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SUTTON COLDFIELD SOCIETY OF ARTISTS
Our local art society which anyone with an interest in art can join. There are monthly meetings consisting of demonstrations and painting days; twice yearly exhibitions, gallery trips, sketching days out.
For more information, please look at the website:
www.suttoncoldfieldsocietyofartists.co.uk
Membership Secretary: Wing Lien, telephone no: 0121 323 3826
SUTTON COLDFIELD CREATIVE STITCHERS
Sutton Coldfield’s stitched textile and embroidery group. This group is for anyone interested in machine embroidery, cross stitch, gold work, crochet, knitting etc. There are speakers, workshops, exhibitions.
For more information, please look at the website:
www.suttoncoldfieldcreativestitchers.co.ukMIDLANDS POTTERS ASSOCIATION
Membership is open to everyone interested in ceramics whether you are a professional, student, complete beginner, hobbyist, workshop group, collector, gallery or supplier.
If you have enthusiasm for the making and firing of clay, then please have a look at their website:
www.midlandspotters.co.ukSHAPESHIFTERS SCULPTURE GROUP
This is a group of practising sculptors with bases in Dudley College and at Winterbourne Garden in Birmingham. Most of the work is in stone although other materials such as wood, clay and metal is also used.
If you are interested in stone carving, please look at their website:
www.shapeshifters.org.ukBIRMINGHAM ART CIRCLE 
This is a group of professional artists with a long association with the RBSA. Monthly meetings are held at the RBSA Gallery with regular exhibitions. Membership is by sponsorship and submission.
If you would like to find out more, please look at their website:
www.birminghamartcircle.co.uk

ROYAL BIRMINGHAM SOCIETY OF ARTISTS (RBSA) 
The RBSA is a long-established society with its own gallery, located just off St Paul’s Square, Birmingham with regular exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations. There is a Friends section with monthly activities including expert appraisals of work.
If you would like more information, please look at their website:
www.rbsa.org.uk 

THE ARTS SOCIETY SUTTON COLDFIELD (Formerly Sutton Coldfield Decorative and Fine Arts Society) 
The Society is interested in all forms of the Arts. Lecturers range from Eric Knowles to local historian Roger Lea. Activities include lectures, visits, study days, sponsorship of local arts and church recording.
For any further information, please contact:
Graham Grove, telephone no: 0121 308 0020 or look at their website:
www.tassuttoncoldfield.org.uk

TRINITY PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP Trinity Photographic Group welcome photographers of all levels and also those new to photography and run workshops, arrange speakers and social activities.
If you would like more information, please look at their website:
www.trinity-photography-group.com. Contact details: trinitypg2015@gmail.com

LOCAL CLASSES:

CREATIVE TEXTILES with Jacqui & Pauline
Friday evening 6.30 – 9 pm fortnightly, Saturday morning 9.30 am – 12 noon fortnightly at 1 Arden Drive, Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5ND.
Cost: £20 per session.
Techniques will include: free motion machine embroidery, creating textured surfaces and much more.
Places are limited so please email or phone Jacqui or Pauline to reserve your place or if you would like more information: –
paulinebarnesquilts@yahoo.co.uk, tel: 0121 3500715
jacquicotterill59@gmail.com, tel: 01827 898060

Geoff Stubbins-  Streetly Art Group
meets at the Mere Green Community Hall, Mere Green, from 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm on Wednesdays.
Contact him on: 0121 323 2694

Pat and Bob Pagett- Watercolour Class
on Tuesdays from 2 – 4pm at St James Church Hall, Mere Green and also a U3A class on Fridays from 10 – 12 pm at the United Reformed Church in Sutton Coldfield.
Contact: tel. 0121 242 2922

Petra Röhr-Rouendaal- Lifedrawing Group
meets every Wednesday from 7-10pm at Petra’s studio at 12 Somerville Road. For more information e-mail petra@wilberworld.net, or tel: 0121 3555631
www.artworkbypetra.com

Stonehouse Studios
is a pottery, sculpture, drawing and painting workshop at Drayton Bassett and ideally positioned for access from Birmingham, Lichfield, Tamworth and Sutton Coldfield. The studio is run by artist practitioner and tutor Karen Bird, with over 30 years experience of teaching all ages and abilities. Students will benefit from Karen’s uniquely skilled artistic interpretation and observation, with personalised instruction tailored to their individual needs and abilities.
Stonehouse Studios welcomes applications from students of all abilities.
Please see www.stonehousestudios.co.uk for more details or call them on 01827 247147.

Estelle Bennett – Jewellery
All levels of Custome jewellery makers are welcome to attend classes tutored by Estelle.
Wednesdays- 9.30-11.30am in Boldmere. The group size is a maximum of 6, materials and tools are not included.
Contact Estelle on 07851 742738 for further details

Paul Brown- Sculpture Classes
Figurative, portraits, student-led and Raku classes plus one or two-day workshops by Paul Brown with twenty years of experience of teaching adults and children.
For further details or bookings contact
Paul Brown
Tel.07960 836 830
paulbrownsculpture@gmail.com
www.paulbrownsculpture.co.uk

 websites which might be of interest to Artists.

Artifex Gallery   www.artifex.co.uk

Elva Brabham, artist   www.florapaint.co.uk

Petra Rohr-Rouendaal, artist   www.artworkbypetra

Dennis Harper, artist   www.dennisharperpaintings.co.uk

Deborah Hodgson, artist   www.deborahhodgsonart.co.uk

Helen Wakeman, artist   www.artbyhew.com

Directory of Artists and Art Societies   www.artnetdirectory.co.uk

Art at Walsall   www.artatwalsall.org.uk

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists   www.rbsa.org.uk

Vesey Arts & Crafts   www.veseyartsandcrafts.co.uk