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7 September 2017 – Chinese Painting Demo

On Thursday 7th September Kidderminster Art Society are looking forward to a Chinese style painting demonstration by Gloria Loney. Gloria likes to paint in watercolours and acrylics and her work is executed in loose, flowing strokes in beautiful colours.

So come along on Thursday and learn how its done.  Non-members welcome to come along to Trimpley Village hall, DY12 1NZ.  £5 on the door.  Refreshments available.

We will be following up the Chinese Style demo with an evening having a go ourselves a week later on Thursday 14th. You can see more of Gloria’s work on Facebook here 

6 July 2017 – Talk by Nick Ashby

We were treated to a wonderful talk by Nick Ashby on Thursday 6th July. It included a little bit of history about cartooning, caricatures and humour in art. He also told us his story about becoming a full-time artist and how he came of own the gallery in Bewdley by the river Severn.

Members are now going to spent the month having a go at creating artwork based on this month’s theme of ‘Humour in Art’.

Nick Ashby will be returning at the end of the month to see how we get on and to hold our appraisal evening on 27th July.  Looking forward to it!

See Nick’s work on his web site –

1st June 2017 – ceramics

On 1st June local artisan Camille from ‘The Melting Pot’ in Bewdley came along with a selection of pots, plates and tiles for the members to decorate. After an absorbing 2 hours  a wide range of interesting pieces had been completed. Camille took them with her to get them fired and will bring them back towards the end of the month.

Can’t wait to see the finished results! Below are some photos of the glazed pots awaiting firing.

April Spring Trophy

What a fantastic exhibition of work entered for the Spring Trophy and judging by the results, it was a close run thing. There was one out-right winner and 5 runners-up with the same number of votes.

Here are the paintings, and Dave’s wire model!




Here is our programme of events for April.   Newsletter April 2017

The theme of the month for April in wet-in-wet.

We are looking forward to a demonstration by Julie Matthews on 6th April when she will be showing us some of her work and methods. As usual the evening will commence at 7.15 pm at Trimpley Village Hall, non-members are welcome £5 on the door.

Don’t forget that subs are now due!


After a great March learning about decorative design, our own Jim McIntyre hosted our appraisal evening yesterday when some varied and interesting pieces of art were on display.  Huge thanks to Jim and to all the members who attended to make this an enjoyable event.

16 March 2017 Zentangle Workshop

This evening Shelley Waring did a presentation about Zentangles. These are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art created on a 3.5-inch (89 mm) square paper tile.  The method is simple and based on drawing a few lines and then completing the sections in contrasting patterns.  Zentangles are not only  beautiful, they are fun and relaxing to create.

   Zentangle by Shelley

The Zentangle may remind you of the current ‘colouring-in’ craze sweeping the country at the moment. There are loads of books out there, mainly aimed the adults, which are full of designs both real and imaginary just for the relaxation and fun of colouring in.

Below -Everyone is busy creating their Zentangles


Below, taking Zantangles to the extreme!

World Map Mandala Wall – speed drawing created by the amazing artist Em Carey (three weeks work piled into 1 minute).

Posted by iCanBeCREATIVE on Thursday, 16 March 2017