Spring Courses at Salcombe Art Club
I know, it’s not even Christmas yet and I am booking my place on several art courses for next spring.
As a member of Salcombe Art Club, I enjoy many courses with highly skilled tutors.
How can you join Salcombe Art Club?
There are three categories of membership.
- Lay members may take part in workshops, courses and social activities and generally assist in supporting the club but may not exhibit.
- Associate members may take part in most club activities including exhibiting in the Little Studio section (but not the main gallery) of the Annual Summer Exhibition. Associate members also have voting rights at the annual AGM.
- Full members may take part in all club activities and exhibit their works in the Annual Summer Exhibition when they are required to carry out their share of stewarding duties. Full members also have voting rights at the annual AGM.
The first step is to enrol as a lay member; it only costs £12 per annum. After that, there is an annual selection process to become an associate member or a full member. For full details, check the How to Join page on the SAC website.
What courses have I applied to join?
Acrylic and Watercolours with Michael Hill
I always take Michael Hill’s Painting in Acrylics or Watercolour courses. Michael is such an experienced and highly accomplished painter and teacher. He demonstrates both acrylic and watercolour in all his classes, taking in a drawing, painting techniques and composition. It’s a friendly and informal class welcoming beginners and more experienced painters alike.
We meet on Tuesdays; eight sessions starting 15 January and ending on 12 March (not half term week).
I also try to attend as many life drawing classes as possible and have put myself down for the untutored classes as well as a weekend course with Martin Brooks.
Having attended a recent course with Martin Brooks, I much admire his teaching style and feel I can learn a lot from him.
His life drawing class is a weekend workshop: 9/10 February. Martin says: “We will look at the structure, finding strategies for constructing and understanding the human form. We will be using toned paper and pastels, using tone and colour with an expressive line to create dynamic yet accurate life drawings.”
Having already attended one weekend with Martin Brooks, I’ve signed up for another. I have a lot to learn!
This is a weekend workshop, 16/17 February. And Martin says: “On both days, we will warm up with some pastel drawings and then work directly from the model (a different subject for both days) in oils with an emphasis on conveying the sitter’s character and presence.”
What haven’t I signed up for?
Salcombe Art Club offers a wide range of courses: printmaking, bookbinding, woodcuts, plus drawing, and working with various mediums (pastels, watercolour, acrylic and oils, and mixed media).
There’s something for everyone. For more information, visit Salcombe Art Club’s website.