Stafford Art Group

Keeping the arts alive in Stafford in extraordinary times

Good News

The Arts Are Comimg Back!

In fact we never went away

Shortly, the Group is publish a full programme of outdoor events for the summer.

 Meetings resume at Littleworth in September.

There has never been a better time to join Stafford's most active arts community and to make new like minded friends  - free of charge - (subscriptions suspended until September)

Artists, sell or exchange your work, books, materials etc., at the Artist's Market - click to learn how

 Your programme for the coming week.

Zoom Meetings

 Tuesday 2nd March at 2pm

 Friday  5th March at 7pm

Subject for this week's painting challenge 


Looking forward to

March 16th Keith Potts discusses the life and work of 

'Augustus John'

Well worth a visit - Viewing on YouTube - Sue Chatterton Watercolour Tutorials

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.

click to learn more about Zoom  

Welcoming New Friends - Encouraging Young Artists

£697 and counting

Raised by members during lockdown to support Katherine House

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Self Portrait.


Todays challenge was self portraits which proved to be challenging indeed! Many members agreed it was difficult to draw from a mirror... and also how hard it is to get a likeness. We were however all able to identify every member from their self portrait- so well done .



A massive entry with some very imaginative pictures ... well done to all and special thanks to Keith for his educational chat on DAME LAURA KNIGHT.



Todays zoom meeting had a good number of entries and was attended well. The entries covered a wide range of styles and interpretations! We had beautiful animal images - both whole creatures and some interesting close-ups.



Bubbles .. record entry and vary varied... with 21 people on Zoom this Tuesday another record broken. And new to SAG website were paintings shown by Helen, Rose and Steve. With David presenting his brilliant Art Quiz and Jane Green for getting 15 points... well done

Looking Up


Best ever number of pictures entered into the weekly challenge.... Alcohol experiments with notes by Sheila Adams

A tough challenge - giving rise to many diverse pictures. This is Keith's - based on the Apostle by Durer.

In our quest for Wellbeing, a very effective tool in our armoury would be the practice of Yoga.

In these challenging times, the daily walk that we all look forward to is so much more important than the simple pleasure of escape.

This 37 minute piece on You Tube talks you through making a simple sketch in situ, the recommended equipment and the basics of how to establish initially a quick sketch. This is followed by showing the development of working into it with sepia, and finally developing a watercolour. Although the sepia and watercolour are demonstrated in the artists...

Urban sketching ranges in style, media and amount of time spent on each piece! Some sketches are just that- a rapid capturing of a scene viewed in a moment in time. Sketchers have been known to sketch on anything to hand to record an image that appealed. Others are obviously well planned for and display a huge amount of detail....

This weeks donations = £50

Current donations = £697    

The target is £1000 we are 69% there


 A big thank you from SAG

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