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If you would like to see the full programme for 2019, please download 'Programme 2019' and you will see all events at a glance in calendar format.
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What you need to know about our regular events:
Meetings are held at Stratford College (CV37 9QR) on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. 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.
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 please contact Lesley Shepherd firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Appreciation Visits
On our visits we travel by Johnson's coaches. We provide pickup at: Henley at 7.45am (where there is free parking), at Rother Street at 8.15am and the Racecourse at 8.30am. Parking at the racecourse is £1 collection on boarding the bus.
Upcoming events for 2019 in more detail:
Thursday 9th May
“The Double Life of Caravaggio”
Andrew Graham – Dixon
Thursday 9th May 2019 at 7.30pm at: Other Place, Waterside, Stratford upon Avon
Tickets are now on sale at £20 each from the RSC Box Office. You can purchase them in the following ways:
- Ring the RSC Box Office on 01789 331111 and reference 'Andrew Graham-Dixon'
- Go in person to the RSC Box Office and buy the tickets over the counter.
- Go online by logging into www.rsc.org.uk/andrewgrahamdixon
Saturday13TH April 2019
Portraits in Oil with Peter Keegan
Venue: Shottery Memorial Hall
Peter is an award winning artist specialising in representational painting and is particularly known for his portraiture work and garden scenes. He has his own working studio next door to The Courtyard Art Studio, which he runs with his wife and which is a bespoke working studio hosting a wide range of courses, workshops and classes in the beautiful setting of the National Trust’s Claydon House in Buckinghamshire.
Please note: this workshop is now full with a waiting list.
Sunday 28th April
Art Appreciation Visit
Join us on a trip to Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property, located in Buckinghamshire. Waddesdon Manor was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild between 1874 and 1885 to display his collection of arts and to entertain the fashionable world. Opened to the public in 1959, Waddesdon Manor is managed by the Rothschild Foundation, a family charitable trust, on behalf of the National Trust, who took over ownership in 1957. It’s home to the Rothschild Collections of paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.
The cost of the trip is £20 per person.
The departure time will be published nearer the time, so please check this website and at your monthly meetings for this information.
Departures are from Henley (free parking) Rother Street and The Racecourse (£1 parking charge, collection on boarding the coach).
Please see Sue at our monthly meetings for payment and any other questions that you may have.
Saturday 18th May 2019
Expressing Colour and Light in Pastels (Soft, Chalk based Pastels) with Tim Fisher
Venue: Shottery Memorial Hall
Tim regularly writes articles and new art material product reports for the Leisure Painter magazine and is author of two books by Search Press, "How to Paint Flowers in Acrylic" and "Perspective". His latest book is “Beginners Guide to Painting with Oil Pastels”.
For more details see his website www.timfisherfineart.com
For those wishing to try pastels for the first time Tim will bring along a limited stock of boxes of 48 half soft pastels at £10.00 per box. These are ideal as a starter set.
60th Anniversary Founders Lecture