Believe it or not, Poulton Art Club has been in existence for over 30 years.
They currently meet in the centre of Poulton every Monday evening. What a mixed bunch both in terms of painting style and ability; they do however have one common aim, to enjoy what they do.
It’s a relaxed club where like-minded people come to paint and chat. They produce a programme of ideas to work to each week although some members prefer to do their own thing. Some of the topics on the current programme include “In the style of Henri Matisse”, “Portrait night- famous faces” “Mushrooms-still life”.
They also organize a couple of demonstration evenings each year as well as paint along sessions. In 2011 they managed an afternoon of al fresco painting between showers, and had a day-trip to Sudley House and the Walker Gallery in Liverpool.
The club supports the Poulton Gala every year by way of an open day and Exhibition, which they have been doing for many years.
This year is no different and we will open our doors on Saturday the 1st June from 10am to 4.00pm. As well as free entry to our exhibiton of paintings,we have members working on paintings during the day and others available to talk to anyone thinking of joining our club. We also serve beverages and cakes on the day. We are easy to find, being situated opposite the Queensway medical centre in the WRVS room of the community centre.
This gives members a chance to exhibit and/or sell their work. It’s an enjoyable day with members on hand to chat to visitors and encourage new faces to join up.
In 2011 one of the braver members took his easel and painted St Chad’s while the crowds wandered through the Square.
We have another Exhibition in the Library every September for which members can submit a painting. It’s clear to see by the variety of work submitted that they have a lot of free spirits at the club.
Occasionally members turn up on a Monday for a chat and a brew not a paint brush in sight. Who needs a therapist!
They meet Monday evenings from 7pm until 9.30 pm In the WRVS room, Queensway Poulton.
Why not go along and see if it’s something you’d enjoy?
Poulton art club in action!