What's On


What's On



Heraldry and Still Life Courses with Angela Gladwell - 9 weeks starting 6th October, then 9 more weeks in the spring - details
'In Another Light' - 5pm - 8pm, every Saturday from 1st November 2014 to 21st March 2015, Croft Castle - details
Winter Exhibition: Stretton Arts Alive - 11th Jan - 26th Feb, SpArC Leisure Centre, Bishop's Castle, behind community school, SY9 5AY - details
LAS Evening Meeting: Composition with Ashleigh Cadet - 7pm for 7.30pm, 5th February, Ludlow Assembly Rooms - details
Bookbinding Workshop - 7pm, 5th February, The Sitting Room - details
Beginners and Improvers Linocut Course with Du Cole - 10am - 4pm, 26th Feb, £40 (materials included) - email druvcole 'at' aol.com for details
Bishop's Castle Arts Festival - 18th - 22nd February - link
Castle Artists at Bishop's Castle Arts Festival - 10am - 5pm on 21st February and 11am - 5pm on 22nd February, The Public Hall
Top Hat Tours: Oxford - 26th February - details
Top Hat Tours: Coventry - 26th March - details
Rock Annual Art and Craft Exhibition - 12pm - 4.30pm, 4th - 6th April - details
Top Hat Tours: Whitworth and Little Moreton Hall - 30th April - details
Shropshire Hills Art Week 2015 - 30th May - 7th June - details
The Ludlow Fringe Festival 2015 - 13th June - 5th July - details
Ludlow Fringe Art Trail - 13th June - 5th July - application form
Ludlow Fringe Live Paint Jam - 13th June, 10am - 4pm
Ludlow Fringe Artists' Market 20th - 21st June, 10am - 4pm, Castle Square - application form

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, 26 January 2015

Top Hat Tours

The schedule for Top Hat Tours is now available - tours are planned to Oxford on Thursday 26th February, then to Coventry on Thursday 26th March and to the Whitworth and Little Moreton Hall on Thursday 30th April.

You can find all the details on the STH website HERE.

Upcoming - Ashleigh Cadet talk

For our first event of 2015 we have photographer Ashleigh Cadet coming to give us a talk on elements of composition, something that all image-makers keep in mind when working.

Ashleigh has kindly sent along an example of her work:


Please arrive 7pm for 7.30pm, it's £3 for LAS Members, £4 for guests, and everyone's welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Hope you can make it!

If you haven't renewed your LAS Membership yet - now's the time, before our programme begins!

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Rock's Annual Art and Craft Exhibition

Thanks to John Instance for sending this file over, it's got all the details of the exhibition for you:


Saturday, 24 January 2015

LAS Call to Arms - Sculptors!

Are you a skilled sculptor? If you are, I'd be interested in hearing from you - there may be a Fringe project that could make good use of your talents.

Drop me a line at samsketches@yahoo.co.uk and please use the subject LAS Sculptor

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Fringe Art Market and Art Trail forms online

 The Ludlow Fringe is gearing up! Entry forms for the... well, you read it in the post title, didn't you?

The LAS will have a stall at the Art Market as have in the last two years, so stay tuned for details there. However, if you'd like your own stall, now's the time to sign up!

For the Art Trail, if you're a member of the LAS then don't forget to put 'Ludlow Art Society' in the 'association' field - that way we'll be able to keep our section together in the Trail.

You can find the forms on our 'What's On' panel at the top of this blog, on our Membership and Exhibition forms page to the right, or you can go to the form page on the Fringe website HERE.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Committee Changes

As you know, Ruth Tune and George Loades will be stepping down from the LAS Committee at our AGM in March, after many years helping guide the LAS. However, joining us now we have Dru Cole - so, welcome aboard, Dru!

You may remember Dru from when she gave us a talk and demo back in September 2011. She frequently runs linocut workshop, and you can find her work online at http://www.drusillacole.co.uk/

Monday, 12 January 2015

Limited palette callout

Re-capping a post from 17th December:

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I was thinking about writing a Spotlight post on limited palettes for January, or maybe February, and it struck me that it'd be a great opportunity to pool some of the LAS's collective knowledge - and we are a talented bunch ;)

I'll cover historical use, as well as the modern-day benefits of restricting your palette.

So, I'd love to know what limited palettes you've tried, what you like, what media they might work best in, and I'll put it together into a Spotlight post.

I'm defining 'limited palette' as no more than 6 paints (plus white, which is assumed for all non-watercolour media).

Drop me a line at samsketches@yahoo.co.uk  - let's see if we can start sharing some of these ideas!

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This is going up as January's Spotlight post, so if you've got a favourite  limited palette setup I'd love to know!