Sunday, 23 March 2014

Newton on Ouse Art Group 50th Anniversary Exhibition

We are pleased to announce that our 50th Anniversary Exhibition will be held over the early May Spring Bank Holiday weekend,

A selection of members' original work will be on display and offered for sale, along with a range of cards and unframed work.  The exhibition will also include the winning entries from a painting competition among two of the local schools, intended to encourage the growth and development of young artists in the community.

Venue: Newton on Ouse Village Hall.

Directions: off the A19 York to Thirsk Road, follow signs for Beningbrough Hall and then Newton on Ouse.

Open: 10:30am to 4:30pm Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th  and Monday 5th May 2014.

Admission is FREE !

More details to follow closer to the time. Check back here regularly for updates.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Newton on Ouse Art Group Activities

Workshops and demonstrations are a frequent and popular part of our group's schedule of events.

In November 2013, Robert Brindley ran a weekend workshop for the group covering both watercolour and oils. Some excellent work was produced over the two days which culminated in a professional critique from Robert.

In March 2014 the well known Botanical Artist, Colin Swinton, gave a master class in the use of gesso and tissue paper in watercolour.

The objective of the workshop was to see the sort of results that can be achieved by introducing texture to water colour paintings.  In the morning session Colin demonstrated the use of tissue paper and watercolour paint where tissue paper is crumpled and then stuck to watercolour paper.

The afternoon session was on the use of gesso and watercolour where gesso is applied to watercolour paper and then painted. The texturing could be more exact with this method whereas with tissue the texturing was more random. Everyone enjoyed the day and some excellent paintings were produced.

Our next demonstrator will be Jackie Midgley,  who will cover mixed media and portrait painting on Saturday 5th April.

This is a special year for our group as we celebrate our 50th anniversary and to encourage young artists we are delighted to be holding a children’s competition for Linton on Ouse and Forest of Galtres Primary schools; the prize winning pictures will be on display during our annual exhibition.

The exhibition is held every year over the early May bank holiday weekend in the Newton village hall. The standard is always very high and of a great variety and usually receives promotion and coverage from local media and our friends at York Art Society.    The venue is close to Beningborough Hall, so this is also a great opportunity to visit the beautiful National Trust property.

Welcome to the Newton on Ouse blog spot

Welcome to the Newton on Ouse Art Group blog spot.

Newton on Ouse Art Group was started in 1962, founder members included Ishbel Atkinson, Kitty Price and a few members from the parishes of Newton, Shipton and Beningborough. The first President was Jim Williams who lived in Newton.

The group held some workshops and membership was opened up to York Art Society members after 1975 as vacancies became available; many of today’s members also belong to York Art Society

We meet regularly on Mondays throughout the year; mid winter sessions are held in the afternoons reverting to evening sessions for the rest of the year.  We are a self help group with the aim of supporting and encouraging one another.

These pages are designed to keep you informed of our latest activities, including our forthcoming 50th anniversary exhibition this May.

We hope you find this site useful and informative.  While you're here, why not check out our members' gallery ( see the links to the right of this screen).

If you would like more information about Newton Art Group please contact:-
Lin Taylor                         email:   Tel: 01904 702590
Marianne Harlington   email:      Tel: 01904 705552