All meetings will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, starting at 7.30pm and finishing between 9.00pm and 9.30pm. Venue: The Piran Performing Arts Centre, Truro High School For Girls TR1 2HU. Entrance and parking via Daniel Court and Daniel Street – see map below.

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Please note a change of date for the June 2017 meeting

- now 21st June


17th January 2017

Charcoal and pastel figure drawing

Ann Lofthouse
Ann has visited the society on many occasions and frequently guides us with appraisals of our work. Ann is going to create a number of figure drawings using charcoal (including coloured charcoal) and pastels. Bring your pads and pastels etc and attempt to replicate her work from the gallery.

15th February 2017

Watercolour demonstration and Critique

Sue Lewington
Sue has a number of books on sale in the local bookshops which depict Cornwall in ink and wash, and has instructed groups in watercolour at National Trusts sites. Sue is going to guide us through a variety of watercolour techniques to improve our skills, and is happy to undertake a question and answer session to enable us to request specific techniques be demonstrated.
Bring a picture along for the critique!

15th March 2017

Seascape demonstration

Jon Watkins
Those who saw Jon's session last year will have been impressed with his charcoal portraiture . On this occasion Jon is going to demonstrate his skills at seascape, examples of which he has on sale at Padstow Galleries. Jon spends his days doing design work for surf boards plus portrait commissions of people and pets.

19th April 2017

Oil Landscape demonstration

Ashley Hanson
Ashley is a renowned colourist and landscape artist
Teaching at Truro College he uses an alternative style of art encouraging imaginative and creative use of his favourite medium - oil. This is Ashley's first visit to the society and we look forward to watching his coastal landscape evolve in front of us.

17th May 2017

AGM + Turo Arts material demo and sale

Members of Truro Art Supplies will set up a display of new and interesting art materials in the tea break for us to peruse, and bring a selection of equipment for sale.

21th June 2017 (Note Date change)

Botanical Illustrator

Susan Hillier
Sue spends her time as a botanical illustrator and goes to London to teach a specialist international group. On this occasion Sue is going to bring a variety of her work and discuss her methods in relation to watercolour but is happy to answer any questions on media and materials.