Painting Out Days  2019

May 16th   Southwold Harbour

June 19th   Brook Farm, Kettleburgh

​July 17th    Framsden Mill

August 22nd  Crows Hall, Debenham

September 18th  Dunwich

Contact:   Margaret James 01728 860233

                Sue Scott 01728 685264

38th Summer Exhibition

Featured Events

Winner of the Jack Welbourne Trophy for Best Watercolour   -   'Lone Ranger' by Sue Scott

Winner of Best Picture in Pure Media   -   'Yorkshire Hills' by Barry Gladwell  -  Oils

'Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up'  -  Pablo Picasso

September Meeting  -  Botanical Being

Maria Clake-Wilson gave a fascinating and inspiring presentation about her influences and her textile art work based on natural dyes. Maria's company, Botanical Being, aims to enhance wellbeing and to make art with plant magic.

Maria demonstrated all the stages and processes involved in creating her natural dyed textiles and talked us through her projects, one of which was social media led and involved a collaboration of artists from all over the world.

Examples of Maria's completed dyed fabrics. The colours used are all extracted from plants grown in our gardens and countryside. Maria has developed a process whereby the natural dyes in leaves can be transferred directly onto the fabric as in these examples. Any dyes left over from these processes are not wasted, they are used to dye wool and yarns which she mainly uses for weaving textile artwork.

You can follow Botanical Being on Instagram or Facebook and you can visit Maria's studio and gallery at the Earl Soham Business Centre. Follow the long drive way to the side of Earl Soham Primary School.

Indoor Painting

In the Unitarian Meeting House 10am - Noon


January 7th and 21st

February 4th and 18th

March 4th and 18th (2pm)

April 1st, 15th  and 29th

Continuing through the summer months - contact Ron for dates

October 7th and 21st

November 4th and 18th

December 2nd and16th

Contact:  Ron Hill 01728 724319

Winner of the Mixed Media Shield   -   'Hare Moon' by Bernadette Antill

Meetings Programme 2019

Art Society meetings are held at the United Free Church 2.30pm start unless otherwise stated.

Admission:   Guests - £2    Members – Free
Membership: £15 annual subscription

 January 11th  -  Paul Bruce  -  Painting water demonstration

 February 8th  -  Members’ Meeting    'Miniatures'

 March 8th  -  Simon Trinder  -  Applying Washes and Wildlife Art

 April 6th  -  Art and Tea Exhibition at the Unitarian Meeting House   10am - 3pm

 April 12th  -  Susan Whatling - Landscape artist

 May 10th  -  Rosemary Humphreys - Understanding Colour

 June 14th  -  FAS outing to Ickworth House

 July 12th  -  Annette Rolston - Printmaker

 August 9th  -  Members’ Meeting Workshop

 August 15th to 18th  Summer Exhibition

 September 13th  -  To be arranged

October 11th  -  FAS AGM and Tea Party  2pm

 November 8th  -  Nicky Stainton - Portraits

 December 13th  -  FAS Christmas Lunch