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Monday, 31 October 2011

Hallowe'en Spotlight - Dark Classics

This seems an appropriate offering for the time of year - the Dark Classics blog, featuring macabre artwork from the past. Burne-Jones, Rackham, Durer, Bosch, Munch and Dore are present, but they're only a small selection of the artists you can find here.

Here's the link:

Happy Hallowe'en!

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Monday, 10 October 2011

LAS Press Release - SmART club

From Lee Anderson, LAS Publicity Officer:

It was smiles all round when Alan Hobbs, chairman of the Ludlow Art Society, presented prizes to youngsters from SmART, the Saturday morning art Arts and crafts club run by Tanith Kinton at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms.

LAS chairman, Alan Hobbs, and society exhibition organiser, Ruth Tune, with the SmART youngsters at the award presentation. From left to right: Joni Howe, Juliette Watkins, Rosie Harding, Rose Gifford, Eryn Lawley, Lana Ambrazas, Martha Baylis, and Emma Gifford.

The youngsters had entered their artwork in a special competition held as part of the LAS 65th annual summer show, which took place in the Harley Centre in late August.

Broken into two categories – work from those aged under eleven and those eleven and over – the seventeen entries in the competition were judged by artist, Claire Spencer.

Particularly happy with the outcome was ten year-old Rose Gifford, who not only took a “highly commended” award for her “Dancing Flowers” entry, but also sold her “Colour Strands” painting to a buyer from one of the 877 visitors to the summer show during the ten days it was open.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Croft Castle plein air

We have another plein air day coming up at Croft Castle on the 10th, and we'll meet in the car park at 10.30am.

I hope you can make it!

Pictures from June Forster's talk

June explained her working methods, the changing nature of her process, and challenged us to match a series of greyscale printed thumbnail brushmarks with the paintings she'd brought in, with the quickest walking away with some of her smaller pieces!

Next month, on the 3rd November, we have a talk on paper making from Two Rivers Paper.