Plymouth Watercolour Society.
The Society was started by a small group of enthusiasts in 1985, and it soon grew and developed into a thriving group of painters of all skill levels who were keen to promote watercolour painting. In recent years the Society has relaxed its requirement for “pure watercolour”, to allow pen and wash, acrylics, gouache and mixed media painting – in fact, any water-based medium except water-based oils.
Although the Society does not have a 'home' of its own, where members can meet simply to paint, it does organise a varied programme of events. Once a month during the year, it runs workshops and demonstrations by visiting professional artists. These are well attended, but to guarantee a place, members are advised to book beforehand and pay in advance for these events. Information about the workshops can be found on the web site and application forms can be downloaded directly from the site.
The Society holds two exhibitions each year. These represent a wonderful opportunity to exhibit and perhaps sell some of your work. All members are invited to submit paintings to be exhibited, whether beginners or established artists, and we aim to display a good selection of work. Exhibitors are required to assist with the stewarding of these Exhibitions. The Spring Exhibition is held around the Easter period, whilst the Autumn Exhibition is usually held in September or October. These take place at various locations around the city. Full information and regulations for exhibiting work will be sent out to all members around 6 weeks before each Exhibition.
DVDs of watercolour tuition are available free to members at the monthly workshops. We also have an arrangement with local art suppliers who will offer a discount to our members.
We are delighted to welcome new members. If you are an experienced painter, a beginner or somewhere in between, we will be happy to meet you and offer any support that you need. There is a £15 per year charge for membership, payable at or after the AGM in November, or £7.50 if you join after 1st May. A membership application form can be downloaded directly from the members’ section of the web site.
For further information please contact the Secretary:
Jean Mintoft Tel: 01752 946917
Web site: www.plymouthwatercolour.com