17th Sep, 2019

Find out more about Lickey Hills Art Society at next workshop and on its new Bromsgrove Market stall

THE NEXT Lickey Hills Art Society workshop takes place between 10am and 4pm on September 22.

The Textures in Nature acrylic session will be with David DJ Johnson at Longbridge Methodist Church Hall, Bristol Road South.

The workshop will explore different ways of applying acrylic paint to achieve a variety of textures found in nature.

Brushes, fingers, sponges and cardboard will all be used and sand can also be mixed with the paint to provide more interesting textures.

It will feature a demonstration and one-to-one tuition so everyone has the individual attention they need to produce their picture.

Admission is £25 and tea and coffee will be available at no extra charge throughout the six-hour workshop.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The Standard reported last month how Lickey Hills Art Society needed new members to secure its long-term future and the group will have a stall on Bromsgrove High Street from 9am to 4.30pm this Saturday, September 8.

Residents can find out more about joining the group and see demonstrations by local artists.

There will also be the chance for children to paint a rock and join in with the ‘Bromsgrove Rocks’ craze.

And members of the society will be selling their original paintings, greeting cards and other creations.

Jenny Wilson from the society, which has been going for more than 30 years, said: “The society was originally formed on November 13, 1982 and for almost every month since, kindred creative spirits have come together to appreciate the diverse art forms we have in our community.”

The society offers a varied programme of demonstrations and exhibitions delivered by experienced and talented artists covering many styles and mediums.

“The current membership ranges from those with an interest in art to experienced artists and although we do not hold organised lessons, beginners will find the more experienced members are always willing to provide tips and support,” added Jenny.

Anyone interested in art is welcome to join the group which meets at 7.30pm on the first Saturday of every month at Longbridge Methodist Church.

Bromsgrove District Council is supporting the Lickey Hills Arts Society as part of its new Arts Development Service project.

Visit lhas.btck.co.uk for more on the society.

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