What's On

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The Twelve, A Further Reflection on the Last Supper - 10am - 5pm daily, 17th Feb - 6th April, St Michael's Church, Discoed - details
In Wilderness is Paradise Now, a Photography Exhibition by Andrew Fusek Peters - 21st March - 18th April, Bishops Castle - details
The Bear Steps Spring Show
- 22nd March - 11th April, Bear Steps Gallery, St Alkmund's Place, Shrewsbury - details
Facing the Sun: Exhibition of New Oil Paintings by Edward Bell - 23rd March - 18th April, Silk Top Hat
Exhibition of Watercolours by Deborah Walker - 23rd March - 18th April, Silk Top Hat
LAS Evening Meeting: Paul Hipkiss NDD ATD RBSA, Printing Techniques - 7pm for 7.30pm, 2nd April, Ludlow Assembly Rooms - details


Rock Annual Art and Craft Exhibition
- 12pm - 4.30pm, 4th - 6th April - details
Shropshire Art Society's Sketch Visit to the LAS - from 10.30am, 11th April, Harley Centre - details
Matt Sewell Art Workshop - 10.30am - 12pm, 11th April, Shropshire Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre (booking essential) - details
Exhibitions on Screens - Vincent Van Gogh: A New of Seeing
- 14th April, Ludlow Assembly Rooms - details
Exhibition of New Paintings by LAS President Charles MacCarthy
- 27th April - 23rd May, Silk Top Hat
Exhibition of New Work by Lois Hopwood - 27th April - 23rd May
Beginners and Improvers Linocut Workshop with Dru Cole - 10am - 4pm, 29th April, Bishops Castle - 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

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

LAS Mascall Centre Gallery

The Pea Green Cafe, which has just opened at the Mascall Centre, is now proudly displaying work from LAS members Pat Innes, Trevor Innes, Ruth Tune, Janet Breese and Elizabeth Moss - these pieces are for sale.

The plan is to change the display every couple of months, so places will be available again in the future! If you're interested in being part of this exhibition space then do get in touch with the curator, Pat Innes, at patricia@innesbooks.co.uk, and you can be put on the list for when it's changed.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Spotlight - How to See Tone

This month, Spotlight takes a look at how to see tone. In an article on the Artists and Illustrators site, Siân Dudley explains exactly what tone is, why it can sometimes be confusing when trying to assess it, and what you can do to make things clearer.
Note: although not in this article, tone is often also referred to as 'value'.

You can find the article HERE, and you can find Siân Dudley's website HERE.

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.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Reminder - 8th April SAS Sketch Visit

A quick reminder - on 8th April members of the Shropshire Art Society will visit the LAS, meeting at about 10.30am at the Harley Centre where our Spring Exhibition will be running, and then we'll all head out and sketch around the town together.

We haven't done an event like this before, and it's a wonderful opportunity to draw and chat with members of a different Art Society. Also, we have a visit organised to see the SAS in July - details to come.

Many thanks to LAS and SAS Member Catherine Downes for suggesting and helping organise this trip - I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Upcoming - Paul Hipkiss Talk

Coming up on Thursday 2nd April we have a return visit from Paul Hipkiss NDD ATD RBSA - he'll be giving us a talk on various printing techniques. Ahead of this, he's very kindly sent along some examples of his prints:

The talk is at our usual time, so please arrive 7pm for 7.30pm at the Studio, Ludlow Assembly Rooms,  and it's £3 for members, £4 for guests - tea, coffee and biscuits will be available.

See you there!

Monday, 23 March 2015

LAS Call to Arms - SCREEVERS

Are you a chalk artist?

During the Fringe Artists' Market on Sat 20th and Sun 21st there will be an accompanying group of screevers working (chalk artwork on the pavement) - if you'd like to be part of this, drop me a line at samsketches@yahoo.co.uk

Thursday, 19 March 2015

LAS Mascall Centre Exhibition

The LAS has been invited to decorate the walls of the new Mascall Centre cafe with our pictures!

The show will open very soon (the cafe haven't set a firm date yet, but the picture rail will be up tomorrow) so if you're interested in having your artwork displayed on their walls, or if you have any questions, please contact Pat Innes at patricia@innesbooks.co.uk - Pat will be curating the exhibition.

This is an excellent opportunity to have your work displayed for an extended period of time in a new location, and, considering footfall, many groups use the Centre - don't miss out!

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Matt Sewell Art Workshop

This may be of interest to LAS members (click to enlarge):

You can find the event details HERE, and Matt's website HERE.