Meeting & Demonstration 14th May – John Rice – Landscape in Oils

We are very happy to have John Rice with us to demonstrate Landscape in Oils at our next monthly meeting on 14th May, 7:30pm at the Stan Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor.

John paints almost exclusively in oils and is inspired by the strong light of the Australian landscape. He enjoys painting the landscape from life, “en plein air”, and engages in regular painting trips to country locations.

John has no formal art education but learned most from getting out there and painting thousands of paintings. His primary influences have been the Heidleberg School of Australian impressionists and the work of Sir Hans Heysen.

A former schoolteacher and Principal with 40 years experience, John conducts workshops and demonstrations both at his home studio in Mulgoa and for many Sydney, country and interstate art groups. He is also frequently called upon as a judge for art society exhibitions.

John has won numerous awards for his work and has held 14 successful solo exhibitions. He is an exhibiting member of the Royal Art Society of NSW.
You can see more of John’s work at:
www.johnricegallery.bigcartel.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 Annmaree 0429 234 873

Look forward to seeing you there.

Our Next Yarramundi Open Day is 17th April

Yarramundi Open Day Wednesday 17th April – 10am to 4pm.

We are still negotiating our new venue so members and guests are invited to come along to Yarramundi with inspirational surrounds for painting, sketching, watching art DVD’s, crafting or any medium.

Address: Yarramundi Community Centre, 54 Thornbill Way, Nepean Park Estate, Yarramundi
(on the way up to Springwood)

Mingle and create with like minded art enthusiasts.
Share your interests while learning more about art and the artists in our area.

Morning and afternoon tea is provided. Bring your own lunch.

Upcoming Dates: Open Days are twice a month on a Wednesday –

1st & 15th May, 5th &19th June

For more info contact Narelle on 02 4565 9222 or Sharron on 02 4572 5580

Look forward to seeing you there!

Reminder: MTAS Easter Kids School Holiday Workshops Start next week!

Reminder: Macquarie Towns Arts Society’s Easter School Holiday
Art & Craft Workshops
15th to 26th April

Don’t forget everyone our Easter School Holiday Kids Workshops are starting next week!


10am – 12nn 1pm – 3pm
Mon 15th Decorate Easter Eggs Make Pompom Bunnies & Chicks
Tues 16th Make Easter Cards Decorate Easter Basket
Wed 17th Make Dragons Draw Mythical Creatures
Thurs 18th Make Easter Bunny Masks Make Little Clay Bunnies
Fri 19th Closed Good Friday
~  Easter Weekend  ~
Mon 22nd Closed Easter Monday
Tues 23rd Create a Crystal Fairy Paint a Landscape
Wed 24th Make Colourful Clay Critters Make Magic Lanterns
Thurs 25th  ~  ANZAC Day Holiday  ~
Fri 26th Decorate Treasure Boxes Make Butterfly Wind Chimes

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

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

Bookings Essential: phone Deidre 0412 979 731

Print Making Workshop with Katherine Kennedy 5th May

We have a full day Print Making Workshop 10am  – 3pm with Katherine Kennedy on the 5th of May.

In the morning session, Katherine will introduce the concept of social art whilst viewing ‘DPD’ as a case study and demo coffee plate making followed by participation in the creation of individualised plate tests.

The afternoon session will cover introduction to DPD Performance, set-design & creation and inking & printing workshop.

At the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to take away their coffee order print and ghost print, own test plate print and their socially interactive experiences of the day.

To find out more about Katherine visit
www.katkennedy.wordpress.com

Full Day Workshop – 10am to 3pm
Sunday, 5th May
Stan Stevens Studio,
Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor.

Workshop Cost: $70 for Members and $75 for Non-members

For Bookings please phone: Annmaree 0429 234 873 or book at an MTAS event/meeting

This includes: BFK RIVES etching paper 2 sheets and 200ml blk Charbonnel etching ink

You need bring: Gloves and Masking tape

Katherine will supply:

  • Cardboard
  • Coffee powder
  • Coffee grain
  • Coffee grounds
  • Perspex
  • Rags
  • Spatulas
  • Scribes
  • Glue
  • Phone books

 

Hawkesbury Show 2019

Hawkesbury Show 2019

The Hawkesbury Show is on again 10th – 12th May!

Entries for the Art Section have to be returned by Thurs 18th April at the Showground office, by post or email. See the Entry Forms and schedules for details by clicking: here

Delivery to the Showground
Fri 3rd May, 10 – 4pm
Sat 4th May, 9 – 11am
Volunteers are needed to help hang the display on Sat 4th May, 11am until finished.

Lunch is supplied.

