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October 10th - Alex Buckle

Demonstration of Reduction Lino Printing

 

Bafa Art Cafe - Thursday 12th October 11am at The Woolpack, Buckingham - Chat over a cuppa. Have you started your November Exhibition pieces yet?

 

 

Restore, Revive, Renew - November Exhibition at Buckingham Community Centre

Friday 17th November Preview 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Saturday 18th November 9.30am - 5pm

Sunday 19th November 10am - 4pm

 

December 12th - Bafa Christmas Party

Quiz Buffet and Raffle!

 

Bafa Art Cafe - Thursday 14th December 11am at The Woolpack, Buckingham - Chat over a cuppa. Any seasonal artwork going on?

Buckingham Art for All -

 

A Buckingham based Art group which welcomes artists of all abilities and those interested in art to meet, share, learn and above all enjoy art.  Monthly meetings are held with a variety of speakers and demonstrations.  We hold two annual exhibitions and would love you to join us either as a visitor or a member; spectator or artist!

 

Bafa Membership is

now available

for 2017 - still £20!

News

September 2017 - James Ort, Ceramic Animal Sculptures

James treated us to a full demonstration of his clay sculpture technique - creating a hare in front of our eyes, in just over an hour! He runs the Pheonix Studio in Towersey, despite starting out as a scientist/conservationist as he followed advice to that Art was too risky. He now combines his love of conservation with artistic flair to lead a variety of day and weekend courses as well as working with local schools.

July 2017 - Louise & Fiona from MK Public Art department

A wonderful evening hearing about the history of the Public Art of Milton Keynes, which celebrates it's 50th birthday this year. They also shared some Thomas Hetherwick consultation work and informed us about the plans for Milton Keynes to bid to be the European City of Culture for 2023 - which can only be a bonus for us here in and around Buckingham.

November Exhibition Theme Announced!

 

Renew, Restore, Revive!

 

We have linked up with Buckingham Medical School for our next exhibition. Although the theme, as always, is optional we hope that the recent work of the Medical School with local schools, on Diabetes Awareness, will inspire you!

 

June 2017 - Dale Devereaux Barker was very inspirational and showed us the many ways in which his printmaking skills and designs have been used in other formats and many innovative uses. Some members even got to have a go at his stencil linoprint technique.

Written by Emily Pool; Photos by Emily Pool

May 2017 - Bafa @ The Woolpack

Our biggest entry yet for our Spring Exhibition - we hope that you enjoyed either exhibiting, visiting or both! Thank you for supporting our Macmillan Fundraiser with the sale of the Charity Pictures - we raised over £200!

May 2017 - Jackie Devereaux

A great evening hearing about Jackie's journey through art, including being the Artist in Residence on exclusive cruises, as well as living in France for many years! Her sketchbooks were a wonder to see and a wonderful record of her travels. These are her inspiration from where her contemporary watercolours now come, recently building on the idea of how ripping the paper can increase the experience of the artwork.

Written by Emily Pool; Photos by Emily Pool

April 2017 - George W. Clarke, Portraits

A wonderful night finding out about the traditional learning process of artists learning the academic art of drawing by attending an academy for 5 years. The premise being that anyone can learn to draw by hours of practice and honing skills. George wowed us with a great sketch using his Sight Sizing Portraiture process using charcoal and alot of patience. Th evening also saw Bafa's first Live Facebook post - enabling members who weren't able to attend the chance to see this precise technique.

Our next Bafa Exhibition is

18th & 19th November 2017

@ Buckingham Community Centre

 

2017 November Entry Form

 

Click here for an uncatalogued work form

 

Examples of our Members Artwork can be viewed on the Bafa Art Trail Website

 

 

Except where noted all events are free to members, £5 for non members at Buckingham Well Street United Church from 8pm to 10pm

 

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March 2017 - Stained Glass with Jenny Timms and Mike Caddy from Vitreus Art

 

We had a great night on Tuesday with Mike starting the night by giving us a really interesting historical background to the art of Stained Glass. This was followed by Jenny giving us a demonstration of the Copper foil technique of Stained glass that is perfect for artistic and creative designs. She explained that the traditional leading technique is more suitable for items that are for outside locations. The evening concluded with members being given the chance to have a go at cutting glass - no cut fingers to report! Jenny and Mike offer many courses for those wishing to have a go at the whole process.

http://www.vitreus-art.co.uk

Photos by Emily Pool and John Credland

 

 

For further information contact:  0843 289 7244 or emailnews@buckinghamartforall.co.ukThis number is run by an automatic switchboard and will try and to connect you to a member of the committee who will help with your query.

 

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 This is where members can share their latest news and views on artistic matters and local events.

January 2017 - Caroline Chappell, Expressive landscape painting

 

With a calm, but exciting voice Caroline showed how to create paintings which express the sensation of actually being there; in the landscape. Creating images that can best be described as expressive, or if you prefer impressionist.

 

Continually drawing in the landscape she captures the crucial elements of the settings en plein air, not necessarily attempting to replicate the exact location. Back in the studio her work begins, first a larger sketch, creating the image, before developing the full-size picture. Whilst being influenced by the likes of David Tress and Kurt Jackson; her own pictures can be seen at various galleries around the country.

 

And her style to achieve these exciting pictures, though created in the studio still drawing you into the landscape itself – charcoal, Indian ink, acrylics; using sticks, brushes, feathers, and an old credit card to apply medium to cartridge paper. Her pictures tell the story, the moment, the atmosphere.

 

Words by James Rowell: Images by Emily Pool

 

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Raffle Prizes

 

We have had a few members enquiring as to where we get our wonderful raffle prizes, month after month.  Well the answer is that they are donated by very generous members! We would like to thank those of you who have thought of us, and supported our raffle, when you find such great prizes be it a bottle or art related items and books. All donations to the raffle can be brought along to the monthly meetings.