Stratford Now 2018


All members are invited to join in with the 2018 Challenge!


The following titles are purely suggested starting points for your consideration and may lead you into all sorts of exciting explorations!

  1. Seasonal Colours
  2. Through my Window...
  3. Watching
  4. Close Observation
  5. Doors
  6. Contrasts


Stratford Now is about sharing with and encouraging each other in our creative pursuits. It is about experimenting and developing skills. It is about the process of making art as much as it is about final outcomes. It is about finding inspiration in our locality.

Thinking about those aims the Stratford Now Project offers these challenges:


  • Use a sketchbook/journal to explore a particular theme.
  • Find 3 or 4 pictures by artists that you admire.
  • Write notes to yourself as to why you like their work and how it might influence the development of your own approach.
  • Make drawings in different mediums, colour studies and compositional studies for how you could develop your own ideas…see where it takes you!