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Barford Art Group is a friendly group of amateur artists who meet to paint, to learn from each other and from visiting professional artists.

Meetings are held between September and the end of June on Monday afternoons from 1.30pm to 4pm in the Scout Hut in Wasperton Lane, Barford.

The group has a mixed age range and most members live in Barford, but some travel from a little further afield. We are self funded and self sufficient. Fees, usually around £3 per week payable at the beginning of term, are kept low to ensure we do not exclude anyone on the grounds of affordability.

There is no set medium for our work. Many use watercolour, but members are free to produce work in watercolour/ oils/ acrylics/ pastels or drawing. We occasionally employ professional artists to demonstrate aspects of art to encourage us to try new subject matter. We also help each other to develop by sharing what skills we have as individuals within the Group.

The Group is well attended and due to limited space membership is currently restricted to 22 members. We are currently full and so have a waiting list which is held by our Secretary. Anyone can apply to join but we do try to give preference to Barford residents.

We hold an annual exhibition and sale of work in the Memorial Hall and generally manage to display around 100 paintings. The exhibition is advertised locally and is open to all with free admission. We usually have refreshments for sale and hold a raffle, often with a picture as the main prize. The exhibition is mainly for members to show their work, but it also raises funds for the Group.

For further details, contact either the Chairman or Secretary:

Chairman: Ian Furlong
Secretary: Sarah Collins (07403 378694)

Click here to view the photographs in the web album which shows some of the paintings from our exhibition in 2011.

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