Saturday, 10 June 2017

Sue Ford Workshop

Our recent Sue Ford Collage Workshop on 3rd June was a great success.

13 members turned up laden with magazines and acrylic paints and were guided through the process of creating a collage painting with Sue's expert advice. Not much talking took place as we were all out of our comfort zone and all that could be heard was the ripping of magazines. Time passed so quickly and in our enthusiasm, some of us missed a proper lunch break.

Thank you to the members that took part in The Challenge!

Some great pieces were produced.  Not all were finished on the day, but hopefully we will see some of them as completed work in the next exhibition at the Medical Rooms in September.

If you wish to see more of Sue's own work, she will be exhibiting at The Danby Moors Centre National Park, between June 29th and July 25th. Open daily 10 to 4pm


Thursday, 8 June 2017

AGM and Print Critique

Just a reminder that there is the AGM this Saturday at 2pm, followed by a print critique of your work. 

Please bring a maximum of two paintings (they don't have to be finished works) to enable artist Robert Brindley to give you some supportive feedback. 

The newsletter will also be available to collect (in order to save on postage stamps!). 

Thank you. 

Friday, 19 May 2017

Appeal for Images for Exhibition Poster

We are currently designing the poster for the next York Art Society Exhibition in September at the Medical Rooms.
We urgently need images of your artwork to complete the design!
Please send images to Julie Lightburn by Friday 26th May latest 6pm.
Images can be sent to Julie on 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Watercolour Workshops - Peter Reynolds

Watercolour Workshops on painting the Moors are available by Peter Reynolds on 6, 13, 20, 27 June from 6.30pm - 8.30pm at:
Sutton Bank National Park Centre
Sutton Bank
Tel 01845 597426 to book a place. 

Photos of next exhibition venue - York Medical Rooms

Here's some photos of the Medical Rooms which is our next exhibition venue in Stonegate, York from 1 - 3 September. More details in the June Newsletter which will be launched at the AGM on Sat 10 June.

John Harrison - photos of the line and wash demo

John Harrison gave an excellent demonstration at York Art Society yesterday on how to use line and wash within town and seascapes. If you want to see more of John's work, please visit his website HERE. 

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Summer Self Help Dates

Lin Taylor has notified us that she has scheduled three further Self Help Group meetings during the Society's summer break.

The dates are

Saturday 22nd July 2017

Saturday 19th August 2017

Saturday 2nd September 2017

These all take place at the usual venue St Andrew's Church Hall, Bishopsthorpe (you can see more detail elsewhere on this blog).

A nominal charge of £6 is made to cover hire of the premises.  Attendees provide their own materials and are advised to bring a packed lunch.

Please note the earlier start time.  These sessions run from 9:30AM to 3:30PM

For further details contact Lin directly on