Welcome to the Harpenden Arts Club!
The Harpenden Arts Club aims to provide a wide range of creative workshops, demonstrations, life drawing and studio practice evenings, as well as a sociable meeting point for artists of all abilities. In normal times, we meet most Thursday evenings at 7.30 - 9.30 pm in the small public hall, Harpenden Public Halls, Southdown Road, Harpenden, AL5 1PD (behind the Harpenden Arms pub) from September to May.
Regretfully, due to Covid 19, we are unable to hold actual meetings, therefore we have transferred to an online basis until further notice. Full details are emailed to members weekly, but this is a summary for the next few weeks:
SPRING 2021 PROGRAMME
JANUARY 2021 - Theme - Landscapes in Acrylics:
7 January - Video suggestions on painting landscapes in acrylics. Details sent via email to members.
14 January, 7.30pm - Online demonstration by visiting Artist Susan Grey on Landscapes in Acrylics. Details sent via email to members. Please note that this demo will not be recorded, so members might want to take notes to refer to afterwards.
21 January - a free evening to paint your own landscape inspired by the Susan Grey demo.
28 January, 7.30pm - Review of members' landscape themed art work and social via Zoom. Details sent via email to members.
FEBRUARY 2021 - Theme - Portraits
4th February, 7.30pm - Online demo by artist Keziah Burt on sculpting a portrait.
11 February, 7.30pm - Online demo by artist Peter Keegan on portrait painting.
18 February - a free evening to paint your own portrait picture inspired by these demonstrations.
25 February, 7.30pm - Review of members' portrait themed art work and social via zoom.
MARCH 2021 - Theme - Wildlife and birds
4th March, 7.30pm - Online demo by artist Karen Thomas on drawing wildlife in graphite pencils and charcoal.
11 March - a free evening to draw/paint your own wildlife inspired artworks.
18 March, 7.30pm - Online demo by Elizabeth Baldin on painting an owl in ink and watercolour.
25 March, 7.30pm - Review evening of members' wildlife inspired artwork, and social, via zoom.
KEEPING IN TOUCH
Hopefully we will be able to start indoor art sessions at some point, but in the meantime, we are staying in touch with Members via the weekly emails, and a private Harpenden Arts Club Members' group page on Facebook (all HAC members can request to join this private discussion group on Facebook). Also you can see our Brushstrokes newsletter here:
We are a sociable and creative group of people who enjoy learning new art techniques and sharing ideas. We have over 130 members and a strong committee of nine enthusiastic individuals who, along with many willing helpers, organise and run the activities.
SOME MEMBERS CELEBRATING THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY
As a temporary measure, while we are unable to hold physical indoor meetings due to Covid, we are suspending the art club subscription fees. However we are still active online and outside, and are still accepting new members. If you would like to join:
HARPENDEN ARTS CLUB ANNUAL EXHIBITION
Our annual exhibition would normally take place in November each year. The committee have sadly come to the conclusion that the Covid-19 situation makes it impossible to hold an exhibition this year. We look forward to things returning to some degree of normality so we can hold another fabulous HAC exhibition again.
In the meantime, here is a reminder of our 2019 exhibition:
Don't forget that there are pages here on the HAC website that can display your work. If you would like your own section or would like to update the current pictures you have on display, please do email Sarah Poppleton on email@example.com with jpegs of your paintings (up to 6 images, under 1MB file size each please) and a paragraph about you and your work.
Harpenden Arts Club has now published a data protection policy in line with the new General Data Protection Regulations.
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