Welcome to Stock Art Group
We are back!
Thanks to the changes in Government guidance and restrictions and the collaboration of the Stock Village Hall Committee we have now been able to resume our weekly meetings. These clearly must be conducted following the guidelines faithfully for it to be safe for both our members and other hall users. Attached is a copy of Russell's letter giving full information and a copy of the Risk Assessment carried out in order to protect everyone.
We look forward to all members rejoining as soon as their personal circumstances allow. The Virtual Club will be kept in reserve should fresh limitations or lockdowns need to be applied by the Government as Autumn and Winter progress.
2020 Exhibition - Now open!
We have now completed the loading of many of the paintings intended for our cancelled 50th Anniversary Exhibition due to have been held on 28/29th March. Just follow this link to visit the Exhibition
Aims of the Group
We want to encourage local artists and we have created a friendly group with varying levels of experience, from beginners to those of us who have been painting for several years.
There is no regular tuition but we have a suggested subject for every meeting to give us a theme for painting. We also have regular members' days and the occasional professional artist to give demonstrations or workshops, bringing new techniques and skills to our members.
Every year the Group stages an exhibition and sells its work to the public, showcasing about 150 paintings across a range of media and other craft activity.
We meet on Tuesdays during term time, at the village hall in Stock, from 2.00 to 4.00 o'clock.
History of Stock Art Group
The Stock Art Group has a rich history of creative activity. It was founded back in 1970, so this year celebrates 50 years of artistic endeavour.
The Group was started to encourage local amateur artists to continue developing their talent in a congenial atmosphere. Initially they met at the rectory hall but we moved to the village hall when it was newly built. Originally all the members had to live in the village but we now welcome artists from the surrounding areas as well.
A preview of some paintings from the Exhibition, the first by Laura
A Virtual Club
The Coronavirus quite properly caused us to close our weekly meetings until further notice and to cancel our Annual Exhibition. However, this did not mean that we should give up our regular weekly painting. We decided therefore to run a virtual club for the forseeable future and posted our Exhibition online.
We had eleven weeks of painting up to our summer break and the results can be seen by clicking on the Virtual Meetings tab above or going direct to: Gallery.
We have now been able to restart our meetings and so the Virtual Club is suspended but held in reserve for future use if necessary. Thanks to all members for such varied and inspiring painting submitted so regularly
A message from the Chairman
First of all I should like to thank Russell and Shirlee for all the trouble they have taken to ensure that we will be able to continue meeting as the Art Group.
We are anxious to keep the group going and do not want to lose any members or enthusiasm for our painting sessions. It would be such a shame if the virus were to close us down after 50 years!
I have been away in France, and am now in quarantine so will be unable to come on the 15th , but know that the anti COVID measures to be put in place have been carefully planned. I will come on the second session in September and really look forward to seeing you then.
With best wishes,