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Monday, 30 January 2012

John Horton's Watercolour Painting Courses

John Horton, who gave a watercolour demo for us in July last year (link) is going to be running one-day watercolour workshops at his studio gallery in Worcester (he's aiming for one a month). In case any LAS members are interested, he's sent along a flyer with the relevant details. Click to enlarge:

Spotlight - Figure Quick Sketch

Here's something Spotlight hasn't covered yet - the art of short pose and gesture drawing.

Chris Legaspi, the founder of the site, describes it: "The purpose of this site is to advance and bring awareness to the beautiful art of quick sketch drawing. Our mission is to share, teach, encourage and inspire artists through articles, videos, classes, lectures, workshops and events.  We want to empower artists and students with the tools and techniques needed to create beautiful figurative art in any situation, whether from live model, out in public or in studio."

Here's the link:

If you know any great art websites or articles, why not share them here? Send your suggestions to - please note that this isn't for self-promotion!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Upcoming - Moira Gibbs talk

On Thursday 2nd February, Moira Gibbs MA is going to give an illustrated talk on "The Magic of Chinese Painting", and she's kindly sent along some examples of her work (click to enlarge):

 We hope to see you there!

Sidney Nolan Trust New Year dates

Over in Presteigne, the Sidney Nolan Trust has some items on its programme for the first part of 2012 that may be of interest to LAS members - there are sculpture talks from Professor Emeritus Jake Harvey and Peter Randall-Page, a book arts workshop, and several fine art printmaking workshops covering intaglio printmaking, intaglio colour inking, collagraph printmaking and embossed prints.

Full details can be found here:

Monday, 9 January 2012

Promoting Printmakers - Y Lle Print Gwreiddiol, The Original Print Place

The Original Print Place / Y Lle Print Gwreiddiol are collating a database of images by printmakers to be sent to curators for potential exhibitions in Wales and beyond. If you would be interested in participating in this, please attach a list with your images stating the following: your name, the title of the work, the process of work, and the price.

You can include up to 6 images, and the fee is £10 - the deadline is January 14th. The images and submission form could be emailed to: or posted to:  Ty Newydd, Rhosmeirch, Llangefni, LL77 7RZ

There will be a small extra charge for those wishing to participate in National Eisteddfod event to cover the cost of the exhibition space.

For for information about The Original Print Place, you can visit their website:

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Open Art Competition extended

Happy New Year!

The Ludlow Assembly Rooms' Open Art Competition has had it's deadline extended until 6th January.

This is open to any artist who has not yet had a solo exhibition. You may submit an unlimited number of works, in any medium, for a fee of £5 per entry – all proceeds will go towards developing visual arts at Ludlow Assembly Rooms.

The first prize is £100, and the runner-up prize is art materials.

Details can be found here (although, at the moment, the old deadline of 2nd Jan is still listed):