What's On

What's On

'In Another Light' - 5pm - 8pm, every Saturday from 1st November 2014 to 21st March 2015, Croft Castle - details
Exhibition of Paintings by Stephen Foxx - until the end of February, Ludlow Library - details
The Twelve, A Further Reflection on the Last Supper - 10am - 5pm daily, 17th Feb - 6th April, St Michael's Church, Discoed - 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
Beginners and Improvers Linocut Workshop with Dru Cole - 10am - 4pm, 26th March, Bishops Castle - details
Top Hat Tours: Coventry - 26th March - details
LAS AGM - 7pm for 7.30pm, 5th March, Ludlow Assembly Rooms
Rock Annual Art and Craft Exhibition - 12pm - 4.30pm, 4th - 6th April - details
Exhibition of New Paintings by 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

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Upcoming Linocut Workshops with Dru Cole

Linocut Printing Workshops with Drusilla Cole

These workshops are usually run on the last Wednesday of each month, numbers are restricted to 4 (or occasionally 5), and they're held in Dru's studio in the centre of Bishops Castle. It is an interesting house dating from pre 1720 in parts. Please bring an image, sketch or photo to work from, an apron and your lunch. Tea and biscuits are supplied.

LINOCUT PRINTING WORKSHOP suitable for Beginners and Improvers
Looking at Basic techniques for cutting , inking and printing and registration.
Printing on to paper and card

Wednesday 26 March 2015 (4 places available)
Wednesday 29 April 2015 (4 places available)

£40.00 including all materials

10.00 - 4.00
3 Bull Street
Bishops Castle

Email or phone to book
01588 638458

Friday, 27 February 2015

Spotlight - Paul Klee, and Art You Don't Like

Paul Klee, Head of Man, 1922

This month, Spotlight takes a look at an article penned by author \ award-winning veteran illustrator William O'Connor (website HERE) back over at Muddy Colors, in which he talks briefly about the artist Paul Klee. What makes this different is that O'Connor doesn't like Klee's work at all, in fact he "can't stand it," but this is far from a hatchet piece. It's worth reading the discussion in the comments, too.

What do you think? Is there a particular artist or style of art that is generally very popular, but which you particularly dislike?

You can find the link to the article 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.

Update on the Members' Facebook Page

A quick note on this - the idea is still moving forward, but has been put back by a month or so. However, keep an eye out after the Spring Exhibition (and you should be receiving your entry forms any day now!) for when we unveil the LAS Facebook group.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

AGM Agenda

Here it is, ready for March 5th:

  1. Welcome from Sam Manley, Chair
  2. Apologies for Absence
  3. Minutes of Previous AGM
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Chair's Report
  6. Treasurer's Report
  7. Membership Secretary's Report
  8. Exhibition
  9. Election of Officers and Committee Membership
  10. Introduction of New President, Charles MacCarthy
  11. Any Other Business
  12. Date of Next Meeting

This is a chance to get involved, have your say about your society, or let us know if you'd like to step up and help on the Committee

Don't forget, we also have a 'show and tell' session afterwards where we're inviting members to bring along a piece of their artwork and talk a little about it.

Please arrive 7pm for 7.30pm, there's no charge for the AGM, and we'll have tea, coffee, snacks and wine.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, 23 February 2015

LAS Members' Websites - George Loades and Val Alexander

LAS Members George Loades and Val Alexander have both designed gallery websites which have just gone live, so now you can see more of their stunning artwork online.

George's website is at georgeloades.artweb.com and Val's is at valeriealexander.co.uk - go take a look!

Both have been added to the 'Links' section of this blog, to the right (you may have to scroll).

If you're an LAS Member and would like a link to your website, drop me a line at samsketches@yahoo.co.uk with the details.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Exhibition Opportunity!

There's wall space going at the Chang Thai, if anybody's interested - you can get in touch with them on 01584 874212 or  you can message them on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/globe.thai

I'd jump on it quickly, though, this'll be booked quickly.

However if you do miss it don't worry, we may have something coming up soon, and also of course it's our Spring Exhibition from 3rd - 13th April! Entry forms for this will be with you very soon.

Upcoming - LAS AGM

Are you interested in joining the LAS? Could you help on our Committee? We welcome all members and prospective members to the LAS Annual General Meeting. As always it's in the Studio at the Assembly Rooms. Please arrive 7pm for 7.30pm, and there is NO CHARGE for this evening.

We will have an Agenda to present to you very shortly, and we are specifically looking to fill the position of Publicity Secretary, and this year will be our Treasurer, Tom's Crowe's, last year on the Committee so we're also looking for someone to step in sometime this year and begin the transition.

In addition, we invite all our members to bring along a piece of their work to briefly talk about after the AGM is concluded. Show us all what you've been up to!

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided. See you there!