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Sunday, November 28, 2021


 Here are some pictures from our November24th meeting. Members obviously enjoyed the evening!

WORKSHOP  -FEBRUARY 26TH in the Rufus Room at Calmore Community Centre and led by Ann.

Cost is £10 -  money paid at time of booking with Claire

Saturday, November 27, 2021


ART EXTRA  - meetings have started again  on the second Tuesday of the month at Calmore Community Centre from 2-4pm. The next meeting is on 14th December. Book places with Claire.   

ADVENTUROUS ARTISTS SKETCHING GROUP. This is now working well. The meetings are on the second Wednesday of the month. The last was an outing to Lepe Country Park with a chat in the cafe afterwards.


This is a new group starting on the third Monday of the month and held via Messenger Rooms ( so you can stay at home in the warm) Each month we will produce art works on a given subject and then show our results and discuss them and anything else vaguely art related such as other work we've done, problems we've encountered, artists/exhibitions/ paintings etc we've come across lately.   Our main aim is to use different media, techniques etc and our imaginations and creativity .Our first meeting was very successful. The subject was "animals" and art work ranged from tigers to butterflies in mixed media with a lino- printed owl by Helen and a collaged dragonfly by Betty.

Our next subject is "Our Environmental Crisis" and anything goes!! See the results on December 20th at 7-30pm. Di has the link so contact her and join in .


These have started again on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7-30pm. 

At the first meeting members tried leaf printing as well as showing their paintings done during the lockdown period. It was obvious that there is alot of talent in the Society!

Here is a report from Di on the latest meeting. 

Our November meeting focused on negative spaces. There were 2 videos and Helen and Di demonstrated drawing. Henry answered questions about his fabulous poured painting "FLOW" which he had embellished with gold & bronze paint and also applied a resin finish to it. Finally the members drew one of their shoes paying attention to the negative spaces.

Pictures to follow

Sunday, September 12, 2021



This venue was arranged by Helen. Report by Di
September sketching at Hythe Memorial Park was beautiful (except for the noisy saw). Twelve of us were there and it was so lovely to see Jean again after more than a year. A perfect location picked by Helen. The Lord Nelson pub was a great place for a drink and a chat afterwards.

And it was high tide!

Thursday, August 19, 2021


Sketching at the Old Mill at Holbury

Our Adventurous artists were spoilt for choice at the Old Mill Inn at Holbury on 11th August. Lorna, Janet, David, Helen and Di found the mill stream in the wooded area. The sunlight through the trees and on the water was beautiful. Harry made a sketch of the inn and the others sketched the garden. It was another memorable afternoon.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021



Report by DI:-

Some members of the Adventurous Artists Sketching Group have been meeting online since last November.  Meetings outdoors resumed in June this year and in July Ashlett Creek was a perfect location for sketching on a warm sunny day.  Zoom regulars Ali, Gail, Pam K, Helen, Pam R, Di, Catherine, Muriel, Betty and Tony, Harry, Lorna, Janet, Pat G and Catherine. Happily Muriel was walking again and Gail was accompanied by her sister Sue. 

Most of us settled opposite the tide mill only to discover that the proportions of the buildings and the windows could be challenging to draw - many were individually-sized and placed asymmetrically. Drawing boats was a lot easier. Our drink and a chat outside the Jolly Sailor pub rounded off the afternoon perfectly.


PS by Betty

 We are all very grateful to DI as she has kept us going with Zoom sessions which have been inspirational and encouraging. We saw how we were each tackling our own projects and were inspired and encouraged to try new ones. Gentle criticism from the other members was very helpful  and hopefully we will continue with the Zoom meetings at any time if we cannot have the normal ones.  Above all it kept us together socially. The Zoom system is very easy to use -just click on the link Di sends and open. So a BIG THANK YOU Di!!