Ferndown Art Society
is 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 has grown considerably in size since it was founded but it has retained its character of being a friendly group of people who enjoy meeting regularly.
The Society holds Demonstration Meetings in the Conference Room of the Barrington Centre 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.
WORKSHOPS – Thursday’s at 2-4pm
Thursday May 17th – Marilyn Allis – People in the Orient (watercolour)
Thursday June20th – Reg Bodman – Painting without brushes (acrylics)
Thursday July 18th – Janet Wildey – Portrait (pastels)
Thursday October 17th – John Edwards – Seascape (acrylics)
Thursday November 21st – Peter Miller – Basics & Fundamentals (watercolour)
WINTER EXHIBITION by members in the Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park. Poole
OPEN Daily 10.30 to 4pm
We have two exhibitions coming up in 2017:
Spring Exhibition: 26th May to 16th June, at the Regent Centre Christchurch.
Summer Exhibition: 30th August to 12th September at the Gallery Upstairs, Upton Park.
We are associated to the Society of All Artists and have taken part in some of their challenges and had our work reproduced in their national magazine. If you would like to to find out more then contact us (see below) or come along to one of our Thursday meetings – you will be most welcome. We have samples of members’ work in the Barrington Theatre, in the cafe and in one of the corridors. We also have informal Wednesday morning sessions where people can do their own work; but currently these are oversubscribed and there is a waiting list.
Contact: Membership Secretary: Sue Gomm
Telephone – 01202 573050
The Ferndown Art Society celebrated its fortieth anniversary in 2012. It was founded in 1972 by a small group of amateur and semi-professional artists who wanted to enjoy the company of like-minded people to exchange experience and ideas. The Society has grown considerably in size since then but it has retained its character of being a friendly group of people who enjoy meeting regularly.