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Events for 2022

NEWS
We are pleased to announce that two exhibitions are planned for the Summer and Autumn of 2022 - see Exhibitions for details.
(8 February 2022)


Members' Monthly Meetings
are held at either Hook Village Hall (SN4 8EA) or Broad Town Village Hall (SN4 7RL).

The programme is varied and includes painting evenings, mini workshops, demonstrations by visiting artists* and Guild members, in addition to the Annual General Meeting.

Monthly meeting dates for 2023:

VENUE DESCRIPTION
HOOK
Mon 20 March
7:15 - 9:15pm
Session fee £1
Members only Workshop
Tones of One Colour

Create a Still Life picture in Tones of One Colour. Your choice of medium. Use just one colour, (plus black and white if wished), to make a picture using different tonal values. Bring along own source materials to work from.
HOOK
Mon 17 April
7:15 - 9:15pm
Session fee £1
Members only Workshop
Create an Abstract Picture

Your choice of medium - for those inexperienced in trying an abstract picture, there will be some simple step-by-step ideas for getting started, given before and at the session.
HOOK
Mon 15 May
7:15 - 9:15pm
Fee £3 members
£5 non-members
Open Meeting

Steve Hall - pastel demonstration.

HOOK
Mon 19 June
7:15 - 9:15pm
Session fee £1
Members only Workshop
Pastel evening

Create a picture using pastel sticks, pans or pencils – your choice of subject matter (also, for those who attend Steve Hall’s demo, a chance to try out any ideas arising from it).
HOOK
Mon 17 July
7:15 - 9:15pm
Fee £3 members
£5 non-members
Open Meeting

Rupert Aker - demonstration of oils – large, loose landscapes using a palette knife
HOOK
Mon 21 August
7:15 - 9:15pm
Session fee £1
Members only Workshop
Palette Knife evening

Use a palette knife with oils, acrylics or watercolour to create a picture - your choice of subject - some easy ideas for getting started will be given before and at the session if you have not used a palette knife before.
HOOK
Mon 18 September
7:15 - 9:15pm
Session fee £1
Members only Workshop
Cubist-Influenced ‘Still Life’

Create a Cubist-Influenced ‘Still Life’ Picture (1) limit your materials to black drawing pen, straight edge/ruler, charcoal or chalk or (2) Using your own source materials, create a cubist still life in the style of: Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris or Paul Cezanne.
HOOK
Mon 16 October
7:15 - 9:15pm
Session fee £1
Members only Workshop
Transport

Your choice of medium & style – create a picture involving any form of transport: modern, historic, ancient, futuristic – single vehicle or groups e.g. a city traffic scene.
HOOK
Sat 11 November
1:30 - 3:30pm
Fee £3 members
£5 non-members
Open Meeting
Simon Morriss - demonstration in Acrylics

A Woodland Scene view some examples of Simon's work.
BROAD TOWN
Sat 9 December
10am - 3pm
Christmas Painting workshop: 10am - 12:30pm.
Christmas Social - details TBA: 1pm - 3pm.

* Demonstrations by outside artists are usually open to visitors and these are marked as "Open" events.

Directions:


All Guild members attending Workshops will be expected to help set-up and/or clean tables that are used and help clean the other hall areas that need to be wiped over at the start and end of each session.

For the time being, the kitchen will not be open, so please bring your own snacks and drinks (this will reduce the preliminary and final cleaning needing to be done).

Members must wear masks when entering and moving around the hall, but may remove them while working at table/easel.

Social distancing should be maintained as far as reasonable.

If you need further information about our events or workshops, please don't hesitate to contact us by sending an email to the Programme Team .


Broad Town Workshops (members only)
10.00 am** - 2 pm, Broad Town Village Hall
(**9.30 am for volunteers setting up tables etc.)

Two day-time painting workshops are held each month (one on a Friday, another on a Saturday). These take place at the Village Hall in Broad Town (just outside Wootton Bassett) and are currently open to members only at a cost of £3 per person. Note that these are untutored workshops, just bring your own materials and whatever you are working on and paint or draw in the company of other members.

Bring your own refreshments. Face masks are required when entering and moving around the hall.

The workshop dates for 2023 are as follows:

FRIDAY SATURDAY
Jan 6 Jan 21
Feb 3 Feb 18
Mar 3 Mar 18
Apr 7 Apr 22
May 5 May 20
Jun 2 Jun 17
Jul 7 Jul 22
Aug 4 Aug 19
Sep 1 Sep 16
Oct 5 Oct 20
Nov 3 Nov 18
Dec 1 Christmas Break

Directions: Broad Town Village Hall is situated on the main road through the village, on the left hand side as you begin to go up the hill towards Broad Hinton, and almost opposite Pye Lane. See map below.


Exhibitions

The Guild will be holding two exhibitions of members work in 2022.

The 2022 Summer Exhibition was held in St Peter’s in Marlborough from the afternoon of Sunday 24th July to Saturday 30th July.

The 2022 Autumn Exhibition is currently on display in the John Bowen Gallery in Malmesbury Town Hall, from Saturday 10th September running until Thursday 29th September.
The Exhibition is also Venue 12 on the Malmesbury Flying Monk Arts Trail over the weekend of 24th and 25th September.

You can enjoy a walk-through of our 2022 Autumn Exhibition below.

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Future Exhibition Dates

2023 - Sat. September 9 to Thur. September 28 - in Malmesbury
2024 - Sat. October 19 to Thur. November 7 - in Malmesbury

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