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Bringing Art To The Fylde

2024-2025 Season

Events, Exhibitions, Trips, Talks & Socials

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Demonstrations & Lectures

IN THE STUDIO – 2PM TO 4PM

From September to March each year, these informative sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month (excluding Dec when only the 2nd Sat is booked).

It’s a great way to pick up tips and techniques from an expert. Currently the cost is £5 per head.

These are the Demonstrations and Lectures planned for the 2024-25 season

Dogs portratit by Elise Hendry

Portraits - Pastel, pencil

Date: 14th Sept 2024

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Tutor: Elise Hendry

Type: Demonstration

Description: Portraits of people, pets, farm animals and wildlife

Beside the Rufford canal

Canals and Narrow Boats

Date: 28th September 2024

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Tutor: Graham McQuade

Type: Demonstration

Description: Watercolour demonstration of canal and narrow boats

Monet's Garden

Monet and His Gardens

Date: 12th October 2024

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Tutor: Brian Healey

Type: Lecture

Description: A lecture about Monet’s garden at Giverny

A painting of Grasmered by Lakeland artist Graham Twyford

Landscape in Oils

Date: 26th October 2024

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Tutor: Graham Twyford

Type: Demonstration

Description: Oil demonstration by renowned Lakeland artist, Graham Twyford

Rocks and water landscape

Dramatic Landscape in Acrylic

Date: 9th Nov 2024

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Tutor: Graham Lowe

Type: Demonstration

Description: Exhibiting artist, tutor in Adult Education and a community artist

Portrait of Sophie

Portrait in Oils

Date: 23rd November 2024

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Tutor: Bon Goldsborough

Description: Wirral artist who paints in a diverse range of styles and media

Landscape by artist S M Kumar

Landscape in Watercolour

Date: 14th December 2024

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Tutor: Mr Kumar

Type: Demonstration

Description: A watercolour demonstration by our patron, Mr Kumar

landscape by Richard Cross

Landscape in Watercolour and Gouache

Date: 13th January 2025

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Tutor: Richard Cross

Type: Demonstration

Description:  Richard’s artwork is rooted in analytical drawing from observation

coastal scene by Bob Henfrey

Coastal Scene

Date: 25th January 2025

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Tutor: Bob Henfrey

Type: Demonstration

Description: Bob Henfrey returns to our Studio

Landscape by Peter Woolley

Waterfall Landscape in Watercolour

Date: 8th February 2025

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Tutor: Peter Woolley

Type: Demonstration

Description: A watercolour demonstration by popular artist and tutor Peter Woolley

Figure Painting by Graham Berry

Figures in Watercolour

Date: 22nd February 2025

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Tutor: Graham Berry

Type: Demonstration

Description: Blackpool artist and tutor returns to our Studio

Watercolour painting of Pendlebury

Landscape and cityscape in Watercolour

Date: 9th Mar 2025

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Tutor: Lea Nixon

Type: Demonstration

Description: North West artist Lea Nixon demonstrates local scenes

Seascape by Rob Miller

Seascape in Oil and Acrylics

Date: 22nd March 2025

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Tutor: Rob Miller

Type: Lecture

Description: Demonstration by Lancashire Artist Rob Miller

Rhythym of land and sea painting by Mark Warner

Landscape in Acrylics

Date: 5th April 2025

Time: 2pm – 4pm

Tutor: Mark Warner

Type: Demonstration

Description: Artist and Tutor Mark Warner demonstrates a painting in Acrylic

What We Offer

For the benefit of people who joined recently and may not know what we normally run, the following is a list of what is on offer:

Outdoor Lytham St Annes Art Society art exhibition in Market Square Lytham

Indoor & Outdoor Exhibitions

A chance to show your work to our members! Exhibitions are held on a rotational, monthly basis, overseen by the workshop leader when the paintings are on display in the Studio.

We also host outdoor exhibitions too, so there’s exhibitions for you to enjoy throughout the year. Barely a month goes by without something extra being arranged.

Attend a workshop in our beautiful, purpose built studio

Attend A Workshop

Learn Something New

Attend a workshop in our beautiful, purpose built studio.

Discover how to create a variety of artistic pieces. Learn how to draw, paint and craft using pencils, paints, oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels, charcoal, fabircs, mixed media and more!

Join us for a social at our Coffee Mornings in our purpose-built studio

Time For A Cuppa

Did you know?  We host 2 coffee mornings every month. Join us:

Where: Our studio on Haven Road, Lytham, FY8 5EG (opposite Booths)

When: 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month (excluding August) from 10am to noon.

A committee representative is always present and it’s a chance for members to hear about future plans and upcoming events.

Discover coach trips, away days, excursions & more

Coach Trips & Social Events

Visits are organised from time to time throughout the year.

Details of social events will be announced here on our website, at coffee mornings, published in our newsletter and on posters in our Studio.

Art demonstration by a workshop leader taking place in the Lytham St Annes Art Society Studio

Self-Organised Visits & Demonstrations

Workshop leaders organize their own demonstrations and arrange trips of interest for their groups. Recent examples include:

• Art Course in Spain (attended by 3 members of the Art Society)
• Art Courses held at Higham Hall, Cumbria
• Nottingham Arts & Craft Festival (Patchings)
• Courses with favourite artists
• Visits to craft fairs
• Days out sketching both urban & rural
• Plein air painting
• Visit to Woolfest in Cockermouth
• Life drawing specials

Art society members listening to speakers

AGM

Join us for our Annual General Meeting:

Date: Held in May each year

Time: 7:30pm

Upcoming Events

What Will You Choose?

