Drawing & Painting (PM)
Drawing and Painting Group.
Meets at Lund House at 2.00-4.00 pm. on Thursdays
The leaders are Lesley Sherry tel 517115 and Marion Clarke
A Busy Year for the Thursday Afternoon Painting and Drawing Group
It has been a very busy and productive year for the Thursday Afternoon Painting and Drawing Group led by their new leaders, Lesley Sherry and Marion Clarke, which has involved a 'Watercolour Master Class,' talks from visiting experts and a very successful Art Exhibition of the members own 'oeuvres'.
In October a visiting expert, Sue Chatterton, came to the Victoria Centre to conduct a masterclass in painting with water colours whilst in November the members of the group enjoyed a talk, with, slides, on the Pre-Raphaelite Movement. This was presented by one of the guides at Manchester Museum of Art, Isobel Killicoat,
A local artist, Glynis Davies visited the group in January to give a talk, accompanied by slides, on the work of J.M.W. Turner.and in February a new class to be held monthly in the Kingsfield Centre, 'Art Appreciation', was set up by Zena Thewlis. Here U3A members can enjoy illustrated talks on artists and art movements.
The successful Art Exhibition was held, in the Victoria Centre from May 5th. until the 31 st.and the exhibits were of such a high standard that several of the paintings were bought by the general public
. From June 28th. some members of this group are also entering paintings for the 'Biddulph Festival Open Art Exhibition', again held in the Victoria Centre, which is open to all local artists over the age of 16.
One of the group's leaders, Lesley Sherry commented,' I have been a member of the group for around 10 years and one of it's two leaders since September 2016 .It is very much a 'self-help' group where everyone is very supportive of each other and we all learn new skills. There is a great feeling of companionship within this group.'
Member Judith Shields remarked,' This is a very practical group where we all help one another. It is a meeting of like -minded people which results in a fabulous social group.'
Thursday Morning and Afternoon Artists Hold Exhibition in the Victoria Centre
On display were a selection of paintings which vividly showed, once again, the wealth of artistic talent in these two groups. This exhibition was open to members of not only the Methodist Church but also to members of the local community .This resulted in several of the paintings being sold and there were also several commissions agreed upon.
The group leaders of these two group, Janet Wakelin, Thursday Morning Group, and joint leaders of the Thursday Afternoon Group, Lesley Sherry and Marion Clarke, were highly delighted with the response and interest shown in this exhibition.
Lesley commented, 'This has been another very positive affair. It has been well worth all the effort and gives us an incentive to hold another exhibition in the near future!
U3A Thursday Artists Hold Art Exhibition in the Victoria Centre.
Recently the creative and very talented members of the U3A Thursday Afternoon Painting Group held an exhibition in the Victoria Centre, Biddulph Methodist Central Church.
Once again this exhibition proved to be very popular with the general public and the members of the Painting Group were able to demonstrate their considerable creativity with a wide range of subjects.
The group continues to be very popular and gives its members the chance to attend and to enjoy workshops run by several well known, local, artists.
In July the group will attend the 'Patchings Art and Craft Festival', which is based in Nottinghamshire.
Lesley Sherry ( Joint Leader of the Thursday Afternoon Painting Group.)