Happy New Year! With apologies for a long absence of posts one of our new year resolutions is to blog more, and to 'spring-clean' the galleries a bit - they are in considerable need of a good tidy up! We also have a few vacancies for new members, If you are interested in joining us please get in touch via the contacts page or just turn up at the church one Thursday, we meet each week until Easter. You don't have to live in Methley, we have members from Leeds, Wakefield and Castleford and surrounding areas.
Heard the sad news today that Keith Brooks who started off what is now Methley Art Group many years ago passed away last week. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
Only two more meetings left in 2015! Plus our Christmas lunch outing. Where has the year gone?
We have a second guest artist - Michael Milner. You can see his art in guest gallery 2.
We promise to add more pictures to the other galleries and have a general spring-clean of the website after Christmas, once everyone returns enthusiastic and raring to go on January 7th with all the art goodies left by Santa on the 25th.
May I take this opportunity to wish all my readers (!) A very happy Christmas and New Year!
We are now meeting every Thursday at 7:00pm (apart from a week either side of Christmas) Right through until the end of April 2016. So if you've always fancied giving painting or drawing a go, and are wondering what to do on those long winter evenings why not come along and give us a try? You don't have to come from Methley and the ability to paint or draw is not a pre-requisite! Just pop in and see what we do - go through the red door down the left hand side of the church and turn to your right, wed always welcome newcomers.
It's May and we start with our fortnightly meetings. We meet on May 14th and 28th, June 11th and 25th, July 9th and 23rd then August 6th and 20th before we recommence weekly meetings in September. we have a few days out to paint in the great outdoors while the weather is (hopefully) warm. If you are reading this and would like to join us please come along to Methley Methodist Church at 7:00 pm on one of the above dates, we'll be delighted to meet you.
Two weeks off over Easter then we meet every week until the end of April. Once into May meetings are every fortnight until September.
After a very busy Summer (hence no new posts) there are a few more pictures in the gallery and the Art Group is back in full swing - well almost, still a lot of holiday-taking going on.
We were sorry to hear that Glyn, one of our members who's excellent work appears in the gallery is now in full time residential care and unlikely to paint again. Take a look at his work, the detail and observation is wonderful.
We welcome a new member - Tom to the group, we always welcome new people and if you are reading this and not a member why not get in touch.
Not long now until the Tour de France comes to Leeds - and then goes again so that everything can return to normal. Look for Sue's take on 'Le Tour' in our guest gallery. Are there any other 'Tour' pictures out there? Let us know.
The Art Group meets alternate Thursdays at the moment, the next meeting is June 26th, if you're not a member - and you would like to be, please feel free to come along.
Andrew looks after the general organisation of the group