Stafford Art Group
Keeping the arts alive in Stafford in extraordinary times
Join us at the beautiful village of Burston on Thursday 13th May at 2pm for an afternoon painting and sketching plein-air
Artists, sell or exchange your work, books, materials etc., at the Artist's Market
Join us again on Tuesday 18th May when we meet on Zoom to view this week's art challenge to produce a work entitled Diagonals.
Jigsaws proved a great support for many as they coped with the enforced confinement imposed by the Covid lockdown. Now, having fitted all the pieces together, why not join the Jigsaw Exchange Scheme , swap your completed masterpiece for a new challenge. Click here for more information.
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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Weren't we fortunate!!! The forecast was dire for this afternoon's sketching event- but we had sunshine at times, 18* and no rain!!!
Although quite an unusual theme for this week's challenge, it enabled many of us to experiment and explore in shape, colour and also media. As always, we also learnt plenty of unknown facts about the theme- mushrooms as medicinal aids, both historic as used in field dressings in WW1, and future as a support for chemotherapy. Thanks to Margaret for...
Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but it was certainly on Zoom today. We saw beauty in all it's forms, stunning portraits, fields and flowers, impressive sunsets. Beauty is created by DNA... as shown by a wonderful microscopic drawing, and beauty is definitely our beautiful planet... with a painting of the world from space. What a wonderful...
A beautiful afternoon to sketch. The rain stayed away and the sun came out! Essex Bridge is a wonderful location, with a variety of views to choose from. If you were quick on the draw- there were horses crossing the ford, canoes floating by, and ample people walking or cycling across the bridge if you fancied figures in your work. ...
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...
BBC article "Vaccine side effects: My experience of them and what they mean" 17 March 21 on Covid vaccinations and reactions. This give useful and clear information regarding the vaccine reactions and how they work in two stages. The second booster gives little reactions compared to the first for some people.
The latest Urban Sketchers online magazine is now available.
I always find it interesting to see what other Urban Sketchers do- what style they use, what subjects they choose, and how they personalise their work. Check out the link to see just a few examples of the amazing work that is out there. So many different styles, and although many are working not in England, I am sure their...
Todays Young Artist's Blogs - Just click on an image to read the Blog
Hi, I'm Kiera and I'm 13 years old.
Hello. I'm Emelia, 15 years old and go by the name of "jynx" online. I like doing digital art more than I like doing traditional art if I'm being honest (by all means that doesn't mean that I CAN'T draw traditionally because I can and do). digital art is just more engaging in my opinion. you have a wider variety...
I drew this because .... why not ..... by Emelia (15)
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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