Art Group

Art Group

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The Art Group is a well established group, meeting on Monday afternoons in the Phoenix Room from 2.00-4.30 pm.

There are three sessions a year, comprising about 11 indoor meetings from October to Christmas, 11 from January to April, and 4 early in the summer session;  later in the summer, there are usually (weather permitting!) some full- or half-day outdoor sketching meetings. The programme of work is interesting and varied, and Art Group members take an active part in suggesting the topics. The current programme is on display at the Arts Centre.

Each session offers the opportunities for drawing and painting a wide range of subjects, practising familiar and experimenting with unfamiliar styles and media.  It will generally include visits from several tutors, and often the use of models. Materials are not provided. Members have the chance to display and sell their work at the Group’s annual exhibition in the Arts Centre.

The Art Group is open to all, but numbers are limited by the space available, and the challenge for tutors on a brief visit of giving effective help to too large a group.  All levels of ability are welcome. However, complete beginners should note that a systematic course of instruction is not offered.   Applicants must be paid-up members of the Arts Centre.  In addition, the Art Group makes a charge at the start of each session to cover the fees of tutors and models booked;  this is usually around £40.

Outside art sessions also take place - weather allowing!

Details of the current season's activities can be found here

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For more information on joining the Art Group 
Contact: Gillian 07873 740979 or  Janet 01747 821601
email art@shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk

The Gallery

Opening hours 10.00am-4.00pm Monday-Saturday inclusive. Entry free.

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The purpose-built gallery is an integral part of the Centre on the ground floor off the entrance foyer and provides local artists and art groups, craftspeople and crafts groups, professional and amateur, with a venue in which to show and sell their work to the general public.

It is also available for in-house groups to display their activities. It is run by a gallery manager who supervises and records the bookings and hires it out for one or two week periods for a booking fee plus commission on sales (in-house groups are not charged the booking fee).

Contact: gallery@shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk

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Open all weekend including Sunday and to 22 October, Laura Joliffe’s solo show ‘Coastline’. #bladdewrack #tidaledges #ceramics #printmaking #painting #dorsetartist #kimmeridge #rockstrata #jurrassiccoast https://t.co/GR4Mh5aFMW

In the gallery from today until October 22nd. ‘Coastline’ from multi-disciplinary artist Laura Joliffe. Inspired by the Dorset Coast from the chalk stacks of Studland to Kimmeridge and beyond. #ceramics #watercolours #chalkstacks #oldharryrocks #searipples https://t.co/IbfegHBvZ8

Last two days to see this exhibition from two close friends, Vonnie Fletcher and Felicity Sanders, ‘Inspired Friendship’. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. #friendswhopainttogether #coastallandscapes #dramaticmountains #painting #landscapepainting #visitshaftesbury https://t.co/lfqQkoSxNE

Open all weekend and until 8 October – Vonnie Fletcher and Felicity Sanders with ‘Inspired Friendship’. #watercolourpainting #oilpainting #springandsummer #nearandfar #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset https://t.co/IOckAa3lLA

In the gallery this week – ‘Inspired Friendship’. Vonnie Fletcher and Felicity Sanders exhibiting the results of their weekly painting sessions together. #dorsetlandscapes #aplinelandscapes #italianatefacade #friendswhopainttogether #visitshaftesbury https://t.co/Ow6BTgHa4E

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  • Open all weekend including Sunday and to 22 October, Laura Joliffe's solo show 'Coastline'. #bladdewrack #tidaledges #ceramics #printmaking #painting #dorsetartist #kimmeridge #rockstrata #jurrassiccoast http://ow.ly/ssgv50wGrNW

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend including Sunday and to 22 October, Laura Joliffe's solo show 'Coastline'. #bladdewrack #tidaledges #ceramics #printmaking #painting #dorsetartist #kimmeridge #rockstrata #jurrassiccoast http://ow.ly/ssgv50wGrNW"
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  • In the gallery from today until October 22nd. 'Coastline' from multi-disciplinary artist Laura Joliffe. Inspired by the Dorset Coast from the chalk stacks of Studland to Kimmeridge and beyond. #ceramics #watercolours #chalkstacks #oldharryrocks #searipples http://ow.ly/xuk050wGrnX

