluding life drawing - for a small fee (usually £5 per evening).

Refreshments are available at 50p. Remember that, for the practical sessions (marked with ** beside the date), you will have to bring your own art materials.

Suggestions for future programe topics are welcome.

2013-2014 Programme

9th September Two Rivers Paper Making - Neil Hopkins
Neil has been making paper for 12 years. He studied biology at college, ended up working as a chemist for Cadbury's at Keynsham. He then found a niche with colleague and friend Jim Patterson making beautiful handmade artist's paper at Pitt Mill, Roadwater.
14th October ** Exploring the Medium of Oil Pastels - Steve Pratchett
Using oil pastels Steve captures the drama and mood that light creates in landscape and still life studies.
11th November Powdermills Potteries - Joss Hibbs
Joss has been resident potter at Powdermills since 1999. The result is a rustic range of pots designed for everyday use, which Joss believes reflect the landscape that surrounds the pottery.
9th December ** Pen and Ink - Ley Roberts
Ley co-owns the Lime Kiln Gallery in Calstock with her husband and she has built a strong reputation for her pen and ink drawings. She will demonstrate several techniques of how to achieve the best from your pen and ink drawing.
13th January Watercolour - Robin Armstrong
Enjoy an evening with internationally known artist of Dartmoor wildlife. Robin brings with him a reminder of the beauty and richness of Dartmoor’s natural habitat.
10th February

Bring along a picture!
Critique on Paintings - Nick Collier
Ever-popular Nick returns with a new format for the evening. So bring your paintings for some positive criticism by this well known local artist.
10th March ** Life Drawing - Model: Charlotte
Always popular, Charlotte (our model) returns for an evening of life drawings

Please note: Places need to be confirmed and fee paid for the Felt Art Workshop by this session
14th April

(Materials provided)
Felt Art Workshop - Lizzie Harris
Lizzie brings a new approach to art by using felt and is offering us the rare opportunity to participate in a 2 hour workshop. Please note there is a £5 charge to cover materials.

So that we know numbers, places must be booked and fee paid before or on the 10th March session.
12th May ** Creating Texture in Watercolours - Celia Olssen
Celia’s expertise lies in encouraging people to have a go without worrying about rules and getting it right. She uses a variety of texture-making products and illustrates how in watercolours there can be many 'happy' mistakes.

19th May