November & December 2022

Please note the dates of our next meetings…

Wednesday 9th November – 7-9pm – DYOT

Friday 25th November – 7-9pm – hanging evening

Saturday 26th November – 10am-3pm – Open Day

Wednesday 14th December – 6.30pm-9pm – Christmas Party

With the Open Day, if you don’t want to have your paintings on the walls or in the browsers then that’s absolutely fine, it’s not compulsory. We call it an Open Day and not an exhibition as a way to open the hall for a day so that others can see what we do at our sessions. It’s also a good way of showing the group to people who are looking for a local art group to join. If you aren’t showing your art then come along and enjoy a day of painting, along with friendly visitors.

Wednesday 9th – 7-9pm – DYOT (Do Your Own Thing)

Towards the end of the year it’s good to finish off any drawings or paintings you’ve done that you haven’t got around to completing yet. Bring along one or more pictures to finish them.

If you’ve already finished your paintings for Open Day, bring them along to mount and/or frame, string and label.

Friday 25th November – 7-9pm – Hanging Evening

Please email Steve asap with how many framed paintings you will be hanging for our Open Day, along with their names and price or NFS (Not For Sale).

You can have up to 6 framed paintings as long as they’re not in clip frames and not too big to hang from the hooks. All with D rings, strung across the back and a label hanging down below the frame or on the front with your name, name of the picture, medium and the price or NFS.

You can also have unlimited mounted pictures for the browsers, but they must be for sale, all labelled front or back. There won’t be a list of the mounted work, so please keep a record yourself of which ones you bring along.

If you need insurance for your artwork then please make sure it’s in place for today and tomorrow.

On hanging evening come along from 7pm and drop off your paintings or stay and help hang them all up. 

Saturday 26th November – 10am-3pm – Open Day

***** Please give all your completed wood slices to Tracy by this date. If you can’t come for the whole of Open Day please pop in for a few minutes to drop them off. Tracy needs them early to make sure everyone will have one at the Christmas Party. *****

Visitors welcome 10.30am to 2.30pm.

The day that we open our doors and invite friends, family and Chalk locals to come and see what we paint. Please don’t be upset if you don’t sell anything, it’s lovely just to welcome people into the hall to talk about art and painting. 

There’s no set subject, just bring along something to paint during the day.

So no one gets stuck in the kitchen for hours please take your turn making teas and coffees for visitors and also washing and drying up the cups and saucers.

*If any visitors want information about becoming a member please take them to Steve, who can tell them about joining M&C.

*If anyone is interested in buying a framed or mounted picture please take them to Tracy for payment. We don’t have a card reader for debit or credit cards, it’s cash only.

Wednesday 14th December – 6.30pm – 9pm – Christmas Party

An earlier start from 6.30pm, come along in your Christmas jumpers, posh frocks or fancy festive hats and enjoy some quizzes (not as hard as last year’s!), a lucky dip for a wood slice Christmas decoration to take home, and either Pass the Parcel or Tombola. Bring along your own plate of food and your drinks.

Your partner/family are welcome to come along too and nearer the time Tracy will ask for numbers so we know how many tables and chairs to get out. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available as usual.