Best Picture Spring 2018

The winner of the vote for best picture at the spring exhibition is ‘Protecting our future’ by Hayley Walker, a stunning pastel with great detail.

Congratulations to Hayley, who also won the prize for best Craft stall with her display of felted animals and Bears.

It was a great exhibition of our members work with a huge variety of styles and media, we were pleased to hear how difficult our visitors found it to vote for a single winning picture!

Crafts displayed included papercraft, soft craft and clay craft and provided a colourful backdrop to the pictures exhibited.

Spring Exhibition 14th and 15th April

Fair Oak Art and Craft Society opens its doors for the Spring Exhibition!

Look Out by Hilary Archer

On Saturday 14th April and Sunday 15th April we will be exhibiting at the Village Hall in Fair oak between 10:00 am and 4:00pm.  Join us in a weekend full of Art and craft displays and demonstrations.

Tea and Coffee will be available along with a selection of snacks, members will be on hand to talk about the art and our society, a small entry fee applies, accompanied children have free entry.


This is also listed on Where can we go web site.

Eastleigh Museum Exhibition

We are pleased to be exhibiting at Eastleigh Museum from the 7th April to the 5th May 2018

Opening Hours

An exhibition of our works will be showing during Normal Museum opening hours, when you can enjoy looking at the art and craft on display and purchase works from the Museum.


there will be two very different workshop run by members during the exhibition.

Spring a surprise

this is a drop in workshop running on the 11th April from 10am until 2pm, where you can make pop up cards and Jack in the boxes. Cost is £1 and all children must be accompanied.

Spring a Surprise workshop
Mixed Media Madness

This is a bookable workshop running on Saturday 5th May at 10:30am and 12:30pm where you can make a small mixed media picture using various products and techniques. This is not suitable for small children, and older children must be accompanied. The cost is £5 and the workshop will last approximately an hour.

Summer Exhibition results

Open Studios 2017

We opened our doors on the 19th and 20th August as part of the Hampshire Open Studios exhibition and had a busy two days!

As well as pictures there were textiles and craft tables, and as in previous exhibitions we asked visitors to vote for their favourite Painting and their favourite Craft.

The votes are in!

It wasn’t me

Winner of the favourite Picture votes was ‘It wasn’t me’ by Hayley Walker, and the favourite craft was the woodwork duo of Lynn and Nigel O’Shaughnessy.

Well done everyone for giving a lovely display of Art and Craft over the weekend.

Open Studios Exhibition 19/20 August

The Summer Exhibition is fast approaching, and I an sure I can hear the sound of paintbrushes, scissors, needles and paint being thrown around in a last minute frenzy of creativity!

Watercolour by Amanda Axtell


We are handing in our work on Friday evening before the Exhibition goes live at 10:00am on Saturday the 19th August, for two whole days of public viewing which ends at 4:30 on the Sunday (20th)

As part of Hampshire open Studios there is no entry fee to this wonderful event, although we do charge for refreshments! The Village hall in Shorts road, Fairoak (SO50 7EJ) has good facilities with ample parking and disabled access.

On show will be painting in Oil, acrylics, Watercolour and mixed media with subjects typically including landscapes, Seascapes, pets and wildlife. Craft will include hanging craft which is likely to be textiles and mixed media, and there will be a selection of craft stalls covering many Crafts.

Many crafters and some artists will be demonstrating over the weekend, and there will be members on hand to discuss the work on show.

Join us for 5 minutes or 5 hours, and browse the artwork ready to vote on your favourite!

I hope everyone displaying and visiting has a great weekend!

Tracy O’Neill cake decoration in porcelain clay

August 17 workshops

August at FOACS

August at the Fairoak art and craft society is workshop month, where we have members and visitors running workshops which can be technique based or project based. This year we have needle felting, porcelaine clay flowers, Painting techniques and a mixed media tag.

Workshop format

The workshops run on Wednesday evenings at start at 7:00pm. these are held at the Village Hall, Shorts Road SO50 7EJ. There is a break for tea/coffee half way through the evening and this closes at 9:30pm. The entry fee is £4 for non members and £2 for members, and there will be a small fee for materials though this is kept as low as possible. You may also join us on these evenings and ‘do your own thing’ if the workshop is not for you!

2017 schedule

2nd August  Rowena Wedge – Needle Felting

Rowena will lead us through a needle felting project, a small fee for wool will be charged


9th August  Mandy Axtell – Painting Workshop

‘Light and Shade” this  will cover counterchange – the principle of dark on light and light on dark Mandy will cover warm and cool colours, shadows and contrast.

Bring along your preferred painting medium, brushes and paper.


16th August   Tracy O’Neill  workshop  for at least 1 cattleya orchid flower to be made with porcelain clay.

please bring, if  you have them;

2 small paint brushes, 1 is to be used with glue,

PVA glue, a tile or plastic chopping board, wet wipes,

kitchen roll. There will be some available on the night if you don’t have them.

There will be a £2 charge for clay and wire.


23rd August  Nicky Baker  Mixed media workshop

We will be adding crackle and paint to MDF tags (various sizes)

If you have them please bring an Apron, a craft / messy mat or large tile, a water pot and a brush suitable for use with glue, and a heat tool.

There will be a charge for the materials up to £2. 00 per tag.