Current news from Hagley Art Club
At last, we were able to open Hagley Art Club to non-members for our July demonstration on Friday, July 9th with Keith Turley, held at the KSCA in Kinver. who offered us temporary accommodation. Keith demonstrated a Life Portrait in Acrylics with one of our newest members Lily Fletcher as his model. It was a very lively and instructive session enjoyed by all.
Our demonstration with Mark Warren (Still Life & Courageous Colour) on 13 August will be our last at St Saviour’s Church Hall as following input from members we are changing our demo night to the second Monday in the month and St Saviours are unable to accommodate this change.
From September our club demonstrations will be held at Hagley Community Centre, which many will know as the venue for our annual exhibition in November. The event on Monday 13th will feature Tim Nash with a Mixed Media demonstration.
The Churchill Painting Circle remains unchanged. We’re hoping there will be no further changes but should this happen, all up-to-date information can be found on our Facebook page and/or website at www.hagleyartclub.co.uk. Remember new members are always welcome.
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Hagley Art Club owes its existence to the late Alan Pritchard, and a handful of his friends, becoming formally recognised in 1989 to be the large organisation it is now. A thriving and friendly club of around 70 enthusiastic members we welcome anyone with an interest in Art to join us every 2nd Friday of the month at St Saviour’s Church in West Hagley. Whatever your interest or medium may be, whether an accomplished practitioner or an enthusiastic ‘dabbler’, there are lots of opportunities to spend time with others who share your interests.
The monthly meetings held on the 2nd Friday of the month (unless it clashes with Easter) attracts a high calibre of artist/practitioners well known in the art world including international recognised guest such as Pollyanna Pickering and Oliver Jones. These sessions are free to members but also open to visitors for a small charge presently £4
In addition there is a painting circle held every Tuesday afternoon held at Churchill Village Hall as an informal opportunity for people to get together and paint. There is a nominal charge presently £2
Public Exhibitions & Workshops
Members are all invited and encouraged to enter their work in several public exhibitions during the year, including Harvington Hall, Kinver Village Fayre, Russell’s Hall Hospital and our own Annual Exhibition at Hagley Community Centre, where they may be purchased by the general public.
Workshops take place during the year, usually two but sometimes three of these and they concentrate in more detail on specific mediums or techniques and are tutored by specialists in that field. The costs are kept deliberately low in the region £15 and £20, The programme organisers are always looking for new and interesting fields to explore whether it is traditional watercolour, pastels, Chinese painting, life drawing or even en plein air. So most interests are met but if anyone comes up with something really different they will endeavour to seek that one out!