What's On

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Contemporary Ceramics at Discoed - 23rd - 31st May, 11am - 5pm daily - details
Beginners and Improvers Linocut Workshop with Dru Cole - 10am - 4pm, 27th May, Bishops Castle - details
SHAW Photos by Phil King and Paintings by Chris Williams Private View
- 6pm - 7.30pm, 28th May, Chang Thai - details
SHAW Photos by Phil King and Paintings by Chris Williams - 30th May - 7th June, Chang Thai - details
Shropshire Hills Art Week 2015 - 30th May - 7th June - details
Drusilla Cole and Anne Stephens' Printmaking and Jewellery - 11am - 5pm, 30th May - 7th June, 3 Bull Street, Bishops Castle - details
Graham Arnold and Robert Bates Private View + 2 films - 2.30pm - 4.30pm, May 31st, Silk Top Hat; 5pm for films, Ludlow Assembly Rooms - details
Exhibition of Recent Paintings, Drawings and Collages by Graham Arnold - 1st - 27th June, Silk Top Hat
Exhibition of Recent Watercolours by Robert Bates - 1st - 27th June, Silk Top Hat
Isaac Smart's Showcase: Jemima Jamesone's decorated boxes and Duncan White's model creations - 1st - 27th June, Silk Top Hat
LAS Plein Air Painting Day from 11am, 11th June, Holmcroft, near Brimfield - 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
Glass Engraving Workshop - 1pm - 3pm, 14th June, The Studio, Greenaces, Berrington, Tenbury Wells - details
Ludlow Fringe Artists' Market - 20th - 21st June, 10am - 4pm, Castle Square - stall application form - LAS' selling stall application form
Fused Glass Jewellery for Beginners
- 10.30am - 3.30pm on 27th June and 10.30am - 12.30pm on 4th July, The Studio, Greenacres, Berrington, Tenbury Wells - details
Still Life Drawing in Mixed Media - 1pm - 3pm, 22nd June - 13th July, The Studio, Greenaces, Berrington, Tenbury Wells - details
Church Stretton Arts Festival 2015 - 25th July - 8th August, Church Stretton - details & website

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
Note: the class has currently broken for the summer will resume on the first Friday in September.
Friday Group Plein Air trip details are HERE.

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

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Friday Group Plein Air Trips

I'm a little behind with this, I'm afraid - a few have already taken place, but there are still lots to come! The plein air trips are open to Friday Group (the life drawing group) attendees, but anybody interested in their summer trips should get in touch with Chris Bean, all details given on the following page:

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Plein air on 4th June - ALTERATION, now on 11th

Our planned painting trip on 4th June has gone through a number of alterations - it's now on Thursday 11th June.

As for location, it's a place called Holmcroft, Brimfield, near Ludlow, SY8 4NW. It's owned by Mr and Mrs Michael, and it's being specially opened up to the LAS from 11am. Normally there's an entry fee but (I believe) not for us this time, however donations to the National Gardens Scheme are most welcome.

It's 4 miles south of Ludlow, 6 miles north of Leominster. From Ludlow or Leominster leave the A49 at the Salway Arms PH, turn into lane signed Wyson only. From Tenbury Wells cross the A49 into Wyson Lane.

Now, for some details - there's a thatched cottage set in terraced gardens of 3/4 acre, quintessential cottage garden planting - roses, herbaceous borders, kitchen, gravel and woodland gardens all with spectacular views of surrounding countryside. Only the woodland walk is inaccessible for wheelchairs.

It sounds fantastic, hopefully the weather will be fine, and we can get a good number of us out there painting on the 11th!

Thank you to Lesley Connolly for organising the event.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

SHAW Chang Thai LAS Private View Invitation

Ludlow Art Society members have been invited to the private view of photos by Phil King and paintings by Chris Williams, as part of Shropshire Hills Art Week - the 9-day exhibition takes place at the Chang Thai from 30th May to 7th June, and the private view is on Thursday 28th May, from 6pm - 7.30pm. Click the image below to enlarge:

Thanks to Chris Williams for sending this our way!

Drusilla Cole and Anne Stephens at SHAW

Anne Stephens and LAS committee member Drusilla Cole are going to be showing printmaking and jewellery during the Shropshire Hills Art Week - click the leaflet for all the details:

Monday, 18 May 2015

Silk Top Hat Private Views and Films

On May 31st, Silk Top Hat is holding private views of an exhibition of work from Graham Arnold and Robert Bates. This will be followed by a screening at the Assembly Rooms of  'Memorials of a Quiet Life', about Graham and Anne Arnold, and the BBC short film, 'In the Making', featuring Robert Bates.

You can find all the details in the image below (click to enlarge):

Friday, 15 May 2015

Workshops with Ann Wallace

Local artist Ann Wallace is running the following courses, on Fused Glass, Glass Engraving, and Still Life Drawing, which may be of interest to LAS members. Her posters have all the details (click the images to enlarge):

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Pictures from Dulcie Fulton's Talk

Dulcie brought an impressive amount of kit with her! She explained how letterpress pieces are created, how they'd been used in the past, and brought lots of creative examples of cards that could be created using this method (taking in, beyond composition and typography, origami, text-based art and highly-patterned printing created with 3d-printed letters). She put together a text-based bookmark design, and we could all have a try at printing our own!

Some pictures from the evening (click to enlarge) :

Next month... it's the Ludlow Fringe! Before that, we have a plein air day on 4th June, this will most likely be at Brimfield, where there's a 17th century thatched cottage, rose beds and herbaceous borders. We'll have confirmation very soon, so keep an eye out!

Our next meeting will be an addition to the programme, and it'll be on 18th June in Oscars (still in the Assembly Rooms) - Tom Crowe will lead a talk on the exciting new Fringe event GPS Art Competition (there are prizes to be won with this event!). Again, details will be coming up very, very soon!

Don't forget to to download forms for the Art Trail and the Art Market - links at the top in 'What's On'.