On Dec 6th, Charlie was at the SAA headquarters for a workshop. SAA members could attend the Workshop or follow it live on the internet. SAA members can see the video by logging in to their account and following the links.
This is Gary who makes the technology happen.
And this is what he is looking at.
This was the picture, a snow scene showing Charlie’s house.
In the heart of Tunbridge Wells, close to the famous Pantiles (which are under very noisy renovation!) is a very long-established art society. Charlie was demonstrating there on a sunny afternoon earlier this month.
This was the first picture in the style of Roland Hilder.
And then a quickie to finish, a bit of snow!
One lady wrote afterwards:
“I just want to say a very big thank you for an immensely entertaining afternoon and the excellent demonstration you gave. We all loved it!”
Obviously, Charlie was very pleased to do so and to meet Frances who runs the Centre and our friend Luke who helps out. The workshop was very well attended and everyone had a good time, a lovely lunch and a couple of finished paintings to take home.
The Centre is a great space for a workshop (but can be used for many other functions as well, including yoga).
Lunch was very welcome!
Two of the finished paintings.
We also found out about another new venture nearby.
After years of lying dormant and falling into disrepair the Old Miners Bath House in North Broomhill is getting life breathed into it once more.
The Old Bath House (near Radar Close) North Broomhill Northumberland NE65 9UJ
The iconic red bricked building built in the late 50’s for miners and their families to shower in has been bought privately and is taking on a new lease of life. Artists are taking up residence in the building and the owner is keen to develop the site as an artists hub. Already a print-maker, sculptor, sign writer, carpenter and glass artist have moved in.