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UPDATE 22  May 2021

 

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Let`s go to Canada!

 

This month we're going to Canada where we visit the National Gallery of Canada in Ontario. We can take a guided tour of the gallery, visit their website and watch a video on restoring one of their paintings. Do you know about Inuit art and printmaking? Kenojuak Ashevak was a traditional artist who drew her designs on soapstone and  whose paintings you can see below.

 

 

The National Gallery of Canada, Ontario

 

 

National Gallery of Canada, Ontario


The Gallery has a wide range of art works, including European, Native and Modern Art. You can take a guided tour below.

 


To take a guided tour of The National Gallery of Canada, click on this link.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=530prRcY9pE

 

To go to the website of the gallery, click on this link.

 

https://www.gallery.ca/

 

Some paintings from the collection

 

Restoring a Painting

 

Have you ever wondered how a painting is restored? Here is a video from the National Gallery of Canada, where their restorer demonstrates the restoration of one of their paintings, 'A Meeting of the School Trustees" by Robert Harris. Click in the link below.


https://youtu.be/LhXHjqP1Xvc

 

Kenojuak Ashevak  (1927- 2013)

 

Kenojuak Ashevak was one of the first women Inuit artists, known for her drawings, paintings and printmaking.

Kenojuak was born in an igloo in an Inuit camp in the southern coast of Baffin Island. She then went to live with her grandmother who taught her traditional skills such as repairing seal skins for the Hudson Bay Company and making waterproof clothing from caribou sinew. Later on, Kenojuak made her name by printing her drawings on sealskin bags. Using graphite, coloured pencils and felt tips, she would make a drawing on soapstone, carve it out, then use this to make a print of her drawing. Her drawings attracted interest from the art world in Canada and  some of her designs were used on Canadian stamps. You can see some of her work below.

 

 

 Inuit Art.
Paintings by artist, Kenojuak Ashevak.

 

Ten top tips for oil painters

 

 


Here is a very useful video to help those who paint in oils.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK1Op2sNwEM

 

 

Ai-da the Robot Artist

 


Is this the future of art? On the news there was a fascinating feature on the robot artist, Ai-da, named after her creator, Ada Lovelace. The robot has a camera built into her eyes and is programmed to observe and paint self portraits. Her paintings go on show on 19th May 2021 in the Design Museum, London.


Art Quiz for Children.

This quiz is for school children but can you answer all the questions?

 

Recent Paintings from Our Members

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Margaret Burnell


Suzanne Hunter


Lorna Hutcheson


Anne Clark 


Beth Alexander

Rodger Smyth


Lauretta MacLeod


Bill Kennedy

Sally Gallagher

Bernard Shieff

Gordon Avison

Linda Berman

Marshall Wyllie

Ida Rennie

Eileen Cumming

Anne Murdoch

Anne Higney

Eileen Cumming
Bernard Shieff
Catherine Fearns
Rodger Smyth
Anne Clark
Sheila Morrison
Marshall Wyllie
Ida Rennie
Gordon Avison

Eastwood Art Club offers members the opportunity to meet and paint at their own level in a friendly and constructive atmosphere.

We meet on Thursday evenings from 7pm in Williamwood High School, Busby, East Renfrewshire

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