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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, 7th FEBRUARY, 2024

TOPIC: Queens Gardens Exhibitors
Speakers: Brian Dobson,  Emily Lake, Kim Filshie, Virginia Watson and Michael Doyle.
We will be hearing from some of the exhibitors from the Queens Gardens Exhibit on their experience. This will be a great review and discussion on our annual summer exhibit. If you've never exhibited, and you're thinking about it, this will provide some great insights and an opportunity for questions.

We will have our usual Show and Tell after the speakers. Limited to 2 pieces per artist please.




7 PM WED, 6th DECEMBER, 2023

CHRISTMAS / END OF YEAR PARTY! For pictures click here.

No guest speaker this month, instead we will have
our usual Christmas get-together.

Come along for the festivities, including quizzes,
games, and plenty of opportunities to win some
great prizes.

Wear something Christmassy if you wish.



SPEAKER: Tania Spitzmesser “Dancing with Paint”
Tania will be doing a talk with images on the projector, about how she dances with paint. Tania is an Art Group Nelson member, and has has solo and group exhibitions around Nelson. You can see Tania's striking paintings and learn more about her on her website:

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

7 PM WED, 4th OCTOBER, 2023

SPEAKER: Nicola Reif, Master Pastellist

Nicola demoed a pastel of a fantail to a full house. Nicola showed us how to layer soft pastel and pastel pencils, discussing the qualities of each, and how to get a layered look for the feathers, while answering questions about the medium, paper, colours, techniques and more. We now have the use of Greenmeadow's new projector, so you can see the demos from anywhere in the room now!

You can see Nicola’s work on her website:

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

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. 

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