Thursday, 16 March 2017

Self Help Workshop this Saturday 18 March - reminder!

Just a reminder about the Self-Help workshop this Saturday at Bishopthorpe from 10am - 4pm. Please bring a packed lunch, although tea and biscuits will be provided within the £6 studio hire fee.
This is the final workshop to get images painted in preparation for the Easter exhibition at the De Grey Rooms!

Artwaves Festival, Bridlington Spa 13 & 14 May

ArtWaves Festival is a visual art festival returning to Bridlington to showcase traditional, digital, contemporary and urban art through a vibrant programme of workshops, demonstrations, talks, exhibitions, have-a-go activities, installations and so much more.

See website HERE to download the full programme.

Weekend Art Workshops in Norfolk

Norfolk Creative Arts is a creative art school based in a beautiful grade II listed former junior school in a village called Grimston, in the heart of North West Norfolk.

We have an exciting programme of weekend art workshops, covering a range of subject matter and mediums, taught by artists from all over the UK. Some of them you may be familiar with from the SAA for example Marilyn Allis, John Glover, Malcolm Cudmore, Kevin Scully and John Tookey, to mention a few.

You can see all of our courses and tutors by visiting our website HERE

Our main studio has big windows bringing in lots of natural light. We are fully equipped with wooden standing easels, table top easels and drawing boards. A two course lunch, all refreshments and afternoon tea are included in the price of the weekend courses.

Why not combine your studies with a holiday. Norfolk is a truly special place of unspoiled charm and natural beauty, well known for its vast stretches of glorious beaches, picturesque market towns, villages and rolling countryside with the most amazing skies and sunsets. Some of our local sites include the Royal Estate of Sandringham, Holkham Hall, Houghton Hall and Castle Acre Priory.

If you need any further information please give us a call on 01485 240 420 or you can email us at
We hope to hear from you soon.
Kind regards,

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Ilkley Art Show

Still a few months away, but a reminder that Ilkley Art Show returns this summer.

See more at this link

Hats optional.

Art On The Railings

This Summer for eight Saturdays, come and explore the relaxing creative atmosphere of York River Art Market.

There are still spaces left for exhibitors on a variety of dates.  To find out more, contact Charlotte at

You can also follow their activities on FaceBook

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Vicki Norman - Adventures in Oil

Just a reminder that Vicki Norman will be doing a demonstration this Saturday 11 March at 2pm Christ Church Parish Hall, Stockton Lane, York.
See her work here: HERE

Also - don't forget to bring your membership subs fee £37 if you have not done so already in order to renew for another year.

Publicising our Spring Exhibition

By now members of the Art Society will have received some A5 fliers for our up and coming exhibition at the De Grey Rooms next month. We would be most grateful if you could pin these up on your local noticeboards, leave them in your local shops, hairdressers, doctors waiting rooms etc, as well as handing them out to friends and family.  

The exhibition committee will be distributing them to tourist venues within the centre of York, but we have plenty to go round, so do pick some more up from the demo on Saturday.  The more we can spread the word, the more visitors we'll get to view all of the wonderful paintings we'll have on display.

Other ways you can help publicise the exhibition are by spreading the word via social networking, and for the more old fashioned of us, you could try asking to put an article in any newsletters distributed in your area (like church parish magazines, school handouts, village newsletters etc). 

You can download the poster  to use in emails or to print at home if you can't collect the pre-printed fliers.  

Many thanks for all your help, 

Julie Lightburn, 
Exhibition Committee Volunteer

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

2017 / 2018 Subscriptions

A reminder to members that subscriptions for the forthcoming April 2017 to March 2018 year fall due at the end of this month (31st March).

Membership cost has again been held steady at £37

The easiest way to renew is by seeking out Membership Secretary Linda Sturgeon or one of the other Committee members at one of our regular demonstrations.  You will be able to collect your new card and the 2017 / 2018 Artist Demonstration schedule at the same time.

If you are unable to make it along to one of those, please send your £37 fee plus a Stamped Self Addressed Envelope (to keep our costs down) to the Membership Secretary and we'll issue your new card and programme calendar.   Cheques should be payable to York Art Society and posted to 18 Common Road, Dunnington, York. YO19 5NG.

New members are always welcome and can obtain an application form at this link