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SIDMOUTH: Informal art with friends

Friday, 21 February 2014


Originally started by Gladys Heywood in the mid 1990s, Sidbury Art Group has been running for more than 20 years now.
Meeting in the parish room every thursday morning, the group’s 17 members get together to paint and sketch.
“We don’t have a tutor – it’s more of a self-help art group,” said Janice Faulkner who has been running the group for about five years.
“People bring their own paints and equipment and we have a good mix of mediums that people try. Most people use watercolours, but some use acrylic paint or oil pastels.”
Working from sketches or photographs, or sometimes from memory, the artists paint local scenes and still life throughout the year culminating in their annual exhibition usually held in August in the village hall.
Occasionally, thanks to funds from the WI, the group can pay for workshops where they can get some expert tuition in all sorts of media. On March 15th, Wiltshire artist Graham Cox will be running his pastel workshop.
New members are always welcome – either just go along to the parish room on thursdays between 10am and 12pm, or for further information contact Janice on 01395 597523.

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