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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Watercolour Workshop Schedule - October 2008

Dear Friends
Unbelievable as it may seem and just in case you haven't noticed:  It is OCTOBER and time for our long awaited PORTRAIT WORKSHOP presented by SUE ORPEN (FWSSA, HAWSSA)
on 18 October at 08:45 for 09:00

Cost:  R100 for members (R140 for non-members)
Please bring you own lunch as well as a mug/cup for tea and a small plate

REQUIREMENTS: (Sue's list)
  • One full-sheet or half-sheet good quality watercolour paper 300gsm stretched onto board
  • 3 or 4 sheets A3 drawing paper
  • Pencils, charcoal, rubber, ruler
  • All your normal watercolour equipment including masking fluid and one 2inch soft flat brush.
  • 10 Photographs you consider suitable for a portrait. Photos from newspapers are ideal.  Look for a clear image with good clear shadow shapes.  At least 5 of your photos should be black and white.  

During lunch we will use 15 or 20 minutes to have our AGM. (13:15 - 13:30)  Please note that only Members of the WSSA (Head Office) may take part in the voting.  


If you have not yet seen this fabulous exhibition at the Manor Gallery, Norscot (Fourways, close to the Monte Casino:  please phone me if you need directions!) be sure not to miss it!  It is on until 29th and the Gallery hours are:  Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00 and Sat:  10:00 - 14:00.
There is a wonderful selection of supurb water-colours to be seen.  
CONGRATULATIONS to the following members:
Linda Fourie (AWSSA!)
Ingrid Kolzing (2 HAWSSA points & 1 accepted)
Liz Davies - 41 points for her lovely landscape!
Glyn Davies - 1 AWSSA point
Helen Lampbrecht -3 AWSSA points  (HIGHLY COMMENDED)
Jeannie Wallace - 3 AWSSA points  (HIGHLY COMMENDED)         
Cathy MacKinnon - 1 AWSSA point
Janet Louw - 1 AWSSA point
Ria Scheepbouwer:  3 AWSSA points
Jeannette Schoonraad:  1 Accepted
Looking forward to seeing you on the 18th!

Happy painting!


4 - 14 November 2008
Submission:   Friday 30 October:  10:00 - 11:30  followed by an Informal selection and the Hanging
Cost:  R10 per painting (up to 5 watercolour paintings per artist - ready to hang!)
Opening:  Tuesday 4 November:  18:00 for 18:30

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Watercolour Workshop Schedule - September 2008

Dear Watercolour Friends

Although the weather did not always do its share, we had a lovely break and are glad to be back home - safe and sound and ready for all the new challenges.

I was so sorry that I had to miss out on Mimi's demo.   From what I have heard so far, it was very interesting and a most enjoyable afternoon.

Thanks again, Mimi!

It has (unfortunately only after 2 months in the National Chair) come to my attention that many new members were never put on the member-ship list.  Most probably it is people who made an electronic or direct bank payment of the  R360 subscription.  If Joné did not send you your membership card and if you have not received the 'Aquarelle' (our full colour magazine that was posted out in the first week in August). PLEASE contact me urgently! We need to rectify this error immediately!

For those who do not know:  Our new secretary at Head Office is LOUISE BURTON. A hearty welcome to you, Louise, from all of us here in Centurion!

I hope that you are all very busy completing your paintings and having them framed for the 80th National Selection, because the intake is in just a little more than three week's time!


DEMO: 20 September at 14:00

General information on GESSO:

  • What on earth is GESSO?

  • other alternatives

  • reviving old GESSO

  • Is GESSO acceptable for WSSA?

As well as

  • New product: watercolour-GESSO

  • Painting with watercolours on a GESSO-covered board

  • Using GESSO to save a flopped watercolour painting, etc., etc.

COST: Members: R30; Non-members: R40

BOOK: Please make a booking by replying to this e-mail, or phoning me or Jeannette, on or before Thursday, 18 September. SMS"s are fine!
Remember to BRING your own mug and small plate for tea/coffee and eats!
As it is in the form of demonstrations, you do not have to bring any art materials. A notebook might come in handy, though!
Looking forward to seeing you there!


Cathy Batchellier (AWSSA) and
Alma Vorster (FWSSA) (AWSSA)