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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Influences from around the world can be seen in the art at Welcome 20, the first exhibition in the gallery of 2020. Open all weekend including Sunday 10am-4pm. @dorsetartweeks #shaftesbury #india #russia #artinshaftesbury #globalart #dorsetartists http://ow.ly/rVV950xY7rX

Soft greens and natural form expressed in different styles and mediums. Welcome 20 showcases the range of art that will be shown in the gallery this year. Open every day to 1st Feb 10am-4pm. #naturalform #landscape #ceramics #raku #collage #watercolours http://ow.ly/lIhL50xY6A2

Painting the blues - paintings from four different exhibitions who will be taking part in exhibitions over the coming year. Welcome 20 continues to 1st Feb. #landscape #seascape #abstract #painting #mixedmedia #tastershow #welcome20 #dorsetartweeks http://ow.ly/Neqc50xY5Lw

Welcome 20 now in the gallery until 1st February, every day 10am-4pm inc Sundays. A taste of what will be in the gallery over the coming year. @dorsetartweeks @DorsetLife #happyheffalumps #softautumn #brughtceramics #aftermatisse #exhibitions2020 http://ow.ly/2F5R50xY5q5

Coming soon Welcome 20 - the taster that showcases all the exhibitions coming up this year in the Gallery. 17 Jan - 1 Feb. We are now also promoting exhibitions on the global contemporary art website Art Rabbit ... have a look! http://ow.ly/DQlR50xTKUZ http://ow.ly/7woD50xTKUY

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  • Influences from around the world can be seen in the art at Welcome 20, the first exhibition in the gallery of 2020. Open all weekend including Sunday 10am-4pm. @dorsetartweeks #shaftesbury #india #russia #artinshaftesbury #globalart #dorsetartists http://ow.ly/Y5rD50xY7rW

    shaftesburyarts: "Influences from around the world can be seen in the art at Welcome 20, the first exhibition in the gallery of 2020. Open all weekend including Sunday 10am-4pm. @dorsetartweeks #shaftesbury #india #russia #artinshaftesbury #globalart #dorsetartists http://ow.ly/Y5rD50xY7rW"
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  • Soft greens and natural form expressed in different styles and mediums. Welcome 20 showcases the range of art that will be shown in the gallery this year. Open every day to 1st Feb 10am-4pm. #naturalform #landscape #ceramics #raku #collage #watercolours http://ow.ly/iVFe50xY6A1

    shaftesburyarts: "Soft greens and natural form expressed in different styles and mediums. Welcome 20 showcases the range of art that will be shown in the gallery this year. Open every day to 1st Feb 10am-4pm. #naturalform #landscape #ceramics #raku #collage #watercolours http://ow.ly/iVFe50xY6A1"
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  • Painting the blues - paintings from four different artists who will be taking part in exhibitions over the coming year. Welcome 20 continues to 1st Feb. #landscape #seascape #abstract #painting #mixedmedia #tastershow #welcome20 #dorsetartweeks http://ow.ly/EmSD50xY5Lx

    shaftesburyarts: "Painting the blues - paintings from four different artists who will be taking part in exhibitions over the coming year. Welcome 20 continues to 1st Feb. #landscape #seascape #abstract #painting #mixedmedia #tastershow #welcome20 #dorsetartweeks http://ow.ly/EmSD50xY5Lx"
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  • Welcome 20 now in the gallery until 1st February, every day 10am-4pm inc Sundays. A taste of what will be in the gallery over the coming year. @dorsetartweeks @DorsetLife #happyheffalumps #softautumn #brightceramics #aftermatisse #exhibitions2020 http://ow.ly/1kJZ50xY5q7

    shaftesburyarts: "Welcome 20 now in the gallery until 1st February, every day 10am-4pm inc Sundays. A taste of what will be in the gallery over the coming year. @dorsetartweeks @DorsetLife #happyheffalumps #softautumn #brightceramics #aftermatisse #exhibitions2020 http://ow.ly/1kJZ50xY5q7"
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  • Looking for a gallery to exhibit your art? Come along on 11th January 10am-12pm to find out more about renting this lovely space from the coordinator of the gallery. #artinshaftesbury #shaftesburyarts #dorsetartweeks #dorsetartists #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/ZflO50xL1r7

    shaftesburyarts: "Looking for a gallery to exhibit your art? Come along on 11th January 10am-12pm to find out more about renting this lovely space from the coordinator of the gallery.  #artinshaftesbury #shaftesburyarts #dorsetartweeks #dorsetartists #visitshaftesbury  http://ow.ly/ZflO50xL1r7"
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  • The last few days for Eeles Family Pottery which closes on Saturday 4th January. Then the Gallery close for its annual facelift until 17th when Welcome20 opens to show case all the artists for 2020. #happynewyear #artinshaftesbury #craftsinshaftesbury http://ow.ly/qIVN50xyzXH

    shaftesburyarts: "The last few days for Eeles Family Pottery which closes on Saturday 4th January. Then the Gallery close for its annual facelift until 17th when Welcome20 opens to show case all the artists for 2020. #happynewyear #artinshaftesbury #craftsinshaftesbury http://ow.ly/qIVN50xyzXH"
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  • We hope you had a fabulous Christmas/midwinter celebration. When you are walking off all that indulgence go into the gallery to see Eeles Family Pottery and paintings. Exhibition continues to January #floraldecoration #porcelain #rainbowraku #shaftesbury http://ow.ly/Qlpm50xyzvN

    shaftesburyarts: "We hope you had a fabulous Christmas/midwinter celebration. When you are walking off all that indulgence go into the gallery to see Eeles Family Pottery and paintings. Exhibition continues to January #floraldecoration #porcelain #rainbowraku #shaftesbury http://ow.ly/Qlpm50xyzvN"
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  • Great last minute Christmas gifts from the Eeles Family Pottery with their distinctive rainbow raku pots, also stoneware and porcelain. Closed Christmas Day but open again on Boxing Day to 4th January. #lastminutegifts #potsforinteriors #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/V4mL50xyu6P

    shaftesburyarts: "Great last minute Christmas gifts from the Eeles Family Pottery with their distinctive rainbow raku pots, also stoneware and porcelain. Closed Christmas Day but open again on Boxing Day to 4th January. #lastminutegifts #potsforinteriors #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/V4mL50xyu6P"
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  • Looking for Christmas gifts? The Eeles Family Pottery and a painter, Alan Eeles have decorative ceramics and paintings for many tastes. The gallery is open all weekend including Sunday from 11am. #stoneware #porcelain #oilpaintings #giveartforchristmas http://ow.ly/BcRz50xytB6

    shaftesburyarts: "Looking for Christmas gifts? The Eeles Family Pottery and a painter, Alan Eeles have decorative ceramics and paintings for many tastes. The gallery is open all weekend including Sunday from 11am.  #stoneware #porcelain #oilpaintings #giveartforchristmas http://ow.ly/BcRz50xytB6"
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  • The Eeles Family Pottery continues in the gallery until 4th January along with artwork from Uncle Alan. A great range of prices for Christmas gifts. #ceramicfigure #marbledporcelain #rainbowraku #givehandmadepotsforchristmas #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/7grL50xysdI

    shaftesburyarts: "The Eeles Family Pottery continues in the gallery until 4th January along with artwork from Uncle Alan. A great range of prices for Christmas gifts. #ceramicfigure #marbledporcelain #rainbowraku #givehandmadepotsforchristmas #visitshaftesbury http://ow.ly/7grL50xysdI"
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