2017 Programme

Ledbury Art Society - 2017 Programme

Welcome to our annual programme for 2017. This year’s programme has been carefully compiled to ensure that we have an exciting variety of demonstrators who, through their knowledge, range of styles and expertise will encourage and inspire you to try out and explore new methods and ways of working.
The first monthly meeting of the year will be held on 10th January, thereafter the meetings will continue to be held on the first Tuesday of each month. There will be no meetings in June, July and August.

Meetings begin at 9.45am and will finish at mid-day, with a coffee break at 11am. The cost of each demonstration is £5 for members and £10* for visitors. Annual subscription is £20.
*Should a visitor become a member, £5 of the visitor’s fee will be offset against their first year’s membership fee.

Tuesday 10th January
Val Briggs: Atmospheric Landscape with Wildlife in Pastel

Living in Worcestershire, Valerie is inspired by the surrounding beautiful countryside, particularly the natural and man-made waterways, which provide green corridors for wildlife population under constant threat from urbanisation. Valerie is a completely self-taught artist and her work can be found at home and abroad in books, on greeting cards, fabric and china. She exhibits in galleries around England and is regularly invited to Nature in Art in Gloucestershire as an artist in residence.



Tuesday 7th February
Carole Baker: Adventures in Acrylics

Carole trained and worked as a Graphic Designer for 18years until she turned to painting full-time in 2007. In April 2008 she was elected as a Member of the Birmingham Society of Artists. Inspired by the landscape, bold, vibrant colour and texture fascinate her and she strives to create exciting and evocative paintings. Carole paints in Acrylics, mixed media and watercolours.


Tuesday 7th March
Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 4th April
Graham Wilson: Line and Wash

15 years ago Graham quit work to make art his sole occupation. Primarily he is a watercolour artist, though in the last few years he has developed an interest in acrylics. He takes inspiration from the world around him both for his more traditional paintings and for his cartoons. In the past few years he has had commissions for greetings card designs, book illustrations and artwork for Company presentations and magazine advertising.


Tuesday 2nd May
Impressionism video followed by members Show & Tell.

Monday 5th June - Wednesday 14th June
Summer Exhibition in the Weavers Gallery, Church Lane, Ledbury HR8 1DW

Open 14:00-16:30 Monday 5th, 10:00-16:30 Tuesday 6th - Saturday 10th, 11:00-15:00 Sunday, 10:00 - 16:30 Monday 12th - Wednesday 14th

Tuesday 5th September
Chris Jones: Fur, Feather and Foliage in Acrylics

Chris is a full-time professional wildlife artist. He is particularly known for his images of poultry breeds. He formally trained as a natural history illustrator, before turning to wildlife painting. He has travelled widely, from African plains to the rainforests of Borneo in search of his subjects. He has exhibited across Britain, including at the Mall Galleries, London and the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.


Tuesday 3rd October
Joe Dowden: Watercolour, Subject *

A professional watercolour artist, Joe specialises in painting landscapes and seascapes. He loves painting water and marine subjects and his pictures are full of texture and detail. He has exhibited throughout Britain. Joe is a panel member of the SAA and the author of several successful watercolour books. He is also a highly regarded TV presenter and is featured on the Artists Network TV Channel.
*Joe usually brings a selection of materials and asks the audience to choose their preference.


Tuesday 7th November
Marion Yeo demonstrates painting with acrylics

This is a change from the original programme as Sue Townsend has cancelled her visit to LAS.
We're very grateful to Worcester artist Marion Yeo for stepping in at short notice. Examples of her work can be viewed on https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/marion-yeo.html

Monday 20th November - Saturday 25th November
Christmas Exhibition in the Weavers Gallery, Church Lane, Ledbury HR8 1DW

Open 14:00-16:00 Monday, 10:00-16:00 Tuesday - Friday, 10:00-18:00 Saturday

Saturday 2nd December, 10am to 4pm
Vicki Norman: Notan Workshop
at Wellington Heath Memorial Hall, HR8 1ND
Cost £25 for members and £30 for non-members

Vicki demonstrated her painting methods to LAS in November 2016. Click here to see what more information on this blog. 
Notan is a Japanese word - meaning “dark/light” - that refers to the harmony that results from the arrangement of dark and light spaces within the composition of a painting.  Through exercises and demonstrations, we will learn how to design successful pictures that feel balanced, interesting and memorable. Using Notan you can determine whether a picture will succeed or fail in just two minutes

Tuesday 5th December
Pre-Christmas Celebration

Mince pies and fancy biscuits - 'Show & Tell' to include work done at Notan Workshop - extracts from a video with guidance on water colour painting by James Fletcher-Watson - Sales table



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