All meetings take place on the second Monday of the month and will be held at The Parish Rooms, Plymouth Road, Tavistock (immediately to the right of the Bedford Hotel). Meetings start at 7:30pm and finish at 9:30pm. Visitors are welcome to come along to any of the programmed events 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 should bring your own art materials if you want to participate.

Suggestions for future programe topics are welcome.

2014-2015 Programme

1st September ENROLMENT EVENING (at Kingdon House, Tavistock)
8th September ** Woodlands in pen - Ian Pethers, Artist and Illustrator
Ian will be describing and demonstrating his ink drawing technique for creating mystical woodlands through the seasons, helping to train the brain to comprehend negative space – leaving the white of the paper to create form or depth. Bring a pen or biro and paper with you if you would like to have a go.
13th October ** Art that touches on Myth - Maggi Squire, Contemporary Artist
I like to use whatever is around me ... My visual art comes from a deep response to the world and progresses intuitively in the moment. How to inspire visual transformation of ordinary materials into works of art. Maggi will be providing anything needed for this intriguing evening.
10th November My fascination with nature - Jennie Hale. Artist, Potter and Author
I can’t remember when wildlife didn’t fascinate me. - I started to write and illustrate my diaries, at first to inform my pottery and then as work in their own right. An opportunity to see Jennie’s sketchbooks, to hear about her ways of working and what inspires her.
Extra daytime session
11th November 2-4pm
Making Cards - We will be getting together to share members' tips and practical experience of making cards from their artwork. Note that as this is an extra programme session, there will be a charge of £3 to cover room hire.
8th December Turner in the Tamar Valley - Dorothy Kirk, Author
You will be intrigued by Dorothy’s research into this great British artist’s connection to our locality.
12th January ** My Journey - Tessa Jane, Fine Art and Textiles
Mark making is a language. The greater our vocabulary the better we can express ourselves. If you wish to participate please bring - food colouring, old toothbrush, paper, felt pens, pencils, and wax crayons or wax pastels..
9th February ** From Acrylics to Oils - Anne Briggs, Painter
Tips and hints to speed up your oil painting. Bring acrylics and board if you would like to participate.
9th March ** Life Drawing
13th April Abstract Art - Nick Collier, Painter
My work is rooted in the Westcountry landscape, finding inspiration in the layers of markmaking on the earth’s surface, field systems and ancient settlements.
11th May ** Facing the challenge - Scott Russell, Portrait Artist
This workshop aims to de-mystify the mystique, anxiety and answer many queries there may be on materials, different 'palettes' and various ways of approaching the subject. The session will be fast and furious ... and fun! As there will be limited time, I advise the use of any 'dry' media to be appropriate, for example charcoal, pastel etc.

18th May