31st August, 2022
Hi again, after quite a while. The Pantymwyn Art Group is now, once more, firmly established back in the hall. We managed to keep going all through Covid, keeping in touch by doing set exercises each week, using a variety of methods, different ideas and techniques; pushing our barriers to keep our spirits up and give each other encouragement.
The group has just had it's second exhibition which was very well received by the public. It was a good opportunity to show how their skills have progressed in so many ways.
I'm planning to keep a record of their work again and show some pictures on here, as before. I am SO busy at the moment, preparing for my Open Studio event with the Clwydian Creative Art Trail, which opens tomorrow. My studio is No. 12 on the map (see 'What's New' on here) and opens on the 9th, 10th and 11th, September, 11am - 5pm each day.
Hope to see many of you there.
look out for more Art Group pictures soon.
1st September 2021
I am hoping to restart the Art Group on Tuesday 7th September . There are some last-minute details to be sorted, but it's looking good so hope to see most of the members then.
Don't worry if you feel unsure about returning as every precaution has been made to ensure your safety. It will mean that, at the moment, face coverings, hand sanitisers and social distancing of 1 metre will be necessary inside the hall as we are complying with government guidelines but let's hope these dont apply for much longer.
Sunday, 8th August 2021
Here we are, after 16 months of Covid restrictions, hopefully being able to get back to some form of normality. Following the announcement of the Welsh government regarding easing of restrictions, there is the possibility of the Pantymywyn Art Group reopening quite soon. We are still faced with some onerous rules, social distancing and face coverings will have to apply in the hall.
A meeting of members was held in the open air at the hall to discuss the future of the group, short and long term. Most of the time was spent discussing Risk Assessment and Peter W. offered to take on the task of drawing up the paperwork, to be presented to the committee for approval. He will receive some help on this matter from one of the committee members.
Carol R. Offered to do the wiping down of handles, switches, tables etc at the start and end of each session. I thought this was too much for one person and suggested we all clean our own tables.
Similar risk assessment is needed for my Open Studio Art Trail.
I have tried to keep the Art Group going during our enforced break by providing iideas/challenges most weeks and several members took on these and produced some amazing work. We must think about having an exhibition asap.
Tuesday, 6th August 2019
Last month’s demo and workshop was very successful and members produced some really creditable work. We pulled together all the techniques learnt in the previous workshops into a landscape/waterscape.
I demoed a very simple waterscape using graduated washes and showing aerial perspective for distance with more details in mid and foreground, and introducing reflections.
The following are examples of pictures which were then produced. Some members are still working on theirs. Well done everyone.