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

Revised diary due to Covid-19 lock-down. Meeting reduced to 2 per month – 1st and 3rd Wednesday. Masks and gloves required and please bring sanitiser and wipes. It’s safe – please come! :

August

05   Competition(optional): ‘Blue Planet’

12   NO MEETING

19   Guest Artist: JUDITH HERRING ‘Tree Study – Light and Texture’ – MEMBERS ONLY £4 ADMISSION

26  NO MEETING

Sept

02   Competition(optional): ‘Riot of Colour’

(publicity for Brinscall Ex 20/09/2020)

09   NO MEETING

16   Guest Artist:  TONY BARROW – MEMBERS ONLY £4 ADMISSION

20  One day exhibition at BWARA, Brinscall 10am – 4pm. Entrance £1.

Further restrictions 22nd September – no meetings until further notice.

23   NO MEETING

30  NO MEETING

Oct         

07  NO MEETING

14  NO MEETING

21  NO MEETING

28   NO MEETING

Nov – to be confirmed….

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

11  NO MEETING

18  Try your hand at designing a Christmas card.

25   NO MEETING

Dec

02   Theme Night(optional) ‘Snow scene’

09   NO MEETING

16  Christmas Party at Spinners Arms or other venue – TO BE CONFIRMED

23   No meeting

30   No meeting 

Exhibitions 2020

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

42nd Annual Exhibition, Studio Gallery, Astley Park – November DETAILS TO BE CONFIRMED