Ferndown Art Society
is a group of amateur and semi-professional artists who wanted to enjoy the company of like-minded people to exchange experience and ideas. The Society has grown considerably in size since it was founded but it has retained its character of being a friendly group of people who enjoy meeting regularly.
The Society holds Demonstration Meetings in the Conference Room of the Barrington Centre on the third Thursday of each month, (with the exception of August,) when we invite a visiting artist to demonstrate their painting technique, and we have had some very enjoyable times watching displays of work in pastels, watercolour, oils, acrylics and other mixed media.
Below is our event calendar for 2017. The demonstrations last about two hours with a break for coffee/tea, and are held in the Conference Room at the Barrington. There is a charge for visitors of £3.
16th February 2017 Penny Crichton-Seager – Painting Snow – Watercolour; 7.30 – 9.30 pm
16 March 2017 Pam Philip – Colourful India – Oil; 7.30 – 9.30 pm
18th May 2017 Janet Wildey – Portraits – Acrylic: 2.00 – 4.00 pm
15th June 2017 Paul Dolman – Seascape – Oils: 2.00 – 4.00 pm
20th July 2017 Maggie Cross – Birds and Floral – Chinese Brush; 2.00 – 4.00 pm
We have two exhibitions coming up in 2017:
Spring Exhibition: 26th May to 16th June, at the Regent Centre Christchurch.
Summer Exhibition: 30th August to 12th September at the Gallery Upstairs, Upton Park.
We are associated to the Society of All Artists and have taken part in some of their challenges and had our work reproduced in their national magazine. If you would like to to find out more then contact us (see below) or come along to one of our Thursday meetings – you will be most welcome. We have samples of members’ work in the Barrington Theatre, in the cafe and in one of the corridors. We also have informal Wednesday morning sessions where people can do their own work; but currently these are oversubscribed and there is a waiting list.
Contact: Membership Secretary: Sue Gomm
Telephone – 01202 573050