July 2020 Newsletter

Hi All,
A big welcome back to everyone after months of lockdown. It is wonderful to be back and see each other again. Thank you for sanitising floors, tables and chairs and also social distancing. As we follow these procedures we keep ourselves and others safe. The watercolour group on Monday afternoon is continuing with Carla. The group is creating beautiful watercolour paintings.
The Wednesday art group are all pleased to be back. The group is doing watercolour, oil and printmaking artworks. Judy Brownlie stated that the ladies enjoyed getting back and having a good old chat.
Malcolm’s life drawing group has started up on Thursday night with an increased num- ber of members. The session costs have increased to $20 to pay for the model. It’s encouraging to see Malcom’s group growing.
In the Friday morning pottery group four ladies have returned. They are busy firing and glazing things they have made over the last two or three months. There are some very lovely pottery pieces … hens, frogs, small cute rodents, large bowls, cups & dogs…
Carla’s Friday pottery group are building on skills learnt and developing new skills. The group is working on a variety of artworks and this includes large dishes, bowls, mugs, designing house numbers using slab work, sculpture of people and gardening objects such as pots and totem poles.
Carla is also working with a man with a disability on Tuesday doing pottery. A second class with two girls will also be starting up on alternate Mondays. The groups are working on sculpture and gardening pieces.
As with most community art groups new members are most welcome.
On Saturday 25th July the portrait group will be meeting. They have booked a model. Sheila said it will be great to return after lockdown.

In the Wednesday art group Sheila Sharp has been working on small plates to create owls, chickens and emus to make miniature prints and cards. She is now working on lino prints with the regions heritage doors as her inspiration eg: Doctor’s House, St.

Matthew’s Rectory and Loder House. Sheila has asked if anyone wants to learn a par- ticular printmaking technique or to watch her at work she will be at K13 on 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays and 2nd Tuesday afternoon or 2nd Saturday.

Contact Sheila ph. 0408161284 or se.sharp@bigpond.net.au

In September there will be the Art Fair at the Regional gallery. Information will be sent through soon. Virginia Wheatley is also planning to run her workshop in September too. Please keep a close eye on your emails (inbox & spam) for both those events.

The Casula Powerhouse centre runs The Blake Prize for religious and spiritual art. If you are interested in this art exhibition you can see information and entry form online. Art entries close 12th October. May the year ahead continue to inspire of each.

Art print by Sheila Sharp, pottery hens by Debbie Murray. Also Deerubbin Centre, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre