Diary

We have a full diary of events detailing special guest demonstrations and our regular competitions.’Own work’ is always an option, except on Demo Nights.

Please keep checking the website for updates as further Covid restrictions may be introduced affecting our meetings and details may be changed.

January 2022

05   Closed for Christmas

12   Own work and submit paintings (title and size) for new display on walls at HQ (one per member initially).

19   Guest Artist – Les Darlow ‘Creative and Loose Nature at its best’  Meeting host Lorraine

26   Practice in style of Les Darlow or Own Work  Meeting host Kev

February

02   Competition  – ‘Majestic Mountains’ 

(To be used on publicity for next Café Ambio exhibition)  Meeting host Julia.

09   Own work.  Meeting host Polly. Corner class by Stephen – how to present paintings for exhibitions.

16  Guest artist – Graham McQuade ‘Canal Scene’, watercolour  Meeting host Lorraine

23  Practice in style of Graham McQuade or Own Work   Meeting host Roger

March

2 AGM

9 Competition ‘A Lancashire Landscape’  Meeting host Loz

16 Guest artist – Anthony Barrow ‘Depth in Landscapes’, acrylics Anthonybarrow.co.uk   Meeting Host Lorraine.

23 Practice in style of Anthony Barrow or own work. Meeting host Polly

30 Let’s try BOB ROSS technique – workalong with Roger Gillet, or own work  Meeting host Roger

April

6 Theme Night ‘Fields of Flowers’ or own work  Meeting host Loz

13 Guest artist – Vic Bearcroft ‘Wildlife in Pastel’  Meeting Host Lorraine.

20 Practice in style of Vic Bearcroft or own work  Meeting host Kev

27 Own work – or try your hand at a pastel  Meeting host Julia

May

4 Competition ‘Evening Sky’ or own work  Meeting host Polly

11 Guest artist – Geoff Butterworth ‘Landscape in Watercolour’ Meeting host Lorraine

18 Watercolour Workalong with David or own work  Meeting host David

25 Own work or try a STILL LIFE – bring your own props  Meeting host Chloe

June

1 Theme Night – painting for a children’s room. Meeting host Roger

8 Guest artist – Paul Talbot Greaves ‘Summer Landscape’ acrylics Meeting host Lorraine

15 Practice in style of Paul Talbot-Greaves or own work  Meeting host Kev

22 Workalong with Loz ‘Digital on tablet’  Meeting host Loz

29  Own work. Meeting host Kev

July

6  Workalong with Pam Williams ‘An Appreciation of C.R. Mackintosh’ or own work  Meeting host Pam Williams

13  Sketching outside – Astley Park 2pm – 4pm, meet outside Cafe Ambio. Meeting host Rodney (no meeting in BWARA).

20 Guest artist – Elise Hendry ‘Wildlife Hare’ mixed media and pastel  Meeting host Julia

27 Competition ‘Celebrity Portrait’ or own work  Meeting host Kev

August

3 Practice in style of Elise Hendry (from demo 20th July)  or own work  Meeting host Chloe

10 Guest artist – Lea Nixon ‘Cityscape in watercolour’  Meeting host Lorraine

17 Practice in style of Lea Nixon or own work  Meeting host Roger

24 Workalong with Rodney Walmsley – urban sketching  Meeting host Rodney

31 Theme Night ‘Night time scene’ or own work  Meeting host Polly

September

7 Own work  Meeting host Kev

14 Guest artist – Zak Last ‘Landscape with Trees’ in Oil  Meeting host Lorraine

21 Practice in style of Zak Last or own work  Meeting host Julia

28 Competition ‘Semi-abstract landscape’  Meeting host Stephen

October

5 Workalong with member Pat Richardson ‘An Introduction to Painting with Textiles’  Meeting host Loz

12 Guest artist – Rob Edmondson ‘Cumbrian Landscape’ acrylics  Meeting host Lorraine

19 Practice in style of Rob Edmondson or own work  Meeting host  David

26 Theme night – ‘Trees’  Meeting host Kev

November

2 Own work  Meeting host Julia

9 Daytime – set up Annual Exhibition in Coach House Gallery, Astley Park, Chorley – from 9am.

Lodge Artists’ 44th Annual Exhibition Preview Event at Coach House Gallery – 6.30 for 7pm (no meeting at BWARA)

16 Guest artist – Judith Herring ‘Seascape in Acrylics’  Meeting host Lorraine

22 Daytime – dismantle annual exhibition in Coach House Gallery from 10am.

23 Workalong with member Phil Catteral (charcoal)  Meeting host Julia

30 Competition ‘Cityscape’  Meeting host Loz

December

7 Theme night – ‘A Christmas Scene’  Meeting host Kev

14 Christmas party meal

21 Closed for Christmas

28 Closed for Christmas

2023

January

4 Submit paintings for HQ display (one per member) or own work  Meeting host Julia

11 Guest artist – Michael Howey ‘Skies – pastels demo and workshop’  Meeting host Lorraine

18 Practice in style of Michael Howey or own work  Meeting host Loz

25 t.b.a

February

1 t.b.a.

8 Guest artist – Anthony Barrow – ‘a watercolour landscape’ Meeting host Lorraine

15 t.b.a.

22 t.b.a

March

1 t.b.a.

8 Guest artist – Liam Dickinson ‘Portrait painting in acrylics and oils’