Diary

We have a full diary of events detailing special guest demonstrations and our regular competitions.

Please note, arrangements for March and April are pencilled in only, subject to further Covid-19 developments/relaxations. It is highly likely that the AGM will have to be held remotely and all diary entries for March and April, including the demo, will need to be cancelled. Please keep checking the website for updates

March 2021 – meetings in March are cancelled due to Covid restrictions

03   AGM (remotely by email)

10   Competition(optional): ‘A Lancashire Landscape’ – t.b.c.

17   no meeting

24   Let’s try the BOB ROSS technique! or Own Work – t.b.c.

31   no meeting

April 2021 meetings in April are likely to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions

07  Theme Night(optional) ‘Fields of Flowers’ / Own Work 

14   Own Work or try your hand at a PASTEL

21   Guest artist – Zak Last – ‘Townscape’ cancelled www.zaklastartist.com

28   Practice in style of Zak Last or Own Work

May 2021 meetings in May might have to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions

05   Competition(optional), ‘Evening Sky’

12  Own work or try a STILL LIFE bringing your own subject matter

19  Guest Artist: Elise Hendry – ‘Cumbrian Wildlife’ in pastel and mixed media www.artbyeliseuk.com

26   Practice in style of Elise Hendry or Own Work

June 2021

02  Theme Night(optional) In the style of ‘The Impressionists’ using own subject matter / Own Work 

09   Own Work (or have a go at SKETCHING OUTSIDE in Brinscall)

16   Guest Artist: Harry Caunce – ‘Ribble Landscape’  www.harrycaunce.com

23   Practice in style of Harry Caunce or Own Work

30   Theme Night(optional): ‘A Day at the Seaside’ / Own Work 

July 2021

07   ABSTRACT ART Workalong led by member Pam Williams or Own Work 

14   Meet at Astley Park to SKETCH THE ARCHITECTURE

21   Guest Artist: Chris Shields – ‘Wildlife/Landscape’ using Acrylic www.chrisshields.com

28   Practice in style of Chris Shields or Own Work

August 2021

04   Competition(optional): ‘Animal Magic’ / Own Work 

11   Work Along (Urban Scene) with Rod Walmsley or Own Work

18   Guest Artist: Steve Crowther from paint brush to tablet www.stevecrowtherart.com

25   Practice in style of Steve Crowther or Own Work

September 2021

01  Competition(optional): ‘Riot of Texture’ (publicity for Brinscall Exhibition 2021) / Own Work 

08  Own work – or try your hand at drawing in CHARCOAL OR PEN.

15  Guest Artist:  Graham Berry, ‘Sun by the Sea’, watercolour www.grahamberrystudio.com

22  Practice in style of Graham Berry or Own Work

29  Work along with Sue Barnes

October 2021      

06  Competition night (optional) ‘Self Portrait’ (Publicity painting for Astley Exhibition 2021) / Own Work 

13  Try your hand at DIGITAL ART (flat colours) Workalong with member Loz Lomax / Own Work 

20   Guest artist: Jeremy Ford ‘Flowers’ in watercolour www.jeremyford.co.uk

27   Practice in style of Jeremy Ford or Own Work

November 2021

03   Theme Night(optional): ‘Stormy Skies’ or Own Work 

10   Own work – or try your hand at designing a CHRISTMAS CARD

17   Guest artist: Judith Herring judithherring@btinternet.com

24   Practice in the style of Judith Herring or Own Work

December 2021

01   Theme Night(optional) ‘Snow scene’ / Own Work 

08   Own work – A WINTER STILL LIFE will be set up

15   Christmas Party at a selected venue – TO BE CONFIRMED

22   Closed for Christmas

29   Closed for Christmas

January 2022

05   Closed for Christmas

12   Own work and presentation of 42nd Annual Astley Exhibition, 

‘People’s Choice’ and ‘Members Choice’ awards

19   Guest Artist – Les Darlow ‘Creative and Loose Nature at its best’  lesdarlow@sky.com 

26   Practice in style of Les Darlow or Own Work 

February

02   Competition  – ‘Majestic Mountains’  

(publicity for Café Ambio exhibition) 

09   A new exhibition to be hung at HQ plus own work/corner class on ABSTRACTS 

16  Guest artist – Graham McQuade ‘Canal Scene’, watercolour, Graham.mcquade@hotmail.co.uk

23  Practice in style of Graham McQuade or Own Work