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Ferndown Art Society

The Ferndown Art Society 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 Afternoon 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.

The afternoon session is from 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm with a break for coffee/tea. The doors open from 1:45pm.

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 afternoon Demonstrations: Programme October to March 2019:

Thursday 18th October 2.00 to 4.30 pm
LINDSEY COLE, Seascape, Mixed media 

Thursday 15th November 2.00 to 4.30 pm
JIM PATTERSON, Two Rivers Paper Co. Handmade paper for Artists

Thursday 17th January 2019, 2.00 to 4.30 pm
ALAN LANGFORD, Draught Horses, Watercolour

Thursday 21st February 2019, 2.00 to 4.30 pm
SIMON WILLIAMS, Birds and Flowers, Botanical art, Watercolour

Thursday 21st March 2019, 2.00 to 4.30 pm
CHRIS JONES, Wildlife, Acrylic


28th February to 12th March 2019 at 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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