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

- All welcome
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Join us again on Tuesday 15th June when we meet on Zoom to view this week's art challenge to produce an abstract work

It's One To Look Forward To

June 15th  Keith Potts discusses the life and works of 

Graham Sutherland

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

£752 and counting

Raised by members during lockdown to support Katherine House

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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.

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Welcoming New Friends - Encouraging Young Artists

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Travel

08/06/2021

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.

Collage

01/06/2021

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...

Ballpoint Pen

25/05/2021

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...

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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