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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It's almost the end of the Snowdrop exhibition in the gallery so make sure you don't miss it. It closes on Saturday at 4pm. Over 100 exhibits and so many ideas. Don't forget to watch Countryfile on Sunday too! @SnowdropWalks @BBCCountryfile #localartists http://ow.ly/Tpfi50yhAcY

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You can have snowdrops in your garden all year round with these steel snowdrop stakes. The silver locket swings open to reveal a secret chamber. Snowdrops light up winter months like this lamp! Remember to vote for your favourite! #creativity #galanthus http://ow.ly/sCwZ50yhzPS

It's the start of half term so make sure you bring your families into the gallery to see the Snowdrop open exhibition. There's some great art by children. Remember to vote for your favourite artwork. @SnowdropWalks @BBCCountryfile #collage #children'sart http://ow.ly/Y9vV50yhzl0

Early snowdrops, tall and elegant. Remember that you can vote for your favourite work of art in this exhibition until 22 Feb. Open everyday 10am-4pm inc Sundays. @SnowdropWalks @BBCCountryfile #plastercast #acrylicpainting #ceramicvase #localartists #vote http://ow.ly/jhnr50yhySZ

Drifts of Snowdrops in the gallery - so many different styles and techniques. Flowers for Valentines? They'll last longer if they're artworks! @SnowdropWalks #galanthophiles #artformyvalentine #heraldofspring #artinshaftesbury @BBCCountryfile http://ow.ly/flQa50yhyL1

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  • It's almost the end of the Snowdrop exhibition in the gallery so make sure you don't miss it. It closes on Saturday at 4pm. Over 100 exhibits and so many ideas. Don't forget to watch Countryfile on Sunday too! @SnowdropWalks @BBCCountryfile #localartists http://ow.ly/YOvI50yhAcX

    shaftesburyarts: "It's almost the end of the Snowdrop exhibition in the gallery so make sure you don't miss it. It closes on Saturday at 4pm. Over 100 exhibits and so many ideas. Don't forget to watch Countryfile on Sunday too!  @SnowdropWalks @BBCCountryfile #localartists http://ow.ly/YOvI50yhAcX"
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  • You can have snowdrops in your garden all year round with these steel snowdrop stakes. The silver locket swings open to reveal a secret chamber. Snowdrops light up winter months like this lamp! Remember to vote for your favourite! #creativity #galanthus http://ow.ly/sCwZ50yhzPS

    shaftesburyarts: "You can have snowdrops in your garden all year round with these steel snowdrop stakes. The silver locket swings open to reveal a secret chamber. Snowdrops light up winter months like this lamp! Remember to vote for your favourite! #creativity #galanthus http://ow.ly/sCwZ50yhzPS"
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  • It's the start of half term so make sure you bring your families into the gallery to see the Snowdrop open exhibition. There's some great art by children. Remember to vote for your favourite artwork. @SnowdropWalks @BBCCountryfile #collage #children'sart http://ow.ly/3VVD50yhzkZ

    shaftesburyarts: "It's the start of half term so make sure you bring your families into the gallery to see the Snowdrop open exhibition. There's some great art by children. Remember to vote for your favourite artwork. @SnowdropWalks @BBCCountryfile #collage #children'sart http://ow.ly/3VVD50yhzkZ"
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  • Early snowdrops, tall and elegant. Remember that you can vote for your favourite work of art in this exhibition until 22 Feb. Open everyday 10am-4pm inc Sundays. @SnowdropWalks @BBCCountryfile #plastercast #acrylicpainting #ceramicvase #localartists #vote http://ow.ly/ytLD50yhySV

