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Meetings are held at Kirklands Community Centre, Menston, between 7:30pm and 9:30pm on Monday evenings. The programme is published annually and includes workshops, demonstrations, life classes, illustrated talks and appraisal evenings.

Syllabus for 2015 - 2016

September
  7 Membership
Re-join the club and order materials.
14 Demonstration
Chris Tkacz: 'Egg tempra on gesso board'
21 Workshop
Rebecca Carr: 'Developing a Style as an Artist'
Bring your own materials
28 Illustrated talk
John Sheard: 'Two Cavendish Dukes: The Cavalier and the Bachelor'

October
  5 Demonstration
Paul Talbot Greaves: 'Techniques for Creating Landscape Textures and Interesting Effects in Watercolour'
12 Workshop
Paul Talbot Greaves: 'Putting Paul's techniques into practice'
19 Picture/critique night
John Ridyard
Bring your problem paintings (finished or unfinished)
*Last evening for Autumn Exhibition entries
26 Illustrated talk
Chris Ware: 'The Railway Artists'
*Last evening for Autumn Exhibition entries

November
  2 Life class
Caroline Hardaker
  9 Demonstration
Dave Woolass: 'Pastels'
14 Menston Arts Club Autumn Exhibition
15 Menston Arts Club Autumn Exhibition
16 Illustrated talk
Tony Burkitt: 'The Rise of Medieval English Cathedrals'
23 Workshop
Suzan Bridge: 'Free Flow Flower Painting'
Bring watercolours
30 Demonstration
Doreen Greenshields: 'Busy Café Scene in the Sun, in Oils'

December
  7 Christmas still life
Bring something paintable and/or edible

2016
January
  4 Illustrated talk
Janet Pickering: 'Tilman Riemenschneider: Medieval German Art'
11 Demonstration
Jo Dexter: 'Abstract Landscape in Oils'
18 Demonstration and workshop
Tracey Krupianka: 'Collage/mixed media demonstration and workshop'
25 Demonstration
Five members to demonstrate

February
  1 Silk painting workshop
Lisa Shackleton
Materials provided, if required
  8 Illustrated talk
Frank Jukes: 'Travelling Through Retirement: Antarctica'
15 Demonstration
Anthony Barrow: 'Portrait using charcoal, gesso paper, acrylic glazes and varnish'
22 Portrait sketching workshop
Bring paper and pencils or charcoal
29 Demonstration
Tim Rose: 'Street Scene in Watercolour'

March
  7 Workshop
Ian Hobson: 'A Brush Without Ashley'
Bring watercolour paints and plenty of rough watercolour paper
14 Illustrated talk
Sylvia Mann: 'A Fairy Tale Museum'
21 Picture/critique night
Judith Tomlinson
Bring your problem paintings (finished or unfinished)
28 No meeting (Easter holiday)

April
  4 Demonstration
Shirley Berrow: 'Porcelain Painting'
11 Workshop
Angela Hammond: 'Coloured Pencils'
18 Illustated talk
Malcolm Oxley: 'Impressionism for Britain: The Patronage of Samuel Courtauld'
Last evening for Spring Exhibition entries
25 AGM
Please support your club by attending if you can

May
  2 No meeting (May Day Bank Holiday)
  9 Demonstration
Susan Neale: 'Line and Wash'
14 Menston Arts Club Spring Exhibition
15 Menston Arts Club Spring Exhibition
16 Illustrated talk
Graham Alcock: 'Understanding Colour Theory, Communication & Language'
23 Themed workshop 'From Weeds to Wellies'
Bring your favourite materials plus a gardening item
30 No meeting (Spring Bank Holiday)

June
  6 Demonstration
David Starley: 'Oils, with a Painting Knife'
13 Costume life
Pam Bumby
20 Watercolour demonstration
Jeremy Taylor: 'Painting Dangerously'
27 Workshop
Bring paints or pastels, blank sheet and photo(s) for other members to paint

July
  4 Social evening

September
  5 Membership
Re-join the club and order materials
*Syllabus change

[2014-15 Syllabus for reference]

[2013-14 Syllabus for reference]

[2012-13 Syllabus for reference]

[2011-12 Syllabus for reference]