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Winter Exhibition

Thank you to everyone who came to the exhibition at the weekend.  It was great to see over 90 pieces of work displayed together.  Many people commented on the high standard of work on show.  So be proud of what you’ve achieved.    It was a great opportunity for people from different courses to meet and see what the rest of Leeds Art Group have been up to this term.  Congratulations to Claire Wright for winning the “Visitors Favourite Picture” for her painting “Home”.

Thanks to everyone who helped out either with serving refreshments or packing everything away at the end.  Thanks to Jenn Smith from thetreasuremap.co.uk and Graeme from Dinsdales Art Supplies for providing stalls.  Thanks also to anyone who provided the mountain of lovely homemade cakes that continued to appear throughout the weekend – yummy!  I’m very grateful for all the hard work you put in.  I hope you enjoyed the show and hope you’ll want to do it again next year.

Time for a well earned break for all of us now but keep practising all the new skills you’ve learned this term and I’ll look forward to seeing you in January.

Have a lovely Christmas.



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Beginners Courses – Week 8

Hi folks

Sadly this week was the last week of classes but what a finale!  Oil pastel parrots, Tunisian ceramic patterns, Escher print jigsaws and a life model thrown in for good measure!   I’m so proud of the progress you’ve all made this term.  You’ve tackled every challenge I’ve thrown at you head on with lots of enthusiasm and look what you’ve achieved in just 8 weeks.  It’s been a great term and you’ve all been such fantastic students.  I hope I’ll see lots of you back in class when the new courses start in January.  For further course information go to the courses page by clicking here:  Courses For 2016.

Thanks for a brilliant term and hope to see you again soon.



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Beginners Courses – Week 7 & Winter Exhibition

You’re submissions for the Winter Exhibition have been flooding in and it’s going to look great!  But there are still some spaces left for a few more pictures.  So for anyone who hasn’t yet submitted a piece of work and is feeling a little under-confident, now is the time to give yourself that extra little shove and show off a bit!  Thank you to everyone who has already submitted something and thank you also for all the support you’ve offered.  It’s shaping up to be a great weekend!

But before we get to that, let’s have a look at what you’ve been doing this week.  The Animal Portraiture Course tackled yet another new animal and a new technique.  The Pattern Course took inspiration from Japanese prints.  The Drawing Course 2 tried out different backgrounds for their drawings.  The Drawing Course 1 practised proportion when drawing the human figure.  As you can see below, you did some fantastic drawings.  I hope we’re going to see some of them in the exhibition so everyone else can enjoy them.

Well done everyone.  Next week is sadly the last week of lessons for this term but if you would like to book a place on any of the January courses then please get in touch.  Further details can be found on the courses page: Courses for 2016.

See you next week.



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Beginners Courses – Week 6, New courses for 2016 & Winter Exhibition!!!

Hi Everyone

I’m pleased to announce our first Leeds Art Group Exhibition will be taking place on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd November 2015, 10am – 4pm, at Headingley Parish Hall (with a private viewing Friday 20th, 7pm – 9pm for all members and guests) I can’t wait to see how all your pictures will look when they’re displayed together.  So please get your submissions to me as quickly as possible.  It would be great to see something from everone in there.  There will be a couple of stalls including Dinsdales Art Supplies and we will be selling refreshments (any baking contributions are very welcome).  If anyone needs any further information about the exhibition then please don’t hesitate to ask.

Bookings are also being taken for the new courses starting in January.  All the information is on our courses page:  Courses for 2016.

Meanwhile you have all been busy back in class this week after a week off.  I didn’t go easy on you in your first week back either.  I threw some really tough subjects at you:  horses, self-portraits, water/glass distortion and geometric Art Deco patterns.  As always, you came up with the goods.  I hope you’re going to show some of them off in the exhibition.

Well done everyone, another great week of art.

See you soon.