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 Post subject: Re: Clubs and Painters around the world.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:00 pm 
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I am in Melbourne, Australia. I attend classes twice a week learning European painting with Ursula Liebhl who has many years of experience. I fire my own porcelain as i have my own kiln. I have a room where i do my painting when I am not in class. Occasionally i have friends over where we paint together. I am also a member of the Victorian Guild of China Painters which holds regular workshops at their meetings. There are also weekend seminars by different teachers on different topics and techniques where I sometimes attend.


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 Post subject: Re: Clubs and Painters around the world.
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:03 pm 
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I paint with cpeebles (who posted above). So all she said about classes with Carol, our club and conventions applies to me also. What Commie forgot to mention is that she has opened her home once a week to us also, not as a teaching environment so much as a place to come and just paint. I also paint at home and have recently acquired a "painting porch" at a lake that is about an hour's drive away. I plan to have my painting group there to paint when it is convenient and perhaps build interest from the surrounding community.

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 Post subject: Re: Clubs and Painters around the world.
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 4:07 pm 
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I am in the Netherlands and I am a member of the Dutch porcelain painters club which has about 320 members. As far as I know, there are quite a few groups of painters in the Netherlands that paint regularly together.
The Dutch porcelain painters club also organises two full day painting workshops per year (spring and fall) and they always aim to invite a painter/teacher from abroad to the yearly membership meeting and organise a seminar with them.

Personally I paint regularly in two groups of six painters, we meet once a month on Wednesday at my house and also once a month on Friday at a friends house and we have the same teacher. I also paint irregularly with painters that have become friends at either my house or the friends house.
Once or twice a year I aim to invite a teacher from abroad for a seminar for which I open my livingroom to the students and the guestroom to the teacher. Just last week I hosted a seminar with Mary Gosden with 8 other Dutch painters.
Until two years ago, I also painted with Felix Scherf in his studio in East Germany and the last two years with Melanie Foster in her studio in Germany, together with 5 other Dutch painters. This has become a yearly outing which is not only dear to us because of the painting but also as a little holiday away from home.


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 Post subject: Re: Clubs and Painters around the world.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:40 am 
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I live in central Florida. I paint mostly by myself. I am a member of a group in Orlando. but do not get there often due to work and the travel. but when I paint I usually am at it for a few to several hours and work on many projects at a time. I love luster and paint combined pieces. I have 4 kilns. ( one for sale ) I would teach beginners If there were any interested by me.

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 Post subject: Re: Clubs and Painters around the world.
PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:20 pm 
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I live out in the middle of nowhere, (Hugo, Colorado, USA). I paint alone in my little studio in my home. I have an occasional student who comes to my home from about 80 miles away. I belong to a Denver Club which is about 100 miles away. We meet monthly in a church and have about a dozen members. We pay the church $20. We have a lot of fun and have monthly demonstrations, with an annual seminar. One member has been bringing her neighbors and co-workers to our club meetings. I believe one has actually paid membership. We even had a young man, about 20 years of age, come a couple of times and he won a traditionally painted plate by Helen Humes. He loved it! We aren't too hung up about forcing our guests to join. We just hope to wow them with technique and encourage them to have fun with us. I hope to retire next year sometime so that I can travel to other groups, sharing what I have learned. I don't think I'm a great teacher, but my enthusiasm is contagious.

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