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'In the Blink of an Eye': New Work by Shelagh Popham - 6th July - 1st August, Silk Top Hat
'The Reader's House, Castle Lodge and Other Paintings': New Work by Matthew Wood - 6th July - 1st August, Silk Top Hat
Isaac Smart's Showcases: Hannah Willow and Elizabeth Terzza Silver Jewellery - 6th July - 1st August, Silk Top Hat
Exhibition at Ann Wallace's Studio - 1st - 10th August, The Studio, Greenacres, Berrington - details
Silk Top Hat's Summer Exhibition - work from Noel Shepherdson, Keith Noble, Mary Griffin, Victoria Keeble, Anna Ravenscroft, Sarah van
Niekerk, Don Smith, and Colin See-Paynton
- 8th August - 5th September, Silk Top Hat
Birmingham Watercolour Society Exhibition
- 18th July - 1st September, Hanbury Hall - details
Exhibition of Val Alexander's Recent Ludlow Watercolours - 21st July - 23rd August, Chang Thai Bar - details
Church Stretton Arts Festival 2015 - 25th July - 8th August, Church Stretton - details & website
Maggie Humphry's Full Day Tutoring Sessions - 29th July and 4th August - details
Bobby Britnell Summer School: David Tress - Landscape: Light and Energy - 9.30am - 4pm, 31st July - 2nd August, Moor Hall - details
Eighteenth Portrait Summer School - 10am - 4pm, 3rd - 5th August, Ludlow Library Resource Centre - details
Bobby Britnell Summer School: Drawing and Design for Textiles - , 9.30am - 4pm, 17th - 20th August, Moor Hall - details
LOAD Workshop: Funding and Public Art Commissioning - 21st August, 10am - 1pm, Yarpole Parish Hall - details
Bobby Britnell Summer School: Jan Miller - Working Inside Out - 9.30am - 4pm, 25th - 27th August, Moor Hall - details
OddForks: A Cutlery Upcycle Drop-In - 10am - 3pm, 26th August, behind the Mascall Centre - details
LOAD Workshop: Marketing and Networking - 28th August, 10am - 1pm, Yarpole Village Hall - details

The Eclectic Sofa
- 7pm - 11pm, second and fourth 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

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Exhibition at Ann Wallace's Studio

This has just come in courtesy of Ann - an exhibition of her students' work at her studio at Greenacres, running from 1st - 10th August. The poster has all the details:

Thanks, Ann!

Spotlight: Alphonse Mucha

This month, Spotlight's taking a close look at the works of a very well-known Czech artist. Alphonse Maria Mucha is perhaps best known for his Art Nouveau poster work, but he actually spent a lot of his life trying to distance himself from this style. Aside from the posters, perhaps his most notable achievement was the creation of the large-scale 20-painting series, the 'Slav Epic'.

You can find an online gallery of the Complete Works of Alphonse Mucha right HERE (one of the first links is to a biography page, too).

If you know of 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.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

2015 Summer Exhibition Forms

 The forms for our upcoming 2015 Summer Exhibition are now online! This is a very exciting show for the LAS, as it's our first large-scale show in St Laurence's Church (following on from our very successful Fringe Art Trail display.

Now, you should have received your forms already by post or by email (if you haven't, they should be with you very soon) - but, if you do need new forms, you can download them here or on the Membership and Exhibition page (the button's to the right):

OddForks, with Jessica Jackson

This is an interesting event, described as a 'Cutlery Upcycle Drop-In', being held behind the Mascall Centre at the end of August and run by Jessica Jackson of Jessica Found It CIC - click the poster to enlarge

Silk Top Hat's Summer Exhibition

Keith Noble 'The Lighthouse, St. Ives' (watercolour)
From Saturday 8th August, Silk Top Hat's Summer Exhibition will be open, and it features work from two former LAS Presidents!

The show runs until 5th September, and features oils, watercolours and pastels by Noel Shepherdson, Keith Noble, and Mary Griffin, and prints by Victoria Keeble, Anna Ravenscroft, Sarah van Niekerk, Don Smith, and Colin See-Paynton.

Victoria Keeble 'Gleanie' (collagraph)
Anna Ravenscroft: 'Boxing Hares'

Friday, 24 July 2015

Maggie Humphry's Full Day Tutoring Sessions

This email came in today from Maggie Humphry (via Pat Innes):


Hello Ludlow! My next two full day tutoring sessions are next week (29th July) and 4th August. If you'd like to come, please phone or text me on 0774-393-8820. But I am always happy to fix up mini-groups of just two or three people to fit around your available dates.

My website has been completely revamped by Peter over the last few weeks, using one of those 'make it easy' packages (not yet 100% finished). We hope it's going to be easy to read and navigate - it most certainly will be easier to maintain.
.... with very best wishes, Maggie
Please visit me - and tell all your friends. (If you'd like to chat with Peter about your own website, contact me via my website.)



The dates are coming up soon so if you're interested, don't delay getting in touch!

Monday, 20 July 2015

GPS Art Contest Results!

The winner of the GPS Art Competition is Martin Smith, who took to the air to track his flight path with ViewRanger, creating this truly immense drawing, titled 'High In The Sky On Coke':

Congratulations, Martin! The £100 of Apple vouchers, £25 of ViewRanger vouchers and ViewRanger buff are on their way to you :)

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The plan is for us to be running this again next year, so if you want to be in with a chance to win you need to get out there and create your own satellite-tracked artwork!