February 2019 Meeting

Date – Sunday 3 February 2019

Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

Demonstration – This month, Sue de Vanny, will give some tips on quilting and show us some of the very creative pieces she has produced.

This is a bit different from some of our regular demonstrations, and should prove to be interesting form of art work.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

November 2018 Meeting

Date – Sunday 4 November 2018

Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

Demonstration – This month, our President, Bev Hardidge, will give some tips on how to present our works in the best light.

It is some time since we had a discussion on this topic, which should prove interesting to both beginners and more experienced artists.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

October 2018 Meeting

Date – Sunday 7 October 2018

Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

Demonstration – This month, Karen Ricketts will demonstrate some further charcoal techniques.

 It is not often that the Society has a demonstrator who is so skilled with charcoal, so Wendy is sure to provide another interesting demonstration for both beginners and more experienced artists.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

September 2018 Meeting

Date – Sunday 9 September 2018

Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

Demonstration – This month, Wendy Havard will demonstrate some further acrylic techniques.

 Wendy is a well-known contemporary artist, who creates vibrant artworks inspired by the Australian landscape and wildlife. She is a former student of Peter Smales, from whom she learned tonal and impressionistic oil techniques.

Wendy is a regular exhibitor in art shows, including the Sherbrooke Art Society and Dandenong Ranges Open Studios.

Wendy is sure to provide another interesting demonstration for both beginners and more experienced artists.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

August 2018 Meeting

Date – Sunday 5 August 2018

Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

Demonstration – This month, Kevin Boucher will demonstrate some further oil techniques.

 Kevin is a well-known local artist, who has demonstrated previously at our meetings. He is a regular exhibitor in art shows, including the forthcoming Camberwell Rotary Art Show.

We can be assured of another interesting demonstration for both beginners and more experienced artists.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

July 2018 Meeting

Date – Sunday 1 July 2018

Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

Demonstration – This month, Julian Bruere will demonstrate some further watercolour techniques.

 Julian has been highly commended for his watercolour skills, subject matter and generosity as a teacher. He is very passionate about watercolour and his enthusiasm is infectious. He believes that painting water in watercolour requires a different application of painting skills and involves new learning for all of us.

Julian paints his subjects in watercolour with a strong drawing basis. Landscape, City Scenes, Marine and Maritime are his preferred subjects, but he also values the disciplines of Still Life and Portraiture.

This promises to be another interesting demonstration for both beginners and more experienced artists.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

June 2018 Meeting

Date – Sunday 3 June 2018

Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

Demonstration – The demonstrator this month will be Malcolm Calder, a botanical artist who will work with watercolour techniques.

Malcolm is a local artist resident in the Yarra Valley and is associated with The Steels Creek Open Studio, a combined group from Steels Creek and the Yarra Glen Living and Learning Centre.

Among other things, Malcolm is one of the founders of the Yarra Glen Arts Show, one of the major community-based art event run every second year. 

The Yarra Glen Arts Show promotes the Yarra Valley and the attractions of Yarra Glen as a friendly and accessible place to visit with an enriched and diverse cultural lifestyle.

With a focus on botanical art, this promises to be another interesting demonstration for both beginners and more experienced artists.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

May 2018 Meeting

Date – Sunday 6 May 2018
Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

Demonstration – The demonstrator this month will be Cherry Manders, who will show us how to work with oils and acrylics in a contempoary style.

Cherry describes herself as “a contemporary impressionist, who works with oil on canvas capturing figure, landscape and still life.”

Her passion is for colour and movement.  Cherry’s rural river environment and the flowers from her rambling bushland garden often feature in her work.  Her passion for colour is reflected in her still life studies, landscapes and figure studies.  Her use of natural light, including in her studio, is reflected in her vibrant canvases.  Plein air landscape means she is often to be seen battling the elements.

Cherry’s portraits, still life studies and landscapes have won numerous awards in recent years.  Her works can be found in private collections across Australia, in the United States and in the United Kingdom.

This promises to be another outstanding demonstration for both beginners and more experienced artists.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

April 2018 Meeting

Date – Sunday 8 April 2018
Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

(Please note the change of date because the 1st Sunday in April this year is Easter Sunday.)

Demonstration – The demonstrator this month will be Pamela Pretty, who will show us how to work with pastels.

Pamela is a well known local artist, who exhibits at many art shows and has won numerous prizes for her work. Her most recent award was Best Pastel at the Camberwell Rotary Art Show. Pamela also conducts regular workshops.

This promises to be a very valuable demonstration for both beginners and more experienced artists.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

March 2018 Meeting

Date – Sunday 4 March 2018
Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm
Venue – Coldstream Community Centre, Kelso Street, Coldstream – Melways Map 281 B10

Demonstration – As this will be our Annual General Meeting, there will not be a demonstration.

Annual General Meeting – At the Annual General Meeting, reports will be given on our activities for the last 12 months, and the office-bearers and committee elected.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $7 (First meeting free)