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.
Leominster Club Up and Running!
Our newest club at Leominster Library started with a flourish on Thursday 21st February with our great tutor, artist, ceramicist and arts broadcaster Linzi Whitting. Linzi got our new painters off to a great start with an exploration of texture and form in still life and everyone enjoyed the first session of the new club. There are still a couple of spaces available if you would like to sign up – call Liz on 07938 563716 for details.
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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 two in Hereford
- 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 clubs at any time 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
Hereford Young Farmers’ Club, Beech Business Park, Three Elms, Hereford
Leominster Library, Buttercross, Leominster
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.