What's On

What's On

Next Art! Squad - on hold for now, will start again in the Autumn - details
Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year 2014 Exhibition
- 30th August - 5th October, Ludlow Assembly Rooms - details
'Blue': an Exhibiton of New Work by Simon Dorrell - 13th September - 11th October, Silk Top Hat
Exhibition of Recent Work by Helen Cass - 13th September - 11th October, Silk Top Hat
Isaac Smart's Showcase: Sue Binns Ceramics - 13th September - 11th October, Silk Top Hat
Isaac Smart's Showcase: Josephine Harvey Ceramics - 13th September - 11th October, Silk Top Hat
The Big Draw - 1st October - 2nd November - details
LAS Evening Meeting: Bront
ë Woodruff - 7pm for 7.30pm, 2nd October, Ludlow Assembly Rooms
Heraldry and Still Life Courses with Angela Gladwell - 9 weeks starting 6th October, then 9 more weeks in the spring - details
Shropshire Open Art Exhibition - 13th October - 17th November - details
'Lifting the Canopy': An Exhibition of New Work by Celia de Serra - 20th October - 15th November, Silk Top Hat
'An Awkward Beauty': an Exhibition of Paintings by Lucy Jones - 20th October - 15th November, Silk Top Hat
Isaac Smart's Showcase: Sarah Packington Acrylic Jewellery
- 20th October - 15th November, Silk Top Hat
Isaac Smart's Showcase: Claire Cawte Textiles - 20th October - 15th November, Silk Top Hat

The Eclectic Sofa
- 7pm - 11pm, second and last Tuesdays of the month, The Sitting Room - details

Life and Portrait Drawing at Ludlow Assembly Rooms
- Fridays, Morning session: 10am - 12.30pm; Afternoon session: 1.30pm - 4pm.
5-week block-book for £55 (or £27.50 for half days), drop-in for £7.50 for a half-day, £15 for a full day.
For more information, and to book your place, contact Chris Bean on: 01584 841668

Seen something going on? Drop me an email at: samsketches@yahoo.co.uk

Monday, 29 September 2014

Spotlight - the Art of War and Propaganda

This month, Spotlight's looking at artwork created during wartimes.

Firstly, the National Archives have 350+ pieces of art that they've made publicly available to view online. It "includes oil paintings, drawings, posters, caricatures and portraits produced as propaganda for the Ministry of Information during the Second World War." Here's the LINK

Also, there's an article on 100 Years of Propagands: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - this covers art from across the world, right up to the present day. Here's the LINK

This work can be assessed in several ways - the political message at the time, how elements of design have been exaggerated to convey or stress a certain meaning, or how compositions and colours have been chosen to create a poster with immediate visual impact. It can also be interesting to look back and see how styles have changed over the years.

If you know any great art websites or articles, why not share them here? Send your suggestions to samsketches@yahoo.co.uk - please note that this isn't for self-promotion.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Upcoming - Brontë Woodruff Talk

On Thursday 2nd October we have local artist Brontë Woodruff coming along to talk a little about her work, and to demonstrate the materials she uses. Brontë has kindly sent along some images of her work:

As usual we'll be at the Assembly Rooms, 7pm for 7.30pm and it's £4 for guests, £3 for LAS members. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided!

See you there!

The Big Draw 2014

The Campaign for Drawing's annual event, The Big Draw, is taking place between 1st October and 2nd November and runs across the UK and twenty other countries. Some of the events are for kids, but there are others aimed at adult artists, too!

Locally, there are a couple of events happening. On 5th October there's From Micro and Macro at Carding Mill Valley - all the details are HERE.

On 11th October there's... something (details are sketchy, pun intended) at Apley Farm Shopnear Bridgnorth, in association with he Campaign for Rural England - details HERE.

Near Cradley there'll be an exhibition of postcard-sized art (but send yours in before 1st October!) at the Blue-Ginger Gallery - details HERE.

On 18th & 31st October there's tile-making at the Museum of Royal Worcester - details HERE.

From 18th October to 1st November there's a huge mosaic-making event, again at the Museum of Royal Worcester - details HERE.

On 25th October, you can draw from nature at St. Peter's Church, Cradley - details HERE.

On 27th & 30th October, at Malvern Theatres, there's an opportunity to get involved with some drawing - details HERE.

From 27th - 31st October, there's a large-scale mixed-media piece being created at Blists Hill Victorian Town - details HERE.

On 28th & 29th October you can create cathedral-inspired artwork at Worcester Cathedral - details HERE.

On 28th - 30th October, at Newhampton Arts Centre in Wolverhampton, drop in a draw your own lunch! Details HERE.

On 29th October, again at Newhampton Arts Centre, draw your own island in the sun - details HERE.

Then, on 29th October, Hereford Museum and Gallery hosts The Big Draw Herefordshire in the Great War - all the details are HERE.

Again on 29th October there's a drawing session focusing on industry, at Batnock House Museum, Wolverhampton - details HERE.

Once more, on 29th October, there are frog-based (?) arts and craft activities at Southwater, in Telford. Details HERE.

On 30th October, be a part of your own projected drawing at Wolverhampton Art Gallery - details HERE.

On 1st November a collage is being made at Worcester's Tudor House Heritage Centre - details HERE.

If you do get involved, why not send over a photo or scan of what you did, and let us know what you thought of the events?

The Big Draw's website is  www.thebigdraw.org

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Annual Dinner

This year's LAS Annual Dinner with be on 12th October and will be held at the Chang Thai Restaurant - if we have your email address then you should have all the information, and if we don't then there'll be a letter for you arriving very shortly.

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, 18 September 2014

The Big Art Show

I've just had an email through from David Dawkins, who ran the Big Art Show this year. He's running it again in 2015, and has asked that I pass on some details to LAS members.

There was a lot of information given, so rather than put it all in a blog post I'm going to (temporarily) give it page, which you can find here: http://ludlowartsociety.blogspot.co.uk/p/the-big-art-show.html

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Drawing Isn't Difficult at Westhope

Westhope Craft College's beginner's art course, Drawing Isn't Difficult, is nearly booked up, but there are a few places left!

If you're interested, you can find all the details here: http://westhope.org.uk/courses/art.html

Saturday, 13 September 2014

LAS Summer Exhibition in the Teme Valley Times

Courtesy of Anne Fox, here's a clipping from the Teme Valley Times that covers our recent Summer Exhibition: