While we are hibernating, our resident artists will be taking over the gallery window displays to showcase their work The displays will be changed every 2 weeks - so if you are in Kington... do come and have a look!
September: Sun 22nd XR (Extinction Rebellion) Art & Printing Market Hall Wear your heart on your sleeve 11am-2pm. Led by Freya and Nancy. Drop in. Donations. Bring clothes and fabric to print on.
October: Wed 2nd Calligraphy – Drawn to Lettering 2-4pm Gallery Led by Marches Scribes calligraphers Drop in. Donations.
Thurs 3rd Kington Art Society Taster Session 1.30-4pm Kingswood Village Weekly art group. Refreshments £1. Drop in. Hall, Kingswood Rd For more details contact Judith Weir - 01544 239124
Fri 4th A Green Sketching Creative Walk 10am-12.30 Start at Gallery Led by Rebecca Finney, Katherine Owen and Alice Savery Booking required. £10 Click here for full details
Thurs 10th Life Lines 10.30-12.30 focussing on our emotional Library responses through spontaneous mark making of local landscapes in a variety of mediums. Led by Kathryn Moore. Booking requested. £5
Thurs 10th Kington Art Society– 1.30-4pm Kingswood Village Weekly art group. Refreshments £1. Drop in. Hall, Kingswood Rd For more details contact Judith Weir - 01544 239124
Thurs 17th It’s Still Life 10.30am-12.30. Led by Paul Baines Library Join in with a collaborative artwork, using different drawing mediums. Drop in. Donations
Thurs 17th Kington Art Society1.30-4.00pm Kingswood Village Ruth Kirby, botanical watercolours demo Hall, Kingswood Rd £5.00 plus £1.00 refreshments. Contact as above.
Sat 19th Michael Hancock - printmaking workshop as part of Market Hall the Kington Art & Craft market. Drop in. Donations
Wed 23rd Drink & Draw - Life Drawing 3-5.30pm Oxford Arms Short poses - bring your own materials (pencils etc) Beginners very welcomed! Contact Gallery to book - donations to MIND Thurs 24th Water Colour Taster Session 10.30-12.30 Gallery Play, Explore and Enjoy - Led by Jane Keay, ink and watercolour painter Booking requested. Donations.
Fri 25th to Kington Village Art Class "Milestones" exhibition Gallery Sat 2nd Nov Work by class members + Stratifications Gallery show 10am-5pm
Fri 25th Open Evening for "Milestones" exhibition 6-7.30pm Gallery Drop in for a glass of wine and see the progress that's being made!
Sat 26th Oct Just Draw 10.30am-12.30pm Led by Isobel Hutton Library You don't have to be an artist or even be good at drawing to come to a morning of putting ideas on paper. Come along for a bit of fun. Everyone welcome whatever your abilities. Drop in. Donations
Thurs 31st Help to design a tile for the Walkers are Welcome banner. Gallery Sarah Lee is leading a session from 11am to 12.30pm - come and join in! More info about the Walkers are Welcome organisation visit their website.
This is the list of the Kington events for the BIG DRAW FESTIVAL Please check back for any changes and additions Please book or reserve a place at the Gallery if requested below Proceeds from costs and donations will cover recourses and any surplus will be donated the charity MIND
The theme for this event is Drawn to Life and focuses on the role of creativity for health and well-being.
A diary of events will be kept updated on our events page - so do come back and check it regularly. Details will also be published on our Facebookand Instagram pages and we will post information in the window of the gallery too.
Herefordshire Art Week runs from 7 to 15 September 2019 and the Made in the Marches gallery is venue 17 showcasing works by Paul Baines, Rosamund Black, Anne Farrell-Doyle, Rebecca Finney, Nancy Frost, Kate Kato, Jane Keay, Pippa Meddings, David Mullin, Will Rolls, Adrian Shiel, Helen Smith, Alys Wall and Sharon Yorke
For the duration of h.Art, the gallery is open every day from 10am-5pm There will be "meet the maker" and demonstrations most days Come and see us!! See our Diary of demonstrations here More information at h.Art
After Twelfth Night (6th January 2019), Made in the Marches Gallery will be taking a rest until early March. During this time, the space will host a number of workshops:
Workshops in Spring 2019:
Watercolour Painting with Jane Keay 2nd & 23rd February 2019 JANE KEAY is a professional artist and illustrator, and has tutored students of all ages and abilities, sharing her experience and enthusiasm. She specialises in watercolours and inks, and exhibits regularly both locally and nationally. She has lived in, and painted, the borderlands for over thirty five years, and her work is strongly influenced by the landscapes and moods of the local countryside.
SATURDAY 2ND FEBRUARY, 10am – 4pm BASIC WATERCOLOUR TECHNIQUES: The day will be spent concentrating on basic techniques of using watercolours, to include single washes, wash on wash, using wet on wet, and wet on dry techniques, creating colours by layering, use of brushes, sponging, scraping out, resist techniques. There will be demonstrations, group work, and lots of individual tuition, plus giving support to individual problem solving, and answering questions during the day, easy to follow tips and techniques which would lead to having more confidence in using this often misunderstood medium.
SATURDAY 23RD FEBRUARY, 10am – 4pm EXTENDED WATERCOLOUR TECHNIQUES: The day will be run as a group session with demonstration followed by students following the techniques shown, and by the end of the day, creating a complete piece, based on the tuition, but individually created, There will be individual tuition between the demonstrations to enable each student to create something that is of their very own making ready for framing £45 per day, or both days for £85
Batik with Manu & Edi Date TBC, depending on interest - to register your interest please use the Enquiries form below. £40 per person.
Paul Baines - Willow Animal Sculptures 9th and 16th February 2019 - Both workshops already fully booked - If you would like to hear about future Willow Weaving Workshops with Paul Baines, please contact us using the Enquiries form at the bottom of the page. £70 for the day including a light lunch.
Village Art Clubs Returning in January 2019 we are delighted to host an Art Club. Thursday afternoons from 2pm to 4pm. 10 classes, each 2 hours, for £120 Classes tutored by our own resident artist Jane Keay. Taster Sessions start 26th July Places are booking up quickly so if you want more information please contact Liz Watson on 07938 5663716 This class is organised by Liz for Village Art Clubs For enquiries about the class or booking a place, please contact Liz For enquiries about the venue and facilities, use the form below.