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Monthly Meeting

Meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of every month.

TIME: 7pm - 9pm

Kereru Room, Greenmeadows Community Centre,
491 Main Road Stoke (corner Songer Street)

If you have ideas for Guest Speakers/Demos/Topics please let us know! We would love to hear from you.


7 PM WED, 4th OCTOBER, 2023

SPEAKER: Nicola Reif, Master Pastellist
Nicola will be doing a pastel demo of a fantail. You can see Nicola’s work on her website:
AGN is hosting an intermediate workshop by Nicola on November 4th, on techniques with Feathers & Fur.

We will finish up with our usual show and tell of member's art work.  Bring along your creations (max. 2 per person) and share with the group. It could be a finished piece, or a work in progress. You may wish to have your work critiqued, or simply show, and tell us a little about it. Time limit of 5 - 10 minutes depending on how many speakers we get


WED, 6th SEPTEMBER, 2023

SPEAKER: Members shared their experience(s) with art related online courses, including YouTube.
Topic: Online learning

We finished up with our usual show and tell of member's art work. 

WED, 2nd AUGUST, 2023

SPEAKER: Jan Thomson
Topic/Demo: A limited Palette in watercolours

Our guest speaker was well known artist Jan Thomson. Jan talked about painting watercolour with a limited palette, showing how to construct harmonious, strong paintings, with careful colour choices. Jan talked to a full house!
You can find out more about Jan and her art here:

There are still some spots left in Jan's workshop coming up. To check our our workshops here.

We finished up the meeting with our usual show and tell of member's art work.


Graham Sydney Morning (Wedderburn) - watercolour
Artist: Jan Thomson

WED, 5th JULY, 2023

SPEAKER: Glenis Ambrose & Lyse Beck & Gilly booth
Topic: Copyright

Glenis Ambrose has some words of wisdom to share based on recent experiences of seeking permission to use images as basis of her paintings. Then Lyse gave a talk on AI images, and the ongoing copyright discussions around AI copyright. And finally Gilly booth gave us a great tip for a place to get royalty free photographs.

The second part of the evening was a Still Life drawing exercise. We all did several still life sketches from10-15 minutes, changing items and having fun sketching together.

We finished up with our usual show and tell of member's art work.


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