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Dear Member, Welcome to our first monthly newsletter - GAS Pipeline Pipeline will come to your mailbox and keep you up to date on happenings in Guildford Art Society and what your committee are doing on your behalf. Pipeline also invites you to let us have your views, and provides fun activities and challenges from time to time - including in this first issue - the design for a new header box to replace this blue header (see GAS Challenge below).

Our 2021 Demonstration Programme arranged by Sally Perrella 6th March Paul Simmons A Faraway Place 20th March George Boyter Pencils - Drawing Skills 10th April Rob Wareing Portraits - Oils 17th April Chris Forsey Coastal Scenes - Mixed Media 8th May Paul Hinks Pets or Wildlife 15th May Elizabeth Baldwin Animals - Line & Wash 5th June Tim Wilmott Street Scene 19th June Max Hale (TBC) Portraits - Oils (TBC) Artists will broadcast in their chosen format, and Sally or Jean will email details a week in advance on how to join. Demos will start around 2.30 and finish around 4.30, and if you miss any of them we'll do our best to provide a recording for a limited time after the demo. Sally's already working hard on an exciting Autumn programme of demos - at St Catherine's Hall - all being well - so keep your fingers crossed and watch this space!. Plans include a Welcome Back Demo and Social - probably on the 11th of September, and a Christmas Get-together too. We hope you enjoyed our last two Demos

Dermot Cavanagh's on the 30th of January -

And Jake Winkle's on the 20th of February - Website:

Our first GAS Challenge - We think it would be fun to set ourselves Challenges on a bi-monthly or monthly basis - on a wide range of subjects from landscapes to portraits, and everything in-between. This month's GAS Challenge is a special one - to design a new header box for Pipeline! Our header box is a rectangle broadly in the proportion 3 high to 10 wide containing the words "Gas Pipeline" and "The Monthly Newsletter for Guildford Art Society Members". Your artwork can however be any size you like in that proportion, and it doesn't have to contain any words at all if you'd prefer to leave it word-free - we can superimpose those words as necessary. So the design is entirely up to you for background, colours, medium, style and size. If you'd like to enter please send us an email with your image (jpeg file) to by the 20th of March, in time for our April issue. And if you like the present header box and would prefer to keep it - just let us know that too. Coffee and Zoom - We're all missing the social aspects of life, and Sally has kindly offered to host a trial coffee morning on Zoom at 10am on the 6th of March - so why not make yourself a cup of coffee and join us for an informal chat about art, GAS and what we're all up to - joining details are - Click Here Meeting ID: 856 4942 1837 Passcode: 767030 Non-GAS Events you might be interested in - Apple have just launched a series of free online creative sessions called New World - (thank you Sally). Lots of variety in subject matter and mediums. Click Here to check them out. We'll keep our eyes open for anything else interesting and let you know Zoom Tips - To Mute your microphone - Click the little microphone icon in the bottom left corner of your screen - that way you won't be heard by everyone if you make a noise or talk to someone with you. And if we all mute - you won't be disturbed by anyone else!

And Finally - From You To Us!

We hope you like Pipeline - if you'd like to make a comment or suggestion or submit a Challenge entry please send an email to - we'd love to hear from you!

Take Care - and See You Next Month! David - Pipeline Editor


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