Frome Art Society

a welcoming society for a wide range of local artists

Artwork by Hayley Cove

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2022

By joining Frome Art Society, you will have the opportunity to take part in all parts of our programme alongside friendly colleagues.

 JANUARY 

ZOOM DEMO | Thursday 20 January | 2.30 – 4.30pm
‘Wildlife in Watercolour’ by STEPHEN HAND

WORKSHOP | Friday 21 January
‘Mixed Media Landscape’ Acrylics, collage and
other media with
AMANDA BEE

FEBRUARY

DEMO | Thursday 17 February | 7 – 9 pm
‘A Walk in the Woods’ Pastels by LYNDA KETTLE
WORKSHOP | Friday 18 February
‘Textural Monoprinting’
Oil based mono printing with JACKIE CURTIS

MARCH

ZOOM DEMONSTRATION | Thursday 24 March
‘Café Scene in Watercolour’ by Paul Simmons
7pm to 9pm  


WORKSHOP | Friday 18 March  NOW FULL
‘Experimental Drawing from Nature’
Exploring fresh approaches to drawing with JO BEALE

 APRIL

WORKSHOP | Friday 22 April  NOW FULL
‘Mixed Media Landscape’ Acrylics, collage and
other media with
AMANDA BEE

SPRING EXHIBITION | Friday 8 to Sunday 24 April
Long Gallery, Black Swan Arts | FROME

FAS AGM | Dates TBC

JUNE – AUGUST

OUTDOOR PAINTING DAYS
Fridays or Wednesdays | 10am – 4pm

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OUR ACTIVITIES

OUTDOOR PAINTING DAYS

We enjoy painting in a variety of outdoor locations, many not usually available to the public, in the company of other artists.

Members bring their own lunch and come and go as they please between 10am and 4pm. There are toilet facilities at all venues.

Outdoor painting for website

WORKSHOPS

A range of inspirational artists’ workshops, held at Trudoxhill Village Hall, between 10am and 4pm. Artists of all levels of experience welcome.

Our Covid policy is in place and numbers restricted to allow for social distancing. Early booking is advised. Booking links are given in members’ digital newsletters.

2Maureen - J Eaton workshop
Image by Maureen Bond

TALKS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

A series of popular talks and demonstrations are held from autumn to spring at Frome Cricket Club. Afternoon sesions begin at 2.15 and evening sessions at 7.15.

All sessions are free to members, who are most welcome to bring guests along (NB there is a charge of £3 for non-members). 

CONTACT US

CHECK OUT OUR INSTAGRAM PAGE

AND OUR FACEBOOK PAGE

Why not take a look at our Facebook page using the link above – or enjoy some of the the images from our current exhibition below.

While national Covid restrictions are reducing, the FAS Committee remain keen to support the safety of members by operating talks, demos and workshops in as safe a way as possible. 

For that reason, we strongly recommend that everyone follows the steps below.

Masks should be worn where closer contact is more likely.

Hand sanitiser should be used before handling shared equipment etc.*The hall will be ventilated by opening windows.

Please do not attend if you are ill or have been in situations where your
Covid risk is heightened – a full refund will be given in this situation.

Please read our Covid Policy above before attending workshops.

We will keep our website updated with relevant advice.

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

Charles and Vera Appleyard and Charles Hopkins founded Frome Art Society in 1979 to encourage local people to become involved in painting and drawing in a friendly atmosphere.

We remain a welcoming, supportive and inclusive society, with members of all abilities, both amateur and professional. We hold regular exhibitions and provide a varied and inspiring programme of demonstrations, talks, workshops and outdoor painting opportunities.

Membership £15 p.a. Contact: fromeartsociety@gmail.com

 

ANNUAL EXHIBITION

We hold regular exhibitions for members to exhibit their work.

The Appleyard Trophy is awarded to the entry with the most votes awarded by the public.