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)