Archive for March, 2012

Plein Air website goes live

For those interested in painting outdoors – the Plein Air Society Festival Website has gone live

There will be different workshops including pastel – Greg Moore will be doing a half day plein air and a full day in studio.




Exhibition Holywood 29 – 31st March

Exhibition Holywood (CLICK LINK)


Rosie McClelland’s Art classes exhibiting in Holywood Library 29th – 31st March.

in support of CANCER RESEARCH UK

Opening:  Thursday March 29th 6pm – 7.30pm

Continuing: Friday March 30th 10am – 4.30pm  and

                      Saturday March 31st 10am – 3.30p

RAFFLE DRAW: Thursday 6.45pm

Prizes includes paintings, prints, art materials and much more!


Changes to Programme posted on website

Saturday 5th May 2012

Lecture by Amanda Croft Pastel Paintings of Degas, followed by AGM

Venue; Island Arts Centre, Lisburn

Time ;11am

Saturday 2nd June 2012

Painting Day Castle Espie Centre, Comber, Co. Down

Saturday 16th June 2012

Painting Day In Rev Macmillan’s Garden Non Subscribing Presbyterian Church, Dunmurry

Time; 10am-4pm

Cost £15 or 17 EURO

ANNUAL EXHIBITION Sat 7th July to Sat 28th July

Graffan Gallery Castle Espie Centre, Comber, Co. Down

Intake will be Tuesday 3rd July 5.30-6.30

Rosie McClelland Workshop in Carlow 20-22nd April

20-22 April 2012

Weekend Master class

Venue; Carlow Parish Centre, Carlow

Tutor Rosie McClelland

Theme: Placing Figures in a Painting

The weekend will start on Friday evening 7.30 with a talk and demonstration by Rosie McClelland.  Workshop Saturday and Sunday 10AM-5PM Participants will need pastel materials, sketch book and pencils as well as a figure reference from a photograph or magazine cutting or your own life drawings Cost £60 or EURO 70 For booking contact Roberta Lindsay, 41 Gravehill Road, Newtownabbey, BT36 4TF

Art and Home Newsletter

Some great deals from Art and Home – see their lastest Newsletter on our home page.  A wee birdie tells me they may also be thinking of stocking Unison Pastels – both large and small sizes.

New Suppliers of Unison Pastels – Lisburn

Sporting Fine Arts in Lisburn, is now supplying art materials.   They stock a full range of Unison pastels, along with many other art materials.

Pastel Society members will also receive 10% discount.

Sporting Fine Arts

5A Knockmore Square


BT28 1SZ

Tel 02892 665419

Mob 07745 856724


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