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 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 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   Own work.

June 2021

02  No meeting

09   Re-opening day! Own Work (or have a go at SKETCHING OUTSIDE in Brinscall, weather permitting) plus SPECIAL COMPETITION – Best Lock-Down Painting.

16  Meeting Host: Polly Carr. Guest Artist: Harry Caunce – ‘Ribble Landscape’  www.harrycaunce.com 

23  Meeting Host: Kev Fowler.  Practice in style of Harry Caunce or Own Work

30   Meeting Host: Stephen Sidebotham. Theme Night(optional): ‘A Day at the Seaside’ / Own Work 

July 2021

07  Meeting Cancelled due to Euros England semi final match.

14   Meeting Host: Polly Carr. Meet at Astley Park to SKETCH THE ARCHITECTURE

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

28   Meeting Host: Polly Carr. Practice in style of Chris Shields or Own Work

August 2021

02   Collect paintings from St. Laurence Church before 10am (ie. around 9.30am).

04   Meeting Host: Roger Gillett. Competition(optional): ‘Animal Magic’ / Own Work 

11   Meeting Host: Julia Rowley. Work Along (Urban Scene) with Rod Walmsley or Own Work

18   Meeting Host: Kev Fowler. Guest Artist: Steve Crowther from paint brush to tablet www.stevecrowtherart.com

25   Meeting Host: Julia Rowley. Practice in style of Steve Crowther or Own Work

September 2021

01  Meeting Host: Loz Lomax. Competition(optional): ‘Riot of Texture’ (publicity for Brinscall Exhibition 2021) / Own Work 

08  Meeting Host: Polly Carr. Workalong with Pam Williams – Abstracts 

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

22  Meeting Host: Loz Lomax. Practice in style of Graham Berry or Own Work

29  Meeting Host: Polly Carr. Work along with Sue Barnes

October 2021      

06  Meeting Host: Julia Rowley. Competition night (optional) ‘Self Portrait’ (Publicity painting for Astley Exhibition 2021) / Own Work 

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

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

27   Meeting Host: Polly Carr. Practice in style of Jeremy Ford or Own Work

November 2021

03  Meeting Host: Julia Rowley. Theme Night(optional): ‘Stormy Skies’ or Own Work 

10  Meeting Host: Kev Fowler. Own work – or try your hand at designing a CHRISTMAS CARD

17   Meeting Host: Loz Lomax. Guest artist: Judith Herring judithherring@btinternet.com

24   Meeting Host: Polly Carr. Practice in the style of Judith Herring or Own Work

December 2021

01  Meeting Host: Julia Rowley. Theme Night(optional) ‘Snow scene’ / Own Work 

08  Meeting Host: Kev Fowler. 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 43rd 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