Calendar 2023

Activities September – December 2023

General Information

New members please note that you pay the leader at the first session of an activity, or if you make a single attendance, you are not required to pay in advance. 

For details of how to pay for sessions, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Please take newspaper or a plastic sheet to protect tables and your own cleansing materials to all practical indoor sessions. No litter may be left at any venue but must be taken home.

September 2023

AGM

At St Stephen’s Church Large Hall, Downs Road. Bexhill TN39 4HD, on Tuesday 5th,
signing in and refreshments from 2.20 for 3pm start.

Monday Morning Portrait/Figure Drawing and Painting

St Peter’s Community Centre, Church Street, Old Town.

The 8 week term will resume on Monday 4th September at 10.00 am.

(Please note, there are some gaps in the programme).

Subsequent sessions:

September – 11th and 18th; October – 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd; 6th November.

Bring any materials of your choice including protection for a table and floor if they are messy materials. Tea/coffee served by the centre is not included in the fees.  Fees will be £42 for all eight sessions and £7 for any single session.

There are few parking places by the Centre.  Parking can be in the Manor Gardens Car Park (payment by machine, coin or phone).  Nearest road parking is in Lychgates Close, north of King Offa Way if you can climb steps and have a head for heights to cross the footbridge over King Offa Way.

Tuesday Workshops

The workshops will take place at St Stephen’s Church Large Hall, Down Road. Bexhill TN39 4HD, on Tuesday afternoons usually from 2.15 to 4.15. There is a small church car park in Down Road and also parking in Newlands Avenue.

The local bus number 97 from town can deliver you to the top of West Down Road, only 200 yards from the hall for the start time, but there is no bus available for the return.

There will be 10 workshops this term which offer a range of activities.

The first session will be on the 19th September and the last 21st November.

Payments for the workshops will be

£30 for the first 5 weeks payable on 19th September

and £30 for the second 5 weeks payable on 24th October. 

Any single session will be £8.

Please bring protective clothing, paper towels, rags, newspaper to cover tables etc as necessary for  workshops.

Tea/coffee and biscuits available free of charge at all Tuesday workshops.

We appreciate that the nearest bus stop for the 98 bus is in London Road at the ‘wrong’ end of Woodsgate Park meaning a ten minute walk to St. Stephen’s but members with cars are often willing to assist with return journeys.

1st and 2nd Workshops.

Tuesdays 19th and 26th September.

ABSTRACT LANDSCAPES in ACRYLICS with LOUISE.

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We will be focusing on the theme of ‘contrasts’ to develop ideas for an abstract landscape. We will be  looking at colour theory and exploring a variety of acrylic painting techniques. Please bring photographs  of your favourite place as well as a famous artists’ landscapes. eg. Van Gogh. Graham Sutherland, Elizabeth Blackadder etc.

 Materials A4/A3 sketchbook or papers, pencil, eraser, ultra fine point black marker, card, scissors, charcoal, a range of acrylic tube colours and brushes. Newspapers to protect the table, paper towels or soft cotton rags, 2 glass jars, painting knife, Optional week 2 : 12”x16” canvas or board.

Subsequent Workshops – See each respective month for details:
3rd and 10th October: CARTOON LINE DRAWING with STEVE.
17th October: VIGNETTES with ROSEMARY.
24th October: LEARNING TO CROCHET with ELAINE.
31st October and 7th November: INDIAN INK WASHOUT with DI.
14th and 21st November: CHRISTMAS SESSIONS with MEL.

Thursday Life Drawing Sessions

Life Drawing Sessions will re-commence in October.

Dates: October 19th and 26th: November 2nd, 9th, (Not the 16th) 23rd and 30th, Dec 7th & 14th.

Open Studio Working at Bexhill Museum – second Sunday of each month.

Sessions will contine on Sunday September 17th.

Subsequent sessions will be on October 8th, November 12th and December 10th.

The Studio will run from 11.00 am – 3.30pm in the Education Room.  We will have access from 10.30am in order to set up.

£5.00 per session which includes tea/coffee and biscuits but please bring your own lunch.

Places are limited so please call Elaine on 01424 846477 to book a space.  If you are then unable to come please let Elaine know as soon as possible so that she can offer the place to somebody else.

