Hagley Art Club

About

Hagley Art Club owes its existence to the late Alan Pritchard, and a handful of his friends, becoming formally recognised in 1989 to be the large organisation it is now. A thriving and friendly club of around 70 enthusiastic members we welcome anyone with an interest in Art to join us every 2nd Friday of the month at St Saviour’s Church in West Hagley. Whatever your interest or medium may be, whether an accomplished practitioner or an enthusiastic ‘dabbler’, there are lots of opportunities to spend time with others who share your interests.

Monthly Meetings

The monthly meetings held on the 2nd Friday of the month (unless it clashes with Easter) attracts a high calibre of artist/practitioners well known in the art world including international recognised guest such as Pollyanna Pickering and Oliver Jones. These sessions are free to members but also open to visitors for a small charge presently £4

Painting circle

In addition there is a painting circle held every Tuesday afternoon held at Churchill Village Hall as an informal opportunity for people to get together and paint. There is a nominal charge presently £2

Public Exhibitions & Workshops

Members are all invited and encouraged to enter their work in several public exhibitions during the year, including Harvington HallKinver Village FayreRussell’s Hall Hospitaland our own Annual Exhibition at Hagley Community Centre, where they may be purchased by the general public.

Workshops take place during the year, usually two but sometimes three of these and they concentrate in more detail on specific mediums or techniques and are tutored by specialists in that field. The costs are kept deliberately low in the region £15 and £20, The programme organisers are always looking for new and interesting fields to explore whether it is traditional watercolour, pastels, Chinese painting, life drawing or even en plein air. So most interests are met but if anyone comes up with something really different they will endeavour to seek that one out!