Rayleigh Art Group Fish/Chicken & Chips Supper and Quiz Night

If you haven’t already booked your tickets for the annual Rayleigh Art Group (RAG) Fish/Chicken & Chips Supper and Quiz Night, then now is the time to do so. This event is as usual in the Cedars Centre, Castle Road, Rayleigh and all members and their guests are very welcome.The quiz will start at 7.30pm sharp on Wednesday 28th March 2018 so please get there a little bit earlier.

There is a charge of £7.00 a head and tickets are available from Val Belverstone  and you should contact her as soon as possible as the food order has to go in very soon. Tea and coffee will be available but please feel free to bring your drinks of choice.

Please be advised that your normal quiz master is indisposed and therefore there is a change of quiz master and as such the questions could be easier or harder, but whichever, we are sure you will have an enjoyable evening amongst friends.

  On behalf of the RAG Committee.

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‘Owls After Dark’

Following his visit last year, Liam McFalcon would like to thank Rayleigh Art Group members for supporting him during the difficult start-up period of his business. He would now like to offer Rayleigh Art Group members a discounted rate for his first Essex-based event.

‘Owls After Dark’ takes place at the Beechwood Equestrian Centre in Rettendon on the 13th February. Featuring two Owl demonstrations with special lighting effects and a classical musical accompaniment, plus a soup and roll supper and a sweet treat. It also includes the chance to hold an Owl and take home a framed photograph of your experience. Please find attached a picture of his leaflet for more information. A5 [PRINTJPG]

Tickets are normally £30 per person but he would like to offer you £20 a ticket for a minimum of six tickets to thank our members for their support. Please contact Colin Mossman to indicate your interest.

2017’s RAG Christmas Party

Well I hope all those that attended the Rayleigh Art Group Christmas party last night enjoyed the evening as much as we did. There was a pleasant buzz the whole evening as members and their guests caught up with old friends and enjoyed a plate or two of food and a complimentary drink.RAG 1

We were very lucky to have Sandra Hall come along and give us a demonstration on clay crafting, a slightly difficult task for her as the hall was extremely hot and the clay was drying very quickly. However, she was brilliant and very informative about the clay, how to use it, fire it, glaze it and then in her case hopefully sell it.

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Sandra made a witch, quite quickly really although she said she had pre-rolled the clay to enable her to complete the subject in the evening. It was going to have to dry out and then be fired in the kiln when she had enough other pieces of a similar size to fill the kiln. It is fired for about 8 hours in her new kiln and then cooled and glazed and then fired again for a similar amount of time. It would be lovely to see the finished article but I am sure it will snapped up at a craft fair in the Spring.

We had a couple of table quizzes provided by Annabel, I think we all pondered over them for most of the evening. Obviously some of us are chocoholics and new many of the answers to one set of questions.

It was lovely to see our new Chairman, Colin Mossman, at the party. He has had a back operation recently and as we could see, is making a speedy recoveryRAG 3.

Our competition this year for the Reg Whiting Award was ‘A Question of Sport’. There were 11 entries this year so not as many as last year so maybe some of you couldn’t get your heads around the title. Cathy Newton won with a picture of racing cars in action and Runner up was by Annabel Hearn of a swimming pool.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and hope to see some of you in January at the workshop and then many others at the first Demonstration on 14th February, there is a change to the demonstrator as Malcolm Perry is coming to us.

Rayleigh Art Group – Christmas Party

A date for your diary, Wednesday 6th December 2017 is the Rayleigh Art Group Christmas Party so make a note.

The evening will start at 7.30pm and all members and their guests are welcome to participate, you just need to bring some food and Rayleigh Art Group will supply the liquids. Do not forget your painting, entitled ‘A Question of Sport’ for this years competition – we hope a large number of you will have painted a picture for the competition!

To make the evening more interesting, we have invited Sandra Hall a local Crafter specialising in Ceramics and Pottery to give a talk.

Sandra’s main creations are of characters emanating from Medieval and Victorian periods based on sketches by Gustav Dore, John Tenniel and Cervantes. Each piece is hand built and unique. Chess pieces based on Alice in Wonderland and Lord of the Rings. Her work includes a wide range of subjects, personalised house plaques and wall plaques, also fantasy subjects of your choice.

Southend Art Club Open Day

All Rayleigh Art Group members are cordially invited to attend the Southend Art Club Open Day, at their Cottage on Saturday 30th September 2017 commencing at 2:00pm

There will also be a ‘Bring and Buy’ sale which will include second-hand art material and books donated by their members They would like to know numbers for catering purposes, so please contact Colin Mossman, who will keep them advised.

Summer Social Event

If you have not already done so please put Wednesday 9th August 2017 in your diary!

Rayleigh Art Group will be holding a Summer Social Event on Wednesday 9th August 2017 at the Anchor Public House, Hullbridge, from 6:00pm onwards.

All members and their guests are invited to come along and enjoy an evening of chatting, painting, or even taking a drink or two with friends and fellow artists.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

Workshop and Social Event

On Wednesday 26th July 2017 Rayleigh Art Group will be hosting a Workshop at the Cedars Centre, Castle Road, Rayleigh, commencing at 7:30pm to which all members are invited. An opportunity to exchange views and ideas, whilst painting whatever you choose in whatever medium you like.

Rayleigh Art Group will be holding a Summer Social Event at the Anchor Public House, Hullbridge on Wednesday 9th August 2017, from 6:00pm onwards.

All members and their guests are invited to come along and enjoy an evening of chatting, painting or even drinking, your choice.