ART CLUB MEETINGS

The Club has three groups. The Thursday group, which was the original group of the Pirbright Art Club, is an afternoon group, meeting on the third Thursday of each month. The Tuesday group, meeting on the last Tuesday of each month, is the only evening group. A new daytime group which is dedicated to drawing, started in 2013. Meetings take place on selected Mondays each calendar month and "themes" will be different from those on the other two sessions.

Maggie Read is on hand to help members with their work on an individual basis. Maggie is a qualified art tutor, teaching all aspects of drawing and painting in many different media. For further information on Maggie Read, see her website at www.maggieread.co.uk

There is an optional theme and suggested medium each month for anyone who needs inspiration! Members bring their own reference or source material to work from and use the medium of their choice. We work in a wide range of media, including watercolour, pen and wash, acrylics, pastels and oils. Please note, oil painters should only use water-mixable or low-odour oils.

A condition for exhibiting at the main Annual Exhibition in that members must have attended at least 4 sessions in the previous year. New members must attend at least two of the three Autumn meetings to qualify for entry in the current year’s Exhibition.

Members can purchase a card of 5 vouchers at a slight discount from the monthly fee of £7 (cards are £30). Maggie will then tick off one session each time the member attends. Voucher-cards can be purchased at any meeting.

Thursday Group

This group meets in the clubroom of Lord Pirbright's Hall, on Pirbright Green, between 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm on the third Thursday of each month. This group is limited to 26 members and is currently full.


Tuesday Group

This group meets on the last Tuesday of each month in the clubroom of Lord Pirbright's Hall, on Pirbright Green, between 7:30 pm and 10:00 pm. This group is limited to 26 members and currently has spaces. Please contact Maggie Read, if you are interested in joining.

Monday Group

This group meets at the Lord Pirbright's Hall on Mondays once a month between 1:30pm and 4pm. The group is limited to 26 members and currently has spaces. The Monday group have separate and distinct themes, which can be seen in the table below. Please contact Maggie Read if you are interested in joining.

Dates, Themes and Media for early 2018

Thursday and Tuesday Groups

Thurs Tues Subject (@) Medium
Jan 18th 30th Critique of a finished picture and advice on exhibiting for 2018. Bring a recent piece of work and get advice on your style and media. Continue own work, ideas and projects, during the rest of the session, whilst awaiting your turn.
Feb 15th 27th To Be Announced (TBA)  
Mar 15th 27th TBA  
Apr 19th 24th TBA  
May 17th 29th TBA  
Jun 21st 26th TBA  
Jul 19th 31st TBA  

Maggie will normally demonstrate or show examples at each session.

(*) Maggie will have paper for sale at these sessions.

Monday Group

  Monday Subject Medium
Jan 22nd Drawing with Charcoal - tone and shading techniques. Still-life. Maggie will bring still-life objects. Charcoal, Bring large sheets of Cartridge Paper(*).
Feb 12th Berries and Fruits in close-up. Bring own objects for this still-life. Pastel Pencils. Pastel Paper in dark colours such as navy blue, deep purple, burgundy or black.
Mar 5th Photo reference - landscaped or townscapes Maggie will bring reference or bring own photos of preferred. Pen drawing on coloured paper. Drawing Pen (either dip-pen with black ink or 2/3 draughtman's pens - fine and medium nibs). Coloured printer paper or smooth coloured card in green, blue, orange or other bright colour.
Apr   To Be Announced (TBA)  
May   TBA  
Jun   TBA  
Jul   TBA  

(*) Maggie will have paper for sale at these sessions.