Welcome to Broadstone Art Society
Welcome to the Broadstone Art Society website. We are a friendly group of artists who work in a variety of media and genre and meet at the Scout Hall in Corfe Mullen in the daytime on Tuesdays and Saturdays and some Thursdays. We have a varied and interesting programme of informal and structured days which includes still-life and portrait sessions or working on your own project. During the winter we have demonstrations and workshops with visiting artists and life drawing classes. Our summer programme begins in May when we meet up to paint outside in and around Dorset. Some days are lead by a chosen artist which has included Claire Thomas, Felicity House, John Bowen, Francis Hatch and Liz Seward. We generally exhibit twice a year at the Youth Centre in Broadstone and occasionally at the Gallery Upstairs at Upton.
Just before our exhibition in late February/early March we have a demonstration from Michael Parker on the afternoon of Tuesday 14th February. Michael Parker lives in Dorset and has been painting all his life as a hobby but now devotes all his time to painting. After many years spent trying different media and techniques he has developed his own style, working with oil paint and large palette knives. He strives to achieve movement in his paintings conjuring up the excitement that is all of human life, bathed in light from any particular angle using a joyful range of colours – violets, cadmium hues, reds, greens and blues. His subjects are varied but include equestrian subjects, landscapes, dogs and sailing! In April, we hope to have a workshop with Helen Talbot, who is an Adult Education Art Tutor at Brockenhurst College who is always a popular visitor to the club and to our exhibitions and encourages us to try different ideas and techniques.
Please look out for further details/amendments about the programme on email.