Sunday, 1 June 2008

September 8th- WVA Vanity Painting

For those of you working on the Van Aelst Vanity Painting our next lesson will be held on
Monday, September 8th
9:30 - 3:00
Smithy Moor Community Centre, Stocksbridge

Brenda Stewart CDA Seminar

In October, 2008 BADFA S&W Yorks. Group will sponsor a Decorative Painting Seminar taught by Brenda Stewart, CDA, TDA. This will be Brenda’s first visit to the UK. We are honoured to have her with us. Brenda is an exceptional person and teacher!

Brenda Stewart has been active in decorative painting for 35 years, and is an author of 18 books and 4 videos. Brenda became a CDA (Certificate of Decorative Arts) in 1979. She has been a long time member of SDP (Society of Decorative Painters) serving on committees, as a board member and president in 1990—91. She was awarded a TDA (Teacher of Decorative Arts) at the inception of the program and played an active part in the early ongoing development of this program. In 2006 she won the Silver Palette Award for her contributions in furthering the purpose of SDP.
See all of Brenda Stewart's wonderful works by visiting her website

On Saturday October 4th we will paint her “Lily of the Valley” piece and Sunday, October 5th we will paint her “Della Robia– Santa” piece. Both pieces will be painted on porcelain.
This is open to S&W Yorks. Club members and all BADFA members.

Booking form for Brenda Stewart CDA - October 4th - 5th (pdf)

Sandy Barnes Seminar

Sandy Barnes- Clematis Seminar
Stocksbridge, Smithy Moore community Centre
July 23rd - 24th 2008
10:00- 4:00
Fully Booked

Sandy Barnes teaches painting at her studio, Walnut Tree Workshop.

She has published a book and articles for national art and crafts magazines.

Sandy specialises in realistic floral and decorative backgrounds. The inspiration for her floral painting come right on the doorstep, her garden. Her decorative backgrounds brings interesting effect, texture and life to her work.

The seminar will be a great opportunity to paint the exquisite clematis on a multi-coloured sponged background. The project for this seminar will be a revisit from her book Decorative Painting: Flowers and Finishes. Sandy is generous in sharing her decorative painting knowledge and gives step by step demonstration and instructions to help everyone complete their own beautiful painted piece.

Journey to "The Venue"

Have I got news for you, on Monday, May 19th we were "having such a good time" painting our WVA that we broke out into song.

The afternoon of, ten of the Sunny Monday painters, took a side trip to "The Venue" to see an exhibition put on by a local art group and to have our dinner at the bar. There were many works of paintings and drawings to see at the exhibition. It is nice to see what other clubs are also doing in the area and the food at the bar was good too!

On our arrival to "The Venue" we also bumped into one of our own club members, Cynthia Horsfield who is teaching painting and craft classes in the new building. What a surprise for us to see Cynthia there!

This day was a nice change and a lovely outing! We even toured the place twice.