Programme 2023/24

Demonstrations, Talks, Exhibitions and Social

Tue 5th September AGM and Social

AGM  8pm to 10pm, Court House, Berkhamsted. Wine, Beer and soft Drinks with nibbles

Sat 9th September Clay Build – Heritage Open Day – St Peters Church

Date 09/09/2023

Organiser

Berkhamsted Local History & Museum Society with Berkhamsted Art Society and Open Door Community Art Space

FREE admission. Click here to book a space  heritage day Clay build

Sessions last for an hour from 10-11am, 11am-12noon,12noon-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm, 3-4pm.

Booking required. Tickets available from 4th August. 

Wed 13th September Coffee Morning

Wednesday 13th September 10.30 at the White Horse Bourne End HP1 2 RH

We are hoping for some Indian Summer Sunshine so we can sit outside.

We look forward to meeting some of our new members see you there

Mon 18th September Life Drawing – Court House

8pm start to 10pm. at the Court House Berkhamsted Free to members

Sat 23rd September Life Drawing – Hastoe – 4 hour Session

9am to 1pm -With model, as usual  please bring your own refreshments, art kit and a friend!
Contact James Honour to book: 01442 879632 – £15 each.

Mon 2nd October Life Drawing – Court House

8pm start to 10pm. at the Court House Berkhamsted Free to members

Tue 17th October Members Show and Tell Evening Court House

7.30 pm start to 9.30pm Constructive Critic Evening” meeting in the Court House among the members .

Show some of your finished or unfinished artwork for feedback from other members Free to members.

Fri 27th October Coffee Morning

10.30am at the White Horse, London Road, Bourne End. HP1 2RH

We look forward to meeting some of our new members and to answering any questions you may have about the exhibition. See you there.

Mon 6th November Life Drawing Court House

8pm start to 10pm. at the Court House Berkhamsted Free to members

Tue 14th November David Satchel Portrait Drawing – Courthouse

Tuesday, November 14th 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Berkhamsted Courthouse

David is holding a portrait workshop. Members can draw themselves in a mirror, or take turns to draw each other or copy a good size photograph of their favourite person.  David will advise on where to start, what to look for and how take a suitable photograph to draw from. This should be a light hearted evening and more experienced artists can ignore him and still enjoy the fun! Members should bring their own materials.

Thu 23rd November BAS Winter Exhibition

Three day Exhibition/Sale of members works including Pictures Ceramics Glassware and Greetings cards. School Children’s Visits on Thursday

23rd November Thursday 9am to 6.00pm  – 24th November Friday 10 am – 5.00pm 25th November Saturday 10am – 3pm

Private View Thursday 6.30pm to  8.00pm with Wine and Nibbles for family Friends and invited Guests

Fri 15th December Christmas Coffee Morning

Christmas Coffee Morning 10.30 Friday 15th December at the White Horse London Road Bourne End.HP1 2RH

It’s the last event of the year so let’s celebrate. Christmas hats and Jumpers are welcome.

Mon 15th January New Year Coffee Morning

10.30am at the White Horse, London Road, Bourne End. HP1 2RH

We look forward to meeting members old and new for a catchup and a coffee.

Tue 16th January Vicki Norman Zoom Demo

Demonstration Coastal Seascape in Oils

7pm -9pm Zoom Meeting 16 January 2024

A popular tutor and demonstrator, Vicki is recognised for her clear communication and boundless enthusiasm. She has won awards and recognition for both teaching and painting.  https://www.vickinormanstudio.com/  and https://openstudioscornwall.co.uk/participant/vicki-norman/ Details to Follow

Mon 5th February Life Drawing – Court House

8pm start to 10pm. at the Court House Berkhamsted Free to members

Tue 20th February Mark Warner Zoom Demo

Demonstration Woodland Scene in Acrylics

20th  February  2024 Zoom Meeting  7pm -9pm

Mark draws inspiration from the landscape, although subject matter and application at times can be very different. He adores using colour and line while interpreting the light, weather conditions and a love for the materials. https://community.saa.co.uk/artists/mark-warner/

Zoom Link sent to Members

Fri 23rd February Coffee Morning

10.30am at the White Horse, London Road, Bourne End. HP1 2RH

We look forward to meeting members old and new for a catchup and a coffee.

Mon 4th March Life Drawing Court House

8pm start to 10pm. at the Court House Berkhamsted Free to members

Tue 19th March Ian Jones – Handbuilding in Clay/Throwing Demo Courthouse

Tuesday 19th March  7.30pm – 9.30pm Berkhamsted Court house

Ian will lead the two-hour workshop when participants will be shown how to build a 3D Chicken in Clay. This will be followed by a brief demo with Ian throwing a couple of pots on the potter’s wheel.

The Chickens will be dried and Bisque-fired and a one-hour session will be run at a later date to apply
colour to the features and add a white glaze to the pieces. The creations will then be glaze-fired ready for collection.

Clay and tools will be provided

Thu 21st March Social Evening @ The George

We know from the recent survey that lots of you would like to chat with other members, but aren’t free during the day to come to the coffee morning. So we’ve organised an evening social – from 7.30pm on Thursday 21 March at The George Inn (the big table at the back of the pub), High Street, Berkhamsted. It will also be a chance for potential new members to find out more about the Society. Katie Jones has offered to be the friendly face that greets you – welcoming members and letting anyone’s who’s interested know what we offer and how to join. Just pop it in your diary and hopefully see you on the night!

Mon 8th April Life Drawing – Court House

Jackie Henderson Reclining Nude (2)

8pm start to 10pm. at the Court House Berkhamsted Free to member

Sat 6th April Life Drawing Session – Hastoe – 4 hours

9am to 1pm -With model, as usual  please bring your own refreshments, art kit and a friend!
Contact James Honour to book: 01442 879632 – £15 each.

Fri 10th May BAS Spring Exhibition

Three day Exhibition/Sale of members works including Pictures Ceramics Glassware and Greetings cards. School Children’s Visits on Friday

10th May Friday 9am to 6pm  – 11th May Saturday 10 am – 6pm 12th May Sunday 10am – 4pm

Private View Friday 6.30pm to  8.00pm with Wine and Nibbles for Family, Friends and invited Guests

Mon 1st May Summer Drawing Evenings 2024

Summer drawing Monday evenings will be May 1 until  August 26 at 6.30pm, weather permitting. Please call David Satchel on 07749 038 148 or email him on [email protected] earlier than Monday to find out how many others are going. This should avoid members sketching on their own.

Further details regarding the programme may be found in our quarterly newsletter “Art News” which is sent to all members.