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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In the gallery this week until 1May. The Shaftesbury Arts Centre Art Group. A wide range of style and subject. #landscapepainting #stilllife #abstractpainting #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset https://t.co/vVaAhcm0gR

Know someone who might benefit from a helping hand with some technology? Encourage them to drop into the session tomorrow / every Thursday. It’s free. https://t.co/0TyqcZ4HMx

Happy Easter! We’re open today and there may be eggs! There is definitely a great range of art to enjoy plus cards and unframed work in the browsers. Ends 23 April #biglunch #sundaywalk #walkingitoff #artgallery #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset https://t.co/HJsWjSGJtW

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  • In the gallery this week until 1 May. The Shaftesbury Arts Centre Art Group. A wide range of style and subject. #landscapepainting #stilllife #abstractpainting #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/9NKd50runmf

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery this week until 1 May. The Shaftesbury Arts Centre Art Group. A wide range of style and subject. #landscapepainting #stilllife #abstractpainting #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/9NKd50runmf"
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  • An opportunity to enjoy a drink and a chat with the artists this evening 5.30-7.30pm - Victoria Garland, Andrea Jenkins and John Goodliffe. Find out how they make their art and where their ideas come from. Exhibition to 23 April #contemporaryart #respond #interpret #express #explore http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/victoria-garland-andrea-jenkins-john-goodliffe/

    shaftesburyarts: "An opportunity to enjoy a drink and a chat with the artists this evening 5.30-7.30pm - Victoria Garland, Andrea Jenkins and John Goodliffe. Find out how they make their art and where their ideas come from. Exhibition to 23 April #contemporaryart #respond #interpret #express #explore http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/victoria-garland-andrea-jenkins-john-goodliffe/"
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  • Don’t be alarmed if you spot these two waddling about the high street - they are p-p-p-picking up the pounds for our Funding the Future campaign at the Arts Centre! If you’ve some spare change drop it into their buckets and help us as we continue our fundraising for the next stage of development. Our Arts Centre provides a great resource Shaftesbury and the surrounding areas for theatre, music, gallery, film and regular activity groups. #fundraising #shaftesbury #penguin #artists #giving #arts @visitshaftesbury @shaftesburytown

    shaftesburyarts: "Don’t be alarmed if you spot these two waddling about the high street - they are p-p-p-picking up the pounds for our Funding the Future campaign at the Arts Centre! If you’ve some spare change drop it into their buckets and help us as we continue our fundraising for the next stage of development. Our Arts Centre provides a great resource Shaftesbury and the surrounding areas for theatre, music, gallery, film and regular activity groups.
#fundraising #shaftesbury #penguin #artists #giving #arts @visitshaftesbury @shaftesburytown"
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  • Goddess or? Japanese teapot and a stormy day ... diverse styles and disciplines from John Goodliffe, Victoria Garland and Andrea Jenkins open all weekend and every day until 23 April #meettheartists #stonecarving #charcoaldrawings #abstractpaintings http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/victoria-garland-andrea-jenkins-john-goodliffe/

    shaftesburyarts: "Goddess or? Japanese teapot and a stormy day ... diverse styles and disciplines from John Goodliffe, Victoria Garland and Andrea Jenkins open all weekend and every day until 23 April #meettheartists #stonecarving #charcoaldrawings #abstractpaintings  http://www.shaftesburyartscentre.org.uk/events/victoria-garland-andrea-jenkins-john-goodliffe/"
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  • Don't miss this dramatic exhibition - Closes tomorrow at 4pm. Gary Cook - solo show - 'Tree Life'. Enormous drawings of enormous trees with the wisdom of age. Small ink and watercolours of local lanes, hedgerows and woodland. #saveourtrees #protectwildlife http://ow.ly/FYng30ojsMd

    shaftesburyarts: "Don't miss this dramatic exhibition - Closes tomorrow at 4pm. Gary Cook - solo show - 'Tree Life'. Enormous drawings of enormous trees with the wisdom of age. Small ink and watercolours of local lanes, hedgerows and woodland. #saveourtrees #protectwildlife http://ow.ly/FYng30ojsMd"
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  • Open all weekend and to Tues 9th April 10am - 4pm - 'Tree Life' from Gary Cook. Local woodland and monumental trees in watercolours, inks and charcoal. #lowwintersun #Duncliffebluebells #westmelbury #pleinairartist #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/8V2i30ojsea

    shaftesburyarts: "Open all weekend and to Tues 9th April 10am - 4pm - 'Tree Life' from Gary Cook.  Local woodland and monumental trees in watercolours, inks and charcoal. #lowwintersun #Duncliffebluebells #westmelbury #pleinairartist #dorsetartist #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/8V2i30ojsea"
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  • In the gallery this week - Gary Cook with'Tree Life'. Very large ink and charcoal images of giant ancient oaks with a message about declining mixed woodland. 3 - 9 April open Sunday. Woodland Trust #ancientoaks #ashdieback #nativetrees #treesnearhome http://ow.ly/EjzD30ojrDC

    shaftesburyarts: "In the gallery this week - Gary Cook with'Tree Life'. Very large ink and charcoal images of giant ancient oaks with a message about declining mixed woodland. 3 - 9 April open Sunday. Woodland Trust #ancientoaks #ashdieback #nativetrees #treesnearhome http://ow.ly/EjzD30ojrDC"
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  • Last two days to see this diverse and colourful exhibition. Closes at 4pm tomorrow. Caroline Hughes, Lindsey Keir, Gillian McCormack, Rachel Raine. #ceramics #paintings #stainedglass #jewellery #localartists #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/Syfw30oasDM

    shaftesburyarts: "Last two days to see this diverse and colourful exhibition. Closes at 4pm tomorrow. Caroline Hughes, Lindsey Keir, Gillian McCormack, Rachel Raine. #ceramics #paintings #stainedglass #jewellery #localartists #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/Syfw30oasDM"
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  • There are lots of possibilities for presents and the gallery is open all weekend including Sunday ... Mother's Day! 10am - 4pm and until April 2. #handmadesilverjewellery #fusedstainedglass #ceramics #paintings #mixedmedia #affordableart #localartists http://ow.ly/AamB30oasuZ

    shaftesburyarts: "There are lots of possibilities for presents and the gallery is open all weekend including Sunday ... Mother's Day! 10am - 4pm and until April 2. #handmadesilverjewellery #fusedstainedglass #ceramics #paintings #mixedmedia #affordableart  #localartists http://ow.ly/AamB30oasuZ"
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  • Continuing this week in the gallery until April 2 - Caroline Hughes: ceramics, Lindsey Keir: mixed media paintings, Gillian McCormack: fused stained glass, Rachel Raine: jewellery. #localartists #inspiredbynature #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/GFVx30oaskl

    shaftesburyarts: "Continuing this week in the gallery until April 2 - Caroline Hughes: ceramics, Lindsey Keir: mixed media paintings, Gillian McCormack: fused stained glass, Rachel Raine: jewellery. #localartists #inspiredbynature #visitshaftesbury #thehighpointofdorset http://ow.ly/GFVx30oaskl"
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