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SAC Summer Programme

Summer Programme

Organised by Julie Ford and support team. Dawn Harvey, Amanda Suttcliffe, Donna Clarke

Metal Art School, Chalkwell Park

(nearest entrance is in Chalkwell Ave - opposite Imperial Avenue). Free parking and blue badge parking.


Sessions will be from 1-4pm. FREE to members, £5 for non-members

Programme may be subject to change


Paul Alcock  -  Plein air oil painter  

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Paul will demonstrate plein air painting in oils then will be on hand to give advice and support for people who want to paint on the day


Léda Szemerédi - 3d Artist - Paper Mache

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Leda will do a demonstration of how she creates simple figures in papier mache. If you want to join in please do bring any of these items you have lying about e.g. any plastic pots, old cardboard/variety of newspapers, aluminium foil, galvanised garden wire / pliers / masking tape / kitchen or toilet paper / wood glue / old brushes / gloves / cling film / acrylic or aquarelle paints and brushes / paper plates. Possibly a good idea to bring an apron, too :)


Sharon Henson - Acrylic demo
Nicola Osborne - IG hints and tips

Sharon will do a short demonstration followed by Nicola who is the Social Media guru for the club. Nicola will do a talk on getting the most from Instagram


Colin Steed - Watercolour

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Colin will demonstrate his watercolour techniques and stay around to give advice and chat after.

Bring your own materials (see FYI below for those that Colin uses) along with an easel or board to lean on if required and a travel chair or picnic blanket.

We hope to be able to hold the demo outdoors - fingers crossed.

FYI - Colin uses W&N professional watercolours:

cadmium and lemon yellow, cobalt, French ultramarine and Winsor blue, alizarin crimson, light red, burnt sienna, burnt umber. 

He uses a large and medium mop brush and a medium rigger.

Good quality watercolour paper, mixing pallet and water container.


Summer Outing Aldeburgh


We are almost ready for our day trip to the beautiful, coastal town of Aldebugh in Suffolk. Paint en plein air or wander around looking at the galleries. Booking details are available via the link on the homepage.


Social Paint-Out day


Either join us at Belfairs Woodland Centre or at Metal to spend some time painting with other club members


Andy Downes - Portraits - Acrylic 

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Andy will demonstrate his engaging and unique take on creating portraits


Amanda Jackson - Abstract
Sketchbook - Natural Inspiration

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Amanda will take us on a journey of finding inspiration in nature for our sketchbooks


Julie Ford - Plein Air - Oils

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Julie will demonstrate plein air painting in oils followed by the opportunity for everyone to paint in situ


Gareth Barton - Charcoal Portraits

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 Drawing from life with charcoal as you’ve never done before. We will experiment with mark-making and movement; and we will see what happens to our drawings when we begin to let go, lose control and introduce our emotions when capturing the human form.


Social Paint-Out day - 

Come along to Metal for some painting time with other club members.  Bring an item that can be added to a Still Life display.

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