Stafford Art Group
Keeping the arts alive in Stafford in extraordinary times
A full programme of plein-air painting and sketching throughout the summer
Join us again at St. Mary's Church Stafford
On Sunday 13th June from 2 to 4pm
Join us again on Tuesday 15th June when we meet on Zoom to view this week's art challenge to produce an abstract work
Entries are invited for the 2022 calendar. Interested?, visit www.wrekin.com
Don't Let The Lockdown Get You Down
Greet old friends and make new friends with Stafford Art Group.
We meet every week on Zoom and all are welcome whether an absolute beginner or accomplished professional, so come and join us.
Welcoming New Friends - Encouraging Young Artists
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Trains and boats and planes ......and scooters, balloons, maps, piggybacks! What a lovely array of images linked to travel. A really good response from members despite the draw of beautiful weather during this week. Well done all.
Our contributions today showed a wide range of materials and approaches. Physical collages made with papers, fabrics and natural materials, as well as virtual collages made with software. It makes us all look at the world differently when we are encouraged outside our comfort zone now and again, and reinforces that art does not only need to be made...
Well ... this was a challenge .. easy for some and new territory for others ... lots of learning going on.
Lots of debate today about what exactly our challenge was... but as always, the challenge is a good starting point, and art work that springs from it is always very welcome. We saw an array of geometric shapes used creatively, abstractly, digitally, as lettering and as pictorial representations!
Week ending 15th May 2021 was Mental Health Awareness week. Many people find that being creative, in whatever way, helps improve their mental health. Below are some articles that reinforce this finding.
The impact of Lockdown on members of SAG has been varied: for some, there has been little change to their daily lives, for others it has had a significant effect, being apart from friends and family, even confined to the house, they have felt isolated and lonely. However, all have found different ways of coping with the situation and...
The June edition of the Urban Sketchers magazine is now available..
There are articles from Brazil. India and America... always good to see how urban sketching is developing in other countries too.
Todays Young Artist's Blogs - Just click on an image to read the Blog
Skulduggery Pleasant book covers: The colours in the background contrast with the theme colour splash which changes with every book and the characters are created to fit around the theme of that single book, which can give an insight on what happens in that book by characters and their facial expressions and positioning on the cover. ..... Jack
This is Williams (age 10) ... amazing for his very first pyrography work. Thank you Sheila A for forwarding.
Hi, I'm Kiera and I'm 13 years old.
Overall for me the S.A.A Masking fluid pen out performs the other two on speed for drying, ease of application, no brushes or tools to clean and easy to remove.
Alcohol Painting Stage 1 notes - Sheila
Non porous surfaced paper /card or Yupo paper
This weeks donations = £15
Current donations = £722
The target is £1000 we are 72% there
A big thank you from SAG
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