FB Challenge - 17 March 2020


Ok, So the group has closed down for a while. So?This weeks challenge is to set up your own still life and post the result on here. It can be any subject, any medium, maximum 3/5 items. Try to think about directional light and shade... Good luck and pictures asap please post results on here 

FB Challenge - 31 March 2020


Now about this time every month, we have a lovely volunteer to come in and sit for us to paint their portrait.  So to try and keep some kind of normality the challenge this week is to grab a member of your family and tie them to a chair... or grab the nearest mirror and look into it.  Portraits please, any medium.  Results in the comments below.  Stay safe, stay home. 

FB Challenge - 14 April 2020


The challenge this week is the artists choice... you can do whatever you fancy... BUT you need to say WHY you picked the subject. Could be your favourite subject, could be you are sat in your favourite chair drawing what is in front of you! could be a scene from a photograph. Lets have a look into the mind of the artist... you can be as mad as you want!

FB Challenge - 28 April 2020


So, Watching Grayson Perry's art club on Channel 4... I liked the idea of folding a big sheet of paper into eight sections and doing quick portrait sketches in each section. Perry did portraits of his wife in pen... no rubbing out mistakes, just go with it. You can watch the program on catchup. You can invite your friends and family to have a go, its fun! post your results as normal.

FB Challenge - 12 May 2020

This weeks challenge - 

Produce work using collage. It can be figurative or abstract, pure collage or work into it using your choice of media. A quick google for collage artists will show plenty of examples such as Schwitters, Hoch and Hamilton.. Use comments to show your work and give feedback.. And stay safe, stay home.

FB Challenge - 26 May 2020


This week's challenge, suggested by Dave Amos, asks you to produce work on the theme of 'Water'. Perfect if you have a garden pond but you can also work from your photographs or could use contained water as part of a still life group'. Hope everyone is safe and well

FB Challenge - 9 June 2020


This week s challenge from member Chris Ball involves producing a picture of an animal- in any medium of your choice. Could be a pet- from life or a photograph. Or an opportunity , perhaps, to do something a bit more unusual! Results in the comments below as usual Thank you Chris and if any other members would like to put forward a challenge please do...

FB Challege - 23 June 2020


This weeks challenge is to 'Compose a still life group of any three objects. Consider interesting shapes and how they will work together. Use only three colours to complete your work' Results as usual in the comments below. Happy painting. Stay safe.

FB Challenge 24 March 2020


I've been pondering all week on what this weeks challenge could be, and rather than set it in stone your challenge is to focus on a landscape. This could be the view through your windows, a view from an holiday snap or even the view inside your living space while you sprawl on your couch. This week think about perspectives, I know you all love those... have fun!

FB Challenge - 7 April 2020


Todays challenge may involve going outside for a wee bit... but only long enough to pick up anything to be used as a nature study. Very much like Mike Mannion was been showing us at the art club. Could be a twig, a leaf, a flower, anything which is classed as "Nature". Remember how Mike was saying to really study whst you are drawing. Don't make it a quick sketch... you have a week to do a series of detailed drawings... have fun, stay home and stay safe

FB Challenge - 21 April 2020


This weeks challenge is to think back to Dave Amos's workshops and have a go at producing an abstract painting/ drawing in any media. Splash the colour!

FB Challenge - 5 May 2020


This week's challenge - have a look at environmental artwork by Andy Goldsworthy. Produce your own by using wwhatever is in the garden. Get the kids involved too! Post results in the comments. Stay safe!

FB Challenge - 19 May 2020


The challenge this week is Life Drawing. If you can persuade someone to pose that's great but otherwise let's concentrate on an element many find difficult. Produce a set of observed studies of feet. Use a model or draw your own feet using a mirror to create a variety of viewpoints. Post as per usual in the comments. Stay safe everyone.

FB Challenge - 2 June 2020

Elise's suggestion for this week's challenge is 'what lockdown means to me'. It can be any medium with your own personal. interpretation of the past ten weeks.

Post results in the comments as usual. If YOU have a challenge for the group please leave that in the comments also... the committee will set it up in the near future. Stay safe!

FB Challenge - 16 June 2020


Ok after a lively discussion with the committee this weeks challenge is based on a drawing by artist Robert Delauney from 1910. You can pick any subject but probably best to do still life if you are home. Totally relaxed drawing of your chosen subject from multiple angles. Lesley says cubism, I prefer to see it as a visual brain exercise. An example is to close one eye and draw, then mid drawing change eyes. The view will change slightly. Also move around the subject drawing from different viewpoints. Pull the whole thing together as you go. Results in comments as per usual. Stay safe!

FB Challenge - 30 June 2020


This week's challenge - We have had such a variety of weather over the last few months, from blazing sunshine through thunderstorms and pouring rain to howling gales. Plenty of inspiration there for a painting. How do you show that the wind is blowing? What mark making techniques and colours might you use for a storm? Realistic or abstract - the theme is 'Weather'.

Have fun, stay safe!

FB Challenge - 7 July 2020


This week's challenge is more solid. A building of your choice. Could be bricks and mortar, glass or wood etc. You decide. Results in the comments as per usual.

Stay safe!

FB Challenge - 21 July 2020


This week is Karen's challenge which is definately a challenge.  You are to do a portrait of a person (TV,Film, Musician etc).  Post in the comments as normal, BUT do NOT reveal who the person is ... members viewing your portrait are challenged again to recognise who the person is!  Have Fun! Stay Safe!

FB Challenge - 14 July 2020


This week s challenge is to either illustrate a funny incident/situation or draw a caricature - in a cartoon style! The caricature can be someone you know , a famous person or just made up! Let your imagination go wild!'

FB Challenge - 4 August 2020


A fun challenge this week...

What is your favourite book? Could be a recent novel or a childhood memory. Produce an illustration (maybe for the cover). Do not say what your book is. Can our viewers guess which book is illustrated? Post in comments as usual.. Stay safe.

FB Challenge - 11 August 2020


This weeks challenge is a serious attempt to mess with your heads. You are to produce a still life drawing of a pair of shoes, slippers or boots. You must use your left hand if you are right handed and your right hand if left handed. This is not an attempt to get a perfect drawing... more an attempt to record your struggle.. mistakes are acceptable (do not erase any or just use a pen) No cheating! Stay safe, have fun, dont stress too much!

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