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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

March 2017 Decorative Design

Our theme of the month is Decorative Design. We kicked off with an inspiring visit to Kidderminster Carpet Museum where staff gave us a guided tour of the museum. We were also treated to a look at the archives; not normally available to members of the public.


9th March – We held a design workshop at Trimpley Village Hall. Karen Hotchkiss and Jennie Morton brought in a selection of fabrics, as well as wallpaper designs by William Morris, for us to peruse. We then set about creating our own designs in a variety of media.

23 February 2017 – Appraisal by Tim Nash

A lovely evening with Tim Nash and a good turn-out of members in spite of ‘Doris’ blowing a hoolie!

We had over 20 works of art brought in by members for Tim to appraise and as usual they were all of a very good standard with some very innovative pieces. Members really got into the spirit of experimenting with mixed media and collage.

Kidderminster Art Society artwork
Members artwork


On 23 February 2017, we welcome Tim Nash back to Kidderminster Art Society for our appraisal evening at Trimpley Village Hall at 7.15 pm. So come along and bring your artwork. Non-members welcome. £3 on the door, refreshments 50p.

16 February 2017 – AGM

Kidderminster Art Society AGM was held on 16 February 2017.

Thank you to everyone who attended. Most committee posts were filled but there are still a couple of positiions available so if you are interested in joining the committee please get in touch.

A full report of the meeting and minutes will be available soon.

2 Feb 2017 – Demo by Tim Nash

What a great night with Tim Nash at Kidderminster Art Society demonstration. He took us through numerous ways of working with mixed media, using ink, acrylic, tissue, collage, even egg shells . So very interesting. Shelly


Thursday, 2nd February 2017, Kidderminster Art Society is delighted to host a demonstration by the well-known artist Tim Nash. Tim is from Stourbridge and has spent many years teaching art in the Midlands and demonstrates around the UK.

Nash is particularly known for his mixed media works including collage, using all kinds of materials including old pictures, wallpaper, foil, tissue, magazines and newspaper. He pastes newsprint onto his work upside down because if the text the right way up, it tends to grab the attention and viewers read the text rather than look at the painting as a whole. He uses a palette knife to apply paint and acrylic inks to create an interesting and varied texture to his work.

The demonstration commences at 7.15pm and will be held at Trimpley Village Hall, near Bewdley, DY12 1NZ. Non-members are welcome. Pay £5 on the door. Refreshments will be available 50p.


October Annual Exhibition and celebrity Demo 2106

Kidderminster Art Society held its annual art exhibition at Kidderminster Library throughout October. A number of paintings were sold during the month, with a last minute sale to a staff member who said, I’ve been looking at that painting all month and the minute it came down I knew I had to have it!”.


During the month we also welcomed Angela Gaughan who delivered a celebrity demonstation at the library featuring her fantastic wildlife paintings.  Well done to everyone involved in setting up the exhibition and to all those who exhibited their fantastic paintings and models!


Angela Gaughan at work


Annual Art Exhibition

Kidderminster Art Society’s application form for the exhibition to be held at Kidderminster Library throughout the month of October is now available. Only fully paid up members are eligible to submit artwork for this event. All details regarding framing, set-up and take-down times and dates can be found in the document here.

7 July BBQ update

Well that was a very enjoyable evening! The food was great, the company lively and a good time was had. The raffle which was donated by our recent guest artist John Hopkins, was won by Colin and Jennie. Big thanks go to all those who organised the event, to the chefs and the washer-uppers, not forgetting the rubbish collectors!

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