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Art Appreciation

Leader: Ivan Smith 01538 382998/07860 633988
Venue: Norton House downstairs large room
Time: Tuesdays 9:30–11:15

Spring 2020 Programme

Trips, Events and Holidays (see Events for details of forthcoming trips)

  • 9-14 June 2021, Belfast and Londonderry
  • Holiday to Durham, 9-12 September 2021 (a Just for Groups holiday)
  • Read the notes from the Glasgow trip.

NB: Booking forms and deposits are required ASAP for single rooms.
Please ensure that the leader/organiser of any trip or holiday is informed ASAP regarding any cancellations as this affects pick up arrangements and travel costs.

About Us
The Art Appreciation class has been established for over 10 years and comprises a lively and friendly group with a spread of artistic knowledge from beginner to near expert – plus a lot in-between! So no great artistic knowledge or skill is necessary – just a liking and interest in Art in its many and varied formats and representations.

Most weeks we have a speaker from within the group or from an outside source and we cover a wide variety of topics from well known artists or styles to fairly obscure ones! This is combined with talks on themes such as architecture, stained glass, pottery, sculpture and so on.

We study the best of art, mainly paintings but also other media, from the Middle Ages to this century and seeing it as an integral part of history.

We aim to develop careful observation and enlighten one another through discussion and comment. On the right you can see pictures of our efforts to create environmental art pieces.

Programme Organiser: If you have a subject you would like to give a talk/presentation about, or know someone who would come and speak to the Group please contact the Programme Organiser:
Email: Liz Rhodes
Phone: 01538 372740

We also have regular visits to notable art galleries, museums, houses and gardens as well as UK and foreign holidays with Art being the common thread. Recent visits or holidays have been Nantwich Town and Church, Lichfield Town and Cathedral, Gardens and Houses of Norfolk, Laskettt Gardens near Hereford and Imperial War Museum North.

For further information, and to check current availability, please contact the leader on the number above or send a message via the link at the top right of this page.

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Badminton 1 Badminton 2
Badminton 3 Badminton 4
Beadwork Bowls 1
Bowls 2 Bowls 3
Bowls 4 Bridge 1
Bridge 2 Card Making
Chance to Dance Computer, Tablet & Phone Support
Cooking For One Crafts
Creative Writing Crib
Crochet and Knitting Cross Stitch Plus
Digital Photography Elementary Maths
Embroidery Everyday Philosophy
Family History 1 Family History 2
Folk Dancing French Circle
Gardening German
Glass Engraving Guitar
Handicrafts Italian
Latin 1 Latin and Classical Greek
Line Dancing 2 Line Dancing 3
Line Dancing 4 Mah Jong 1
Mah Jong 2 Modern History
Needlecraft Painting All Media
Painting Watercolours Patchwork and Quilting 1
Patchwork and Quilting 2 Petanque
Railway Modelling Enthusiasts Reading For Pleasure
Scrabble Scrabble – Evenings
Sewing Singing For Fun
Singing for Fun 2 Singing For Pleasure
Spanish 1 Spanish 2
Spanish 3 Spanish Beginners 1
Spanish Beginners 2 Swimming
Table Tennis Tai Chi 1
Tai Chi 2 Tai Chi 3
Tai Chi 4 Tai Chi 5 (Well-being)
Tai Chi 6 Tennis
Theatre Group Ukulele/Banjo 1
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Walking 2 - Long & Medium Walking – Strollers (3 miles)
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