Programme for Friday Mornings

In normal times the Club meets every Friday morning at St Cecilia's Church, Ryhope Road, Sunderland. Sessions commence at 09.30 and end around 12.00. Members are free to pursue their own projects if they wish; however, they are encouraged to follow the theme for the day that is set in the programme below. HOWEVER, these are NOT normal times!! And thus, due to the dreaded COVID Virus, the Club is not meeting. This situation is being kept under review, but the latest news is that the Hall at St Cecilia's is not currently available to us; this may well remain the case for some time, feasibly until Easter 2021. Watch this space. However, members are encouraged to log into the Club's Facebook page, follow the programme below, and post their paintings on Facebook. Contact Mike to facilitate this. In addition, several en plein air sessions are being arranged ... socially distanced, of course ... via the Fb page or via a WhatsApp page ... Again, contact Mike to be allowed access to the group. You will need a Smart Phone to do this.
The usual charge of £25 per term or £2.50 per session is suspended at this time ... at least, I assume it is; no doubt someone will tell me if this is not so!? - this is a small charge made to ensure our overheads can be met; in particular the room rental, and it is also used to fund certain events including outings and demonstrations..
The Programme for the Friday sessions has been extended to cover the period from March 2021 to late July 2021 and is set out below. For as long as we are observing 'Social Distancing', why not follow the theme at home, then post the result on the Club's Facebook page ..... go on, be bold; you know you want to!!

19 March ......... Line and Wash ... or vice versa!
26 March ......... Portrait Artist of the Term ... could be a selfie!! Who will be the judges!?
02 April ......... Draw or paint a decorative mug ... you know, the one you've almost worn out in the last year cos you can't get to a cafe!!
09 April ......... A pair of boots or shoes.
16 April ......... A representation of Spring ... abstract or collage.
23 April ......... Going for a walk ... indeed, why not go for a walk and take your sketch book and pencils!?
30 April ......... Whole or half some fruit ... in the manner of Cezanne, perhaps.
07 May ......... Choose a descriptive poem or prose or song and illustrate the lyric.
14 May ......... A Portrait. Hopefully, you may be allowed to mix with others by now, so it doesn't have to be a selfie!!
21 May ......... Your lockdown experience .... try not to make it tooo depressing, hmmm!
28May ......... Use a famous painting as inspiration ... then make it your own ... as Louis Walsh might say!
04 June ......... A basket, bag or box with contents.
11 June ......... A Line and Wash Landscape.
18 June ......... A Sea-front building or beach scene.
25 June ......... Reflections in Water.
02 July ......... Botanic Garden: abstract Forms
09 July ......... A corner of your Garden.
16 July ......... Use materials you don't usually use ... those things you bought ages ago and left in the bottom of a drawer!!
23 July .......... Draw an object from an unusual angle eg, whilst you are suspended from a chandelier, perhaps!?
THAT'S ALL FOR NOW.

NOTE : At this time, there are no exhibitions in our diary. No real surprise there, then!