We meet the second Monday of each month. The doors open at 10.00 for a 10.15 start.
We explore a large range of art, in time, style, and place. A fullish list of what we have done in the past appears below the current programme.
We have about 30 regular members, and we can take more. We work on the principle of sharing ideas and expertise, and some of us take it in turns to research and present about our chosen topics. It’s not compulsory, but any offers would be welcome. Sometimes we have DVDs instead, and we have outings to galleries from time to time. We have visited Compton Verney, the Ashmolean in Oxford, and Birmingham Art Gallery. We welcome suggestions as to where future trips might take us, as well what aspects of art we could explore. Afterwards there is group discussion, followed by tea or coffee. The cost for all this is £3.00 per session.
Phone: O74Ol O37O93.
Second Monday of each month, except in June, when we'll visit Compton Verney on Wednesday 12th.
|Jan 14th||Fake Van Goghs||DVD|
|February 11th||Art and the Coal Mine||Mike Bagshaw|
|March 11th||Picasso's Hidden Stories||Sean Hughes|
|April 8th||Toulouse Lautrec||Nick Mason|
|May 13th||Elizabeth Vigée-Lebrun||Caroline Bagshaw|
|June 12th (Wed)||Compton Verney visit||Exhibition - Painting Childhood|
|Jul 8th||A Portrait to Remember||Members of the group|
|Sep 9th||Odilon Redon||Barbara Curry|
|Oct 14th||Joseph Wright of Derby||Mike Bagshaw|
|Nov 11th||Art and the Sea||Caroline Bagshaw|
|Dec 9th||The Pleasures of Drinking||Mike Bagshaw, Barbara Curry, Nick Mason, Shaun Hughes|
|Aboriginal art||African art||Allegory and symbolism in art||Art and music||Art, or not?|
|Australian art||Max Beerbohm||Birds beasts and flowers||Bratby and the kitchen sink||Brazilian art|
|Breugel Dynasty||Bronzino||Caravaggio||Cave art||Cezanne|
|Charcoal demonstration||Christmas cards||Classical Greek art||Colour theory and practice||Commercial art|
|Constable||Dutch Interiors||Eggs in art||Embroidery||Lavinia Fontana|
|Lucian Freud||Food and drink in art||Abram Games||Giacometti||Glasgow Boys|
|Graphic novels||Barbara Hepworth||Damien Hirst||Hockney||Hogarth|
|Holbein||Hopper||Horses in art||Ice Age art||Impressionists in Britain|
|Augustus John||Gwen John||Osbert Lancaster||Manet||Mediaeval church paintings|
|Jean-Francoise Millet||Miro||Sculpture - post 1900||Modigliani||New Yorker cartoons|
|Newlyn School||O'Keeffe||Grayson Perry||Photography as art||Picasso|
|Portrait demonstration||Pottery||Propaganda posters||Raphael||Rauschenberg|
|Ravilious||Regency Satire||Paula Rego||Rembrandt||Renoir|
|Rockwell||Rodin||Martin Rowson||Scottish colourists||Seaside in art|
|Seago||Social issues in art||St Ives artists||Staffordshire pottery||Staithes (Yorkshire Impressionists)|
|Street art||Surrealism||John Tenniel||Trains in art||Turner|
|Velasquez||Vermeer||War Artists||Richard Wilson||Winter in art|