Wednesday Classes, Saturday Workshops and Printing Workshops take place from September to March. Experienced tutors are engaged for a series of three Wednesday Classes and teach on a variety of topics: the classes provide a great opportunity for our artists to learn new techniques, push their boundaries into different subjects or media, and be inspired by excellent tutors and their peers. The Saturday Workshops run once a month and offer the chance to work ‘in the style of’ a well-known artist or in a particular genre, in order to infuse our work with fresh elements; the workshops are challenging, exciting and fun. Our Printing Workshops offer you the opportunity to explore new techniques and media in a friendly supportive environment.

The 2019/2020 programme

Wednesday Classes 2019/2020

September: 4th, 11th, 18th – Tutor: Euryl Stevens
Reality reinterpreted. Reinvent your chosen subject by using line and different colour combinations.

October: 2nd, 9th, 16th – Tutor: Lynne Morgan
Drawing and Painting Shropshire’s Wilder Landscape

October: 30th and November: 6th, 13th – Tutor: Pip Jones
Creating drama in the landscape – how a ‘ big idea’ can contribute to the success of a painting

February: 5th , 12th , 19th (postponed) – Tutor: Wilf Langford
Beyond Boundaries

March: 4th, 11th, 18th (postponed) – Tutor: Di Purser
Developing techniques and experimenting with Acrylic Paints (and Acrylic Inks)

Collage Pip Jones SAS Wednesday classes 2019
Pip Jones Wednesday classes Autumn 2019 (photos thanks to Karen Worrall)

Saturday Workshops 2019/2020

August 31st Print Rebels
Brangwyn, Hayden, Palmer, Whistler et al, a homage to black and white

October 5th Harold Riley
Salford portraits/townscapes and friend of L.S. Lowry

November 2nd Sam Cartman
Shropshire born Scottish landscape painter

November 23rd David Hockney
Still life and coloured pencils

January 4th Joaquín Sorolla
Spanish Master of Light / Art and Science

February 1st Kyffin Williams
The strain of painting Welsh portraits

February 22nd Lawrence Gowing / Roger de Grey
Art and education and the English landscape

March 21st John Minton / Graham Sutherland (cancelled)
Urban landscapes and the demise of western figurative tradition

There may be clothed models arranged for some sessions, and still life where appropriate.

Saturday Workshop, Autumn 2019 (photos thanks to Jennifer Wallace)

Printing Workshops 2019/2020

Drop in (for members) printing workshops will be held from 10am to 4pm at the English Bridge Workshop on September 25th, October 23rd, November 20th, January 29th, February 26th and March 25th (cancelled).

We have a small supply of printing papers, Japanese vinyl (lino) and dry point plates which can be purchased if required. We have a small table press purchased in 2018 by the Society for our use. Help in printing techniques will be given by other members on the day.

Members should complete their Expression of Interest Form to receive information about these programmes each year, and are advised to respond early as the classes and workshops tend to be very popular and are often over-subscribed. All classes and workshops are held at the English Bridge Workshop, Shrewsbury.