Latest News & Events
Congratulations to Michael Owen for being our first NONaffArt Artist of the Month! Michael has attended all of our figurative ceramic sessions at the Newbridge Memo as a complete beginner to sculpting, yet over just a short period of time achieved work of such a high quality and detail. When he was in school, Michael … Continue reading NONaffArt ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Introducing the Box Gallery NONaffArt is proud to announce the opening of a gallery space in our studio at the Newbridge Memo which will be hosting work by members of the studio. Each month an artist will be presenting recent and ongoing work that can be viewed in the gallery space during the opening times … Continue reading Box Art Gallery
The Cwmcarn Forest Visitor Centre is surrounded by some spectacular countryside. There is a lake and many paths that can lead you around and to the top of Twmbarlwm where it is said that the body of Bran, a giant Silurian chieftain is buried, his body and gold protected by a swarm of bees if … Continue reading ‘Swarm’ Art Exhibition at Cwmcarn Forest Visitor Centre – 15th 21st August 2022
NONaffArt will be running a new block of courses at the Newbridge Memo throughout the coming weeks. Monday On a Monday we will be introducing a beginner’s animation workshop for 14 to 16-year-olds. In this course, you will be creating a character and designing a setting the character will interact with which will then be … Continue reading New Workshops Starting Soon!
NONaffArt is proud to be involved in the unveiling of a new sculpture project at Cwmcarn Forest. The project explores the myths and legends surrounding Twmbarlwm which has a long and inspiring history in Welsh culture. NONaffArt have been busy working on this exciting project for the last couple of months to illustrate the myth … Continue reading Bran and the Bees at Cwmcarn Forest Visitor Centre
Tina Phillips has always been interested in textiles ever since she was a child. She has been fascinated with textures and colours and how things were constructed from an early age. She was taught to sew, crochet and knit before the age of seven and this started her journey of discovery; learning that there is … Continue reading Meet the Artist: Tina Phillips
Rebecca Hammett’s fascination with creating art through building, drawing, and painting started as far back as she can remember “I regard art not as just a career path but as a way of life, what’s more as a means of human communication”. Rebecca is dyslexic and sees creative practices as a language that was more accessible to … Continue reading Meet the Artist: Rebecca Hammett/TEMMAH
Art Techniques & Tips
The most difficult part of beginning to draw is starting. It may seem a self-evident statement but when you begin art it is difficult to know what to draw and what medium to use (whether it is pencil, pen, or paints). So, where to begin? It is always best to start by using a proper … Continue reading Starting to Draw: A Basic Guide: Part 1
You may wonder why there are so many different grades of graphite pencil. You have ‘H’ range, ‘HB’, ‘F’ and ‘B’ range, usually in a set when you buy them. Each of the letters represent a different mix or combination of graphite. The harder the lead the less graphite and the more clay there is … Continue reading Starting to Draw: Why so many pencils?
Some Drawing Tips… Always avoid smudging any shading you have done as this tends to ‘flatten’ the surface and your drawing can lose any definition. Experiment with a range of different mark-making techniques when drawing by moving the pencil indifferent directions (up, down, left. Right, diagonally, etc.). Never rest your hand on the paper as … Continue reading Starting to Draw: Some drawing tips…