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Hawkesbury Art Fair opening Friday 8th Sept to 8th Oct

Macquarie Towns Art Society has some entries in the Hawkesbury Art Fair at the Hawkesbury Regional Gallery.

You are invited from 6pm on Friday 8 September for the opening of fourth annual Hawkesbury Art Fair by Deputy Mayor of Hawkesbury, Clr Barry Calvert.

This once-a-year event is when the gallery becomes a showcase for the wealth of creativity  in our beautiful region. It’s also an opportunity for local artists to sell their work, and for you to buy original art from some of the region’s most accomplished and collectible artists.

Drinks and refreshments will be served (bar opens 6pm). Family-friendly function; children welcome.

Runs from 8th September to 8th October.

Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
Deerubbin Center
300 George St, Windsor

Monthly Meeting AGM & Guest Speaker David Briggs – Scientific Colour Theory – 12th September 7pm

In September, we have our Annual General Meeting followed by our guest speaker David Briggs to talk about Scientific Colour Theory.

This Meeting for September is on Tuesday 12th, 7pm at the Stans Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor.

Our Art Society is run by volunteers and our dedicated committee has worked hard through the year to keep things going.

We are always in need of new people to help run the Society, and would love to see some more members helping out with the roles listed below.

If you or a friend or family member can assist please let us know. You do not need to be an artist yourself to fill these roles, but some interest in art and craft is welcomed.

We want our Arts Society to continue well into the future with many successful artistic endeavours to come, so please consider helping out!

And don’t forget we also need members present to vote!

All positions will be declared vacant on the night and anyone interested in taking on a position to help out the Society can email info@mtas.com.au or call Narelle on 02 4565 9222 for more information.

The Committee positions are listed below:

(1) President

(2) Vice President

(3) Secretary

(4) Treasurer

(5) Assistant Secretary

(6) Assistant Treasurer

(7) Publicity Officer

(8) Membership Officer

(9) Functions Officer

(10) Children’s Art Classes Co-ordinator

We also have Non Committee Positions that need to be filled. This means you have a role to help the society but are not expected to attend committee meetings, even though most welcome, if you would like to: Newsletter & Graphic Editor, Field day Organiser, Exhibition Manager, Exhibition Equip Mgr, Catering Supper, Catering Exhibitions, Functions RSA, Public Officer, CASS Representative, Librarian, Assistant Librarian, Open Day Organisers (Yarramundi), and Historian/Archives Officer.

Monthly Demonstration – 12th September: David Briggs
Scientific Colour Theory


David will discuss Scientific Colour Theory.

David teaches scientific colour theory at Julian Ashton’s Art School and the National Art school. He is the Chairperson of the NSW Division of the Colour Society of Australia and is internationally regarded as an expert on the matter.

David ‘s website 

www.huevaluechroma.com

7.00pm Tuesday 12th September at the Stan Stevens Studio, Windsor Library, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor
(Please arrange to park outside of Library due to carpark early closure)

Entry is free for MTAS members and visitors (includes supper)

For Enquiries phone Dario 0431 114 861

Richmond Marketplace Exhibition 17th to 20th August

Our Richmond Marketplace Exhibition is on again!

17th – 20th of August

Richmond Marketplace, 64 March St, Richmond NSW 2753

Our popular exhibition is on again at the Marketplace in Richmond. There is some great art to see and we usually do well with sales here too. Come down and check it out.

Look forward to seeing you there!

 

Monthly Demonstration Meeting 8th August – Frank Hodgert – Landscape in Watercolours

frank-hodgert-watercolour-demo-mtas-art-society-macquarie-sydneyIn August, we are very happy to have well renown Hawkesbury Artist, Frank Hodgert demonstrating a landscape in Watercolour at our monthly meeting for Tuesday, 8th August, 7:30 pm at the Stans Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor.

Frank, who has taught art as well as many workshops and demonstrations, has had an interest in painting and drawing since childhood.

Frank has always had the yearning to draw and paint. His outlet in his early days was as a colour etcher in photo engraving and lithography, which is a part of the printing trade. And also working in the graphic arts industry.

Over the years he has attended many workshops to hone his skills and has won many awards for his work.

Working brilliantly in many mediums, Frank will show us his wonderful skills as a Watercolourist in this demo.

Both Members and Non Members are welcome to join us for our meetings to view an inspirational artist at work each month, as well as the opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts.

Entry is $5 for MTAS members and visitors (includes supper)

Please remember to park outside the car park due to early closure.

For inquiries phone Dario 0431 114 861

Look forward to seeing you there.

 

Monthly Demonstration Meeting 11th July- David Lake – Painting a Pastoral Scene in Oils

In July, we are pleased to welcome David Lake to our monthly meeting for Tuesday, 11th July, 7:30 pm at the Stans Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor.

David will demonstrate ‘Painting a Pastoral Scene in Oils’.

David Lake is an oil painter of the Australian Landscape. He has been painting for more than thirty years, and on a fulltime basis since 2002. Originally from Sydney he now resides in the small town of Newbridge in the NSW central tablelands.

