Workshops and classes

Wednesday Classes, Saturday Workshops and Printing Workshops for members 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.

Wednesday Classes Programme 2017/2018

September: 6th, 20th, 27th
Tutor: Maggie Humphrey: ‘Pushing the Boundaries from Representational to Abstract’

October: 4th, 11th, 18th
Tutor: Lynne Morgan: ‘Drawing (and Painting) inspiration from our Shropshire Countryside’

November: 1st, 8th, 15th
Tutor: Euryl Stevens: ‘Landscapes of Reality and Imagination’

February: 7th, 14th, 21st
Tutor: Wilf Langford: ‘Expressive Drawing and Painting with Pastels’

March: 7th, 14th, 21st
Tutor: Di Purser: ‘Encounters, new art from old. A series of opportunities to analyse and develop ideas from studying an earlier artist’s painting’

Saturday Workshops Programme 2017/2018

Sep 2nd Marianne North/Georgia O’Keeffe – botany or art?
Oct 7th Jacques Villon (Gaston Duchamp) – beginnings of cubist portraiture
Nov 4th John Piper – British landscapes
Nov 25th Jack Butler Yeats – independent Ireland/people in the landscape
Jan 6th Howard Eliot Hodgkin /John Lowrie Morrison (known as Jolomo) – extreme colour
Feb 3rd Australian Impressionists – Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Charles Conder, and John Russell
Feb 24th Alberto Giacometti – portraiture/modelling with line
Mar 24th Winifred Nicholson – pure colour still life’s and landscapes

There will be clothed models arranged for some of these sessions, and still life where appropriate.

new season SAS Saturday Workshop 2017

Saturday Workshop September 2017

Printing Workshops Programme 2018

Drop in (for members) printing workshops will be held from 10am to 4pm, English Bridge Workshop:
Wednesdays 24th January and 28th February

Members of the Society receive information about these programmes each year and are advised to register their interest 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.