The Society is a group of mainly amateur artists and others with an interest in the visual arts.
We have Monthly Meetings, in most months of the year, where we enjoy a talk by a knowledgeable guest speaker or a demonstration by an accomplished artist. Both talks and demonstrations cover a wide variety of subjects, media, styles and specialist techniques.
Our enthusiastic "Thursday Group" meet weekly to paint, draw, chat and enjoy each other's company in a very sociable environment.
We arrange full day Workshops focusing on various specialist skills and techniques with an expert tutor in attendance to provide helpful guidance and support.
Several Painting Days are arranged each year. Recent favourite locations have included Buscot Park, Inglesham, Coleshill and Buscot Lock and village.
Our annual exhibition is held in August in the New Memorial Hall, Lechlade. It provides an opportunity, over several days, for members to show their work in a formal but spacious and friendly environment.
Because of Covid-19, our annual exhibition for 2020 was online for the first time ever! This year our annual exhibition was back to normal and very well attended in the New Memorial Hall.
To view pictures taken during the event see Exhibition 2021
All the Society's activities are held in or around Lechlade. Monthly meetings, workshops and winter Thursday Group meetings take place in the Pavilion which is next to the New Memorial Hall, Oak Street, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3YP. There is a map showing the location of the Pavilion on the Events page.
During the summer months, the Thursday Group meet at The Trout Inn, Faringdon Road, Lechlade, Gloucestershire GL7 3HA. The Inn is a great rural venue on the banks of the River Thames.
The Lechlade Art Society welcomes new members! See About and Membership for more information.
Current News for members and guests:
At a recent monthly meeting (on Tuesday 16th November from 2.00pm to 4.00pm in the Pavilion) Susanna Bailey talked about her work and gave an excellent demonstration entitled "Pastel over Wash - A Floral Still Life". See Monthly Meetings.
All members, and a guest, are invited to the Christmas Lunch at Wrag Barn, Highworth, on Friday 10th December at 12 for 1230. The official closing date (16th November) has passed but, if you would like to attend, and have not booked and paid already, please contact Sharon Ellis urgently. See the October Magazine for the price, menu choices and Sharon's contact details.
John Sirelle, one of our members, is holding a One Man Exhibition at the Vale and Downland Museum, Wantage, from Tuesday 30th November until Saturday 18th December. The exhibition, in the Dr Squires Gallery, is open from 9.30am until 3.45pm, Monday to Saturday, closed on Sundays. Entry to the Museum and exhibition is free. See News for more information.
Photographs taken at our annual exhibition are available. See Exhibition 2021.
Thursday Group meetings have resumed. Covid 19 precautions will be in place. The venue has changed from The Trout Inn to the Pavilion with effect from 2nd September. See Thursday Group
Monthly Meetings have resumed with effect from September 2021. See Events for more details.
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Header picture: "A Splash of Red" © 2020 Jill Smith