Charlie has recently returned from Bridlington art festival at the Spa, “Art Waves”.
On Friday, he was teaching 35 GCSE students how to paint in watercolour. Quite a daunting task but the students (and their teachers) seemed to enjoy the morning immensely so maybe he has drawn a few more into the ranks of watercolour artists. We can’t show you the students, of course, but this is the view from the “art room”, looking out over the bay. Not a bad classroom!
On the Saturday, we had the sales stall set up and Charlie also taught an (adult) workshop.
And on Sunday it was a demonstration on the stage in the main hall, as well as judging the open art competition. Busy, busy!
This workshop went really well. The painters were split into 3 groups and did a day with each tutor. The tutors painted the same picture each day so everyone had the same experience.
The weather in Bournemouth was a bit challenging but the hotel was dry and warm! The accommodation and food were good and the hotel was very near the centre, overlooking the sea and the local art gallery/museum. So plenty of things to do and see if you had any energy left over from painting all day!
There were also Penguins in the Oceanarium!!
There are plans afoot for another workshop in 2020. We’ll keep you posted.
The “Watercolour Break” is organised by Marilyn and all bookings and enquiries should be addressed to Marilyn directly.
Full details are on her website: www.marilynallis.com.
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.
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 by the participants.
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.