Membership

Chorley Lodge Artists are a long-established group of local enthusiastic artists (see ‘History‘) and we meet to paint, sketch and discuss each other’s work as a hobby and interest. We try to provide encouragement and inspiration, help and ideas on any subject or medium. We also have regular monthly guest speakers who demonstrate their own techniques and provide a wealth of expertise, regular competitions, and many opportunities to exhibit and sell work as a member, throughout the year, at various venues.

Anyone interested in finding out more just come along to a meeting any Wednesday and you will be made very welcome. No need to book! Just ask for the Meeting Host for that night (see diary for names).

Subscriptions/Membership £30.00 per year payable at the A.G.M, held 1st week in March every year.

Evening meetings £2.00 per night (members). Guest speaker evenings £2.00 for members or £5.00 for non-members.

Welcome to New Members

A very warm welcome to our newest members (October 2021) – Liz Ward, Catherine Hartley, David Boardman and Roger Ralph.

 

A very warm welcome to two of our newest members Jessica Stott (left) and Mary Anne Adlam.

Welcome to New Member, Paula!

‘I’m originally from Bolton but moved to Whittle 4 years ago with my husband Morgan. I have an A level in Art but haven’t really done much since other than a few sketches here and there. My husband bought me an art set a couple of Christmases ago and I’ve started to do a bit more, mainly working in colour pencil or acrylic. Looking to pick up some tips from other members and the speakers and meeting some new people in general.’ We look forward to meeting Paula when meetings resume.

And Welcome Back Bernard Hilton!

 

Congratulations to Chloe, our newest member, for winning the August competition ‘Blue Planet’. Nice work Chloe!

 

A big welcome to our newest member Chloe Hutchings. She told me ‘I used to work behind the bar when art group was on, and loved helping my brother (Jonathan) paint.

I’ve now moved home from Manchester, and due to lockdown I’ve been getting back into painting. 

I’d love to become a member and hopefully join you all again soon to paint! I’ve attached a watercolour painting of the pregnant Robin I had in our garden. It’s my first time using watercolours in years’. Chloe’s brother Jonathan painted the lovely cow shown on the home page. It’s great to have them both with us!

We meet every Wednesday at 7.30 pm at Brinscall and Withnell Athletic and Recreational Association, School Lane, Brinscall, Lancashire, PR6 8PT.

We now have a private Facebook page – Lodge Artists Show and Tell – where members share ideas, discuss current projects and share info about exhibitions etc. To find it just click on the ‘f’ icon at the foot of each page.

Activities include:

Competition Night (usually 1st Wed in month)

Members can bring a completed piece on a set subject. We then vote for our favourite paintings, for which there are first, second and third prizes. Participation is optional. You can carry on with  your own work during the evening.

Own Work (usually 2nd Wed in month)

As it says!  – whatever you want to do.

Guest Speaker (usually 3rd Wed in month)

An outside speaker is invited to demonstrate and explain methods, materials/mediums.

Work Shops

One of our members chooses a topic, medium and  everyone can have a go.

Working Evening

A working evening on a set subject with either a guest artist/model/own work.

Theme Night

This is optional but we work on a chosen theme. We then vote for our favourite picture which must have been painted completely on that night (2 hours). One prize goes to the winner.

We also have a private Facebook page – Lodge Artists Show and Tell – where members share ideas, discuss current projects and share info about exhibitions etc. To find it just click on the ‘f’ icon at the foot of each page.

Contact us using our enquiry form, send an email to info@lodgeartistschorley.org.uk or simply call in on a meeting night – but don’t forget your brushes*!

*any medium you prefer – pencil, pen, pastels, water colour, acrylic, oil etc. No materials are supplied or available.