June 2019 Meeting

Date – Sunday 2 June 2019

Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

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

Demonstration – This month, our demonstrator will be William Ritchie, a renowned wildlife artist.

William describes himself as follows:

“A former scientist with a PhD in biology, William now works as an artist constructing highly realistic paintings, drawings and sculpture that have received numerous awards and commendations.

​William’s skill as an artist, coupled with his understanding of biology and the natural world, presents a unique perspective that is represented in the detail and character of his artwork. This unique blend allows him to more accurately portray subjects in ways that invite others to learn and better appreciate them.

In 2016 and 2017, William was a finalist in the coveted Holmes Art Prize for realistic bird life art. He is also a member of the prestigious Society of Animal Artists (SAA), an international organization comprised of members who produce the best animal art in the world.”

William is sure to inspire both beginners and experienced artists who are keen to branch out into areas they have not previously explored.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

May 2019 Meeting

Date – Sunday 5 May 2019

Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

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

Demonstration – This month, our demonstrator will be Lorraine Wigraft, who will share some of her passion for pastels.

Lorraine is a based in Melbourne and has exhibited widely, including at the Mornington, Knox and Camberwell Art Shows.

Clair says of her work:

“My love for painting and drawing spans the majority of my life and includes many years of experimenting with the major mediums, materials and techniques. During these times I have appreciated many artists’ work and talents, particularly the early impressionists.

Over the last decade and a half I have developed a love for pastels and now create most of my works using this medium. With such improvements in the quality and variety of pastels, you can’t help but love the varieties of colours produced, including soft, medium and hard pastels. The variety of papers and boards also drives me to continually use such medium.”

This is sure to be another demonstration that is not to be missed, as it will inspire both beginners and experienced artists.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

Lorraine Wigraft – Pastel Artist

April 2019 Meeting

Date – Sunday 7 April 2019

Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

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

Demonstration – This month, our demonstrator will be Clair Bremner.

Clair is a contemporary artist based in Melbourne. Specializing in expressionistic landscape paintings inspired by nature.

Clair says of her work:

“My paintings are both a direct reflection of my surroundings and an imaginary world – a secret garden that exists in my mind. A whimsical place that I can go to escape and be lost within. I create a world that I want to be in and that provides an escape from the everyday.”

This is sure to be a fascinating demonstration that is not to be missed, as it will inspire both beginners and experienced artists.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

March 2019 Meeting

Date – Sunday 3 March 2019

Time – 1:30pm to 4:00 pm

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

Demonstration – This month, we will hold the Annual General Meeting.

There will not be a time for a demonstration, but plenty of opportunity to discuss future events.

All members are encouraged to attend and have your say.

Entry Fees – Members – $6 Visitors – $10

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