Sponsors of the
Monthly Painting Competition
41 Smith Street, Warwick CV34 4JA
independent business specialising
in Picture Framing and Art Materials run by Sarah and Robin Taylor who have a wealth of Knowledge and experience. Street parking outside the shop makes it very convenient. Members will receive a 10% discount – take your Membership Card. Website:
Friday: 9am to 5.25pm
Saturday: 9am to 4.55pm
To get your Cards printed from your Artwork
10% OFF LIST PRICE Membership card must be shown
Ginger 64-66 Market Place Warwick CV34 4SD 07972 106421
Set in the heart of Warwick town, we are a small company specialising in short run Fine Art Print. Ginger can produce fine art prints and greetings cards from your original artwork.
For more information including prices visit the website:
http://www.gingertheartofprint.co.uk or feel free to pop in and see us. Open Monday to Friday 9.30am -5pm
Fantastic exclusive offer from
Rosemary & Co the well-known artist brush manufacturer
The finest quality artist’s brushes direct from the manufacturer, handmade for 30 years! Ranges include Kolinsky Sable, Pure Red Sable, Masters Choice, Ivory ... We have negotiated a “Free” brush deal with this well respected brush manufacturer. The more you spend the better the “Free” brush deal will be. An email has been sent to you giving instructions as to how to ensure you benefit from this offer. The full range on line at: www.rosemaryandco.com
This is a mail order business with attractive discounts on a wide range of products. For more information go to: www.saa.co.uk
STRATFORD UPON AVON STUDIO CLUB
The Studio Club members meet at Luddington Village Hall: 50 weeks of the year, closing over the Christmas and New Year.
Monday 11 am – 4 pm. General painting - biased towards water based paints. People can come and go as they chose.
Tuesday 10 am - 12 noon. This is a portrait session using any medium. Creative Embroidery section use part of the hall 10 am –1pm
Thursday 10 am - 3 pm. General painting, biased towards oil and acrylic, but people do their own thing. A Portrait Group use part of the hall from 1pm - 3pm. Creative Embroidery section use part of the hall 10am – 2pm.
Anyone is welcome to join from beginners to experienced painters or embroiderers.
We hold workshops and have evening talks and demonstrations throughout the year.
We have an annual exhibition at King Edward School in Stratford during Easter holidays.
The annual fee is £35, which pretty well covers all the above.
It's a friendly atmosphere and the hall has very good facilities.
For further information please contact:
John Lightbourne email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit:
Are you interested in art appreciation?
If so why not visit the link below and uncover the Nations Art Collection. This is a fantastic website with details on Pictures and Artists held in different public buildings: www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings
Your Paintings website, which has been produced and maintained by the BBC, has been a great success, but requires updating. The BBC and the Public Catalogue Foundation have agreed that the best possible future for the initiative involves a successor site being run by the Public Catalogue Foundation, the charity that digitised the 200,000 artworks on Your Paintings, with continuing support from the BBC.
The new website takes the name Art UK and will be officially launched on 24th February, and will allow you to explore a growing range of publicly-held art, with many new features. At the same time, the existing Your Paintings website will be closed and all users will be redirected to www.ArtUK.org.
If you wish to, you will be able to recreate your folder of selected paintings using a similar facility on Art UK, though unfortunately we will not be able to automatically transfer your selection, and you will have to re-register as a user of the new site. You might want to make a record of your ‘My Paintings’ selection before the Your Paintings website closes on 24 February. One way to do this could be to take a screen shot of the various pages of paintings you have saved on Your Paintings.
A good local link to the Arts
Visit the Birthplace Trust which covers a lot of local activities: www.shakespeare.org.uk
Stratford–upon-Avon Decorative and Fine Arts Society (STRADFAS)
The aim of the Society is to increase their members’ enjoyment and appreciation of all the decorative and fine arts.
STRADFAS offers a varied programme of events which consists of lectures, as well as study days, visits, extended tours and volunteering activities.
Lectures are held in the Artshouse: 10.45 for morning members: 13.30 for afternoon members.
Lectures are free for members and for those attending as a visitor, there is a recommended donation of £7 per lecture.
You can find out more about the Society and how to become a member, on their website:
STRADFAS and The Stratford upon Avon Art Society
have come to a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ (gentlepersons agreement?) to avoid confusion in respect of our similar titles.
To avoid this, STRADFAS are not using the formal title recommended by its parent body (The Arts Society).
Their Membership Cards this year will simply be headed ‘STRADFAS’ . They will also have the designation ‘A member of the Arts Society’ (The new name for NADFAS) on the membership card, with the new Arts Society logo and colours.
The Local link to the Arts
This is the best place to find out what’s going on in the local Arts. Click on this link for full details:
The Coloured Pencil Group of Evesham and Worcestershire
starts up at its new location tomorrow and every following Thursday 10-12 at Cropthorne Village Hall, we have spaces for new members too, if you have ever thought about trying coloured pencils or use them already and fancy joining a group of like minded people then please do come along!