Fair Oak Art and Craft Society

Coronavirus Update

We intend to re-open on Wednesday 2 September 2020 subject to their being no change in government or local regulations that would prevent us from doing so. All meetings from 2 September 2020 until further notice will be ‘do your own thing’ workshops i.e. all planned demonstrations and talks until the end of 2020 will be cancelled as will the November exhibition.

From September, doors may not open until about 7:20pm in order to allow for the hall to be cleaned and prepared to ensure your safety. Please wait in your cars or outside until you are invited into the Hall. Entry and exit into the hall will be via the fire escape door at the back of the building. Strict social distancing will be enforced. More detailed information will be emailed or sent by post to every member prior to our re-opening.

Fair Oak Art and Craft Society was founded in 1979. We are a group of artists and crafters of varying ability from beginner to the more accomplished and welcome new members and guests at any time. Throughout the year we have a programme of talks, demonstrations and ‘have a go’ workshops on a variety of topics.

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.

Meetings

When:  Wednesday Evenings 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Where: Village Hall, Shorts Road, Fair Oak, Eastleigh, SO50 7EJ

Typical monthly format:
1st Wednesday – Art (or craft) demonstration
3rd Wednesday – Craft (or art) demonstration
Last Wednesday – no evening meeting.
All other Wednesday evenings – Workshop
Last Wednesday in May-Sept – Painting/sketching together day out – weather permitting. The venues are arranged a week or two beforehand. (See Programme)

The doors open at 7pm and demonstrations start at 7.30pm. 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 project and use this as an opportunity to get advice from fellow members and to talk to like minded people. In addition to these meetings members may be running workshops when a small fee (typically £1 – £5) for materials may apply.

During August we run a series of workshops, starting at 7pm, 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. Non-members are welcome to join these workshops. Please check the rates for guests when asking for details.