Polstead Art Group meet each Tuesday afternoon in Polstead Village Hall from 2pm to 5pm. We are a group of people of widely varying ages who enjoy painting or drawing.
The emphasis in the group is enjoyment - in a relaxed atmosphere, an important part of which is the mutual help and support between people of differing experience and ability. We extend a warm welcome to all who feel they would like to renew their interest in this pastime, and those who have an interest, but have so far not felt able to become involved. We can assure you of a friendly welcome.
Come Along on Tuesday Afternoons - There is no joining fee, but after a free trial session, we each pay £1 per week (only when we are present) to cover the expenses of the group, including refreshments half-way through the afternoon.
Members choose individually what they wish to draw or paint, and the medium they wish to use.
From time to time we have input from tutors, or demonstrations, and occasionally group outings to exhibitions or galleries.
Summer Exhibition - In July/August of each year the group stages its own Art Exhibition in the Village Hall with items for sale at the discretion of the artist, but again, enjoyment is the watchword, and there is no pressure on members to exhibit if they prefer otherwise.
Portrait Class - In addition to the Tuesday Art Group there is an 8 week Portrait Class which runs twice yearly on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm - 4pm. The charge for each 8 week session is £20. For these classes we are very fortunate to have the presence of the very accomplished artist Bill Whitsett.
Anyone interested in either the Art Group or the Portraiture classes is invited to get in touch with Steward Sowman, Chairman of the Art Group, on 01787 210097