Peninsula Arts Closed for Term 2
Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements Peninsula Arts Society will remain closed to all members and visitors throughout Term 2 . All classes, workshops, demos and other activities will cease during this period.
We thank you for your understanding. Stay safe and keep creating!
President and Committee of the Peninsula Arts Society
Isolate and Create
In these strange times, where social connection is not something we can take for granted, many of us are turning to the arts – visual arts, culinary arts, music, novels, theatre, movies and television – to fill in empty hours, keep our spirits up and find things to share online with others. What better proof of the vital role art plays in our lives and societies.
Still Life with Apples – Oil painting by Denise Bond
Creating art yourself is an even better way to promote feelings of excitement, productivity, satisfaction and well being. It is a well proven path to positive mental health. We urge all our members to keep creating. Whether masterpieces or work for the rubbish bin, it’s the process that counts. In fact you may well have more fun, and learn a lot more, creating for the rubbish bin!
Check out our suggestions for inspiring yourself to turn up and do your art.
Absolute Magnitude detail – ink painting by Sofie Dieu
Sofie is offering a series of ink painting classes using the online learning platform Learn Paint Grow. Each week she adds a new exercise to keep it fresh and engaging. Sofie can also provide one-on-one support and answer your questions via the LPG forum. Access to the full series for 6 months costs $66.
Short classes costing $15 are also on offer. These can last from 1 hour to a whole afternoon, mainly focusing on ink painting but with some mixed media and colour work too.
For detailed information visit Learn Paint Grow. See more examples of Sofie’s distinctive artwork.
DIY Plein Air Painting
The best advice during this time is … STAY HOME.
This does not mean no plein air. Set up in your outdoor space or garden … see the play of light on the trees, the intricacies of the bark, the shadows on the ground. Have you ever studied closely the dappled light on the path, and seen the myriad of elliptical patterns emerging?
Tranquil – watercolour by Elena Ferrarin
So much to observe right on your doorstep. Among many others, look at the magical studies of light by Collie Whisson or see the everyday subject matter of Dan Scott … blood oranges, plastic bottles or lamb chops!
Margot O’Neil, Plein Air Group Coordinator
Simply Citrus – Oil painting by Christine Davies