All are welcome to attend the Clyde River W.I.’s LEAP Mixed Art Media Exhibition on Wednesday, March 9th, 12:30 p.m. at the Riverview Community Centre, 718 Clyde River Rd. The event will feature art produced by the 15 participants in this year’s program.
Their art instructor was Kate Sharpley from Stratford who is well known for her “Squiggle Brush” classes for both adults and children. Kate taught her LEAP students how to draw basic lines and shapes, how to copy shapes and produce mirror images. She introduced them to a watercolour palette, how to mask out shapes and where to place subjects for good composition. Kate set up a variety of fruit for one class and flowers for the next one and taught them what to look for when producing a drawing.
The students produced postcards using watercolours. Then they learned how to introduce different materials into their art e.g. torn paper from reclaimed textbooks and yarn to add variety and texture to their art. She showed them how to mix basic colours.
Their final project was to bring all they had learned together on a 16″ x 20″ canvas of their own creation.
The exhibition will feature the students’ projects created throughout the program. We hear it is an impressive assortment of mixed media which brought out each of the student’s personalities.
Please make sure to drop by on Wednesday to celebrate their creativity. You may find yourself looking at materials around your house in a different way and begin a project of your own, with a child or grandchild.