Stafford Art Group

Keeping the arts alive in difficult times

    A full programme of plein-air painting and sketching throughout the summer

Join us on Thursday 12th August from 2pm to 4pm  to paint and sketch plein-air 

at 

 Foxfield Railway st11 9bg

- All welcome

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Great News

New season commences 7th September 2021 at Littleworth -  new members of all abilities welcome 

The art group meets twice weekly throughout the season on Tuesday afternoon and Friday evening at Littleworth Community Centre. Members enjoy the company of friends with a shared interest in the arts and a programme of workshops, demonstrations, painting and sketching models and still life plus the opportunity to display and sell work at public exhibitions ----------- Register your interest in joining Stafford's premier arts group simply click here.

£752 and counting

Raised by members during lockdown to support Katherine House

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Original works for sale at The Artists Market. This week's featured work 'Lilly Pond' a watercolour by the artist John Squire 13"X13" including frame  

£35

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New off the easel - works by  David James

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Recent News Posts - Click on an item to see the details

Holidays

20/07/2021

As a conclusion to this season's Zoom meetings , the weekly challenge was 'Holidays' . It prompted some delightful pictures of holidays taken in 2021 as well as much loved holiday venues from previous years. The essence of holidays was also shown through joyful children laughing and leaping, large dripping ice-creams, and figures scattered over...

Carnival

13/07/2021

Very diverse aspects of carnivals and past works. Carnival Row by Pam. Special mention goes to Phoebe who has created some outstanding challenge pieces over the last 6 months.

Feathering

29/06/2021

Moths, boats, chickens, faces and many other feathery things illustrated today's Zoom meeting. Alongside all these lovely works of art, our discussions included programme recommendations, book recommendations, as well as remembering how doorstep painting demonstrated your pride in your home... however humble!

Nature

22/06/2021

It is lovely to see all the week's art work for our challenge. Contributions are made by members on holiday, members who can't join us on Zoom, young artists, new members - a wonderful way to pull all of the art group together. The members who can access the Zoom meeting always enjoy the discussion that accompanies viewing the gallery-...


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...

Drawing Attention.

The June edition of the Urban Sketchers magazine is now available..

https://issuu.com/drawingattention/docs/da_june_2021_?fbclid=IwAR0HE6cWzkYruShxSETOWWm7unjZbmYm9OW6ds0hn11WWKLJuoSg4qqYGkA

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

Materials Blogs

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.


This weeks donations = £15

Current donations = £722    

The target is £1000 we are 72% there

BRILLIANT .....

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