Our dedicated team of volunteers have begun to arrange our ‘monthly’ schedule of activities.

One of our Workshops

January

Workshops Restart

Maybe time to tackle something new !

Enjoy a hot pot supper at Quiz Night

March

Quiz Night With Hot Pot Supper

Hot Pot Supper and Quiz Night with food provided by outside caterers. A fun night with a chance to meet up in a social setting.

The Quiz is presented by our President

 

Enjoy our Spring Exhibition

April/May

Spring Exhibition

This year for the first time it will be held over Saturday and Sunday in our Studio. Members pay for the limited number of tables available and show their arts and crafts for sale. The Society benefits from commission on sales.

St Annes Outdoor Exhibition

June

St Annes Open Air Weekend Art Exhibition

St Annes Open Air Weekend Art Exhibition. Our plans for pop-up outdoor events is expanding as members really enjoy the interaction with visitors and long-standing friendships are made. The stalls will revert to setting up in St Anne’s Square.

Summer Exhibition 2022 - Deputy Mayor Alan Clayton & LSA Art Society Members

July/August

Summer Exhibition

Our Summer Exhibition is for two weeks and held in our Studio. Our prestigious annual event showcases the best of our artists’ work. It is attended by civic dignitaries who present our cups and award highly commended certificates chosen by an independent adjudicator. There is an enormous amount of work in organising the event and we welcome the help from the many volunteers who make it memorable. There is usually a Craft Day on the middle Saturday.

Attend a craft demonstration at the Lytham St Annes Art Society studio

July

Craft Day

During our Summer Exhibition, there is usually a Craft Day held on the middle Saturday, so as well as being an extra coffee morning, July will feature craft demonstrations inside the Studio & stalls outside in the car park including a plant stall.

Donations can be made on the day or on Friday morning on the lobby table.

Grasmere in the Lake District, view from Loughrigg Fell

Summer

Lake District, Grasmere Bus Trip

Spend some time in this lovely Lakeland village & see great art. Grasmere has a small array of independent shops – books, jig-saws, outdoor clothing as well as local gifts & of course the famous gingerbread. They are well worth checking out & it has plenty of eating options if you don’t want to pack a picnic.

Discover outdoor & indoor art exhibitions, events & more

August

Workshops & Outdoor Events

Some workshops resume after the July break. Two outdoor events are staged – Lowther Gardens Open Air Art Exhibition followed by Lytham Open Air Weekend Art Exhibition in Market Square plus a special exhibition in the Studio.

Attend a workshop & learn how to paint, draw, craft & create with the Lytham St Annes Art Society

September/October

Workshop Programme Resumes

Workshops are back in full swing, & another big event, the Autumn Art Exhibition, which runs for three weeks is held in Lytham Heritage Centre. For this exhibition, all paintings must be for sale.

Visitors at a Christmas Fair

November

Christmas Fair & Coffee Morning

The crafters take centre stage with an exciting array of work, perfect for those unusual gifts & cards. A big fund-raiser for the Society.

In 2023 and 2024 we had a choir from St Peter’s Primary School getting everyone in the Christmas spirit.

 

Fairhaven Golf course

December

Christmas Lunch & Coffee Morning

Christmas Lunch being held at Fairhaven Golf Club in 2024. A chance to meet fellow members and enjoy good food and fellowship. There is also a special coffee morning with sherry and mince pies too.

Useful Information

Lytham St Annes Art Society

Be In The Know

Each year we provide information via:

  • This website which is regularly updated
  • Our Membership Programme Card
  • Our informative Newsletter which is published in Spring, Summer & Winter
  • Our publicity leaflet & flyers which we deliver to hotels, cafes & other outlets throughout Lytham St Annes
  • Guidance to workshop members from their leaders
  • E-mail announcements & updates
  • We are currently working on a Workshop Leader’s handbook
  • Discover Fylde website

We offer a lot of events and activities, as you can see, but it wouldn’t happen without your help.

We are all volunteers and none of these events could go ahead without the support of helpers – many behind the scenes – who do such sterling work. The committee is very grateful for the support it gets from workshop leaders and members.

If you are able to, please get involved, volunteering can be very rewarding.

 

Very many thanks from the committee for your past and continuing support

A Year In The Life Of The Studio

Our Studio is buzzing with activity as long-standing friends and fellow artists gather and attend workshops in preparation for another packed programme of events. The dedicated team of volunteers have begun to arrange our ‘monthly’ schedule of activities. 

Coffee Mornings, Lectures/Demonstrations, Studio Workshop Exhibitions. Barely a month goes by when something extra is not arranged!

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Attend a workshop in our beautiful, purpose built studio

Workshops

Learn something new. Attend a workshop in our purpose-built studio

Find out more about membership benefits

Member's Benefits

Join our community & enjoy demonstrations, workshops & more!

Hire our purpose-built studio for your next event, workshop or exhibition

The Studio

Take a look at our purpose-built studio. It has all the amenities you'll need

Inspirational

“So much talent! Lovely pictures”

Frances, Lancaster

High standard of work

“Absolutely outstanding, the best exhibition I’ve ever seen”

Bonnie, Yorkshire

Beautiful artwork

“Beautiful artwork and a pleasure to see”

Margaret, Lytham

Excellent

“Excellent colourful variety of work”

Eamon, Cleveleys

WOW such talent!

“WOW such talent”

Val, Warton

Beautiful an inspiration

“Beautiful an inspiration to keep painting”

Kitty, Lytham

Envious of artwork

“Envious of the art produced by these artists”

Helen, Cockermouth

"So beautiful"

Gustavo, Las Palmas

"You have some very talented artists"

Beverley, Stockport