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The Art Group meets twice monthly.  Members are suitably spaced, we manage to create interesting art and have a good catch up.

Post lockdown painting together in the Community Centre - no Zoom!

We are all at different levels, from absolute beginners to those who have exhibited, and this mix of abilities gives each of us the opportunity to learn about and to discuss painting and drawing.   Some members prefer drawing with charcoal and others with pencils. Some of us prefer watercolours and others like pastels or acrylics. It is always interesting to see the different styles and techniques and to chat over a cup of tea.  See the News page for current news of the Group

The contributions from all attending is 3 each to cover the cost of the hiring of the room.

  Lynda O'Keefe is the Art Group leader, and her email address is lyndaokeefe12@yahoo.com

Art displayed in Community Centre
The u3a art group project to produce five new pieces of art to be displayed in the Community Centre came to a timely conclusion this month and were presented during the afternoon of Christmas festivities on 15th December.

The paintings were well received and feedback about the quality was very flattering from members attending the afternoon. Although originally intended to adorn the corridor at the Centre, they have been promoted to be displayed in the main hall and have already been secured for all to enjoy.  I think the group should be proud of themselves for creating such beautiful pieces of art, so a big thanks to all who contributed.  Lynda

Acrylic workshop
Taken by Sarah Hoddy, Chair of the Abergavenny Art Group, the members of u3a Art Group were invited to spend the afternoon of 21 January producing a painting of pineapples using acrylics.  There were experienced acrylic painters, and one or two who had never tried it.  Some excellent results emerged, and these photos might give a feeling of the event.



Using Mixed Media workshop
Sarah Hoddy, Chair of the Abergavenny Art Group, ran a workshop on 1 October in Gilwern for the u3a Art Group on the subject of Using Mixed Media.  The photographs illustrate the activity, and the workshop was much appreciated by members of the Art Group.

Wax Painting Workshop
This, one of the Group's recent workshops, was devoted to Wax Painting, led by Christine Williams.  Here are some photographs taken by Lynda at the workshop which was held on 2 April 2019.

These images taken during the wax painting workshop show Marilyne Tranter, Wally Daw, and Glyn Davies, under the watchful eye of Christine Williams.

The first Art Group Pastel Workshop
On 15 May 2018 the Group had a workshop run by artist, Brian Wheeler, on the use of pastels.  He took the group through the whole experience of producing a landscape, explaining at the same time how to use the medium.  The afternoon session of three hours was a huge success for all, opening up new possibilities for them.

Photo taken by Lynda

Brian explains a technical aspect of his picture.
The senior students learning fast.

Some of the results of the workshop


The Group's first botanical demonstration - 1 August 2017


The Art Group under tuition on painting botanical specimens on 1 August 2017 by Debbie Devauden, Botanical Watercolourist.  Demonstration over, the members put it into practice.