Yesterday afternoon (Saturday 8th August 2009) was the official opening of our new Torbay Studio. The weather turned out very pleasant for a winter’s day and the turn-out was excellent.
The open time was from 2pm to 6pm and we averaged 10 visitors per hour. There was a constant and spread out stream of visitors to the studio with a total of 32 visitors throughout the 3-hour period. There was great interest in the forthcoming classes and quite a few have expressed desire of becoming students. A few have already put their names down for starting in the next couple of days.
Although yesterday was the official opening day, classes had already been started and a very successful workshop was held last Saturday where we had 8 participants – 4 of which were complete beginners. Everyone took home a finished painting of a Venetian Scene done completely with a painting knife only.
I have included some photographs of the afternoon and also one of a very special visitor. She came alone without her partner and stayed for about 15 minutes to keep an eye on the proceedings. You will meet her at the end of this article. She and her partner are regular visitors to our place.
Thank you to all who were able to visit the Studio.
Enjoy the photographs!
On Saturday 1 August 2009 the Paint Basket Studio held an introductory Workshop to launch the new studio. We had 8 students who thoroughly enjoyed themselves in the use of the painting knife instead of brushes in executing a painting. I chose a Venetian scene because it needs a certain amount of dexterity in the buildings, specially the windows and the finer “detail”.
I had 4 students who had never painted before and they were highly amazed at the end of the day with their paintings. One added an article to her Blog and you can view it HERE
We recently (26 July 2009) had an activity service where during the service there was a trampoline display and two of us were invited to do some artwork while the service was on. The theme was “New Life”.
Brian Norton was one the right side of the Hall while I painted on the left side. Here are a few photographs of the event. There are 2 morning services and I completed the Arum Lily during the 1st service and the Hibiscus during the 2nd service. At the end of the service they were immediately snapped up by some of the congregation and I gave the proceeds to the Church for their funds. The paintings are shown in a temporary frame for better viewing.
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