Exhibition 2022 The Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park 2022
The Ferndown Art Society was founded in 1972 by a group of amateur and semi-professional artists who wanted to enjoy the company of like-minded people to exchange experience and ideas. The Society, who was proud to be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2022, had grown considerably in size since it was founded. However, since Covid we are now a small friendly group of people who enjoy meeting regularly.
We have recently moved back to the Longham Room in the Barrington Centre (opposite Tesco and near the library) where we run untutored sessions every Wednesday from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Working on our own projects and using our own materials. We welcome newcomers of all abilities. Free tea and coffee.
The Society is committed to reintroducing the monthly Demonstrations on the third Thursday of each month, (with the exception of August) when we invite a visiting artist to demonstrate their painting technique, and we have had some very enjoyable times watching displays of work in pastels, watercolour, oils, acrylics and other mixed media.
We are associated to the Society for All Artists and have taken part in some of their challenges and had our work reproduced in their national magazine.
List of Demonstrations 2023
14th June – Heather Jolliffe – Watercolour seascape
5th July – Jake Winkle – Watercolour bird
9th August – Peter Miller – Watercolour/Summer challenge
27th September – Alison Board – Watercolour abstract
11th October – Tom Marshall – Drawing with various implements