Last Class for 2019 with Hilary

Coochie members enjoyed another informative and wonderful lesson with our talented and inspiring tutor, Hilary Wakeling. Today, Hilary was teaching the power of overlapping shapes and different methods to design a pleasing composition. Hilary was demonstrating using Atelier FreeFlow, which proved ideal for this method. The more abstracted designs required concentration to ensure the concept was executed correctly and the members produced some excellent works. We were delighted to welcome back to our ranks a former member, Lyndall! It’s great to have you back with us Lyndall. Coochie members will finish the year with our Christmas Party next Tuesday, this year on Coochie!

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Painting the Negative Space

Once all texture and stencilling was dry, Hilary prepared a light version of one of the existing colours and prepared to paint the negative spaces around the flower silhouettes she had drawn. The paintings were not quite finished, but clearly showed what an effective technique this is. The more complicated designs certainly required lots of concentration! It was fun, thank you Hilary! You are such a generous tutor in every way.

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Painting the Negative Space!

Today Coochie members enjoyed a fabulous day with tutor Hilary Wakeling, as Hilary demystified the negative space. Our boards were already prepared with gesso, then a dark mother colour and first layer was a gentle blend of harmonious colours of our choice, considering our finished design. Stencils were applied and when dry, black lava flakes were discreetly placed, as well as some opaque white flakes for extra texture. Copper and/or gold acrylic liquid was also dribbled on for extra contrast. The finishing touches will be in the next post.

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More Cup Day Photos!

Hilary is shown here with the finished demonstration of palette knife painting, also her stylish fascinator! Gilly is holding a partly finished version. What an informative and enjoyable day Coochie Group had on Cup Day!

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Coochie Cup Day!

A horse race might stop the nation, but not the Coochie Art Group! Stalwart members donned their fanciest hats, braved the fierce winds and enjoyed a fabulous day of tuition with Hilary Wakeling. A festive Cup Luncheon, a glass of bubbles, a sweep or 2 and back to more painting with palette knives. What a great day, thank you Hilary and the great cooks of the Coochie Art Group! Next Tuesday, 12th November, Hilary will be teaching the power of painting the negative space. Visitors welcome, if space permits.

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“Simple Treasures” Opening Night

“Simple Treasures”, Coochie Art Group’s latest exhibition was officially opened on Friday, 1/11/19 by Councillor Tracey Huges, after a warm welcome and introduction by RAG Director, Emma Bain. Members were delighted with the presentation of the Exhibition, given the complexities caused by the varying art pieces. There are wooden blocks, process journals, which chart members’ ideas developments and art works, large and small. Quite a challenge, but RAG staff managed beautifully. Thank you! ” Simple Treasures” are the members’ responses to the parts of life that bring them joy and beauty.

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” Simple Treasures” to open at Redland Art Gallery on Friday 1/11/19

Coochie Art Group members are eagerly awaiting the Opening Night festivities on Friday, 1/11/19 at 6.30pm, of our new Exhibition, ” Simple Treasures” in the Redland Art Gallery, Middle St., Cleveland. Members have worked hard all year to bring their visions of simple treasures to reality. Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served after the Exhibition is officially opened by Deputy Mayor, Lance Hewlett. Hope to see you there!

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” Simple Treasures” to open at Redland Art Gallery on Friday 1/11/19

Coochie Art Group members are eagerly awaiting the Opening Night festivities on Friday, 1/11/19 at 6.30pm, of our new Exhibition, ” Simple Treasures” in the Redland Art Gallery, Middle St., Cleveland. Members have worked hard all year to bring their visions of simple treasures to reality. Everyone is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served after the Exhibition is officially opened by Deputy Mayor, Lance Hewlett. Hope to see you there!

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Schedule for Term 4 2019

Below is the Schedule for Coochie Art Group for the remainder of 2019.
19 Schedule Term 4.docx
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Materials List for Classes with Hilary Wakeling in Term 4 2019

Materials List T4 2019.pdf
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