Sunday, 31 May 2015

June news

JUNE  Events (& beyond)

Arlington Art Group sessions at Arlington Village hall, 7-9pm

June  - Artists for inspiration: The Scottish colourists
4th (competition week)  11th, 18th regular sessions
(also on 11th June, brief Art Show planning meeting in committee room)
25th Workshop with artist and illustrator, Emily Wallis (see below*) with a slideshow of her work. £5
2nd (competition week) 9th, 30th regular sessions
23rd Portrait workshop with Juliette Dodd. £5
In  August we shall be meeting every Thursday at different outdoor locations or at Pickhams - please check the website - as the village hall is closed for refurbishment.

Wednesday Workshops at Pickhams, 2-4pm
24th June  LANDSCAPES IN THE STYLE OF.... your favourite artist.
£6 per session.
More whole and half day art workshops at Arlington in July and August - call Josie for details. 01323 485153

Art sessions at Gallery North, 7-9pm
June 2nd, 9th, 16th. £5 per session. 
Untutored, informal (advice if needed)

* AAG WORKSHOP June 25th Emily Wallis will first talk a bit about her job as an illustrator and show some illustrations and demonstrate her working process. She will then get you all to create a character!
 It would be great if everyone could bring in a picture of an animal that they would like to draw or paint. For example, a picture from a calendar, a photograph of a pet, or a picture printed from the internet (the bigger the picture is the better, so you can get the detail). If you have a favourite children's book about animals, it might be nice to bring that in too.
 So if possible please bring:
 - A selection of watercolour paper - recommendationL Daler Rowney Bristol Board (A4/A3) if you have any, because it is suitable for all materials.
- Watercolour paints
- Watercolour brushes
- Mixing palette
- Jar for water
- A selection of fine liner pens
- A selection of pencils and a pencil sharpener
- A ruler and a rubber
- Your picture of an animal
- Your favourite animal children's book (if you have one!)

DEMELZA Heffle Cuckoo Fair

A big 'thank you' to everyone who took part in our group show at this event in April - it was a lovely event, the art show was a great success and we helped to add £98 to the funds raised on the day, which totalled about £4700!
One problem we raised was the lack of disabled parking - this is due to the road being closed to all traffic from 10am. It has been suggested that for future events, disabled parking will be allowed on the road just outside the hall entrance.
We have been invited to participate again on 16th April 2016. Please see a copy of the letter from Pam, who co-ordinated the art show with us, on the AAG website (below)


The Arlington Arts Group annual art show will take place at Arlington Village Hall on
1st and 2nd August

Exhibiting fees will be the same as always, £10 for a screen (£8 members), £6 for half a screen (£5 members) plus 10% commission to be split between Arlington Village Hall and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Setting up will be on Sat morning, opening times will be 12 noon to 10pm on Sat 1st August (alongside the live music events in the marquee) and 10.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday 2nd August. Craft pitches £5 (£3 members). 
Full details of how to book your place will be on the art group website soon.

Donations are welcome NOW of prizes for the Tombola.

ART Competitions

The deadline has been extended for 2 competitions:

28th June for the completion of our Layflat Sketch Pad Challenge*. For any AAG members who has not yet completed a page in the sketch book, please let me know if you would like to do one and if you have time to complete it in time to post back to the SAA to arrive before 28th June.

15th July for the art group's annual art competition, Sussex in the Spring. Judging will take place at the group's annual open Art Exhibition at Arlington Village hall on 1st & 2nd August. Full details of the competition and how to take part in the art show are on the competitions page.

*All About Art - thank you!
As a thank you to us for taking part in the layflat challenge, the SAA are offering a £10 voucher with every advanced order of a ticket to the SAA All About Art event (23rd to 25th July). This offer ends 12th JUNE and there are a limited number available so call 0800 980 1123 quoting AE15LF2 to order your tickets - mention you are a member of Arlington Arts Group and the date you want to attend.


Art Exhibition at Gallery North.
  • Abstracts by Robert Sparkes. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 til 4 - 27th June. There will be an exhibition of work by students at Hailsham community college from 1st to 4th July. Tony Spencer will be exhibiting from 11th July. During exhibitions the varied work of 20 resident artists is also on display.

ALLO ALLO at Hailsham Pavilion
The Dicker Players will perform Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft's stage play of Allo Allo! directed by Ellie Hale. July 10th/11th & 12th (evening performancs on Friday and Saturday, matinees on Saturday and Sunday). Tickets £10 from Hailsham Pavilion.

Arlington Village Events
  • Library - The village library in St Pancras Church, Arlington launches with an afternoon tea (and cake) event on Saturday 6th June at 3pm. All welcome. If you have some books to donate, please bring them along. Refreshments free but donations to church funds welcome.
  • Village Quiz - Friday 3rd July at Arlington Village hall (details in hall)
  • CONCERT - Saturday 4th July at St Pancras Church, 7pm. Harmonie Concert band & Voices. Tickets £10 - see website
  • Songs of Praise and village Picnic - Sunday 26th July, 11am. Bring your own picnic, there will be nusic, games, tractor rides, classic cars and other events.HELP NEEDED with putting up marquee, probably on 25th - please call Josie if you can help.
  • Arlington Gets Cajun - Saturday 1st August. Save the date - more details to follow. Live music and picnic in the marquee in the afternoon, cajun music & dancing in the evening, bar and food available, art exhibition in the hall.
Hailsham Arts Festival
  • This runs from 12th to 20th September - the various DEADLINES are: for registering to take part in the Art Trail is 1st June, to advertise in the programme is 14th June, for final information for the printed programme is 1st July. We shall have a launch event in August - details soon.
  • ART TRAIL - there are various venues with space for artists to exhibit so please get in touch with Anne Howard asap if you want to take part.

Cultural Networking
  • Network Eastbourne at the Under Ground theatre, Sunday 7th June 2015 at 1pm. Venue opens at 12.30pm.  Looking to connect with like-minded people in the cultural evolution of this wonderful town? Here's an event that will be a regular fixture of the UGT programme, running three times a year from this event onwards.Free event.
Wilmington Art Group’s annual Art Exhibition and Sale of Paintings
  • Wilmington Village Hall, Saturday 27th June 10a.m. to 5 p.m, Sunday 28th June 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Affordable Art and cards for sale. Entrance and refreshments free. Free parking: Long Man car park.

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