We are always pleased to see members come and join us at the Open Studio and welcome members who just drop in to see us too.

October 2023

Monday Morning Portrait/Figure Drawing and Painting

Monday mornings 10 ‘till 12 at St Peter’s Community Centre, Church Street, Old Town.

Dates: October 2nd, 9th, 16th and 30th.

Please see the September entry for more details.

Tuesday Workshops

St Stephen’s Church Large Hall, Down Road. Bexhill TN39 4HD, on Tuesday afternoons usually from 2.15 to 4.15. Please see the September entry for more details.

3rd and 4th Workshops.

Tuesdays 3rd and 10th October. CARTOON LINE DRAWING with STEVE.

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Equipment for both sessions.  Plenty of rough paper and ideally A4 drawing/cartridge paper for session 2 Soft pencils, eraser, ideally black pens and brushes.

SESSION 1. Faces, hands and feet. How to draw the essentials, keeping components of the drawing to a minimum. Depicting face and body emotions and actions. A toolkit for drawing cartoons of people.

SESSION 2. How to draw ‘pocket’ cartoons based on simple jokes. The jokes will be provided.

Please supply your own groans. A brief introduction to printing and publishing.


5th Workshop.

Tuesday 17th October.

CREATING VIGNETTES with ROSEMARY

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This is an afternoon to make a ‘Vignette’ – a small relief scene created using any drawing, painting, collage, pasted or appliqué methods in a picture frame and then displayed on a wall. 

(The frames can be purchased from Priceless are recessed and are the sort that can display war medals and such like and can be purchased at a later date.  I will bring some examples to the AGM and earlier workshops for you to see, a picture tells 1,000 words!)

Alternatively I will show you how to make hats and handbags; these can be very small, dolls house size or larger if you wish.

Materials and tools for vignettes

Don’t spend money on things you don’t have in stock.  For pictures bring normal water colours or acrylic, small brushes etc. with ruler, paper, scissors, glue, photos or pictures to copy. Smooth paper is often easier for this small size.

For hats & bags bring small amount of card like old birthday cards. Small amounts of fabric – 6”x6” is large enough –  thin leather or leather look – old diaries are useful, old broken dress jewellery with small beads and chains, narrow ribbon, small fabric/embroidery scissors, needle & thread, paper scissors, ruler, pencil, white glue.  If you have one, bring a small cutting board and craft or Stanley knife

Don’t worry if you don’t have everything as I will bring extras with me.

If you need reading glasses don’t forget them!

6th Workshop. 

Tuesday 24th October

LEARNING TO CROCHET with ELAINE

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A workshop for members wanting to learn to crochet and for members who have some basic knowledge of the craft. Illustrated handouts showing how to crochet will be provided. Some hooks and wool/ crochet cotton will also be available. If you have your own hooks and wool please bring them with you and also any previous pieces of work you have done.

7th and 8th Workshop.

Tuesdays 31st October and 7th November.

(Return sessions in response to requests by members.)

INDIAN INK WASHOUT with DI. 

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Please bring to the sessions:-

Black Indian ink.

White gouache.

Brush to apply the gouache.

Watercolours if you have them.

An old paintbrush for the Indian ink.

Thickish paper (cartridge or watercolour are ok.)

Masking tape.

A piece of hardboard or equivalent bigger than your paper.

Please bring subjects (objects or natural forms, plants, fruits or vegetables etc) to work from.


Thursday Life Drawing Sessions

Thursday afternoons between 2 and  4 pm, , at Bexhill Sailing Club, De La Warr Parade, TN40 1LA.

Dates: October 19th and 26th.

Open Studio Working at Bexhill Museum – second Sunday of each month.

Date: October 8th.

Please see the September entry for more details.

November 2023

Autumn Craft Table Sale

Saturday 4th November at the Studio of the DLWP.

Monday Morning Portrait/Figure Drawing and Painting

Monday mornings 10 ‘till 12 at St Peter’s Community Centre, Church Street, Old Town

Date: November 6th (last session)

Please see the September entry for more details

Tuesday Workshops

St Stephen’s Church Large Hall, Down Road. Bexhill TN39 4HD, on Tuesday afternoons usually from 2.15 to 4.15. Please see the September entry for more details.

