What's On

What's On

Next Art! Squad - on hold for now, will start again in the Autumn - details
The Big Draw - 1st October - 2nd November - details

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
Drawn to Nature, Wildlife and Countryside Paintings - 18th - 19th October, Dunchurch Village Hall - details
'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
Linocut Workshops with Dru Cole - 29th October and 26th November, Bishops Castle - details
Ludlow Fringe Open Evening - 7pm, 30th October, Ludlow Brewery - details
Cleobury Methodist Church Festival of Art - 1st November 10am-5pm, 2nd November 1pm-5pm - details
International Self Portrait Day - 1st November, all day, everywhere! Details
LAS Evening Meeting: Watercolour Demo with George Loades - 7pm for 7.30pm, 6th November, Ludlow Assembly Rooms
The Small Picture Show - 7th - 10th November, St Michael's Church, Discoed - details
Chistmas Card Linocut Workshop with Dru Cole - 4th December, Bishops Castle - details

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

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Ludlow Fringe Open Evening

This may be of interest to Ludlow Art Society members. You might have heard by now that the Ludlow Arts Festival has been axed (story here: http://www.ludlowadvertiser.co.uk/news/11550654.Shock_as_Ludlow_Arts_Festival_is_axed/) - this is a meeting inviting everyone local to come along and see what the Fringe Festival is doing.

The poster below has all the details, and I'll be there as visual arts and LAS representative.

Update on November Talk - Raf out, George in!

Unfortunately, our planned talk for November, 'The Canvas Print Studio of Raf', has had to be cancelled as Raf sadly cannot be here for that evening.

However, the very talented LAS member George Loades, who won Best in Show in our recent exhibition (as well as winning Silk Top Hat choice), will instead do a watercolour demonstration for us!

All other details remain unchanged - it's at 7pm for 7.30pm on Thursday 6th November at the Assembly Rooms, there's be tea, coffee and biscuits, and it's £3 for members, £4 for guests with everybody welcome!

See you there!

LAS at the Shropshire Open

Well done to LAS members Tom Crowe, Rob Leckey and Val Littlehales, who all have works exhibited as part of the Shropshire Open!

The SO runs from 13th October to 17th November, it's at the Gateway on Chester Street in Shrewsbury, and you can find all the details on their website here: http://www.gateway-gallery3.co.uk/shropshire_open.htm

The Small Picture Show

Over at St Michael's Church in Discoed, there's an art show on from 7th - 10th November, and our most recent guest speaker, Brontë Woodruff, is one of the exhibitors. All the details are on the flyer below (click to enlarge):

Monday, 20 October 2014

Jane and Bill Sneary, with the Hereford Leisure Painters

From Monday 3rd November until Saturday 8th November, LAS members Jane and Bill Sneary are exhibiting their works along with those of twenty other members of the Hereford Leisure Painters. This is at South Chapel, All Saints Church, Hereford and it's daily from 10am - 5pm, except on the first day when it's open from 10.30am. A warm welcome awaits!

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Linocut Workshops with Dru Cole - UPDATED

Dru Cole sent this email along - perhaps some LAS members are interested?


I am going to run another Beginners and Improvers Linocut workshop each month and I have one place left for the October session.
Wed 29th October 14
Once more it will be £40 per day - 10.00 - 4.00 including all materials, but excluding lunch.
3 Bull Street
Bishops Castle
01588 638458

Please bring yourself, any equipment you would like to use, an apron and lunch, some sketches or ideas or use my extensive library!

 I intend to run another one on Wed 26th November - please contact me if you would like to come to that one.
 All the best


Dru's added an extra workshop, and she gives the details below:


Thursday 4 December 14, one day workshop making a linocut or scratch foam print suitable for use as a Christmas card design.

Five blank cards supplied...A6 ( 105 x 148mm) white cards with matching envelopes are provided together with a piece of lino and scratch foam which will fit the cards.  There will be cutting tools, inks etc available for use.  You can print straight on to the card or perhaps onto interesting paper to stick to cards later (I have a small selection) or print onto a bit of fabric which you might wish to embellish at home.

Do bring more cards of your own, plus any scraps of textured or patterned paper and some ideas, maybe some of last year's cards to 'borrow' ideas from.

10.00 - 4.00
3 Bull Street
Bishops Castle

£45.00 including all materials
3 spaces available
Email or phone to book
01588 638458

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Drawn to Nature

LAS member Lesley Connolly is part of a three-man show this weekend, with her paintings being displayed alongside those of Sarais Crawshaw and Chris Saunderson. The exhibition's in Rugby, and it's on both days from 10am until 5pm. You can find all the details on the poster below:

If you're in the area, go take a look!