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.
Notes on the Summer Programme for 2016
On our regular Tuesday outdoor days we have been lucky enough be given access once again to the gardens of Creech Grange at Steeple and old favourites such as High Hall and Deans Court at Wimborne.
A new exciting venue for this year was Anderson Manor, a Jacobean house and gardens. This day in early June was well attended and enjoyed very much despite the showers.
Other new venues included the RNLI hotel waterfront. There is a café, a shop and facilities that were open to us freely as the weather was inclement. The wall of windows gave a good view of part of the harbour and the training activities.
We also have a return visit to the allotments at Wallisdown at the beginning of August and a new venue at Compton Abbas airfield is our final Tuesday outing in September.
Lake Pier, Hamworthy Park and Middle Beach and Knoll Beach at Studland have been included for beach lovers and further afield the deserted village of Tyneham. This of course was a short walk from Worbarrow Bay for the energetic amongst us.
Saturdays continue to be included and the venues for these are village based.
Later in July and August we have a 2 day course to Ackling Dyke with Clare Thomas.
Chris Gavin & Carolyn Newman