Next Wednesday – Paul Arnott demonstrates Digital Art

Wednesday 28 September sees Paul Arnott start the autumn season of Chandlers Ford Art Group’s monthly demonstrations.

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Paul Arnott (from the artist’s website)

Paul’s topic is Digital Art. For many of us this will be an eye-opener, although we know some of the members embrace the medium to a greater or lesser extent.

There is sure to be some discussion of how far this format should be considered alongside established techniques, possibly including issues of plagiarism, as copying is so easy via computer. Should the group allow digital art at its Summer Exhibition? Come along and express your views.

This event is open to both members and non-members (£5 fee on the door, cash or card). Further details here.


Wonderful workshop with Ron Moody

from Bev Dunstan

Saturday 10th September saw us enjoying a workshop in pen and ink with Ron Moody.

Everyone had a marvellous time today.  We tried a different table arrangement that seemed to work well, the room was just the right temperature and the subject and teacher went down a storm!

(Photo by Ron Moody for students who may not have finished)

I was so busy enjoying myself that I totally forgot to take photos during the day, except for our array of works which we produced working along with Ron.

I’m really hoping Ron will come to do another workshop with us very soon. It’ll be very popular, I think!

… and what we made of it! (Photo by Bev Dunstan)

Drop-in Session next Wednesday

Our drop-in sessions have been continuing through the hot weather, and several doughty artists have turned up each month without fail!

A session in July

These sessions are free for members (only) and entirely unstructured. Just turn up between 11 am and 1 pm, and do whatever you like – artistically speaking.

We do not provide any teaching or subject matter, or even guidance. These are social occasions, though, and if you would like feedback, or wish to discuss something about techniques you are using, there’s bound to be a like-minded person to talk with.

Bring your own refreshments, although tea and coffee-making facilities are available.

Note: these sessions are at the Community Centre on Hursley Road. There is ample car-parking behind the centre itself. The Art Group’s distinctive signage will help you find the way in!

The Drop-in sessions take place on the second Wednesday of each month. For more details, see this page.


Saturday Workshop with Ron Moody

Next Saturday 10th September, artist Ron Moody will be taking a workshop for Chandlers Ford Art Group Members. The subject is pen and watercolour painting, which has proved a very popular topic.

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Ron Moody (from his website)

This event has been sold out for some time, with a waiting list as well. If you are interested and you are not a member, why not join the group and get early access to the booking system for the new year?

For more details of the event, see here.


Hampshire Open Studios – NOW ON!

Our takeover of the Dovetail Centre for Hampshire Studios 2022 is now on.

The banner outside the Chandlers Ford Methodist Church

The first weekend of our Open Studios at the Dovetail Centre, adjacent to the Methodist Church, is over.

On Saturday morning at 10 am, fifteen artists set up their own version of their studio around the edges and in the centre of the hall, awaiting the first visitors on the HOS trail.

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Hampshire Open Studios starts Saturday week

Chandlers Ford Art Group take over the Methodist Church Hall on Winchester Road, for nine days of our own ‘Open Studio’ during the Hampshire-wide event.

From Saturday 20th to Sunday 28th August, members of the art group will be entertaining visitors to the Hall with their own mini-studios.

HOS22

What’s on offer?

Different artists each day–although many will be there for a number of days–including:

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Summer Exhibition – Last Few Days!

Amazing that our Summer Exhibition for 2022 is nearly over. It ends on Wednesday afternoon (10 August) around 3 pm, with a very quick break down and collection of unsold works. If you have not visited yet, you still have time, though.

So Many Sales

We’ve had so many sales you’d think that there would be nothing left for collection. But artists have brought in their reserve pieces to fill in the spaces, and Barry’s artful displays have continued to make an excellent display of them all.

As of Sunday evening, the totals are as follows:

  • We have sold 31 framed, canvas or 3D works
  • 22 artists have sold at least one work
  • 31 artists have sold a total of 680 single cards or packs!
  • 13 artists have sold 20 browser items

Artists of the Second Week

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Summer Exhibition – week 1

By the end of today, the Summer Exhibition will have been open one week!

Members are enjoying daily updates from our Membership Secretary, Gill Brophy. Each evening she’s been sending out tallies of sales, pictures of sold artwork, and … the Artists of the Day.

Artists of the first week

In that wonderful way of putting artist’s faces to names and their work, I’m repeating them here.

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Summer Exhibition 2022 NOW OPEN

Our Summer Exhibition at the Hillier Gardens is open today, from 10am until 5pm daily, until 10th August (when it closes at 4pm).

Exhibition at the end of setting up day

More than one hundred items of artwork are on display, not including the cards and browser items. Most pieces are for sale, and there is something to suit every pocket.

Even before we finished setting up last night, people were anxious to come and see the display.

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