This Thursday, 21st February 2019, we will be holding our Annual General Meeting. This is an important meeting when members can have a say about the direction and activities of the group. We are also looking for new members to sit on the committee, so please come along and give your support to our fantastic club. Start time 7.15 pm at Trimpley Village Hall.
Two chances to draw from life with our models. 17th Jan will be the female form and 24th the male.
Update: Great turn-out for both events and some fantastic drawings done in charcoal, pencil, inks and pastels. Thanks to Rod for organising the evenings.
The exhibition is up and we’ve already had quite a few people through! Many thanks to everyone for your artwork and huge thanks to the hanging team, without them it would not have happened. Shelley, Ed, Colin, Dave and Karen, also to Kevin and Justine for their input and tea!
This year we are featuring a special display to commemorate 100 years since the end of WW1. All members were given a small canvas to paint for the exhibition. They were then available to purchase by the public for £5 each and all proceeds given to the Poppy Appeal
In addition to the poppy display and the regular exhibition a number of members have been creating ‘art books’ this year. Here is sneak preview. They will be on view at our annual exhibition at Kidderminster Library from Saturday 3rd November.
Members spent a fascinating evening in the company of Steve Ridley on Thursday 4th October 2018. Steve gave us a brief insight into the artists of WW1 and their work. Far from the propaganda you would expect of government-funded art, many of the artists of the day used their art to show the horrors of war rather than glorify it. Definitely a subject worth looking at in more depth.
Calling all members – the date of the St Georges Hall exhibition has changed to 29 July to 9 September 2018.
To download the application form for this exhibition please click the ‘Exhibitions 2018’ tab above.
On Thursday evening 5th April, Kidderminster Art Society welcomed local artist Graham Wilson to demonstrate painting cartoon-style illustrations. He was an absolute hoot, he should be on the stage! He not only showed us how he approaches his painting but regaled us with amusing anecdotes and jokes throughout the evening.”
Graham likes working in varying styles and paints landscapes, abstracts and cartoons. He has illustrated several books and has a range of greetings cards.
Wilson said, “I believe anyone can produce an attractive painting, the two things needed are enthusiasm and time, anyone with these will steadily improve.” He can be contacted via his web site https://grahamwilsonart.weebly.com
This week KAS will be holding their AGM. Make it a date and have your say.
Thursday 15th February, Trimpley Village Hall at 7.15 pm.
Also find out more about the activities planned for 2018.
Theme of the month – Fantasy
KAS was pleased to host Lee Vincent on 1 Feb 2018. Lee is based in Stourport, Worcestershire and regularly exhibits throughout the West Midlands. His artistic career began as a portrait artist outside London’s National Portrait Gallery. Inspired by a holiday in Tuscany, he developed his style and now specialises in fantasy art. Follow the links to see some of his work.