8th Workshop (Second of Two)

Tuesday 7th November.

INDIAN INK WASHOUT with DI. 

For more details please click here

Please bring to the sessions:-

Black Indian ink.

White gouache.

Brush to apply the gouache.

Watercolours if you have them.

An old paintbrush for the Indian ink.

Thickish paper (cartridge or watercolour are ok.)

Masking tape.

A piece of hardboard or equivalent bigger than your paper.

Please bring subjects (objects or natural forms, plants, fruits or vegetables etc) to work from.

9th and 10th Workshops

Tuesdays 14th and 21st November.

CHRISTMAS  SESSIONS with MEL.

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SESSION 1 A Christmas Collage.

We shall begin by looking briefly at how artists have depicted the Christmas story over the centuries.

Rarely have artists tried to show exactly what it looked like, more often they have set the famous events in their own times and tried to show something of what it means,

We will then make a collage of the Nativity, using images, words and colours from magazines. No drawing or cutting skills are needed, and success is guaranteed. There will be chance to discuss our work at the end.

Come along for a fun, interesting and productive afternoon.

Materials to bring-please bring any colour magazines, such as supplements and periodicals. Paper and glue will be provided.

SESSION 2.  A Nativity figure.

Who is your favourite character in the Christmas story? Come along and create, making a personal statement about Christmas! Following on from last week, we shall use air-dry clay to make a figure (or figures) from the Nativity story. When dry this can be painted or waxed to an interesting finish.

Materials to bring-please bring any modelling tools (I have a few) and wear suitable clothing. Air-dry clay will be provided.

Thursday Life Drawing Sessions

Thursday afternoons between 2 and  4 pm, , at Bexhill Sailing Club, De La Warr Parade, TN40 1LA.

Dates: November 2nd, 9th, (Not the 16th) 23rd and 30th.

Open Studio Working at Bexhill Museum – second Sunday of each month.

Date: November 12th.

Please see the September entry for more details.


December 2023

Monday Morning Portrait/Figure Drawing and Painting

There are no Portrait Group sessions planned for December.

Tuesday Workshops

There are no Tuesday Workshop sessions planned for December.

Thursday Life Drawing Sessions

Thursday afternoons between 2 and  4 pm, , at Bexhill Sailing Club, De La Warr Parade, TN40 1LA.

Dates: December 7th and 14th (last session).

Open Studio Working at Bexhill Museum – second Sunday of each month.

Date: December 10th.

Please see the September entry for more details.

Looking ahead…

EXHIBITIONS   – Dates for 2024

It is hoped to have a Spring Exhibition tba.

Summer Exhibition at the DLWP will be open 24th ,25th and 26th August.

Autumn Craft Fair will be Saturday 2nd November.

Anniversary

2023 marks the 25th year since BAW was formed and it is hoped that we will have a celebration of all that has been achieved over the years. 

We would be very grateful for the copies of any photographs, newsletters, exhibition catalogues etc that could be added to the archive which we have been collecting.  If you would like to write about any specific memories of events please let Elaine have any contributions.

* PAYMENTS TO BAW

Cash, payment by credit card or BACS is preferred.

If paying by cheque the payee must be:  Bexhill Artists’ Workspace written in full

The bank will not accept just the initials BAW.

If you bank on line the Treasurer would prefer payments by the BACS system.

Metro Bank (this comes under Business Accounts)

23 05 80       43166026

For Ref. Please quote your surname, initial, and reason for payment,

Subs – Subscriptions,  Port – Portraits,  WS – Workshops

Life – Life Drawing,  Ex – Exhibition,  Craft – Craft Fair

e.g.  – Smith  J subs

The Treasurer would prefer not to have several different payments added together as one payment. 

Payments made after 11.00am in the morning of an afternoon class may not show on our bank account so please pay on the preceding day so that the Treasurer may advise the organiser of the payments made.

We hope to have the Sum up machine available at the first session of each set of sessions for payment by Debit/Credit cards.  Any queries phone Rosemary (contact number is on the newsletter).