BELFAST
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Upcoming Events

Beginner's Class: Drawing Lord Kelvin's Statue + Flora and Fauna

Beginner's Class: Drawing Lord Kelvin's Statue + Flora and Fauna

Saturday 22 June
Botanic Avenue - 2pm - 2 Hours
Helen Taylor
Join us in this session as we will have an Observational Study of the historic Lord Kelvin plus Flora and Fauna!

We will meet in Belfast's picturesque Botanic Gardens to observe the statue of the local scientist Lord Kelvin to begin. We will observe and sketch aspects of this statue using the mediums of pencil and oil pastels.

To capture the beauty of the park, we will then make our way towards the glass dome and frame our portraits of Lord Kelvin by observing the spectacular array of flora and fauna in the park.

Feel free to be as expressive as you like with your work.

All levels are welcome! Join us and let's unleash your creativity!
book now
£26      
ABOUT BELFAST
ART
GROUP
Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere, and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials which can be anything from pencils or pastels, to watercolour or oils.

If you are a complete beginner all you need to start are a couple of good drawing pencils, a rubber, and a drawing pad.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

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Our meetups and classes are limited to a max of 12 people
REVIEWS
I thought it was a very good introduction to oils. Whilst we didn't spend a lot of time attempting to paint a piece in the medium, we were given a solid introduction to the mechanics of use (e.g., how to mix colour, how to apportion thinners, how to clean etc.,). This for me was particularly important.
5/5
Jonnie
2024-02-27
Very good tutor, relaxed environment and excellent model. Only criticism was cold venue and would have been good to have a few easels available.
4/5
Maggie
2024-02-12
It was a really enjoyable and the overall session went well. Any suggestions I make are only for improvement- I would honestly go back and the session did inspire me to tackle more.
5/5
Linda
2024-02-12

The event was good
5/5
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2024-01-30
ARTISTS
Helen Taylor
Observer of people, nature and other curiosities.....
Life long lover of music and creativity
Always wanting to learn, hear and see more
PHOTOS
Belfast Art Group
2024-06-12
Title or Location: Anxiety.
Produced on an 18x24 inch canvas using acrylics. I just wanted to try and capture the chaos of my brain when dealing with anxiety for so many years.
Credit: Kieran Boyd

Belfast Art Group
2024-06-12
Title or Location: The Crow and the Moon Pool
In this piece, a solitary crow perches elegantly on the edge of a moonlit pool, its feathers glistening with an ethereal sheen. The scene is set within the hauntingly beautiful ruins of an ancient courtyard, where ivy-clad arches and weathered stone walls whisper tales of forgotten times. The moon, full and luminous, casts a silvery glow across the serene water, creating an almost magical reflection that seems to merge the boundaries between reality and fantasy. Flickering torches line the passa
Credit: Debi Garrett Art
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DebiGarrettArtist/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/debigarrettart
Fresno Art Group
2024-05-20
Belfast Art Group
2024-06-09
Title or Location: Lulu the Shih Tzu
This watercolour painting was a private commission for a milestone birthday gift that I was delighted to be asked to paint. I thoroughly enjoyed painting Lulu the Shih Tzu, especially as she has some good areas of white fur. I found white fur very intimidating at first, but you very quickly learn to see colour in white and, as a result, white fur has actually become my favourite type to paint. I love how it seems to reflect and absorb other colours around, so much so that white fur is never actu
Credit: Vicky Summers
Instagram: vickysummers_artist

Buffalo Art Group
2024-05-20
Belfast Art Group
2024-06-09
Title or Location: Self Portrait

Credit: Roma Rajkumar
Buffalo Art Group
2024-05-20

Belfast Art Group
2024-06-06
Title or Location: Growing Up
This is my exam piece. In this I wanted to express how our life changes as we shift from childhood to adulthood. I?ve painted myself holding an image that includes objects that I associate with childhood and innocence, with the figure surrounded by objects I would associate with my teenage years/adolescence. The idea is that I am looking back at a time when life was simpler.
Credit: Roma Rajkumar
Facebook: Roma Rajkumar
Buffalo Art Group
2024-05-19
Belfast Art Group
2024-06-03
Title or Location: Croatia By the Sea
This painting was completed whilst being with Dermot Cavanagh on a Painting Holiday in Istria, Croatia. The countryside is beautiful, with towns still having buildings that date to Roman or even pre-Roman times.
Credit: Dave McFarlane
Facebook: David McFarlane
Instagram: acomsdave

Memphis Art Group
2024-06-13
Title or Location: Edgar A. Poe waited
My name is Tecie and Im a Trauamatic Brain Injury Survivor going on 14 yrs. Due to drunk driver then to life support then coming back as child in adult body I learned walking , everything all over. I didnt even know I painted but asked husband when he would finish this piece and he said it was mine, I did it. It only had a little done and took me time to get up nerve. But Poe was with me before wreck and waited on me when I came home. He gave me reason to start a new day everyday and try t
Credit: Tecie Sossaman
Allentown Art Group
2024-06-11
Title or Location: Jim Thorpe Pa

Credit: Impulseartworks
Facebook: Impulseartworks
Leicester Art Group
2024-06-10
Title or Location: My home studio in Leicestershire
Some times I like to explore the feelings of painting portraits from traditional well known artists like Bouguereau by selecting a section from their entire piece.
Credit: Juan Carlos Berrio

Louisville Art Group
2024-06-10
Title or Location: Country Meadow
This is an 11x14 inch watercolor I did maybe a year ago. Hope you enjoy it. All comments appreciated.
Credit: Terry Kaegin
Tulsa Art Group
2024-06-10
Title or Location: Time Flys
20x24 mixed media on canvasI knew for two weeks before hand that I wanted to try a cityscape with a crow in it while utilizing texture paste and acrylic ink, to add to my new decor. I was experiencing sadness of loss one day and just had to paint. My mood is definitely reflected in this despite my original intentions. I added the old pocket watch in the crows mouth for the illustration of the stolen time.
Credit: Dayna Beck
Facebook: Dayna Beck
Instagram: Dayna_1717
Liverpool Art Group
2024-06-07
Title or Location:
A skyline of Liverpool at Sunset. Painted on canvas with alcohol inks.
Credit: Dell Art
Facebook: Dell Art
Instagram: dellart2021

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