We will need volunteers for Duty at the Show in the Art Pavilion:
Fri 10th May: 10am – 1pm, 1 – 4pm, 4 – 7pm, 7 – 9pm(ish)
Sat 11th: 10am – 1pm, 1 – 4pm, 4 – 7pm, 7 – 9pm(ish)
Sun 12th: 10am – 1pm, 1pm – 4pm, collection 4 – 6pm

You are given 1 free Entry to the show for your Duty.

We are also looking for Art Demonstrators
On Saturday & Sunday there is an opportunity to paint/draw as a demonstrator in a small space in the display area in front of the Craft. Challenge yourself and paint in front of the public!
Sat 10am – 12noon, 12 – 2pm, 2 – 4pm
Sun 10am – 12noon, 12 – 2pm

You are given 1 free Entry to the show as a Demonstrator.

Please note *important*: You will need to carry in your equipment from where you park as you will not be allowed to drive in near the Art Pavilion on those days while the show is on.

For questions and to volunteer please contact Sheila Sharp 0408 161 284, se.sharp@bigpond.net.au

Autumn Exhibition 2019 Entry Forms

Autumn Exhibition 2019 Entry Forms

Our Annual Autumn Exhibition will be
31st May & 1st to 2nd June 2019 at the Richmond School of Arts

31st May Opening Friday night – 7pm
1st June Saturday 10am – 5pm
2nd June Sunday 10am – 4pm

You can download your Autumn Exhibition 2019 Entry Form Page 1 here
Framing Requirements Page 2 here
and you can download Craft Entry form here

Entries are due by May 1st

Look forward to seeing you there!

MTAS April 2019 Newsletter

Hello MTAS Members,

Here is your newsletter for April. It has a new format!

We are cutting down mailing costs for our Monthly Newsletter so we are now sending as an email with PDF and posting on our website.

Those who do not have an email address or do still wish to receive a posted copy will need to opt for it on their membership form from now on (membership renewals are in line with the financial year, so end of June).

Please use this link to view the PDF directly:
MTAS April 2019 Newsletter.pdf

You can find past newsletters on our MTAS website:
www.mtas.com.au/mtas-newsletters

Thank you and have an arty month!
MTAS Committee

Meeting & Demonstration 9th April – Chris Seale – Acrylics

We are very happy to have Chris Seale with us to demonstrate Acrylic Painting at our next monthly meeting, 7:30pm at the Stan Stevens Studio, Deerubbin Centre, George St, Windsor.

Chris Seale is known for her unique style, creativity and inspiration that she brings to the art world.

She is particularly known for her beautiful contemporary-impressionistic bush, land and seascapes. Chris has many feature articles in the Australian and International Artist Magazines, and has been acclaimed for works in all mediums. Her work is well represented in many private and corporate collections around the globe.

Over the years, Chris has developed a myriad of unique techniques, had many solo and joint exhibitions; is privileged to have been frequently requested as artist in residence and has also presented numerous live demonstrations at various art events.

You can see more of Chris’s work here
www.facebook.com/artist.chris.seale

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 Annmaree 0429 234 873

Look forward to seeing you there.

Our Next Yarramundi Open Day is 3rd April

Yarramundi Open Day Wednesday 3rd April – 10am to 4pm.

We are still negotiating our new venue so members and guests are invited to come along to Yarramundi with inspirational surrounds for painting, sketching, watching art DVD’s, crafting or any medium.

Address: Yarramundi Community Centre, 54 Thornbill Way, Nepean Park Estate, Yarramundi
(on the way up to Springwood)

Mingle and create with like minded art enthusiasts.
Share your interests while learning more about art and the artists in our area.

Morning and afternoon tea is provided. Bring your own lunch.

Upcoming Dates: Open Days are twice a month on a Wednesday –

3rd & 17th April and 1st & 15th May

For more info contact Narelle on 02 4565 9222 or Sharron on 02 4572 5580

Look forward to seeing you there!

MTAS Easter Kids School Holiday Workshops April 2019

Macquarie Towns Arts Society’s Easter School Holiday
Art & Craft Workshops – April 2019
15th to 26th April (Excluding Public Holidays)

We have our Easter School Holiday kids Workshops on again for April!

10am – 12nn 1pm – 3pm
Mon 15th Decorate Easter Eggs Make Pompom Bunnies & Chicks
Tues 16th Make Easter Cards Decorate Easter Basket
Wed 17th Make Dragons Draw Mythical Creatures
Thurs 18th Make Easter Bunny Masks Make Little Clay Bunnies
Fri 19th Closed Good Friday
~  Easter Weekend  ~
Mon 22nd Closed Easter Monday
Tues 23rd Create a Crystal Fairy Paint a Landscape
Wed 24th Make Colourful Clay Critters Make Magic Lanterns
Thurs 25th  ~  ANZAC Day Holiday  ~
Fri 26th Decorate Treasure Boxes Make Butterfly Wind Chimes

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

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

Bookings Essential: phone Deidre 0412 979 731

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