EVENTS PROGRAMME 2019-20
All monthly meetings, the AGM, workshops and open studios are held in the Pavilion unless stated otherwise. The Pavilion is next to the New Memorial Hall, Oak Street, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3AY. See the map below.
Lechlade Art Society 2019-20 programme
The Pavilion Lechlade
January – No meeting
Tuesday February 12th, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm – Roger Jones "Watercolour Demonstration
Tuesday March 12th, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm - Liz Spurway "Glass Art"
Tuesday April 16th, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm –Simon Sonsino "Calligraphic Art - Demonstration"
Tuesday May 14th, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm - Chris Smith "Creative Framing - Talk"
Tuesday June 18th, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm – Julie Fowler "Ceramics - Talk and Demonstration"
Tuesday July 23rd, 1.30 pm – 4.00 pm – AGM (1.00pm for OSCART competition entries to be submitted, 1.30pm for viewing and initial voting, 2.00pm for AGM)
August - No meeting - Annual Art Exhibition Friday 23rd to Tuesday 27th in the New Memorial Hall
Tuesday September 17th, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm – Cath Hodsman, Conservation Artist "Insects and Botanical Art, a Passion - Demonstration" www.cathhodsmanwildlifeartist.com
Saturday and Sunday September 21st & 22nd, 10.00 am - 5.00 pm - Collective Participation in Swindon Open Studios
Tuesday October 15th, 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm - Dr. Caroline Palmer, Ashmolean Museum, "Falling out of History - Women Artists from Elisabetta Sirani to Lizzie Siddal - Talk"
Tuesday November 12th, 2.00pm – 4.00 pm – George Boyter, "Composition - Watercolour Demonstration"
Friday December 13th, 12.30pm for 1.00pm - Christmas Buffet Lunch at Wrag Barn Golf Club, Highworth
Tuesday 11th February 2020, 2.00pm - 4.00pm - Graham Cox "Land and Seascape Painting in Pastel - Demonstration"
Tuesday 10th March 2020, 2.00pm - 4.00pm - Paul Deacon "Portraits in Charcoal - Demonstration"
The events below have been postponed or cancelled because of the Coronavirus pandemic. However, it is currently planned to resume meetings in September: see Monthly Meetings
Tuesday 21st April 2020, 2.00pm - 4.00pm - Bill Mather "Landscapes in Three Colours (Acrylic) - Demonstration"
Tuesday 12th May 2020, 2.00pm - 4.00pm - Paul Oakley "Palette knife techniques in oil - Demonstration"
Tuesday 9th June 2020, 2.00pm - 4.00pm - John Somerscales "Watercolour Demonstration"
July 2020 Annual General Meeting
A varied programme of talks and demonstrations by invited professional artists and speakers. Visitors are most welcome to our monthly meetings. Just arrive and register (£4 p.p.) at reception. If you wish to become a member then pick up a form at reception or download from the Membership page of this website. For upcoming meetings, see Monthly Meetings
An enthusiastic group of between 20 and 30 "regular" members who meet weekly to paint or draw in any media and to chat and enjoy each others company in a sociable environment. For the meeting venues and times, see Thursday Group
The annual exhibition is usually held in August at the New Memorial Hall. It provides an opportunity, over several days, for members to show their work in a formal but friendly exhibition environment. The New memorial Hall is a beautiful modern venue offering a large exhibition space with excellent natural light. Refreshments are always available which encourages our visitors to relax and enjoy their time at the exhibition. For our last exhibition see Exhibition 2019
Outdoor painting days are arranged for several dates each year in the area around Lechlade on Thames. We choose venues which offer some indoor cover, incase the weather does not cooperate, and with facilities to prepare drinks, have some lunch and socialise. Sometimes a cafe is available. The day begins at 10.00am and we often work until 4.00pm, especially if the weather is good. Recent favourite locations have been Buscot Park, Buscot village and Coleshill village. For more information, see Painting Days
Our workshops are run by talented and professional artists often following on from a demonstration at a monthly meeting. These workshops offer members the opportunity to work in the style of a well-known artist in a particular genre. Workshops are based on demand and the interests of our members to incorporate new methodology, materials and ideas to enhance their work. Workshops are very popular and numbers are limited in each session, generally to not more than 12 participants. See Workshops
These are occasionally arranged and allow visitors to see us at work in a friendly and welcoming environment. This year we participated, as a collective of 12 artists, in Swindon Open Studios in September.
For upcoming events, see Open Studios
The Pavilion, next to the New Memorial Hall, Oak Street, Lechlade, Gloucestershire