Saturday, 9 February 2019

Feb 12 - Exploring Patterns

Feb 12th. VSC members will be exploring Patterns.  From the macro to the micro, patterns are everywhere- in nature and in our everyday surroundings -dots, stripes, checks, bricks, etc. Florals, fruits, geometric shapes are just a few among the many sources from which patterns have been derived. Cultures the world over have used patterns decoratively or to convey ideas.  
Artists such as Klimt, Matisse, Van Gogh, Warhol, Lichtenstein used patterning extensively in their work. Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes explains how she uses floral motifs to create her patterned work, see attachment below.(courtesy MOMA)

Bring an item from home that inspires you. It could be colourful patterned scarf or fabric or some other object, natural or artificial.
The possibilities are endless.  Interpret in your medium of choice.

Incorporate fabrics and objects or floral and fruit with a backdrop of a patterned fabric.
Patterns do not have to be flat, patterns can have rhythm. Explore how patterns can be fluid and change shape as fabric folds and recede from the viewer.
    OR focus just on designing a pattern from one item eg. a leaf
    OR explore the pattern on a pineapple or a many petalled flower.

Some reading and images for inspiration

Japanese pattern artist Yayoi Kusama :

Friday, 1 February 2019

January 2019 Newsletter is Out!

The January 2019 Newsletter is on the street and full of information for members regarding the upcoming members show.

There is an interesting discussion about pricing pieces by Larry, announcements of the bookmark contest and great coverage of recent club events.

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Membership List update time

VSC is currently validating its membership list.  If your email or private website information has changed please send an email to 

The updated membership list will be sent to all members with names and emails during the first week of February if not beforehand.  If you do not wish your information to be sent to other members in this way please let us know and it won't be included.

This is also an excellent time for you to update your membership page on our updated website under the members tab.  Have a look at your page and send any updated text and or images you would like included to the above email.  If you do not yet have a membership page on the website, there is no time like the present.  Please send us a short blurb about yourself as well as 2-3 sample images and we'll get your page established.

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of the members of Victoria Sketch Club and artists near and far.  May it be a year of inspiration for us all.

Monday, 17 December 2018

Save the Date! Victoria Sketch Club Annual Exhibition March 19-24, 2019

Join the Members of the Victoria Sketch Club at the 110th Annual Art Show & Sale
Glenlyon Norfolk School
March 19-March 24, 2019

Opening Reception:  Tuesday March 19, 7-9 pm