Thursday, September 30, 2010

Jewellery & Glass Art by Kay Tee's Kreations

One of our very talented pottery group members is also a jewellery maker and glass artist, as we discovered at the Open Day last Sunday.

Katrina's jewellery kept me busy browsing for quite some time on Saturday morning, and the glass art is beautiful - simple designs and beautiful colours.

This was just a selection of the jewellery on display

This is the piece I finally decided to buy - I love it!

The daisy plate is made using pieces of coloured glass, cut and placed on the molded glass plate, then fired in a kiln.


Simple designs and thoughtful colour choices make these a must for any table
If you are interested in Katrina's designs, please contact her by email at kay-tee (at) live.com.au .

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Blacktown Arts & Crafts Group Open Day - What a success!

A beautiful sunny day, great arts & crafts, and lots of welcome visitors - what more could we ask for?

A regular stream of people came through the gates and spent time visiting the talented members of BACG - perusing their arts & crafts, taking home some very creative items, and viewing the demonstrations of art, pottery and multi-crafts. It was great to see members of the local community, and some people from farther afield, supporting BACG.


The grounds surrounding The Huts was ideal for the stall holders to set up their tables and wares...



Each of the groups within BACG set up a stall and display of member's works...

Our talented artists put on a great display

A stall belonging to a couple of our members - a fantastic display

The BACG Fibre Group stall, with member's work for sale

Pottery and paintings for sale

Inside the pottery room, the work of the pottery classes was on display

And the trader stalls were very welcome...





BACG has donated some items, including a beautiful quilt to be raffled to help raise money for the Relay for Life for the Cancer Council of NSW. It was great to have them here as part of our Open Day.

Beautiful wooden beads

Candles

Lapidary

Patchwork and Quilting supplies courtesy of Maree at Material Girls Down Under


In the Art Room, the kids from the Children's Art classes created some bunting to showcase the work they are doing in their classes. Thanks for your hard work in creating these!!


All of the members who took part in the day had a wonderful time, whether they were demonstrating, working on a stall or just visiting. Thanks to everyone who worked hard to make the day possible!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Blacktown Advocate pays BACG a visit...

In the lead up to the BACG Open Day, the Blacktown Advocate visited The Huts to find out more about what we do... please follow the link to read the article.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Still Life Challenge

The Tuesday Evening Art class has undertaken a Still Life Challenge. Several of the students painted a still life in the class room, in pastel, oils and acrylic, to see the difference each medium and artist made to the final painting.

Set up...

Our tutor set up the still life (with no flowers as requested *lol*) and each student worked from a different angle.

The sketch...
 Acrylic


 Pastel


Oils

It was really interesting to see how each student worked with their chosen medium. Everyone was really focused and enjoyed the challenge, taking breaks to wander around the room to see how the other students were going, discussing techniques for each medium.

By the end of the two hour class...

Acrylics

Pastels

Oils

The students have continued to work on the paintings and the final works will be on display at the Blacktown Arts & Crafts Group Open Day on Sunday 26 September 2010.