The Society meets throughout the year. During the autumn, winter and spring the meetings, on two Saturdays in a month, are a mixture of demonstrations, lectures, and practical art sessions. During the summer months we take advantage of the warmer weather and get out and about. Field trips are taken by coach and by car for working out-of-doors, or for visits to exhibitions and galleries. Partners and friends are also welcome to come on our excursions, or join our Christmas celebrations.
Currently, the Saturday demonstrations and lectures (1.45pm – 4.00pm) and the Saturday
practical art sessions (10.00am – 3.30pm) are held in Room 4 at the Methodist Church Hall, South Parade, Sutton Coldfield B72 1RB. The demonstrations are also open to members of
the public paying a temporary membership fee of £3.00.
At the practical art sessions, still-life arrangements can be set up (organized by members) and usually a clothed model is available for portrait work. Occasionally, special tutored workshops are arranged at a small charge. You may work in whatever medium you choose, the set themes are not obligatory and members are free to work on their own projects. You can choose the length of time to be there, come for just the morning, or afternoon, or if you wish, attend for the whole day (bring something for lunch). Tea and coffee are usually available during the morning and afternoon breaks.
All members are entitled to submit original works of art (paintings, sculptures, ceramics, fabrics, collages, etc.) for selection to the exhibitions we hold twice a year in Spring and Autumn. There is no obligation to submit for exhibitions.
Ordinary membership is £30 per annum payable on 1st November.
Student membership is £15 per annum (from age 18 – 25, proof of full-time study needed)
For more information please contact the membership secretary.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0121 605 4947
We think you will find we are a welcoming group of people who enjoy meeting
others of like-minds to discuss work, exchange ideas and tips on materials and
methods. The Society provides a means to gain knowledge and experience and, hopefully make new friends. We hope the above is of interest to you. If you have anything else you would like to know please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you wish to join our society please complete the application form below. We hope to see you at some time in the near future!
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