A self-taught artist David has developed his own distinctive style that has been winning him awards and commendations since 1991, including the Combined Art Societies of Sydney – Artist of the Year for 2007, 2008, and 2009.

David is a Fellow of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales. He is also a member of the Oatley 101 Society of Artists, and a participant on the Bathurst Arts Trail.

To find more about David, read his bio here.

Both Members and Non Members are welcome to join us for our meetings to view an inspirational artist at work each month, as well as the opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts.

Entry is $5 for MTAS members and visitors (includes supper)

Please remember to park outside the car park due to early closure.

For inquiries phone Dario 0431 114 861

Look forward to seeing you there.

Full Day Workshop with Hiren Patel – “Urban Landscapes in Oils” 2nd July 2017

We had a great demo from Hiren Patel at our June Monthly Meeting.

We are having a Full Day Workshop with Hiren focusing on ‘Urban Landscapes in Oils’ on the 2nd of July.

Hiren paints urban landscapes which portrays the mood, atmosphere and activity of the scene. He chose to paint with oils for their versatility. His painting methods are based on the 19th century realists and impressionists. He employs the ‘Alla Prima’ technique. Good design, composition and dramatic light are very important to his work.

Hiren will guide students through the process of loose drawing and applying Alla Prima technique to an urban landscape painting on the day.

To find our more about Hiren visit
hirenpatelgallery.blogspot.com
www.facebook.com/hirenpatelfineart

Full Day Workshop – 9am to 3pm
Sunday 2nd July
Yarramundi Community Centre,
54 Thornbill Way, Nepean Park Estate
Yarramundi

$50 for MTAS members
$55 for Non-members
Morning tea Provided, Bring your lunch – All Welcome

Bookings Phone Dario 0431 114 861

Download Workshop Materials List here

MTAS School Holiday Workshops July 2017

Macquarie Towns Arts Society’s School Holiday
Art & Craft Workshop Program July 2017

We have our School Holiday kids Workshops on again for July

10am – 12nn 1pm – 3pm
Mon 3rd July Draw Dinosaurs Make Little Clay Animals
Tues 4th July Make Butterfly Wind Chimes Decorate Masks
Wed 5th July Draw Cartoons Pottery
Thurs 6th July Make Mini Monsters Draw Fairies, Elves and Mermaids
Fri 7th July Draw Mandalas
Mon 10th July Paint Pet Rocks Paint a Landscape
Tues 11th July Decorate Photo Frames Paint Underwater Scene
Wed 12th July Pottery Make Sock Puppets
Thurs 13th July Make Fairy Lanterns Make Dragons
Fri 14th July Make Jewellery

Cost: $15 per 2hr workshop per child; all equipment supplied.

Venue: Richmond Art Supplies,
NEW LOCATION
Shop 1, 328 Windsor St, Richmond
(next to Brynorms)

Bookings Essential: phone Deidre 0412 979 731

Monthly Demonstration Meeting 13th June – Hiren Patel – Sydney Street Scene in Oils

In June, we are pleased to welcome Hiren Patel to our monthly meeting for Tuesday, 13th June, 7:30 pm at the Stans Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor.

Hiren will demonstrate a ‘Sydney Street Scene in Oils’.

Born in India and living in Sydney, Hiren Patel studied and worked as an Engineer until he stumble on the Art Gallery of NSW. His interest in art sparked again, which was buried deep since childhood and started studying art and practicing painting.

Hiren has been exhibiting in Sydney for the last 10 years. He primarily paints urban landscapes which portray the mood, atmosphere and activity of the scene. He chooses to paint with oil paints for their versatility as they can be exploited by using different viscosity and drying times. In fact, their possibilities are endless. His paint methods are based on the 19th and 20th century realists and impressionists. Good design, composition and dramatic light are the most important aspects of his work.

You can see more of Hiren’s work here:
hirenpatelgallery.blogspot.com.au

Both members and non members are welcome to join us for our meetings to view an inspirational artist at work each month, as well as the opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts.

Entry is $5 for MTAS members and visitors (includes supper)

Please remember to park outside the car park due to early closure.

For inquiries phone Dario 0431 114 861

Look forward to seeing you there.

Monthly Demonstration Meeting 9th May – John Hockney – Presentation on David Hockney

This month, we are pleased to welcome John Hockney to our monthly meeting for Tuesday, 9th May, 7:30 pm at the Stans Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor.

John will present a talk on his brother ‘David Hockney’.

A lavishly illustrated talk of the artistic life of David Hockney from his childhood to his current obsession with I-Pad.

The 75min talk captures with humour the story of young Hockney – his family – and Hockney’s thirst for knowledge and experimentation with genres to his present day 80th retrospective at Tate Britain.

www.hockneypictures.com

Both Members and Non Members are welcome to join us for our meetings to view an inspirational artist at work each month, as well as the opportunity to enjoy networking with like-minded art enthusiasts.

Entry is $5 for MTAS members and visitors (includes supper)

Please remember to park outside the car park due to early closure.

For inquiries phone Donna 0413 457 867 or Dario 0431 114 861

Look forward to seeing you there.