Monthly Demonstrations

Meetings are held at Stratford College (CV37 9QR) on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7.30pm to 9.30pm approximately (coffee available from 6.45 pm for those who wish to socialise with friends before the meeting)

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

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.

Workshops in 2018 

All workshops are held at The Shottery Studio, above the Shottery Memorial Hall, Hathaway Lane
On a Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Cost £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

Our visits are by coach leaving outside the ArtsHouse at 8.45am and the Stratford Racecourse at 9.00am. There is parking at the Racecourse at £1.00 for the Day. Visits are booked at the monthly meeting. 

Saturday 17th November  Tom Shepherd

Acrylic & Oils

Sunday 18th November Wallace Collection, London

 

The Wallace Collection is a national museum which displays the art collections brought together by the first four Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, thought to be the illegitimate son of the 4th Marquess.

It was bequeathed to the British nation by Lady Wallace, Sir Richard’s widow, in 1897. Among the Collection’s treasures are an outstanding array of eighteenth-century French art, many important seventeenth and nineteenth-century paintings, medieval and Renaissance works of art and one of the finest collections of princely arms and armour in Britain. The Wallace Collection is displayed in Hertford House, formerly the London residence of the Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace. It was opened to the public as a museum in 1900.

 

Further information:

The coach is £18 pp. Entrance to the Wallace Collection is free.
Time of departure from Stratford upon Avon will be confirmed at the next monthly meeting and also will be available on the website. 

There are two free highlight tours (one at 11.30 am and the other at 2.30 pm) which are not bookable but are on a first come first served basis with a maximum of 25 spaces. 

There is a very nice restaurant on site, plus lots of places to eat around the area. 
Please do come and enjoy this wonderful collection.
For further information please contact Andrew Evans:  
andrew-evans21@sky.com

 

Art Appreciation Thursday 24th January

 

At Stratford College 7:30-9:30, The Willows North, Alcester Road, CV37 9QR

£5.00 each

 

Klimt Art Appreciation Visit Sunday 27th January

 

Coach leaves Rother Street

8.45 am and Race Course 9.00am (carpark £1.00)

£18.00 each (Exhibition extra - Book direct)

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.