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2017 AGM and Drawing Competition

We had a nicely full hall at the Athenaeum for our February SASA members’ meeting on Thursday the 23rd. This is when we traditionally hold our AGM and annual drawing competition, and the walls were lined with some very beautiful entries.             Under Solly Gutman’s expert chairmanship,  the meeting went […]

January Meeting – Demo with Anthony Gadd

The first SASA monthly meeting of 2017 was held at the Athenaeum on Thursday 26 January, bringing with it a long list of new and returning members.     We were treated to a wonderfully creative demo, as Anthony Gadd “deconstructed” a painting for us, sharing with us a lot of “clever tricks” and “happy […]

November SASA Members’ Meeting

On Thursday 24 November, we had our final members’ meeting for 2016 and the annual Eleanor Palmer competition. The hall at the Athenaeum was full and the mood merry. Plenty to eat and drink and much happy conversation had the room buzzing. Thanks to everyone who brought a plate-full of snacks to share. Christine Cherry-Jones […]

Landscape, Life and Still-life Competition.

Thursday 28th, being the last Thursday of July, was the SASA members’ meeting at the Athenaeum, as well as the Landscape, Life-drawing and Still-Life competition. This competition is to encourage our members to paint from life, rather than photographs, be it from a model, a still life they’ve set up, or en plein air and […]