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Milborne St Andrew Friendly Art Group

The MSA Friendly Art Group meets up twice a month, on second and fourth Wednesdays, at the Milborne St Andrew Village Hall between 7 – 9 pm, either in the Main Room or Committee Room.

The Group has been running since January 2008 and now has 17 members.  All members assist with setting up and putting away of tables and chairs and there are refreshments freely available which they can help themselves to.  We also bring along a choice of easy listening music to add to the atmosphere and to aid the artistic flow.

Each member works on their chosen art project and brings along their own equipment, props, photos or still life they require.  Members really enjoy their dedicated ART time together with like minded people and to have time to chat and exchange technical advice and ideas.

The Membership Fees are £5 per year (Jan to Jan) with an additional £3 per session.  There is no regular tutor, however, we do have the occasional visiting local Artist come along to either do a hands-on Workshop or provide a Demonstration in a chosen medium or on artistic techniques.  We also have an occasional Life Model.  These special sessions are OPEN TO NON MEMBERS as well as members at a cost of £6 each but prior arrangements is needed if you are considering coming along to one of these special session and you should contact Sue Marsh Tel:  837414.

We have recently been given a selection of art books and have several on loan to the Group which we have now set up in our MSA Art Library.  Books are loaned out to members at a nominal fee.  There are some tentative plans to have an Art Exhibition possibly in 2009 to show some of the work done by members but in the meantime there are some pieces of work to be seen on our Gallery page.  Any queries or purchase enquiries should be directed initially to Sue Marsh.

The MSA Friendly Art Group welcome all new members as well as those who would just like to attend on the special events evening and further information can be obtained from Sue Marsh on 837414.

April Report

WELL the MSA Friendly Art Group is now into their second year and have a regular attendance of friendly amateur artists. The members had a late Christmas celebration meal in the Milton Arms in January which all attendees really enjoyed. The Group normally meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday in the month between 7 – 9 pm in the village hall committee room. However, due to my oversight I have not managed to book these dates for May and June. I have listed the dates I have booked the room below and also put them up in the village hall notice board. Our members are producing some lovely work and we may be holding an Art Exhibition in the Autumn or next Spring.

Our membership fees are still very reasonable at £5 per year as well as £3 per session, these fees pay for demonstrations, life models, tutorials etc. which we call special sessions. These special sessions are open to Non Art Group Members as well as Members and a one off fee of £6.00 will be charged to Non Members.

We have a visiting local Artist – Mary Ann Featherstone coming on 6th May to give a tutorial in watercolour techniques  - and we will be arranging other visiting Artists demonstrations throughout the year. However, please can Non Members give prior notice of wishing to attend these special session as places are limited. For further information please call Sue Marsh 837414

Dates Booked in Village Hall Committee Room: 7 – 9 pm
May 6th and 27th   ::   June 10th and 17th   ::   July 8th and 22nd
August 12th and 26th   ::   September 9th and 23rd.