Upcoming Workshops - phone presenters for information and bookings.
Botanical Art - Drawing and Watercolor with Marg Zaal - Sundays 9 am to 12.noon to end of May.
Drawing in Graphite and Color Pencil with Kate Jenvey - two groups, Sundays and Wednesdays, 9 am to 12 noon, continuing to end of May.
Mosaics with Deb Dodd - next BYO project class Saturday 27 May at NEA - two sessions am and pm.
Realistic Abstract - (Beginners and Intermediate) workshop series with Mervyn Beamish.. continues 17 June; 15 July 10.30 to 1.30 pm.
Oil Painting with Tim Bowtell Intermed.iate 10 am-1 pm $35; 10 am-4 pm $50 Next session TBA
New - Life Drawing - facilitated by Frank Burgers
Also in Benalla - Life Drawing workshops with NEA's Cornelia Selover. Contact Benalla Art Gallery.
Introduction to Jewellery Making for Beginners with Sally Wallace.= NEA on Friday Mornings.
I first became aware of Kate's work when I began volunteering at NEA's original home at 90 Bridge Street. Each week I would find my eyes drawn to a wonderful painting of a little white chook preparing to forage in the soil titled 'Combing' I imagined it on the brick wall in my kitchen, but sadly it disappeared. I was thrilled when it emerged again again after our move to 122 Bridge Street. and decided that I didn't want it to disappear again, I wanted it on my wall! It now sits there happily, welcoming me when I go into the kitchen.,
Kate Jenvey's 'Combing' and 'Munchin', on display at NEA's first home 90 Bridge Street, 2015
Since then I have enjoyed monitoring Kate's work through her changing exhibits at NEA; often chatting to her when she volunteers or calls in to restock her cards, through Facebook and her web page. In January I attended Kate's drawing workshop on drawing birds. It proved to be a nostalgia trip, taking me back to primary school and the drawing tasks suggested by the Gould League of Bird Lovers. It was so therapeutic, being quietly guided by Kate as I drew my first bird for many years.
Like other NEA members, I greeted news of Kate's preparation for an exhibition at the Benalla Art Gallery in February 2017 with great excitement. 'Drawn to the Wild' was a beautiful exhibition and extremely well received in our community. From a busy opening, attended by many NEA members, Kate went on to take a drawing workshop 'Depicting the Wild' and to speak to a number of groups, including U3A Benalla.
Photographs: Kate at Exhibition Opening - Tim Bowtell;
Depicting the Wild Workshop and presentation to U3A Benalla - Benalla Art Gallery.
Kate's website www.katejenvey.com recently included news of her Highly Commended award in the inaugural National Equine Art Prize for the painting, 'Thundering Hooves'. This new national art prize, auspiced by Manfield District Racing Club, was a great success, attracting entries from all over Australia.
Kate, pictured with artist Tony Pridham, receiving her award....
Photograph: Melissa Crow (Youlissys Creative)
Kate's drawing, "Leopard on the Move", has been selected for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year to be held at the Mall Galleries in London this June. Kate was thrilled when this appeared on her facebook site.....
Kate is increasingly part of the 'world stage' in her genre. I feel so lucky to have been able to get to know her at NEA. I will continue to follow her career with interest and will also continue to enjoy and treasure her painting of the little white chook 'combing' which I have on my wall..
An occasional blog by Beverley Lee, May 2017
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Monday 8th May saw participants in the two Door of Hope project courses, Subject/Object/I - Self Mapping through Art' and 'From Fibre to Felt', collecting their work, which had been on exhibition in Gallery 2 for a month..
By Monday afternoon Gallery 2 was almost bare. A few evocative paintings from Subject / I / Group participants remained on the walls, inviting the sharing of these photos..
Meralyn Vincent 'The Universal Child' 2017
Reuben Frankland "Elijah's Cave' 2017
Heather Sloan, "The Dance of Life" Series 2017
1. It's all Black and White
2. Shades of Grey
3. Single Minded.
4. In Tune with the Earth
5. A Rainbow in the Night Sky
6. A colourful balance.
'Wrenzy' "Snow Storm (Night)' 2017
Shirley Rhodes 'Wabi-Sabi - The Art of Imperfection' 2017
Hazel Frankland, 'Hanging on by a Thread' 2017
I love the titles chosen for these works!
Other works can be glimpsed in the exhibition's opening photographs and in Merv's short movie of the opening.
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Tim's workshops have been deferred while he works on a range of other projects. News of upcoming workshops will be included in the emailed newsletter (if you are not on the mailing list - send details to email@example.com) and this website.
Some photos from Tim's previous intermediate workshop in March.
It was such a treat to see the originals of these beautiful illustrations by Margaret Zaal AT NEA yesterday, and is a joy to share them. with others.
Margaret is currently conducting two courses in Botanical Art - Drawing and Watercolor Painting on Wednesdays & Sundays from 9 to 12 am at NEA . $45 per class. Spaces are available if you would like to join during the series. For more information, contact Margaret on 0438295060.
Sunday series - April 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21 and 28
Wednesday series - April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31s.
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