Monday, 26 October 2009

AGM and Fun Day

Saturday 28th November, 2009

We do hope you will come along to this year's Annual General Meeting of the BADFA South and West Yorkshire Group at the Smithy Moor Community Centre in Stocksbridge. You will be able to renew your membership for 2010 at 9.30a.m. (It is still £8.00. )

We actually bought large cream baubles in January for us to use at the Fun Day (how is that for forward planning). We are sorting out a lovely design and this will be on the blog. The painting is due to start at 10a.m. The cost for the day will be £8.00.

As usual we are having our normal communal lunch, where we ask everyone to bring food to share.
The AGM will commence after lunch.

Please let Debbie know if you are able to come, and also let her know what food you will be bringing.

Phone: 0192 438 2886 or email

If you have any questions which you want raised under "Any other Business" please advise Hazel prior to the meeting.


As most of you know in the past we have had two social events at Christmas—a Monday Christmas Party, where we had a present lucky dip tub, and a Monday and Group evening Christmas Dinner at the Wagon and Horses, Langsett .

We are having a change this year and combining the two with a Monday Painting and Group Christmas Lunch at Ye Olde Mustard Pot , Midhopestones on Tuesday 8th December at a cost of £17.50.per head.

We do hope you will come to the lunch, please reserve your place with Debbie Walkington on 01924 382886.
The last Monday painting for the year will be on Monday 23rd November

Friday, 16 October 2009

Maureen McNaughton 27-29 March 2010

On 27th, 28th & 29th March 2010 BADFA S&W Yorks Group will sponsor a Decorative Painting Seminar taught by Maureen McNaughton at Bolsterstone. We are honoured to have her come paint with us once again as she is a world renowned teacher.

We will be painting 3 designs over the 3 day workshop. Tuition fees will be £225 which will include coffee and biscuits in the morning, lunch and tea and cake in the afternoon. Surface to be determined.

This is open to S&W Yorks Club Members and All BADFA members.

This is one of the Botanicals we have chosen to paint on Maureen's workshop for one of the days, then 3 of her butterflies for another of the days and at present we are awaiting an image for another Botanical of an anemone to complete the 3 days painting.

For further details contact:

Hazel Warrington
54 Wyvern Gardens, Dore, Sheffield S17 3PR

Phone 01142 350952

Book your place by sending a £100 non refundable deposit, cheques made payable to BADFA S and W Yorkshire Group, members will have priority on this workshop but it will be on a first come first served basis!

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Please note that the East Midlands Group- Open Weekend has been reschedule for August.
Check the events in the left side bar of this blog for dates.

For further details and information contact Dian Harrison

Even though details of events such as, time and dates can alter from when the information was originally printed in the newsletter, we do try pass on the developments or changes to you as quickly as possible. So keep checking back.

Friday, 5 June 2009

Many Thanks From the Editor

This week I have been working on my final newsletter as editor. This has been a 3 year project for me working with a fabulous group of members and a wonderful committee. I thoroughly enjoyed this duty and received a great deal of satisfaction from it. But it is time to let go and let someone with a fresh mind have the opportunity to participate in putting it together.

I would like to take this time to thank the members and the committee for having me as your newsletter editor. I am sure the club could use the help from the members, If anyone would like to volunteer their time to help with the newsletter or the club's blog even, we would be appreciate it. You will have a good team behind you.

Just drop a line to our secretary Hazel Warrington

Best to you all!
Kim Bennett
Kim Bennett's Studio

Wednesday, 27 May 2009


Taught by Liz Bramall

27th July and 3rd August
Smithy Moor Community Centre
Stocksbridge, S36 1AY

£10 per day made payable on the day.
Bring a packed lunch- 10:00am start to 3:30pm
(Please notify Liz to book your place)

These are two separate days that will produce an item to a finished effect and can be done separately. ( You can paint the gooseberries on the 2nd day on a plain background if you so wish.)

You can bring a flat piece or a box, tray etc. if you wish to combine it with the gooseberries project. You need a piece that will allow the 8’ inch design. The photos above shows a lid to a round box.

First day smoke marble- in the morning we’ll be basecoating the surface. Teaching starts at 1:00pm with the smoked marble painting effect.

Second day learn how to create berries with a c stroke technique. Also leaves with tinted edges.

Supply List
All basic supplies
Round brush #4, #6
Flat Brush #4, #6
Fine Liner brush

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Painting With Sharon Hamilton

Sharon Hamilton was a delight to meet and work with and we had a wonderful time with her. The workshop wasn't rushed and each stage was explained in great detail so that everybody knew what was being taught. It was challenging but we learned something with the technique and everyone's pieces were lovely when finished.

We felt comfortable with the pace of teaching. All surfaces were prepared and basecoated before the workshop and so, the whole workshop was centred around the actual painting of the piece. The paints were ready mix to save us time and also so that we could concentrate on the actual painting. Sharon had produced a template for us to explain the depth of the colours so we all would know exactly which colour to use for each leaf and flower.

The seminar wouldn't have been complete without the holiday atmosphere in the room. There was a raffle with lots of prizes, an Easter Tree and goody bag for each participant so everybody felt welcome! A fun time was had by all and we look forward to the next time Sharon can grace our club!!

Follow this link if you would like to see photos of the day.

Participants that have photos they would like to share of the seminar can send them to a member on the committee and they will be added to the club's scrapbook. Our biggest gratitude goes out to everyone who helped out and took the time to attend Sharon Hamilton’s seminar. Especially for those individuals that travelled great distances to Stockbridge . -Thank You

Written by- Ann Robinson