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AWS News, June 2015, Page 1

Next meeting

The next meeting is July 13th 1pm at the Glenfield Memorial Hall, Hall Road, Glenfield.
Speakers are Dennis Clark and Gerald Weber.
The next challenge topics are:

Domestic birds (chickens/geese/ducks/parrots etc )
Farm scene with animals - close up

Chairman's Column

The exhibition at the Takapuna Library was our best yet. Over 90 paintings hung on our new screens. Thanks to Chris Ashton for arranging for their purchase and to Joanne and her helpers for arranging the exhibition. If you know of another venue who would welcome a display/exhibition of watercolour paintings, please let Jo or me know (

Unfortunately few people were challenged by "a butcher's window", but many were enthralled by Jean Sullivan's experiences in Tasmania with Amanda Highet and with Ginette Wang's Chinese painting demonstration. Thanks to Roy for chairing the meeting.

We are preparing a "Beginners Manual" which can be used by any teacher of watercolour painting. The purpose of it to encourage beginners to buy the right materials for watercolour painting and so give them and their teachers a flying start. If you would like to see a draft and have some input please contact Joanne. We hope to publish it in September this year. We will probably list active teachers in an appendix. If you would like to be listed, please contact Joanne.

We have a Saturday workshop with Dennis Clark on 4 July at the Glenfield Hall and two more later in the year.

Enjoy your painting

Gavin Fletcher (

Exhibitions and Worshops


Art Show at Takapuna Library

The show was a great success with 13 paintings sold. The work was of a very high standard; it indeed looked great on our new display screens - very professional.

Thanks to all involved. Special thanks to Juliet Dunning for donating her entire proceeds from the sale of her painting to Vanuatu and indeed thank you everyone who sold and donated 20% to Vanuatu. About $400 will go to Vanuatu.


Workshop with Dennis Clark

Dennis Clark's workshop will be on Saturday 4th July 2015 from 9.30 am till about 4pm - 4.30pm, at the Glenfield Hall, Hall Road Glenfield. Dennis will show us how to paint a shipwreck and a Rhino. The cost of the workshop to members is $75 with tea and coffee available all day. The room we are using at the Glenfield Hall is light and airy and if is cold there are heaters we can turn on. We have vacancies for four more members/students so please let me know ASAP if you would like to attend this workshop. Please email Joanne at

New painting classes by Joanne Mortimore

Joanne is starting a new term of art classes at the Glenfield Hall, each Thursday morning commencing on 30th July 2015 and finishing on 24th September 2015. 9am until 12noon. Please email Joanne at