2019 Programme

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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 9.30pm. 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  stratfordartsociety@gmail.com


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.  

Art Appreciation Visits are booked at the monthly meeting; go see Sue at the Trips Table to find out what trips we are organising!

Upcoming events for 2019 in more detail:

Changed date:

Thursday 17th January


Looking at Art


Burne Jones / Klimt


Venue: Stratford College

The Willows North, Alcester Road, CV37 9QR


Time: 7:30-9:30pm 


£5.00 each

Sunday 27th January 


Klimt Art Appreciation Visit at RA


The society is running this trip alongside the Edward Burne Jones visit (see post below).  Timings for departure have been updated  to work for both trips.  The new details for arrival and departure are:


Johnson's coaches will provide a 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.  There will be a comfort stop on the way. Departure will be from Tate Britain at 4.30pm.


See rare and fragile drawings by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, offering intimate insights into their artistic relationship and differing creative processes. This extraordinary collaboration with the Albertina Museum in Vienna marks the centenary of both artists’ deaths.

1918 was a seismic year in Vienna. As the Austro-Hungarian Empire crumbled, an intense period of creative vitality drew to an end with the deaths of two of its foremost artists. One was the preeminent and strikingly modern painter of fin-de-siècle Vienna, Gustav Klimt; the other the young, scandalous and prodigiously talented Egon Schiele. Both revelled in the immediacy of drawing, an ideal medium for exploring new ideas of modernity, subjectivity and the erotic.

Klimt / Schiele: Drawings is a unique opportunity to see extraordinary drawings produced by both artists, considered to be some of the 20th century’s most important works on paper. Among them are Klimt’s sketches for his seminal Beethoven Frieze, and unflinching self-portraits by Schiele, which due to their delicacy will not see the light of day again for many years. In around 100 portraits, allegories, landscapes and erotic nudes, prepare to encounter these two icons of early Modernism at their most raw and revealing.


Please always go to the trips table at the monthly meetings to see what amazing exhibitions we will be taking you to in 2019. Sue with be there to talk and answer any questions you may have. 

Sunday 27th January


Edward Burne Jones

Art Appreciation Visit at Tate Britain 



The society is also running a second trip to Tate Britain to see The Edward Burne Jones exhibition on the 27th January 2019, which will run alongside the trip to the R A Klimt Schiele exhibition (see above post).


For those members who didn't fancy the R A exhibition, here is your chance to take advantage of this second exhibition to the Tate Britain.  The bus will drop off the members at the R A first and then go onto Tate Britain.  

Both exhibitions will have to be booked online, but there are concessions to be had. We felt this was too good an opportunity to miss as Vivian has just covered the Pre-Raphaelites in her Looking at Art talks. 


We have arranged with Johnson's coaches that there will be a 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.  There will be a comfort stop on the way. Departure will be from Tate Britain at 4.30pm.


The price for the bus is £18.00 per person.
Payments for the bus must be taken by Sue at the Trips table at the next monthly meeting. This is the meeting of 11/1/2019 or to Vivian's next Looking at Art talk on the 24/1/2019. 


We look forward to you joining us, whichever exhibition you choose.

Thursday 14th February

Monthly Meeting

Claire Botterill – Watercolour & Wax Resist


Saturday 16th February          


Claire Botterill - Mixed Media & Doorways

Venue: Shottery Memorial Hall

Time: 10am-4pm

Claire has developed her own unique style of working using Watercolour, Ink and Coloured Wax.  She has already run two workshops for us based on seedheads and flowers but this year she will be leading one on doorways/archways.

See her website: www.clairebotterill.co.uk


Stretched Paper, Ink Pens and Wax Crayons will be provided.  Claire will bring some photos but suggests you bring your own images to works from.


Cost £35.00


Tea and coffee are provided but please bring a packed lunch.


To book contact Lesley Shepherd.


Thursday 28th February


Looking At Art

Thursday 14th March


Monthly Meeting


Vicki Norman - Landscapes in Oil

Saturday 16th March




Peter Kotka - Still Life in Oil


Venue: Shottery Memorial Hall

Time: 10am-4pm


Peter is a well-known local artist who has original work in collections all over the world, paintings in many galleries and is famous for his paintings depicting wine bottles and glasses.


To see more of his work visit: http://wine443.wixsite.com/peterkotka


Cost £35.00


Tea and coffee are provided but please bring a packed lunch.


To book contact Lesley Shepherd. 

Thursday 28th March


Looking At Art



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.

                    60th Anniversary Founders Lecture

The Double Life of Caravaggio”

Lecture by

Andrew Graham – Dixon


Thursday 9th May 2019 at 7.30pm


at the


Other Place, Waterside, Stratford upon Avon