Love art? Come and join us!
Thank you for visiting the Village Art Clubs page.
I hope you might consider coming to enjoy a couple of hours a week with others who are discovering or improving their artistic skills. Both beginners and more established picture makers are most welcome – don’t worry if you’ve never picked up a brush before – you’re not alone and our classes aren’t the least bit intimidating! Equally, if you’ve been a painter for years, you will find yourself in good company. You can learn painting in watercolour, oils, pastels and acrylics, so come and see what you can achieve – you’ll be surprised (and I hope, delighted). If you’re not a better picture maker by the end of the term I’ll eat my paintbrush!
The classes are relaxed and friendly – we don’t run prescriptive sessions – I think it’s important that everyone needs to be enthused about what they want to achieve so our tutors and I will happily give you guidance and teaching around what you would like to paint or draw.
Each week the classes start with a tutorial on an aspect of picture making such as composition, perspective, shadows and reflections etc and twice a term there is a short talk instead of a tutorial on a particular painting. This ‘Story Behind the Painting’ has been a popular feature of the classes for many years. We look together at particular works of art to get an understanding of the historical context of the painting, a quick biopic of the artist and look in detail at the elements in the painting, exploring the symbolism or meaning that might not be obvious at first sight.
There’s also a still life subject on offer every week if you want to test your drawing skills, and you can help yourself to tea and coffee throughout the class.
So if you think that you might enjoy what’s on offer I would be very pleased to offer you a place – do get in touch either by email – firstname.lastname@example.org, by phoning 07938 563716 or by post to 34 Etnam Street, Leominster, HR6 8AQ.
I look forward to hearing from you.
EVEN NEWER NEWS! Our next club to start up will be in HEREFORD on Monday 17th September from 10.00am-12.00noon at Hampton Park United Reformed Church hall in Tupsley, Hereford with our lovely tutor Kim Dalziel. Kim has taught illustration at the London School of Fashion, Hereford Art College and Bath Spa University. She has worked for Harpers & Queen, Marie Claire and for the food critic Nicholas Lander and the wine critic and journalist, Jancis Robinson OBE. She has also worked with hotels and restaurants including designing menus for Jean-Christophe Novelli, Albert Roux OBE and Gary Rhodes OBE. She illustrated the book ‘Fashion Through the Ages’ and spent time as Harrods’ in-house illustrator. If you would like to join Kim’s class in Hereford then contact Liz for a membership letter and form via email@example.com or phone 07938 563716 to reserve your place.
Kington’s Club – Our newest art club started on the 26th July in Kington for a short three week ‘taster’ term before beginning again in September. Our lovely tutor, well known local professional artist Jane Keay will be teaching watercolour skies in this week’s class. Some of Jane’s beautiful watercolour work can be seen on her website –www.janekeay.co.uk
Village Art Clubs was founded in Herefordshire in 2005 to offer classes locally to art lovers in rural communities across the county.
This has proved to be a popular and easy way to learn new art skills, practise old ones and make new friends without having to travel too far to enjoy it all.
- Three terms per year of art classes – Spring, Summer and Autumn
- Various venues to choose from – Wellington, Kingsland, Staunton on Arrow, Kington and Hereford – New for Autumn 2018
- Ten weeks of classes per term
- Two hours per session at £12.50 per class.
- Daytime classes and one evening class per week
- The opportunity to attend any of the classes to make up your ten
sessions if you can’t come to your usual class.
- Friendly and professional tuition to give you the skills to start or
improve your art
Hampton Park United Reformed Church, Hampton Dene, Hereford
Wellington Community Centre, Wellington
Wellington Chapel, Wellington
Kingsland – Luctonians Rugby Club Pavilion
Kington – Made in the Marches Gallery, Church Street, Kington
Staunton on Arrow Village Hall
A term’s classes is payable in advance please.
The cost is £125.00 per term ie £12.50 per session. (You are welcome to come to any of the venues at any time to make up your ten weeks if you have to miss any classes)
Please make cheques out to Village Art Clubs and send to 34 Etnam Street, Leominster HR6 8AQ. You are also welcome to pay by BACS/Faster Payment transfer – please contact me for details.