The Spring 2024 Programme

Wednesday Classes

Our Spring Term Wednesday Classes continue in April, with Di Purser‘s classes completing the 2023/24 season. These are running for a maximum of 15 participants at Upton Magna Village Hall, and the closing date for joining has now passed.

A Return to the Basics of Drawing and Observation, tutor Di Purser
3rd, 10th and 17th April
In a return to the basics of drawing and observation (with some fun ideas hopefully thrown in) we will study heads and faces with the idea of working towards a portrait.

Thank you to Wilf Langford, Bob Spendlove and Lynne Morgan who also tutored Wednesday Classes for us this season.

Saturday Workshops (continuing from the Autumn)

Our 2023/2024 programme of Saturday Workshops continue into the Spring Term at Upton Magna Village Hall. The closing date for joining the Saturday Workshops has now passed.

Saturday Workshops Spring Term 2024:

Jan 6th
John Knapp Fisher – Pembrokeshire landscapes

Feb 3rd
New Objectivity – a radical look at portraiture, Jeanne Mammen, Otto Dix, George Groz

Mar 2nd
Ann Blockley – foraging for mixed-media landscapes

April 6th
Elizabeth Blackadder – a scientific yet lyrical approach to floral illustration

Print Club

Our Print Club is running, led by Paul Cronin, at Severn Hospice, Shrewsbury. Members, please see your Focal Points Newsletter for the latest information about the Print Club.

Past Wednesday Classes, to give you a flavour

Lynne Morgan’s Autumn 2021 Wednesday Classes included sketching outdoors prior to creating our paintings at the English Bridge Workshop (EBW):

SAS Lynne Morgan's Wednesday Classes Lyth Hill and EBW, collage
Lynne Morgan’s Wednesday Classes 2021
Sketching on Lyth Hill and working at the EBW

Beverley Fry’s Autumn 2021 Wednesday Classes Exploring the drama: Ways to successfully integrate the human figure into our paintings involved painting from life, at the EBW:

SAS Beverley Fry's Wednesday Classes at the EBW, collage
Beverley Fry’s Wednesday Classes 2021, EBW

General Information about our annual programme of Classes and Workshops:

Wednesday Classes and Saturday Workshops normally take place from September to March/April. 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 inspired by ‘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 Print Club offers you the opportunity to explore new techniques and media in a friendly supportive environment.

Members are advised to respond early as the classes and workshops tend to be very popular and are often over-subscribed.