Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society

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Quick on the draw

Members were challenged to produce 50 small drawings in an hour when Patti Lean (below) tutored a workshop at Gracefield on March 9 (postponed from March 2 because of snow).

The quick-draw exercise was intended to help participants adopt a freer approach in preparation for larger paintings.

The previous workshop by Bella Green on

February 2 was oversubscribed and she has agreed to conduct another one in June.

 Bella Green

Still to come in the winter programme: William Neal exploring the processes involved in his work, on March 16, and leading a workshop on March 30.

You can download full details of the events programme and workshop booking form from the Programme page.

Willow and wool


Left: Geoff Forrest demonstrating the art of weaving with willow at Gracefield on Friday November 17. Geoff led a follow-up workshop on December 1. Right: studies in concentration as members take part in Ann Smith's wool art workshop on November 10.


The society's exhibition at Castle Douglas this year will run from April 25 to May 5, with hand-in on April 24.


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