On Tuesday 10th May we were treated to a presentation from our very own Doug Blanks. Doug demonstrated 3 methods of starting a portrait, although I am sure the methodology would apply to almost any genre. A key factor in each of the 3 methods demonstrated was 'large form modelling' - which focuses attention to the general large shapes...
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Stafford Artists Supporting The Victims of War In Ukraine £1,652 Raised to date with the government matching for up to £25 m of DEC donations
£852 and counting .. Stafford Art Group supporting local charities
Raised by members to support Katherine House. Click for more about SAG good causes
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The Sale for Ukraine was held on Saturday 16th April at the Oddfellows in Stafford. The venue was kindly donated by Oddfellows for the day to support our sale. Members donated equipment, materials and art works , alongside crafts such as cards , and sunflower seed-baskets and potted sunflower plants.
Shane Wiseman - Pastel Workshop Day
A first for SAG ..... Painting a model from the big screen. People said they had really enjoyed this format with good poses and strong lighting.
Week ending 15th May 2021 was Mental Health Awareness week. Many people find that being creative, in whatever way, helps improve their mental health. Below are some articles that reinforce this finding.
The impact of Lockdown on members of SAG has been varied: for some, there has been little change to their daily lives, for others it has had a significant effect, being apart from friends and family, even confined to the house, they have felt isolated and lonely. However, all have found different ways of coping with the situation and...
The March edition of Drawing Attention is now available. Take a look to see how Urban Sketchers are working globally.
USK have also got a new website which makes life far easier to not only find the most recent USK magazine, but also gives you great information . I found out today that there is also a Black Country sketchers group, as well as the more familiar Stoke group! Give the website a look- a really useful resource for information and ideas.
The December Issue of Drawing Attention is now available, apologies for the delay.
There are some good articles from sketchers across the world- gives you an insight into these beautiful, and probably warmer, places!
The June edition of the Urban Sketchers magazine is now available..
There are articles from Brazil. India and America... always good to see how urban sketching is developing in other countries too.
Todays Young Artist's Blogs - Just click on an image to read the Blog
Very own YA exhibition display at St Chads
Skulduggery Pleasant book covers: The colours in the background contrast with the theme colour splash which changes with every book and the characters are created to fit around the theme of that single book, which can give an insight on what happens in that book by characters and their facial expressions and positioning on the cover. ..... Jack
This is Williams (age 10) ... amazing for his very first pyrography work. Thank you Sheila A for forwarding.
Overall for me the S.A.A Masking fluid pen out performs the other two on speed for drying, ease of application, no brushes or tools to clean and easy to remove.
Alcohol Painting Stage 1 notes - Sheila
Non porous surfaced paper /card or Yupo paper
This weeks donations = £40 !!!
Current donations = £852
The target is £1000 we are 85% there
A big thank you from SAG
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