At Broadstone Art Society we try to have as many activities as we can to ensure the society is an exciting an vibrant giving our members the opportunity to make new friends and learn new skills. These range from excurisons to painting holidays to guest artists.
Summer Programme 2017
The Summer Programme will run on Tuesdays and Saturdays from Tuesday 2nd May to Saturday 16th September. Members can check details on the spread sheet they have been given. Venues include Evening Hill, Kingston Lacy Allotments, Wallisdown Allotments, Durlston Castle at Swanage, Studland, The Close at Salisbury, Shapwick, Nothe Fort at Weymouth, Shaftesbury, Knowlton Rings near Cranborne, Lake Pier at Hamworthy and Badbury Rings.
For those of you who don’t usually paint outside there is an inside venue at Wimborne St Giles Village Hall on Tuesday 15th August for which a small fee will be payable and a great opportunity for you to collect flyers and posters for the Summer Exhibition which starts on 27th August.
Please contact Margaret Hasted or Iris McCrow if you have any queries about the programme.
Iris says - Margaret Hasted and I have talked about where we might change a few things to wake us all up. As we are exhibiting in Wimborne for the first time this year with that in mind there are several opportunities to paint in that area. The committee have decided that ‘Window on Wimborne’ is the category for the Heatley Rose Bowl at this exhibition and are hoping to have a good selection to choose from.
We will usually meet on Tuesdays 10 till 4. However some of the venues have different opening times so do check your programme carefully. On Saturdays we are saying we will meet 10 till 3, but if Tuesdays are a total washout we will postpone to the Thursday that week if it is a place that isn’t a private booking.
Allotments crop up more than once this year and we intend to offer additional visits perhaps in autumn and winter this year so listen out when we are back indoors. The reason for this is to introduce a project ‘Allotment Life‘. We will be having “focus on art “sessions on Thursdays and Tuesday and Saturday afternoons with time to work on this. 2018 will have exhibitions where we anticipate we can display project work and finished paintings with prizes to be awarded. If you do not paint on location we encourage you to go along with sketch book and camera and gain source material.
So, lots to enjoy and remember we advise you to arrange to meet a fellow member if you are unsure of painting “en plein air”.
Iris McCrow & Margaret Hasted - April 2017