Art Groups - News & Meetings

All members are welcome at our Art Group meetings.  Simply email the group leaders on the links as the end of this article to find out arrangements for future meetings.

INDIGO (PAINTERS NORTH) 'STILL LIFE AFTER BEN'

Indigo members gathered for an enjoyable workshop meeting at my home on 21st February. The brief was simple, "an afternoon of abstract drawing with a touch of collage, based loosely on the sort of Still Life for which Ben Nicholson was famous in the fifties". We were to take inspiration from his intriguing compositions of simple overlapping shapes, often 'flat' and transparent, with interesting negative spaces and bold accents of colour or shading.

Pots of pens, pencils, pastels, scissors, glue, paper, both coloured and plain, together with old magazines for cutting up, were laid out - and after some initial discussion and exchange of ideas, we were off !   The silence was deafening as all ten of us became totally immersed in our creations, aided by some timely refreshments - and the resulting artwork was incredible. Such exciting and varied interpretations; some using objects from around the room as their subject matter; others using imagined themes.

We held a lively critique at the end of our session and I think were all agreed that working together to encourage and inspire one another with a fresh approach, is a most enjoyable way to pass an afternoon !
 by SANDY ANDREWS

TEXTILE GROUP

The Textile Group meet six times a year.  Each meeting at a different location in Hertfordshire. Current projects include work to exhibit at Mill Green Museum in April

The next meeting of the Textile Group is being held on Tuesday 27 March 2012 @ 7.30pm. 

Email textiles@hvaf.org.uk if you would like further details.

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PAINTERS SOUTH

The Group are currently working to a theme of 'SPRING FLOWERS'  for their next meeting, being hosted by Aileen Lawrence in Harpenden on Wednesday 21st March at 2pm.

New members welcome, please email painters@hvaf.org.uk

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SCULPTURE GROUP

Following a succesful meeting with Paul Bainbridge this month, the Sculptors Group have decided to meet on a monthly basis (usually a Sunday), with the next two meeting dates set as 25 March with Bryan Parkes in Welwyn and on 22 April with Dick Onians in Kings Langley. 

Any new members wishing to join the group contact please email sculptors@hvaf.org.uk.

There is no formal group leader (as hosts are rotating month on month), however, it is desirable for the group to be represented at HVA Meetings.  If you are interested in this role please email chair@hvaf.org.uk for a no obligation chat about what is involved.

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PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL THE GROUP LEADERS TO GET INVOLVED:

ceramics@hvaf.org.uk

glass@hvaf.org.uk

indigo@hvaf.org.uk (painters north)

painters@hvaf.org.uk (painters south)

sculptors@hvaf.org.uk

textiles@hvaf.org.uk

openstudios@hvaf.org.uk

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