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A big thank you to Bridget Drukker for inviting us to join the artists who have enjoyed classes given by Jood Gough at Black Park Chapel for a seasonal treat!
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Warmed by under floor heating and a huge wood pellet boiler, the meeting room enfolded us all as if in a blanket. Hot drinks and mince pies accompanied an opportunity to see the portraits and life drawings the group had created under Jood’s supervision. The work room is large and well lit and served by kitchen facilities and has all been renovated to top environmental standards.

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After meeting some of the artists, (Josie included!) Bridget took us on a tour of the building. img_0937

The Chapel area is huge and light and again with  underfloor heating and beautiful pews plus a large range of equipment for musical performance makes the venue ideal for many types of celebrations, including all kinds of musical and performance events and ideal too for weddings. (Contact Bridget via the website http://www.blackpark.org.uk/ or on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/blackparkchapel/

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This amazing community resource boasts two exciting sensory rooms full equipped for much fun. Rob and I had a go at several of the sensory items.

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A full programme of events is mapped out for the coming year and, as mentioned here on the blog Jood’s Life Drawing by Candle Light project begins Wednesday 7th December – you do need to book. Come along to the Carol Concert on Friday 16th December too!

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Finally it’s not always winter at Black Park and there’s lots going on in the warmer months. Look forward to seeing you there very soon!

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And thanks again Bridget for the invitation!

 

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A-Z Project originals on show in Oswestry at KinoKulture!!

Drop in to KinoKulture opposite Oswestry Library to see a beautiful display of the original artworks that have been used for the A-Z project in Oswestry. Postcards and a Calendar are on sale there and the room that has been prepared as an exhibition space makes a really enjoyable experience.

Lots of creative conversations and sharing at today’s meeting at the Willow Gallery. Good to welcome Anna Doggart this afternoon, and great to all have lots to share re work, visits exhibitions, ideas etc. Des brought along a lovely sculpture beautifully echoing the tenderness of a father for his new baby daughter, John Bolton is back into painting again, Hilary explained the print processes we learned at Ruth Thomas’s workshop from last week, Josie updated us on her portrait painting, John on a newly landed exciting book project, Diana updated everyone on her Hillfort connected work, Sandy had some delightful sketches to share, Rob shared the work he had covered exploring colour in Tereska’s recent workshops and Josie and John had lots to share on the nature of Asperges Syndrome and  John’s book https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11293594-something-different-about-dad

Ruthin Craft Centre

After a great morning at Ruth Thomas, Printmaker, we headed off to Ruthin Craft Centre for lunch and

to see some fabulous works by metal artist Simone ten Hompel, pottery by Micki Schloesingk  and “Making Colour” by a number of different artists – Zoe Hillyard using broken vases “mended” with beautiful patterned silks, and some delightful glass works.

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A group of us had a splendid morning visiting Ruth Thomas, Print Maker who lives beyond Ruthin. We were welcomed into her beautiful studio with tea and biscuits.

Ruth began by telling us about her art story and how she arrived at printing. She talked us through some of her works and explained how they are made, and then did a couple of demonstrations. This was later followed by a hands-on session trying out some printing and using the press.

Ruth’s studio is, as they say “to die for”! A good size, purpose built and flooded with light. Every window looks out on beautiful countryside.

Ruth is inspired with the forms of the natural world and uses them a lot in her work. She offers courses on a regular basis and we have agreed that she will send Diana details for them to be posted up here and on Borderland Visual Arts website and Facebook pages. So watch this space! Huge thanks to Ruth for a wonderful day!

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Kinokulture!! The Original A-Z Artworks!

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Beautiful Christmas gifts now on sale
at Qube

Starting on Monday 14th November at Qube Gallery will be the eagerly anticipated Christmas Arts and Crafts Exhibition. With over twenty five different artists and craftmakers exhibiting, the gallery will be full of gorgeous local arts, crafts and gifts for visitors to browse around and pick up some great presents.

The exhibition runs until 23 December and will include ceramics, paintings, wood carvings, jewellery, decorations as well as cards and prints. There is a great selection of local art and craft on display and something to suit all tastes and budget.

Qube Gallery is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 9.30am – 12.30pm, more information at www.qube-oca.org.uk

Our mailing address is:
Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry, SY11 1RB

Tel: 01691 656882

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Drawing the Dark!!

DRAWING THE DARK

 

drawing the human figure by candle and firelight!

Wednesday 7th December 6.30-9pm

 

 

Venue:                      Black Park Chapel, Black Park, Halton, LL14 5BB.

Call 07967251614 for further information.

 

Fee:                             £25 – includes a glass of wine and a mince pie

 

Materials:                Some basic materials will be provided (paper/graphite/ charcoal/some A2 drawing boards), but please bring your own preferred drawing medium – and a floor standing easel if you can – and wear suitable clothing.

 

Refreshments:       Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

 

To book your place on the course, please return the slip below with full payment. Cheques should be made payable to J.F.Gough. Postal address: 10 Leighton Place, Oswestry, SY11 2HN. For more information: joodgough@gmail.com or 01691 679 039.

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BOOKING FORM – Drawing the Dark

7th December 2016

 

 

Please tick as appropriate:

  • I have done a BACS payment to Ms J F Gough, Bank Code 11-05-84, Account 00523347. (Please ensure your name is the Reference in the payment, thanks.)
  • I enclose a cheque for £25 payable to “J.F.Gough”

 

The full amount must be paid upon booking the course – (sorry, I can’t accept a deposit).  I will of course refund your payment in full if the course is over-subscribed or does not run due to low enrolment. If you have to withdraw, do make sure you give me at least one week’s notice, otherwise I can’t refund you.

 

Please note that I can’t guarantee a place for you unless I have your payment (unless the course is already full of course), thanks.

 

Complete this form and send with your payment (if not paying by BACS of course) to Jood Gough, 10 Leighton Place, Oswestry, SY11 2HN.

 

Your name:…………………………………………………………………………….….

Address:………………………………………………………………………………………………:……………………………………………………………….………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Phone……………………………………..email:……………………………………….

 

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Get together on Tuesday 29th November Willow Gallery

Calling all local artists! Long time no get together!!

Suggesting

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in the Willow Gallery Cafe (tea and cakes or whatever you fancy!)

2.0 pm

Bring photographs, sketchbooks, exhibitions visited or to visit, ideas, or just yourself!!

See you there!

 

 

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