    shaftesburyarts: "Early snowdrops, tall and elegant. Remember that you can vote for your favourite work of art in this exhibition until 22 Feb. Open everyday 10am-4pm inc Sundays. @SnowdropWalks @BBCCountryfile  #plastercast #acrylicpainting #ceramicvase #localartists #vote http://ow.ly/ytLD50yhySV"
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  • Drifts of Snowdrops in the gallery - so many different styles and techniques. Flowers for Valentines? They'll last longer if they're artworks! @SnowdropWalks #galanthophiles #artformyvalentine #heraldofspring #artinshaftesbury @BBCCountryfile http://ow.ly/ZqTV50yhyL0

    shaftesburyarts: "Drifts of Snowdrops in the gallery - so many different styles and techniques. Flowers for Valentines? They'll last longer if they're artworks!  @SnowdropWalks #galanthophiles #artformyvalentine #heraldofspring #artinshaftesbury @BBCCountryfile http://ow.ly/ZqTV50yhyL0"
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  • Congratulations to @percylizzard who's painting 'White Bird with Snowdrop' has been chosen by the committee to be the poster image for next year. Continues until 23rd Feb so plenty of time to see it. @SnowdropWalks #happypainting #collage #ceramictiles http://ow.ly/13DT50yhygV

    shaftesburyarts: "Congratulations to @percylizzard who's painting 'White Bird with Snowdrop' has been chosen by the committee to be the poster image for next year. Continues until 23rd Feb so plenty of time to see it. @SnowdropWalks #happypainting #collage #ceramictiles  http://ow.ly/13DT50yhygV"
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  • It’s the first weekend of Shaftesbury Snowdrops Festival with study sessions, walks and this amazing open exhibition in the gallery which continues to 23 February. @snowdropwalks @visitshaftesbury @bbccountryfile #sculpure #mosaic #painting #galanthus #artinshaftesbury #shaftesburyartists #westcountryartists

    shaftesburyarts: "It’s the first weekend of Shaftesbury Snowdrops Festival with study sessions, walks and this amazing open exhibition in the gallery which continues to 23 February. @snowdropwalks @visitshaftesbury @bbccountryfile #sculpure #mosaic #painting #galanthus #artinshaftesbury #shaftesburyartists #westcountryartists"
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  • The Snowdrop exhibition opens tomorrow at 10am to herald the start of the Shaftesbury Snowdrop Festival. As always there is a vast range of approaches to portraying Shaftesbury’s adopted flower. @snowdropwalks @shaftesburytown @bbccountryfilelive #galanthus #snowdropseason #milkflowers

    shaftesburyarts: "The Snowdrop exhibition opens tomorrow at 10am to herald the start of the Shaftesbury Snowdrop Festival. As always there is a vast range of approaches to portraying Shaftesbury’s adopted flower. @snowdropwalks @shaftesburytown @bbccountryfilelive #galanthus #snowdropseason #milkflowers"
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  • It's the last week to see Welcome 20, the taster show that previews the exhibitions of 2020. Continues to Saturday 1st February. @dorsetartweeks #creativetextiles #ceramics #interpretingthesea #jurassiccoast #landscapepainting #sculpture http://ow.ly/e7t950xY8rP

    shaftesburyarts: "It's the last week to see Welcome 20, the taster show that previews the exhibitions of 2020. Continues to Saturday 1st February. @dorsetartweeks #creativetextiles #ceramics #interpretingthesea #jurassiccoast #landscapepainting #sculpture http://ow.ly/e7t950xY8rP"
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  • Gallery open today, Sunday 10am-4pm and until 1st February. Great variety of medium and style from familiar artists and newcomers. @nationaltrust @WoodlandTrust #upcyclingsurfaces #wildlife #figuresculpture #textiles #abstractpainting #moonlanding http://ow.ly/jS1550xY7V0

    shaftesburyarts: "Gallery open today, Sunday 10am-4pm and until 1st February. Great variety of medium and style from familiar artists and newcomers. @nationaltrust @WoodlandTrust #upcyclingsurfaces #wildlife #figuresculpture #textiles #abstractpainting #moonlanding http://ow.ly/jS1550xY7V0"
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