The society has artists and artisans in its membership, with varying abilities. Our artists use media including oils, watercolours, pastels, acrylics,pens and mixed media whilst our artisans include glass, textiles, wood, beading, wool and paper. This is a regular meeting for people who are talented artists/crafters or who have a keen interest. Come along to a meeting and enjoy a demonstration or take part in a workshop. Members have the opportunity to exhibit work at the Spring and Autumn Exhibitions which takes place in April and November respectively. You can attend every week or as and when you like – visitors are always welcome.
When: Wednesday Evenings 7:30 to 9:30
Where: Village Hall, Shorts Road, Fair Oak, Eastleigh, SO50 7EJ
Weekly Format: First Wednesday of month – Art Demonstration
Second Wednesday of month – Workshop
Third Wednesday of month – Craft Demonstration
Fourth Wednesday of month – Workshop/painting together day out (See Programme)
There is no meeting on the last Wednesday of each month.
This format may vary, please refer to the programme and if there is a specific demonstration you are interested in you may wish to confirm details with the programme secretary nearer the date.
The doors open at 7.00 and demonstrations start sharp at 7.30. There will be a break after about an hour for tea/coffee and a biscuit and a chance to chat and look at the progress of the demonstration.
Workshop evenings, unless specified otherwise, involve everyone doing their own thing. Bring along your latest piece of work or a book or publication to look through. Use this as an opportunity to get advice from fellow members and to talk to like minded people. This is a more relaxed evening. In addition to these meetings members may be running workshops when a small fee (approx £1 to £2) for materials may apply.
During the summer break there is a holiday from normal meetings but there will be a series of paid workshops which may need to be pre-booked and paid for. These workshops typically end with you having a piece of art or craft to take home and are a wonderful opportunity to try something new or to brush up your skills and techniques. These are scheduled to start at 7.00pm. Non-members are welcome to join these workshops. Please check the rates for guests when asking for details.
Weather permitting, painting days out are organised for the last Wednesday of the summer months. The venues are arranged a week or two beforehand.