Diary

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

2020 

January 

01   No meeting 

08   Own work and presentation of ‘41st Annual Astley Exhibition, 

People’s Choice’ and ‘Members Choice’ 

15   Guest Artist – Judith Herring ‘The Drama of the Sea’ using acrylics. www.judithherring.wixsite.com/artists 

22    Practice in style of last week’s Guest Artist or Own Work 

29   ’Winter Still Life’ – A Winter Still Life will be set up 

February

05   Competition  – ‘Majestic Mountains’  

(publicity for Café Ambio 2/03 to 1/06 2020) 

12   A new exhibition to be hung at HQ  

plus own work/corner class on abstracts 

19  Guest artist -Gerry Halpin – ‘Impasto Acrylic of Local Landscape’ 

www.gerryhalpin.co.uk 

26   Practice in style of last week’s Guest Artist or Own Work 

March 

04   AGM with supper 

11   Theme Night(optional) ‘Winter Trees’

18  Guest artist – Tony Barrow – ‘Portraits in Mixed Media’

www.anthonybarrow.co.uk

25   Practice in style of last week’s Guest Artist or Own Work

April

01   Theme Night(optional) In the style of ‘Jack Vettriano’ use own

subject matter

08   Own Work (perhaps try your hand at a pastel)

15   Guest Artist: Elise Hendry – ‘Cumbrian wildlife’

Using Pastels & Mixed Media.  www.artbyeliseuk.com

22   Practice in style of last week’s Guest Artist or Own Work

29  Work Along (Urban Scene) with Rod Walmsley

May

06   Competition(optional): ‘Call of the Wild’

13   Own work (or try a Still Life bringing your own subject matter)

20   Guest Artist: Harry Caunce – ‘Ribble Landscape’

Using Oils.  www.harrycaunce.com

27   Practice in style of last week’s Guest Artist or Own Work

June

03   Competition(optional), ‘Wind in the Willows’

10   Own Work (or have a go at sketching outside in Brinscall)

17   Guest Artist: Graham Berry – ’Sun by the Sea’

Using Water colours.  www.grahamberrystudio.com

24   Practice in style of last week’s Guest Artist or Own Work

July

01   Theme Night(optional): ‘A day at the Seaside’

08   Own Work (perhaps try your hand at abstract art)

15   Guest Artist: Chris Shields – ‘wildlife/landscape’

Using Acrylic www.chrisshields.com

22   Practice in style of last week’s Guest Artist or Own Work

29   Meet at Astley Park to sketch the architecture

August

05   Competition(optional): ‘Blue Planet’

(publicity for Café Ambio Ex 7/09-1/12/2020)

12   Own Work, or have a go sketching a clothed model

19   Guest Artist: Graham McQuade – ‘Canal Scene’

Using Water Colour www.grahammcquadefineart.com

26  Practice in style of last week’s Guest Artist or Own Work

Sept

02   Competition(optional): ‘Riot of Colour’

(publicity for Brinscall Ex 20/09/2020)

09   Own work (perhaps try your hand at drawing in charcoal/pen)

16   Guest Artist:  Steve Crowther, – ‘From Paintbrush to Tablet’

Using various creative media. www.stevecrowtherart.com

23   Practice in style of last week’s Guest Artist or Own Work

30…Work Along with Sue Barnes

Oct         

07   Competition Night(optional): ‘Stormy Skies’

(publicity painting for Astley Ex 7/11-29/11.2020

14   Own Work (perhaps try your hand at digital art)

21   Guest Artist: Jeremy Ford, – ‘Flowers’

Using Water Colour, www.jeremyford.co.uk

28   Practice in style of last week’s Guest Artist or

putting finishing touches to your master pieces

for annual exhibition

Nov

04   Theme Night(optional): ‘Flowers from a White Garden’

11   Own Work, (try your hand at designing a Christmas card)

18   Guest Artist: Les Darlow ‘Nature in all its glory’

Using Pastel, www.lesdarlow.com

25   Practice in style of last week’s Guest Artist or Own Work

Dec

02   Theme Night(optional) ‘Snow scene’

09   Christmas Party at Spinners Arms

16   An informal evening

23   No meeting

30   No meeting 

Exhibitions 2020

Cafe Ambio, Astley Park – 2nd March – 1st June

Cafe Ambio, Astley Park – 8th September- 1st December

42nd Annual Exhibition, Studio Gallery, Astley Park – November