Winter Programme

Members meet every Wednesday in Ferring Village Hall, 9:30-11:30 A.M.

This year's Winter programme will appear here later in the year! See below for our Summer programme.

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Summer Programme (May-August 2018)

Members meet in different locations every week to sketch and paint outside.

Wednesday mornings 9:30 A.M.-12:00 Noon.

Date Venue Painting Ideas Meeting/Parking
May 2nd Tangmere Aviation Museum £7 In or outdoor painting,
Post Code PO20 2ES
Parking, restaurant and toilets
May 9th Highdown Gardens Chalkdown gardens Car park and toilets. Opens at 10 am
May 16th Freya’s Garden* Private garden, dogs and ducks 20 Foxley Lane, High Salvington, BN13 3AB
May 23rd Swanbourne Lake Lake, waterfowl, boats Mill Road, Arundel, Tearooms, toilet
May 30th West Burton House
Permission to stay on
House & magnificent garden. Downland views West Burton Lane, off A29 Ignore ALL right-hand turns 0.8 miles, just beyond grass triangle entrance on left. Toilets
Jun 6th Channel View gardens* Pretty gardens, privately owned. 52 Brookbarn Way, Goring-By-Sea, BN12 4DW
Jun 13th Clapham Village Cottages, Church views Park in village or Church Car Park
Jun 20th Look and Sea Centre, Littlehampton River views, boats, people 63-65 Surrey Str. BN17 5AW Café/restaurant, toilets, car park
Jun 27th High Salvington Mill* £1 Restored mill in field On road parking, toilet
Jul 4th Sea Lane/Ilex Way, Ferring Trees, cottages, views On road parking. Tearoom in village
(Meeting committee members pm.)
Jul 11th Allotment Gardens Worthing * Sheds, pots, vegetables and flowers On road parking and entrance at end of Ringmer Road. Toilets.
Arrive at 9.30 promptly to be admitted.
Jul 18th Patching Downs, Patching Fine views along Long Furlong, church Car Park at end of lane past church, footpath to Downs
Jul 25th Steyning High Street and Church Pretty cottages, church, shops, tearooms Car park opposite church = phone operated, or on road parking
July 30th-August 5th Annual Art Exhibition - Ferring Village Hall
Aug 7th (TUESDAY) Amberley Village Interesting cottages, gardens, pottery On road parking near church, tearooms in square (11.30-5.30)
Aug 15th Mill Farm Fisheries
Bury – Stopham*
Lakes, fishermen, views Nth of Bury on A29, left B2138, directly left Bignor rd. Cp. 250 yards on left
Post Code RH20 1HF
Aug 22nd Bluebird Café/Rife River or Sea views Ferring, Car Park, toilets at cafe
Aug 29th Lyminster Church Church, Farmland views Parking near church
Sep 5th Back to Village Hall for Winter Programme
* Time booked outings with a strict 9:30 to 12:00 time slot.
Other venues, feel free to take lunch and make it a day out, or meet up for tea/picnic together.

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Demonstration Meetings

Art demonstration meetings are held on the third Saturday of every month at
Ferring Village Hall, 2.30-4:30 p.m.,
and visitors are welcome at these (£4 per meeting)

Demonstration Programme 2018/19

2018 2018 cont'd
May 19th Catherine Barnes The way forward - finding a solution to your artwork problems Sep 15th Emma Jones Using Eli-Chem resin - demo and chance to try it out
June 16th Lindsey Pearson Using Brusho - an interactive session Oct 20th Anne Chadwick Creating an interesting sky in acrylics
July 30th-August 5th Exhibition of members work in Ferring Village Hall Nov 17th Marcus Finch A figurative session in acrylic or oil
Jan 19th Sharon Hurst A fantasy face concentrating on shaping, skin tones and glazing, in watercolour
Feb 16th Paul Simmons An oil landscape
Mar 30th Tony Parsons Portrait in oils
Apr 27th AGM

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Our latest demonstration

Using Brusho – an interactive session with Lindsey Pearson

This demonstration faced a few early challenges. Network Rail closed the railway crossing and FIFA held the opening games in the World Cup. Despite this our valiant demonstrator made it through and a small and enthusiastic group of members and guests was treated to a very entertaining and informative afternoon.

Lindsey started off with an interactive warm-up session. Everyone had the chance to draw an item in pencil. The items included asparagus, pine cones and foliage. The only constraint was that you could not look at the pencil or paper at any time – only the item being drawn. After a couple of goes at the first item, everyone swapped to a different item. Lindsey explained that it was also a useful exercise to provide inspiration for new paintings and showed us some examples of work she had developed following this exercise.

Lindsey explained the advantages of Brusho, aka Earth Inks, as well as the pitfalls and dangers. Information sheets were handed out to back up her practical explanation of how to mix and store the medium. She the went on to demonstrate the initial stages of a painting including drawing in ink or brusho using wooden kebab sticks and wooden stirers from Costa Coffee (other brands are available).

During the break members were able to talk with Lindsey and inspect the materials in use, as well as the work completed.

After the break Lindsey continued to demonstrate various techniques including wet in wet, and developing a painting from an initial abstract pattern.

She then showed various examples of her completed work and talked through the many techniques used to develop them. Finally she asked for questions and judging by the number and range raised it was clear that the audience had remained thoroughly engaged throughout.

Lindsey has promised to visit our exhibition in August. It would be great if there are some works in Brusho included!

Click here to see some of our previous demonstrations!

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Location of Ferring Village Hall

Address: Ferring Street, Ferring, West Sussex, BN12 5JP


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Map to Ferring Village Hall

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