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery from today until October 22nd. 'Coastline' from multi-disciplinary artist Laura Joliffe. Inspired by the Dorset Coast from the chalk stacks of Studland to Kimmeridge and beyond. #ceramics #watercolours #chalkstacks #oldharryrocks #searipples http://ow.ly/xuk050wGrnX"
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  • Last two days to see this exhibition from two close friends, Vonnie Fletcher and Felicity Sanders, 'Inspired Friendship'. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. #friendswhopainttogether #coastallandscapes #dramaticmountains #painting #landscapepainting #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/8us050wzkU8

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see this exhibition from two close friends, Vonnie Fletcher and Felicity Sanders, 'Inspired Friendship'. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. #friendswhopainttogether #coastallandscapes #dramaticmountains #painting #landscapepainting #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/8us050wzkU8"
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  • Open all weekend and until 8 October - Vonnie Fletcher and Felicity Sanders with 'Inspired Friendship'. #watercolourpainting #oilpainting #springandsummer #nearandfar #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/tvo450wzkI8

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend and until 8 October - Vonnie Fletcher and Felicity Sanders with 'Inspired Friendship'. #watercolourpainting #oilpainting #springandsummer #nearandfar #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/tvo450wzkI8"
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  • In the gallery this week - 'Inspired Friendship'. Vonnie Fletcher and Felicity Sanders exhibiting the results of their weekly painting sessions together. #dorsetlandscapes #aplinelandscapes #italianatefacade #friendswhopainttogether #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/uP7I50wzkcM

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery this week - 'Inspired Friendship'. Vonnie Fletcher and Felicity Sanders exhibiting the results of their weekly painting sessions together. #dorsetlandscapes #aplinelandscapes #italianatefacade #friendswhopainttogether #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/uP7I50wzkcM"
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  • Last two days to see this group exhibition from Simon Baddely, Helen Baddely, Trish Venn and Sharon Bielby - ends tomorrow at 4pm. #landscapephotography #coastalpaintings #abstractpaintings #floralembroideries. http://ow.ly/s7nC50wqw2E

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see this group exhibition from Simon Baddely, Helen Baddely, Trish Venn and Sharon Bielby - ends tomorrow at 4pm. #landscapephotography #coastalpaintings #abstractpaintings #floralembroideries. http://ow.ly/s7nC50wqw2E"
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  • Gallery open all weekend and to Tuesday 1 October, mixed group show from family and friends of photographer Simon Baddely. #photography #textiles #paintings #dorsetartists #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/qOPg50wqvCt

    shaftesburyarts: "Gallery open all weekend and to Tuesday 1 October, mixed group show from family and friends of photographer Simon Baddely. #photography #textiles #paintings #dorsetartists #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/qOPg50wqvCt"
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  • In the gallery this week, Simon Baddely has been joined by Helen Baddely, Trish Venn and Sharon Bielby to produce a lively, varied group show of photography, painting and embroidery. #trees #monochrome #colour #lightandcolour #impressionist #abstract http://ow.ly/7wIo50wqvgV

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery this week, Simon Baddely has been joined by Helen Baddely, Trish Venn and Sharon Bielby to produce a lively, varied group show of photography, painting and embroidery. #trees #monochrome #colour #lightandcolour #impressionist #abstract http://ow.ly/7wIo50wqvgV"
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  • Last two days to see Vivienne Rudd's solo exhibition. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. Mixed media drawings, paintings, collage and assemblage. A show to make you smile. #familytree #gooseberrybush #paperpeople #plasticbirdsnest #signofthetimes #shaftesburyartist http://ow.ly/eQra50weSmx

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see Vivienne Rudd's solo exhibition. Closes tomorrow at 4pm. Mixed media drawings, paintings, collage and  assemblage. A show to make you smile. #familytree #gooseberrybush #paperpeople #plasticbirdsnest #signofthetimes #shaftesburyartist http://ow.ly/eQra50weSmx"
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  • Open all weekend including Sunday and to 24 September, landscapes and still life from Vivienne Rudd. #collage #mixedmedia #watercolour #drawing #painting #assemblage #shaftesburyartists #localartist #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofshaftesbury http://ow.ly/NDxR50weQJr

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend including Sunday and to 24 September, landscapes and still life from Vivienne Rudd. #collage #mixedmedia #watercolour #drawing #painting #assemblage #shaftesburyartists #localartist #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofshaftesbury http://ow.ly/NDxR50weQJr"
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