Issue 42

August 2012






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Art of the Twentieth Century

Brian  concluded the Art of the 20th Century with talks on graphic design, Art Deco, L.S. Lowry and Heath-Robinson.

In September we are travelling back to the Renaissance. It seems possible to me that the changes that took place at that time in art may have been as startling to 14th and 15th century eyes as ‘modern’ art is to our generation.

 I am looking forward to learning about this period, and expect the classes will be full-up as usual.

Judy Muscarella

Botanical Art

The intermediate botanical art group has continued to meet over the past few months even though they have had no teacher, and they have done very well!

A beginners class will be starting in September, every other Thursday at 10 am - 12 noon.  The dates are yet to be set.  This class was supposed to begin last year and I will be contacting everyone who registered at that time as it will be on a first-come-first-served basis.

The group will have a table at the AGM where the work of the current group will be displayed.  It is quite inspirational how far this group have progressed in 18 months, six of those without a teacher.

Sue Warren


In this auspicious year the group have joined together to write, in different hands,  a celebration of the Queens' Jubilee. We are exhibiting this compilation at Askham Bryan and again at the AGM. I feel we have had another successful term  with grateful thanks to Diana and Carol. They have been such a help and support and it is through them that we still have a group which is a happy throng. If anyone would like to join us, we meet once a month at Community House on the second Friday from 2pm to 4pm.

All newcomers welcome and if you are a beginner it makes no difference as all individuals get advice and help in choosing equipment.

Ruth Ogle.

Dolls’ Houses & Miniatures

Following my note in the last edition of Stray News, we are now a mini group of three and have met three times.  Our next meeting is 10.30 on Monday 13th August when we will be assisting one of our members to refurbish a house that once belonged to her mother. If anyone else out there wishes to join us please don’t be shy; contact me  

Healthy Eating

To finish off the session for the year the group decided to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee by having a picnic in the Park on June 8. Unfortunately due to bad weather we all ended up in Liz's apartment!

Everyone brought one dish to share so we had a choice of many courses including Brian‘s ice cream. There was a Jubilee Cake to cut and it was a wonderful social event.

We are now having a break for two months and hoping for good weather in September when we shall have a picnic to discuss our menus for the next session.

Elizabeth Craddock