This is a bit about us for the interest of non-members...
Bollington Art Group was established many years ago by a group of Bollington artists. Currently the group is thriving and successfully meeting twice a week from September to July.
Happily (or sadly) we are a victim of our own success. Our membership has now grown so large that we are finding our sessions are bursting at the seams and we just cannot accommodate any new members. However, if you are interested in joining, then please contact one of the Committee members featured on the Contacts page and they will be happy to add you to our waiting list and keep you posted if vacancies occur. I need to tell you that the waiting list is currently over 30, so you must be prepared for a long wait. It’s strictly on a first come, first served basis. As a non-member though, you can attend any of our open sessions, which are normally one-off demonstrations (see further down this page).
Meetings are held on Mondays from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm in the Civic Hall and on Wednesdays from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Arts Centre.
Membership subscription is currently £20 per year (£25 if you miss the AGM deadline for rejoining!) and there is a modest charge of £4 per week for each 2 hour session.
The programme consists of various sessions lasting 5 to 6 weeks, which are tutored by a professional artist or art teacher and several one-off demonstrations or lectures. We do ask for payment for the whole 5/6 week sessions in advance. You cannot just pay on a weekly basis as we do need to cover costs of the hall and tutors regardless of how many turn up!
Sessions and one-offs cover various topics. For example, sometimes we might be learning how to improve our watercolour techniques, whereas at others we might be working on portraits in any medium. Visitors are always welcome to the one-offs, so even if you are not a member, you are welcome to come on the night. Obviously, it would be best to confirm with a committee member (see Contacts page) just to check that the lecture or demo is still going ahead.
We are a very welcoming group and always try to make our members feel at home. We have members with a wide range of experience and skills. However, we can all learn. For example, some are excellent at landscapes, but struggle with portraits, others are a whizz with oils, but find watercolours hard. So new members should never feel daunted, whatever their skill level.
Each year we hold an annual exhibition of our work and are sometimes asked to put on displays at local venues.