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Spalding Arts & Crafts Society News

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This is where you can find details of the latest changes to our website - http://saacs.org.uk, plus news of exhibitions, events, members' news and activities and demonstration evening reports. Members - Email Katie to have your activites, achievements, art courses and painting holidays added.
You can also now find us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/spaldingartsandcraftsociety

Covid-19

Notices Posted on Mon, March 16, 2020 01:34PM

Coronavirus, Covid-19

Having discussed the government’s latest advice on the virus the committee have decided that demonstrations and ‘painting together’ sessions will go ahead as normal unless the picture changes.

It would be very helpful if you could arrive with the correct money for entry & raffle to save handling change.

If you feel unwell – a cough which has come on recently, a high temperature, shortness of breath, headaches – please stay away from the meetings.

If Pinchbeck Village Hall or the Hub shuts, we will lose our meeting-place and meetings will have to be cancelled or postponed. Similarly, if the demonstrator is forced to cancel at short notice, the event will not go ahead. Until then, assume the programme will be fulfilled as normal but check your emails regularly, especially near to planned events. The information will also be on Facebook & the website



Painting together at the Hub

Tuition & Workshops Posted on Mon, March 16, 2020 01:32PM

SACS at the HUB ‘Paint Together’ Tuesday 17th March

Join us for a lively afternoon of painting & chat – tea / coffee included.

Tuesday 17th March

1.30 – 4pm at the Pinchbeck Community Hub & Library, 48 Knight St, PE11 3RU

Members £4, visitors £5



Art Exhibition, Spalding Library

Exhibitions Posted on Thu, March 12, 2020 11:51AM

Our exhibition is now on in Spalding Library 12th – 26th March. Thanks to all the members who put artwork in, it’s a really good display.

Please come and have a look, all the artwork is for sale at very reasonable prices.



February 2020 Demo report – Sonia Bacchus, Horse Portrait in Pastel

Uncategorised Posted on Tue, February 25, 2020 01:38PM

Demo 4th Feb 2020 – Sonia Bacchus, Horse Portrait in Pastels

by Maggie Goodsell

In an excellent, well attended demo, Sonia took us through the stages of creating a portrait of a stallion. She said that to understand bone structure it was a good idea to go to a museum and practise drawing skeletons.

Sonia was working on a Fisher paper with pastels, pastel pencils & an Inktense block. Although she did some blending she said she prefers to use lines to show form.

The photos below show some of the stages of the painting.

The finished picture

Some of Sonia’s other paintings

Sonia also found time to show us examples of how one colour can alter the appearance of another. She showed us examples where she had painted two small squares the same colour and how they changed when given different backgrounds.

Words & still pictures can only give a flavour of a demo. Please come along and join us to benefit from all the demonstrators show & tell us. To ensure everyone can see and hear we have a microphone and a screen – but please remember to bring your glasses if you need them!!

Sonia very kindly chose her favourite picture from our Sunny Day challenge. The winner was Stuart Martin with A Sunny Day at Skegness. He received a small prize of SAA practise paper, donated by the SAA.



CANCELLED -Sac at the Hub

Tuition & Workshops Posted on Sun, February 16, 2020 09:16PM

Due to ongoing power supply problems at the Pinchbeck Hub this meeting has been cancelled

SACS at the HUB ‘Paint Together’ Tuesday 18th February

Join us for a lively afternoon of painting or crafting & chat – tea / coffee included.

A chance to start planning your entries into our next challenges / competitions.

1.30 – 4pm at the Pinchbeck Community Hub & Library, 48 Knight St, PE11 3RU

Members £4, guests £5



February demo – Sonia Bacchus, Horse Portrait

Notices Posted on Sun, February 02, 2020 06:43PM

Sonia Bacchus will be demonstrating a Horse Portrait at our next meeting.

Tuesday 4th February, Pinchbeck Village Hall, Knight Street, nr Spalding, PE11 3RB

members £2.50, guests £5 inc tea & coffee

7.30pm – 9.30pm. All welcome – doors open at 7pm

Reminder to members to bring your entries to our Sunny Day Challenge



SACS at the Hub

Notices, Tuition & Workshops Posted on Sun, January 19, 2020 08:26PM

SACS at the HUB ‘Paint Together’ Tuesday 21st January

Join us for a lively afternoon of painting or crafting & chat – tea / coffee included.

A chance to start planning your entries into our next challenges / competitions.

Tuesday 21st January

1.30 – 4pm at the Pinchbeck Community Hub & Library, 48 Knight St, PE11 3RU

Members £4, guests £5



Daffodils to Dahlias – Art competition

Notices, What's New Posted on Sat, January 11, 2020 02:10PM

Entries not due in until 7th April but this gives you time to plan.

Daffodils to Dahlias – Springfields Gardens through the Seasons‘ Competition

Springfields Horticultural Society are again sponsoring a competition for our members. This will be held at the Spring Flower & Gardening Show 18/19th April in the Springfields Events Centre

There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd & Public vote

The subject can cover any aspect of the gardens, be it flowers that grow there or scenes of the garden in any season. Images to be no larger than 20” x 20” including any mount or frame. Mounted paintings should be wrapped in cellophane – we do have a few mounts/cellophane wrappers left for an 8”x12” picture.

Remember that we are an Arts & Crafts Society so entries can be textiles, embroideries etc but must be able to be hung.

Framed pictures / canvas on a frame must be strung properly for hanging – the little hooks etc on bought frames are not enough. Hand in will be on the 7th April at the demonstration. Unsold paintings will be brought to the 5th May demo meeting. One entry per person.

There are reference photos on the website for anyone that needs them.

https://www.saacs.org.uk/activities/painting-competitions.html



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