Art lovers invited to join Preston Art Society as new season launches

Posted on - 8th September, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Fulwood, Preston News, Recreation, What's On in Preston
Sketching day at Myerscough College Plant World
Sketching day at Myerscough College Plant World

Preston Art Society is looking for new members as it gets ready to launch a 2019/2020 programme of meetings and events.


The first meeting of the season will take place on Tuesday 10 September at the society’s new venue, Galloway Hall in Brackenbury Road, Fulwood.

Society member Judith Tanczos said: “We are a friendly and enthusiastic group of people including professional artists, amateur artists, and many art-loving non-artists.

“We meet from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from September until May.

“This season we are offering an exciting programme of talks, demos and workshops. Demonstrations will include oil, watercolour, acrylic, mixed media and urban sketching. Workshops will feature mono-printing and blizzard books and Pop Art in mixed media. These are interspersed with a varied and very interesting programme of talks.

“We look forward to welcoming new members and visitors who love art and would like to learn new skills and meet like-minded people.”

The Sea and Waves from a Preston Art Society painting challenge
The Sea and Waves from a Preston Art Society painting challenge

Preston Art Society, which was formed in 1960, will be exhibiting members’ work at Astley Hall Farmhouse Gallery from Saturday 5 to Sunday 27 October. Liam Dickinson, Sky Portrait Artist of the Year Finalist 2017, will be at the grand opening on Sunday 6 October. There will also be a pop up exhibition at the Harris on Saturday 12 October.

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Exhibitions are open to all members. Subscriptions cost £28 per year, and there’s a £1 charge per meeting when there’s a guest speaker. Visitors can go along and pay £5.

For more information, visit the Preston Art Society website or follow on Facebook. Get in touch with the society by emailing or by calling 01772 712857.

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What do you think of Preston Art Society’s new programme of events? Do you fancy joining? Let us know in the comments below.

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