KAS Duck House at Bewdley

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Here is Kidderminster Art Society’s Duck House entry for the Bewdley Festival. Many thanks go to Kay Wood for her efforts in getting the materials together, designing, painting and glueing.

It looks fab! The Duck Houses will be on show throughout October, so get over to Bewdley and enjoy!

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Here are some of the other entries.

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Visit to Bristol RWA

KAS will be visiting  the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) Bristol, Annual Open Exhibition onThursday 5th November 2015. The coach will leave the Mercure Hotel Bewdley at 8.30am and Hagley (Webb’s Garden Centre, Kidderminster Road, West Hagley) at 8.45am. Return from Bristol at 3.00pm. The cost for coach and entrance to the exhibition is £18.00 pp Deadline for booking is Saturday 31st October 2015. Please note:  bookings will be confirmed by email. Cheques will not be cashed until there are sufficient numbers. Please download and complete and return the booking form.  Booking form

David Spurrier Tel. 01299 896643 email: david.spurrier@btinternet.com Mobile 07815992766(use this on the day) ………………………………………………………………

1 October 2015 Drawing and mark making

Join us at Trimpley Village Hall this evening for a session with Claire Spencer on drawing and mark marking. All materials will be provided.  The October – November newsletter is now available under the Newsletter tab above. There are lots of activites going on this autumn so don’t forget to put the dates in your diaries!

10 September Demo Angela Gaughan

What a fantastic evening with Angela Gaughan! Angela Gaughan bookAngela is renowned for her wildlife paintings and brought copies of her book and some of her paintings to show us.

Angela showed us how she went about creating her paintings using acrylic washes built up in washes over a detailed Inktense drawing.

Even though Angela only had a couple of hours for her demo the result was amazing!

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I am sure that those attending the demo learnt many valuable tips about working in acrylic.

To see more of Angela’s work visit her website here.


September activities

This month’s theme is- Painting in Oil and Acrylic. You can choose to paint in either medium for your subject.

  • 3 rd September. We kick of the month with a work night
  • 10th September – Demo Night with Angela Gaughan . She will be demonstrating in Acrylic
  • 17th September – Work Night. We will also be having a photo session with Colin Hill. He will be photographing your entry for the Annual Exhibition in Kidderminster Library in November. Please bring along your UNFRAMED WORK (not behind glass) but can be mounted. Only one piece per member. There will be one more chance in October if your piece isn’t ready.
  • 24th September – Appraisal night with Shirley Bonas. If you are in Bewdley why not pop into St. Georges Cafe and have a look at Shirley’s exhibition.

23 July 2015 Origami Birds

Come along to the Kidderminster Art Society meeting tonight at Trimpley Hall and help us make origami birds for the Kidderminster Art Festival in August.  Should be a relaxed, fun evening!

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Review – A fun evening was had by everyone! The origami birds caused a few problems but we made quite a few to add to the flock heading for the Kidderminster Art Festival in August.Origami birds1 11755742_842940772450446_6811677159359259761_n11667443_842940849117105_1906686953183665835_n

18 June 2015 – BBQ

Members of Kidderminster Art Society had a very pleasant evening on 18 June at the BBQ evening at Trimpley Village Hall with over 50 people attending. The weather was kind, if a little on the chilly side.

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Kidderminster Art Society is celebrating 85 years in existence this year which is quite an achievement. Every member was presented with a beautiful,  embossed  commemorative sketch book on the night, so if you couldn’t make it, yours is waiting for you. (Contact Jennie for info).



Many thanks go to everyone involved in organising the event!


Tonight – 4th June, we have a demo by George Loades.

He is a member of the Birmingham Water Colour Society, Ludlow Art Club and The RBSA and  he paints lovely landscapes and seascapes and is well worth coming to see. He will also bring some of his work along for us to view. George will be exhibiting with BWS this July/August at Hanbury Hall

Next week, 11th June is a Work night – bring along your water colours and try some techniques out