Saturday, 8 March 2014

March Newsletter

Outdoor Painting
If anyone would like to take advantage of what is certain to be glorious weather in May, do join us at 12.00pm, Sunday 4th of May at Hailsham Pond in Station Road for a spot of outdoor painting (or pastel drawing?). Bring a picnic and drink if you feel so inclimed. Untutored, informal, free.

We have had several other suggestions of locations for outdoor painting including Arlington reservoir, Herstmonceux Castle, Pevensey Castle, Sheffield Park and various locations on the downs and beaches. We are spoilt for choice in this area. Keep an eye on the website and on our regular emails for future dates.
 Bookings are coming in thick and fast for the Art and Crafts show on 10th and 11th May so dont delay - send your form off today. You can find a form on the website to print off and post or we can post you a form if you send a SAE to the address below.

Deadline is 7th April which is coming up soon!
Our annual Art Competition this year is on the theme of Farm Animals. Full terms and conditions on the website

Fees are £5 per session (£2.50 AAG members, £1 children). Arlington Village Hall, 7-9pm. The names below are simply suggestions for artists to look at each week - have a look at their styles, subject matters and be inspired!
13 Mar: Roger Dean -fantasy -
20 Mar: Henri Matisse - the cutouts -
27 Mar: DEMONSTRATION & WORKSHOP (see below) and Calendar competition: image for March
3 Apr: Shirley Trevina - watercolours-
Kate Osborne
Our next visiting artist will be Kate
Osborne who is coming to do a demonstration of her watercolour techniques on March 27th- £5 per person, £2.50 with an active loyalty card.
Bring along your own materials to have a go in the second half of the evening.

CALENDAR COMPETITION - Bring along a finished painting/drawing on any subject on the last session of each month and we shall vote between us for the winning entry which will go into our 2015 Calendar.

Other events
Hailsham WATERWEEK 10-16 March 2014 - six days of information, conversations, and reflections on the theme of water. Talks, forums, art, performance, film. Local artists Charlotte Still and Clare Whistler have been inspired by spending a year exploring local sources and streams of the River Cuckmere
All events are free and open to all.
More information email: email:

The Big Art Secret - the donated postcards on display at the 
Towner in Eastbourne go on sale on 14th March. Proceeds go to St Wilfrid's Hospice and the Towner. 

Art Classes in Arlington. I am running some tutored classes at Bates Green (home of the annual Bluebell Walk) starting with Watercolours/ Acrylics at watercolours on 19th March. Full details of all classes and workshops on my website

Eastbourne Festival starts on the 19th April and includes Open Houses where you can view the work of many visual artists. The programmes will be out soon - I'm sure we'll have some at the art group but you can also pick them up from libraries, Gallery North and Tourist Information, or you can look at the website

Looking ahead, Wilmington Art Group are having their annual art show in July. If you are interested in attending their Friday Art sessions in Wilmington Village hall, Jackie Govier can tell you all about them or you can call David on 506108.

And finally
I get many emails from different organisations and individuals with information which may be of interest to our members. There is far too much to go in our regular email so I shall post this information on the website if I feel it really would be of interest. Please do have a look every now and then to see what's new.
Kind regards

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