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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Spotlight - V I E W: Vintage Illustration Explored Weekly

Well, maybe not weekly, but it's still an interesting blog. Run by Jeff A Manges, VIEW simply takes a look at illustrations and illustrators of the so-called "Golden Age" (1880 - 1930).

Here's the link: http://withaviewto.blogspot.co.uk/

If you know any great art websites or articles, why not share them here? Send your suggestions to samsketches@yahoo.co.uk - please note that this isn't for self-promotion! 

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The Big Art Show, for 2014

I received this email earlier today, asking me to pass on this information... so, here it is:

"
Hello, my name is David Dawkins. I am the organiser of The Big Art Show www.thebigartshow.co.uk which is taking place next year on 19th and 20th July 2014 in Shropshire.  I am looking for artists of all mediums to exhibit, demonstrate and talk about their work. The show will be on a 55 acre site and will have 500 exhibiting artists.

My main objective is to provide affordable selling spaces for high end craft designers and artists to sell their work. I intend to give artists a space of 3 square meters at a cost of £120 and £60 for new graduates for the two day show plus free camping.

In this economic climate it is difficult for artists to afford the often high costs of large art shows, especially with the rising cost of energy.

I'd be grateful if you could spread the word about The Big Art show to your artist friends and via Facebook ect;   
"

Certainly worth a look.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Pictures from Tom Crowe's talk

LAS Treasurer Tom Crowe brought along his iPad, and showed us how he uses the Brushes app to create his paintings. He covered the various capabilities of Brushes, also went through a brief slideshow of the pieces he's painted.

Here are some pictures from the evening:


Next month, on 9th May... we actually have change of plan. Karen van Hoff was coming to give us a talk on silversmithing, but she unfortunately cannot make it, so she will be booked again some time for 2014. In the meantime, LAS President Keith Noble is stepping in to give us a watercolour demo! Note: the Programme 2013 page to the right has been updated.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Upcoming - Tom Crowe talk

On Thursday 4th April, we have LAS Treasurer Tom Crowe coming in to give us a talk and demonstration on how he creates art using an iPad.

Some of Tom's work is presently on display in our Spring Exhibition - why not head along and have a look?

Hope to see you on Thursday!