See News Page with regard to all events, but please note that unfortunately some events have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus.

 

What you need to know about our regular events:

Monthly Demonstrations

Meetings are held at Stratford College (CV37 9QR) on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7.30pm to 9.35pm. You are welcome to arrive earlier for tea and coffee from 6.45pm if you wish to socialise with friends before the meeting.  Bring your own mug to save money and the environment.

If you have a friend who is interested in joining us for the evening, the cost to visitors is £5.00. There is no charge to members.

Workshops

All workshops are held at The Shottery Studio, above the Shottery Memorial Hall, Hathaway Lane on a Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Cost is £35.00 unless stated otherwise.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided but please bring a packed lunch.

 To Book contact Lesley Shepherd  stratfordartsociety@gmail.com

 

Looking at Art

 

One Thursday every month, Vivien delivers a talk about the history and art of a chosen artist related to the next Art Appreciation Visit.

 

Art Appreciation Visits

 

We travel by Johnson's coaches, providing pickup at: Henley (where there is free parking), at Rother Street, Stratford and the Racecourse. Parking at the racecourse is £1 collection on boarding the bus.  Departure times will be posted under each exhibition, plus an email will be sent out within that week to confirm departure times. Bookings are made at the monthly meeting,see below for details!

Or email Sue: stratfordartsociety@gmail.com

Upcoming events for 2020 in more detail:

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus.

 

Thursday 9th April 2020

Demonstration

 

Peter Keegan

 

Portraits in Charcoal

 

Peter returns to us by popular demand! He last came to do a demo for us in January 2019 when he did a portrait in oil of an audience  member.  This time he has suggested that he does two portraits in charcoal - again, of members of the audience.

Peter is a professional artist living and working in Buckinghamshire, specialising in portraiture. Trained at Cardiff School of Art, Peter follows traditional techniques but uses them in a way to depict the people he meets in a modern and original style. His aim in portraiture is to always create a painting or drawing that reflects the subject's likeness and personality, as well as capturing those special elements which make the subject truly "them". Peter is the director of The Courtyard Art Studioa bespoke working art studio, based at Claydon Estate in Buckinghamshire.
 

 

 

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus.

 

Saturday 18th April 2020

Workshop

 

Vicki Norman

 

Landscape in Oils

 

 

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus.

 

Sunday 26th April 2020

 

Art Appreciation Visit

 

Titian & Artemisia Gentileschi

National Gallery, London

 

We shall be exploring Titian's sensuous interpretation of classical myths of love, temptation and punishment, together with the first major exhibition of Artemisia's paintings also at the National Gallery.  The exhibition features some of her best-known paintings and self portraits, as well as more recently disocered artworks.

 

Please book tickets online to save disappointment. 

 

Departure times:

 

Johnson's CoachDepot - 7:45am with free parking

Rother Street, Stratford - 8:15am

The Racecourse, Stratford - 8:30am

 

We shall leave London at 4:30pm.

 

 

 

Thursday 7th May 2020

 

Founder's Lecture

 

Dr James Fox

 

"My Love Affair with the Art of Stanley Spencer"

 

 

RSC, The Other Place, Waterside at 7:30pm

 

Dr James Fox is an art historian, BAFTA-nominated broadcaster, and Fellow of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge. He has written widely on the history of art, and next year Penguin will publish his first trade book, The World According to ColourJames has made numerous arts series for the BBC, including A History of Art in Three Colours; Forest, Field and Sky: Art out of Nature; and The Art of Japanese Life. He is also President of the Friends of the Stanley Spencer Gallery.

 

Summary

Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) is perhaps the best-loved British artist of the twentieth century, whose visionary paintings of the English countryside are seared into the public's consciousness. Since a childhood visit to Spencer's village of Cookham, James Fox has been captivated by the eccentric artist’s work. In this talk James will describe, in embarrassing detail, how his obsession started and later developed. He will tell the dramatic story of Spencer’s life, analyse his greatest pictures, and argue that this idiosyncratic figure is actually one of the most important artists of the modern era.

 

Tickets are £20.00 and are available to the public as well as members from the RSC Box office Waterside.

Sunday 10th May 2020

 

Art Appreciation Visit

 

Hampton Court

 

A marvellous opportunity to see this historical  building and its gardens.

 

Group concessions of 15 people or more: £16.72

 

Departure times:

 

Johnson's CoachDepot - 7:45am with free parking

Rother Street, Stratford - 8:15am

The Racecourse, Stratford - 8:30am

 

We shall leave at 4:30pm.

 

 

 

Saturday 16th May 2020

Workshop

 

Lis Mann

 

Mixed Media

 

Thursday 11th June 2020 Demonstration

 

Zoe Taylor

 

Contemporary Oils

 

Zoe works from a small studio in Worcestershire, she currently works in oil with cold wax on aluminium panel. She is inspired by the worked land and the skies here in Britain. She says, "These have made us who we are and are intensely emotional, powerful voices that are part of our very soul.  The skies are constant, yet ever-changing, the land responding to the cast light."

 

Sunday 14th June 2020

 

Art Appreciation Visit

 

RA Summer Exhibition, London

 

This exhibition has run since 1769, and is the world's largest open submission art show.  Each year, a committee of diverse artists choose an array of art in all mediums for everyone to enjoy.

 

Departure times:

 

Johnson's CoachDepot - 7:45am with free parking

Rother Street, Stratford - 8:15am

The Racecourse, Stratford - 8:30am

 

We shall leave at 4:30pm.

 

Saturday 20th June 2020

Workshop

 

Rob Wareing

 

Portraits in Oils/ Pastels

 

More events to come soon.  Please refer to your emails to find the full calendar of SAS events.

Please help to save our oceans

As a Society we want to support the reduction of plastics, particularly when it ends up in the sea. Please bring your own mug for refreshments and the price is 50 pence. If however you use one of the “use and throwaway” cups, we provide, the charge will be £1.00.  Thank you for your help.