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Programme for regular and special events

Next Saturday Life is 30th June 11:00-4:00 and the model will be Simona, the fee is £8

The next Thursday lunchtime presentation will be 13th September by Bruce McNiven on 'The Art of Still Life' starting 12:45 in the club room  
See below (red text) for list of  discussions for 2018

The annual club picnic (and paint) will be on Friday 15th June 10.30 at St Georges Church Jesmond.

The current competition is "The Garden in Summer" pin up by 6th September voting by Thursday September 13th 

The Iron Man
For this year's Late Show (18th, 19th May) the Club will be collaborating with the Newcastle Art Centre on a project celebrating The Iron Man. This was a famous children's novel by Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, which was the inspiration for the iron man sculpture that stands in the Art centre courtyard.

During the Late Show, the Art Centre main gallery will be open to visitors who will be able to do art work in a wide variety of media, on the Iron Man theme. NEAC are invited to provide work in different media, on the theme, which will hang in the gallery during the show as examples to participants. We will provide about 6 pieces of unframed work.

NEAC will be holding a workshop for members who would like to take part, where we will aim to create exciting and innovative work on the Iron Man theme :

NEAC Main Studio, 10am - 12.30pm, Wednesday May 2nd.

The Club will provide paper  and some materials.

submission arrangements will be emailed shortly. You don't have to attend the workshop to submit work.

In response to members interest in the Life drawing sessions we are going to try out an additional session with a model on Wednesdays from 1pm to 4pm. The first of these will be on Wednesday 21st February. The trial period will continue for a further 6 week through April-May

regular weekly programme

Monday Portrait meets 13:00 - 16:00
Charge to each member for the model is currently £3.00

Tuesday Life meets 11.00 - 14.30
Charge to each member for the model is currently £3.50
see detailed programme below

Wednesday Life meets at 19.00 until 21.00.
Charge to each member for the model is currently £3.50


11.00-11.50 work with model
11.50-12.10 coffee break
12.10-13.00 work with model
13.00-13.30 lunch
13.30-14.25 work with model
14.25-14.30 clear up room

alternating weekly programme of poses

week 1 2 x 10min poses, standing, bending, turning, with expressive use of body and arms
A single pose to run for rest o the day
week 2 A single pose all day


All are Thursday lunchtimes, starting at 12.45pm. All members welcome.
February 8 Tony Harrison: Wyeth and the Helga paintings
March 8 Nick Broome: The Fauves
April 19 Richard Howe: German Expressionists, 1919-1939
May 10 Tony Marron: Abstract Art
June 14 Monica Shaw: Gardens in Art
September 13 Bruce McNiven: The Art of Still Life
October 11 Stephen Elson: Hyper-realism
November 8 Ian Davison: Great Winter Scene Paint Off
December 13 Christmas Party
Dec17-Feb18 Abstract

Feb 8th –  April 5th  A life study (nude) that tells a story
April 12th – June 7th  A painting in the Expressionist style
June 14th – Sept 6th  The garden in summer
Sept 13th – Nov 1st  A still life
Nov 8th – Feb 14th 2019 A winter scene