I hope this Newsletter finds you well as we emerge from our enforced hibernation. With fingers and toes crossed we may at last be able to resume our gatherings and social events.
As you are probably aware, we are now able to meet outside in groups of no more than 6 people. So I propose that we get together for a couple of outdoor sketching sessions before we start our meetings at Trimpley Hall on 24th June (to be confirmed).
If anyone has any suggestions of suitable locations please forward to me. These sessions will probably take place on Thursday evenings from 6pm until 8pm to make the most of the light.
We have been invited to exhibit at St Georges Hall in Bewdley from 14th June to 12th July 2021. I will send out an application form soon, but in the meantime, if you have been painting during lockdown, why not select your favourite piece and get it framed ready. There will be one entry per member as space is limited at this venue.
As yet, the committee has not been able to meet to put together a programme for the remainder of the year, but hopefully we should be able to come up with some interesting and challenging subjects to get us back into the swing of things. Again, any ideas will be welcomed.
I will be in touch again soon with more information and hopefully, I will see you all again in the next few weeks.
Am I glad to see the back of 2020! Like most of you I do miss meeting everyone and getting out and about. Having said that, as artistic types we do seem to have been able to spend more time creating some fabulous artwork. I really enjoyed our Virtual Exhibition and seeing what everyone has been working on.
As we move into 2021, let’s hope we can start our meetings again soon and get out of the confines of our homes to enjoy the fresh air and start sketching again.
The January Newsletter is now available to download from the menu on the right-hand side. As ever, if anyone has any suggestions for items for the next edition, please send them to me (Karen).
Kidderminster Art Society’s first virtual exhibition went live today. Put together by Chairperson Karen, the video features many of the members of the society with up to 5 paintings by each. There is wide variety of styles, subjects and media on offer. click the link below to view. Watch, share and enjoy!
We will be creating a virtual exhibition this year which will be available in the run-up to Christmas. Watch-out to details and links in the next few days.
The latest Newsletter is now available to download from the side menu. It is not as comprehensive as usual as we have not been able to hold meetings or have many events this year. However with the virtual exhibition due to go live shortly and a planned exhibition at St George’s Hall in February 2021, we have something events coming up.
We enjoyed the sketching at Stourport basin so much, we want to do it again. Come and join us on Saturday 26 September 2020 at 1.30 to 4.30pm and bring your sketch pads and paints. Let’s hope the weather is as kind as the last time!
Come and join us on Thursday 3rd September 2020 at Stourport Basin for some sketching. Stourport Basin is full of character with a wide range of subject matter. Just turn up anytime after 2pm and enjoy 2 or 3 hours of socially-distanced drawing. Don’t forget to bring a seat, a drink and something to eat. Alternatively, why not visit a local fish and chip shop for your tea. This is a free event, but please be aware that you will need to pay for parking.
Hope to see you there!
The weather was much better than forecast and we had a wonderful afternoon sketching in Stourport. There were so many subjects to choose from we will have to come back again!
Thanks you everyone for coming to Springfield Park for a couple of hours sketching. Good to catch up with everyone. I have been requested to arrange another plein air session, so the next one will be after the bank holiday on 3rd September at Stourport basin, meet from 2pm then how about a fish and chip supper?
Well in terms of social activity 2020 has been a wash-out. At least the weather was mostly good during the spring and summer. The good news in that most members have been continuing to paint and draw and have been sharing photos of their work on Facebook and Whatsapp.
Most of our planned exhibitions have been cancelled or postponed. See the Exhibitions page for the latest details.
After communication with committee members, it has been decided to cancel all meetings of Kidderminster Art Society until further notice.
On the advice of the government to desist from socialising, and in order help protect vulnerable groups, we will not be holding any meetings until further notice. It is likely that the proposed exhibition at Witley Tea Rooms in April will also be cancelled, further information will follow on this.
I am sure many of you will miss meeting up and painting, but do join the Kidderminster Art Society Group on facebook where we can continue to share our work and keep in touch. Click here to find our Facebook Group
Many thanks to Kate Wrigglesworth who came to Trimpley Village Hall to do a demonstration using watercolour and inks. Based on our theme of ‘Joy’, Kate painted a spring scene with trees in blossom and bunting waving in the wind. As a special request she included a bumble bee and geese in the park. A thoroughly enjoyable and fun evening.
March 2020 – We are looking forward to welcoming Kate Wrigglesworth to Trimpley Village Hall this evening to do a painting demonstration based on our monthly theme of ‘Joy’. Apart from painting Kate is also a dancer and teaches both children and adults.
You can find out more about Kate on her web site here.
There will be a small admission fee of £3 for members and £5 for non-members to this event. Starts at 7.15pm and expected finish time will be around 9.15 pm. Hope to see you there.
Trimpley Village Hall, Trimpley Near Bewdley DY 12 1NZ
Kidderminster Art Society for anyone interested in art, at any level of proficiency.