Telephone:01202 892 249

Ferndown Art Society

The Ferndown Art Society celebrated its fortieth anniversary in 2012. It was founded in 1972 by a small group of amateur and semi-professional artists who wanted to enjoy the company of like-minded people to exchange experience and ideas. The Society has grown considerably in size since then but it has retained its character of being a friendly group of people who enjoy meeting regularly.

The Society holds Evening Meetings in the Conference Room of the Barrington Centre on the third Thursday of each month, (with the exception of August,) when we invite a visiting artist to demonstrate their painting technique, and we have had some very enjoyable evenings watching displays of work in pastels, watercolour, oils, acrylics and other mixed media.

Below is our event calendar for 2017. The evening is from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm with a break for coffee/tea. The doors open from 7:15pm.

The demonstrations are held in the Conference Room at the Barrington. Visitors are very welcome - £3 per person. We look forward to seeing you there.

Thursday Evening Demonstrations: Programme January to March 2017:

Thursday 16th February 2017 - 7:15pm onwards
Penny Crichton-Seager on painting snow – in Watercolour

Thursday 16th March 2017 - 7:15pm onwards
Pam Philip on Colourful India – in Oils

Thursday 18th May 2017
Janet Wildey - Portraits - Acrylic: 2:00-4:00pm

Thursday 15th June 2017
Paul Dolman - Seascape - Oils: 2:00-4:00pm

Thursday 20th July 2017
Maggie Cross -Birds and Floral- Chinese Brush: 2:00-4:00pm

Forth coming exhibitions

We have exhibitions of our paintings in the Barrington Centre.  We also have a summer exhibition 26th May to 16th June 2017 in the Regent centre Christchurch, and an autumn exhibition  30th August to 12th September 2017 in the Gallery Upstairs, Upton Park.

We also meet weekly on Wednesday Mornings in the Conference Room for a workshop. During these morning sessions members paint together and learn from each other. We have occasional art teachers who come to lead the group in a specific method of painting. This encourages us to attempt something new and sometimes we are surprised with our results!

We are associated to the Society of All Artists and each year we take part in their yearly challenges. We send off our best work and have had our work reproduced in their national magazine. This, of course, gives us a great incentive to work at our hobby.

If you would like to to find out more then contact us or call in to a Wednesday Morning Workshop for a chat about joining us. We would welcome you. We have samples of members' work on a corridor board in the Barrington Centre. 

Contact Details

Contact Name: Mrs S Gomm

Telephone: 01202 573050

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