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AWS News, August 2014, Page 1

Next meeting

The next meeting will be on Monday 8th September at 1pm at the Glenfield Hall, Hall Road, Glenfield.

Upcoming challenge topics:

Islands of the South Pacific - Fiji in particular
Window with broken glass and cobwebs

Report from the August meeting

What an interesting afternoon we had on Monday 11th August - a good number of people attending - interesting subjects talked about - very successful indeed.
Louise Johnson told us about her early days as a student and her later days going over to Australia's Bathurst for a residential workshop with Amanda Hyatt - Louise showed us the results of her time with Amanda Hyatt as well...lovely paintings.
Roy Boston talked to us about tone or tonal values and showed a dvd on the subject - and a little exercise we could all do - making a tonal value chart -Roy also had a dvd of Amanda Hyatt which was rather appropriate to Louise's talk.
The challenge for the month was "my front door" - the photos of which may be seen in this newsletter - next month's challenge is "Islands of the South Pacific" - there are plenty to choose from - happy painting.....
At the end of the week, on 15th August, the first Saturday morning painting session took place. It was very successful - 11 people attended - two tutors were there to help - Kathie Shaw took the beginners and Joanne Mortimore took the more advanced. The first painting was a monotone in Burnt Sienna which gave the students the feeling of light and dark for the second painting which was done in 4 colours. Everyone did a good painting and learnt some techniques on the way.

Exhibitions and Workshops

Murray Stuart Workshop

Murray Stuart is to have Saturday workshop at the Glenfield Hall Hall Road Glenfield on Saturday 27th September 2014 from 9.30am until approxinately 4pm...
If you would like to attend this workshop please register your interest with Joanne Mortimore at or by phone to 444 0507.The cost for the day is $75
The day will start at 9.30am there will be tea and coffee available all day - you are advised to bring your lunch as the nearest cafe is at the Glenfield Shopping Mall.
Murray is a well known watercolourist and a very able teacher... the day spent painting with other likeminded artists and with Murray guiding your work will be most rewarding...

Hibiscus and Bay's Art Awards 2014

Another opportunity for our members is this Art Award (flyer, conditions, entryform) with a substantial prize money. Thanks to Roy Boston for communicating the news.

AWS Merit Awards 2014

The Auckland Watercolour Society Merit Awards exhibition will be at the Takapuna public Library. Set up and receiving date is the 9th November 2014. Opening night will be Tuesday 11th Nov. The closing date of the exhibition is 30th Nov. The entry form is avaliable here for download. For questions please contact Joanne