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Free Online Art Demonstration for the club on Zoom
We are in talks with Janet Forry about her giving us an art demonstration online on Zoom. It will consist of two 40 minute parts with a break in between. There has been a good response and many people have put their name down. If you are interested please email Glenda. We have still to discuss a date and subject matter but will let you know as soon as these are decided.
Now for something different! We thought we could make an online art club Advent calendar this year. It's not difficult and takes little time. All you need to do is to draw a 4"x 4 " square or draw round a square coaster. You then draw a simple Christmas object and colour it in using pencils, markers, watercolours etc and then email it to us. Objects could be baubles, snowman, holly, tree, angel, etc. Here is a rough idea of a Christmas pudding. It's done with colouring pencils and a felt tip. We can reveal a picture each day during December.
Please send your picture before 23rd November.
Let`s go to Boston!
This week we`re off to Boston where we will visit the Museum of Fine Art there. There is a short video which takes you round the Museum which has a fine collection of paintings by the Impressionists. The MFA give frequent talks and you can watch and listen to a really interesting one on the Impressionists.
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
To see a video about the Museum of Fine Arts, click here;
The Impressionists in the Museum of Fine Arts
Here is a very interesting, illustrated talk about the Impressionists in the Gallery. It's a one hour long video but really worth watching for all the information and insight into how the Impressionists worked.
A Magical 360 degree Compilation Picture of Van Gogh's Paintings
Here is something quite remarkable and very clever. Someone has put together some of Van Gogh's paintings and made them into a continuous montage. Click on the link below and then scroll round to get the full effect.
Banksy's "Show me the Monet" painting sells for £7.5 million at auction.
This painting reimagining Monet's Waterlilies surpassed all expectations at Sotheby's event two weeks ago and sold for £7.5 million! Banksy created it in 2005 and added a shopping trolley and traffic cone to the famous iconic scene. The painting is a reflection of life today where there is a disregard for nature in favour of the excesses of modern day consumerism.
Art Quiz from Paisley Museum and Art Galleries
Joan Eardley became known for her paintings of the poverty stricken children of Glasgow when she moved to the city in 1949. In which part of Glasgow did Eardley establish her studio?
To find the answer and to try some more questions on local art, click on the link below.
Recent Paintings from Our Members
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We meet on Thursday evenings from 7pm in Williamwood High School, Busby, East Renfrewshire