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Find out more about Wesley Rock Art Group

 

The Wesley Rock Art Group was founded around 18 years ago by renowned local artist Elspeth Braybrooks.  Elspeth was an inspirational and energetic leader of the group but following an illness in 2010 she handed on the art group to Lyn Norman, who has endeavoured to carry it forward in the spirit in which it was founded.

We meet every Monday 1.30pm until 3.00pm at St Thomas, Church Road, Heamoor, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 3JJ

Come and join our small freindly art group for just £2 per session.

Drop in and see what we do - join in and have a taster session.

For more information about classes call Lyn Norman on 01736 763683 and for any matters relating to our web site please contact Jayne, our Web Manager.


Coronavirus

Unfortunately it appears that it has become necessary to halt our WRAG sessions due to current circumstances and restrictions. I will let everyone know (if I have your contact number/email or please watch the website) when we are restarting. If we do get the all clear in a few months and you haven't heard anything please phone me.

This week's session was going to be based on trees, so why not find a picture or tree in the garden as a subject and give that a go at home. This is an opportunity to have plenty of practice time and maybe set yourself a challenge each week.

As you are reading this you should have access to the internet. There are plenty of art workshop videos, over 700 available free on the SAA website (Society for all Artists).

Here's some images on the Internet to give you inspiration - Google search for trees

There's also a wealth of videos on YouTube, there are links to some of Jayne's favourites on our links page.

You can always contact me by email (lynpax@btinternet.com) , send me a photo of your masterpieces, or just an online 'chat'. We'll have plenty to talk about when we meet up again!

 

All best wishes, stay well.


 

Old character buildings

Monday 16th March 2020

Monday's theme is old character buildings, which will be based on references of rickety farm sheds in landscapes or other rustic buildings, so not too much perspective to be concerned about! Give it a try, or bring your own project as usual.

 

Rabbits and Hares

Monday 2nd March 2020

This week's theme will be about "Rabbits and Hares". Spring is just about arriving and it seems a good time to paint or sketch this subject. There's a new box of pastels if anyone would like to try this medium for the first time, also more watercolours to use.

Oranges and lemons

Monday 24th February 2020

This Monday's topic is: Oranges and Lemons. A still life subject featuring citrus fruit and possibly jars of marmalade for the added challenge of painting or sketching glass. Please bring along any of the above if you can manage it to add to our setups for this session. Shapes and form are the challenges in still life and are good practice whatever your experience in art. Go for it!

Landscapes

Monday 17th February 2020

Come rain or shine we will be painting landscapes on Monday. We'll be looking at tackling background, middle ground and foreground. Bring a favourite scene if you have one, or choose as usual. Own projects always welcome too.

Loosen up

Monday 10th February 2020

This Monday we will be "Loosening up!". For those who would like to, we will be looking at ways to work loosely in acrylics (also can be done with water colours) using as large a brush as possible, a domestic paint brush or similar to start with. It could be messy so if you want to have a go please bring an apron or cover up. Enjoy! 

Cattle

Monday 3rd February 2020

Monday's session is about drawing and painting cattle. Choose from a portrait of cows amongst foliage or sketch several images and get to know the shapes. Bring your own favourite reference if you have one. Enjoy!

Horse riders

Monday 27th January 2020

This week it is : Two horse riders on a beach with mountains in the backround. A lovely soft amber background and the horses are small sillhouetted shapes, so not too challenging! As always, bring your own project if preferred.

Monotone

Monday 20th January 2020

This week we will be using a monotone reference of a classical Greek head and working on black paper with white chalk or pastel. This should be a good exercise in finding tones from black, greys and whites to a finished likeness. If this is not for you then please bring your own project or choose something from the store.

Choose a subject

Monday 13th January 2020

This will be a 'choose a subject' session, enjoy using any medium and your own topic or a reference from the store. Due to unforseen circs we will have to postpone the black paper and white pastel exercise until next week, apologies but see you then. Thanks very much, apologies to everyone.

Happy New Year

Monday 5th January 2020

Wishing you all a happy and arty new year.

This Monday I think we will be returning to winter trees, there are some with snow and some without, otherwise choose your own reference to get back into the swing. P.S.The BBC is launching a live life drawing programme - due to start early this year, more info to follow.

 

St Thomas, Church Road, Heamoor, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 3JJ
St Thomas, Church Road, Heamoor,
Penzance, Cornwall TR18 3JJ

 

Heamoor, Penzance, Cornwall