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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

LAS Committee Changes

After many years helping to run the LAS, George Loades and Ruth Tune are looking to step down from the Committee at our AGM in March. So - 

We need new people to step up as Committee members - if you'd like to help us out, drop me a line at

And with that... see you all in 2015! Happy New Year, and thank you to all of you for making 2014 such a fantastic year for the LAS!

The LAS on Facebook

As you'll have read in our recent newsletter, we're organising a private section on Facebook for LAS members to discuss art events and share work with one another.

We will begin inviting members in January or early February, but don't worry if you don't get an invitation right away - we'll be inviting people in several waves (for admin purposes!), and there'll be another post here on the blog before we begin.

Each person invited will have their own folder where they can upload work, and to ensure privacy this page will not be open for non-members to see - the only people who will be able to see it, or who is in it, are the other people in it.

We've been trialling this idea for several months on a separate Committee page to see how it all works, so if you've got any questions about it please feel free to drop me a line at and I will be happy to chat about it.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Spotlight - Watercolour Winter Figures

This month, Spotlight's going seasonal and looking at an SAA article by Trevor Waugh. Trevor will lead you through a wintry background, and then placing figures in the scene. In keeping with our recent request for palettes, this tutorial only requires six colours.

You can find the link right HERE.

If you know any great art websites or articles, why not share them here? Send your suggestions to - please note that this isn't for self-promotion.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

We would like to wish a very, very Merry Christmas to all our members!

In keeping with the season, did you see this from yesterday's Guardian? The 15 artworks that define Christmas

See you in a few days for Spotlight and our December round-up.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

The 2015 Programme!

Our programme for 2015 is now live! The Programme page to the right has been updated, or you could just look below - go check out what we've got in store for you this coming year, it's all looking very exciting!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Spotlight wants YOU!

I was thinking about writing a Spotlight post on limited palettes for January, or maybe February, and it struck me that it'd be a great opportunity to pool some of the LAS's collective knowledge - and we are a talented bunch ;)

I'll cover historical use, as well as the modern-day benefits of restricting your palette.

So, I'd love to know what limited palettes you've tried, what you like, what media they might work best in, and I'll put it together into a Spotlight post.

I'm defining 'limited palette' as no more than 6 paints (plus white, which is assumed for all non-watercolour media).

Drop me a line at  - let's see if we can start sharing some of these ideas!

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Subscription renewal, and more...

Don't forget - subscriptions to the LAS are up for renewal at the end of the year, so get those in soon! :)

The photoshoot originally scheduled for last Friday has now been re-scheduled for this Friday, same time and place. It'd be great to see you there!

Also, we've got an announcement coming early in the New Year... but you'll have to wait and see what that is.

Finally, the programme for 2015 will be up soon, as it has now been finalised.

I hope you're all able to take it easy, and you're having a fantastic holiday season!

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Bookbinding Workshop

The Sitting Room is hosting another bookbinding workshop on Wednesday 5th February. Now, that might be a way off but places are limited. All the details are on the flyer below (click to enlarge):

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

LAS Assembly Rooms Promotional Photoshoot

LAS members are invited to be involved in a promotional photoshoot for the Ludlow Assembly Rooms, highlighting the activities that the LAR hosts. Anybody interested is asked to bring a piece of their artwork (preferably not too large) to the Assembly Rooms at 11am on Friday 12th December, and we'll set up with direction from the photographer, LAS member Kate Maxwell.

Hope to see you there!

Westhope Craft College Courses

Westhope Craft College have just released their brochure for 2015, and possibly of interest to LAS members there are a number of arts courses. You can find a full list here:

Also on that page, to the left, you'll find links to their other craft courses.