Art Appreciation

We are a group who are keen to learn about the Visual Arts, including paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics and other visual media.

We meet on the 2nd Thursday of the Month, from 2 - 4pm at the Group Leader's home, unless we have gone on a visit or organised an event!  Please check the Wyre Forest U3A Calendar to see when we are meeting next, or see below.

If you are interested in joining this group, please contact the Group Leader: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Art Appreciation Programme - 2017

January 5th Visit to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery  
February 9th Meeting at Group Leader's house Report
March 9th Talk on  Water Colours  
March 22nd Coach Trip to Manchester Art Gallery  
April 13th No Meeting  
June 7th Visit to Compton Verney, car- sharing  
July 13th Meeting at Group Leader's house Report
August 30th Walking Tour of Malvern, visiting sites connected with Dame Laura Knight - car-sharing Report
Sept 14th Meeting at Group Leader's house Report

 

Art Appreciation Programme - 2016

April 22nd: Visit to Worcester Museum & Art Gallery, with a talk about the "This Green Earth" Art Exhibition.

May 26th: Monthly Meeting: Franche Community Church Hall, Chestnut Grove, Kidderminster, DY11 5QA. 2.00 - 4.00pm.  Please note, this is the fourth Thursday of the month.

June 17th: Visit to Lowry Gallery, Salford Quays, please contact the Group Leader for details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

July 28th:  Monthly Meeting: at Group Leader's house.  Please note, this is the fourth Thursday of the month.

September 16th: Visit to the Ashmoleon Museum, Oxford

October 13th: Monthly Meeting: at Group Leader's house

November 10th: Monthly Meeting: at Group Leader's house

December 8th: Monthly Meeting: at Group Leader's house

 

Art Appreciation 2015

Programme 2015

March 19th: Visit to Attingham Park to view the newly refurbished Picture Gallery.

April 22nd: Visit to the National Gallery in London, for details, please contact the Group Leader: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May 7th: Meeting, members will select and research artworks of their choice.

June 3rd:  A visit to Compton Verney in Warwiwickshire to see the Canaletto Exhibition will be arranged to include a guided tour, details to follow.

July 9th: Meeting, members will select and research artworks of their choice.

No meeting in August

September 10th: Meeting, members will select and research artworks of their choice.

October 9th: Visit to Wightwick Manor - Art & Crafts and Impressionists,for details, please contact the Group Leader: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reports 2015

January 8th:  We were joined by some members of the Focus on the Arts Group and we all enjoyed a vibrant visit to Birmingham Art Gallery, with an excellent guided tour of the Treasures of the Gallery and a visit to the new Staffordshire Hoard Gallery. We had lunch in the newly refurbished Edwardian Tearooms at the Gallery. 

February 12th:  Seven members chose a painting and gave a short presentation about the work they had chosen.  These were much enjoyed by the rest of the Group. An excellent report of the meeting, prepared by Heidy, can be downloaded from here

March 19th: Several members enjoyed a visit, together with the "Focus on the Arts" Group, to Attingham Park to see the newly repaired Art Exhibition area.

April 22nd: We went on a trip to London by coach to visit thespecial Impressionists Exhibition in the National Gallery.  Some members also visited the Royal Academy and the National Portrait Gallery. Heidy has prepared an excellent report about this visit.

May 7th:  Several members chose a painting and gave a short presentation.

June 3rd:  We visited the Caneletto Exhibition at Compton Verney. A report will be posted here soon.

 

Art Appreciation 2014

Meetings 2014

At our first meeting we discussed a vast variety of topics we would like to look into and we came up with a long list of places we would like to visit, to see Art in all it's various forms.

We welcomed the U3A National Art Advisor at our May Meeting, who gave us a Presentation entitled "Ludlow through the Artist's Eyes". 

Our June meeting was very enjoyable and informative and members each gave short presentations about paintings they had chosen.

In August we enjoyed a very informative and interesting talk by Chris Millyard entitled  “How to Read a Painting".

Friday 19th September: We enjoyed a wonderful visit to Winterbourne House, an Art and Crafts house, where we also had lunch.  A short walk then took us to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts where we enjoyed paintings by Van Dyke, Picasso, Van Gogh, to name but a few!

At the meetings in October and November, members prepared short, individual presentations on works of Art of their own choosing.

December 11th, members chose a piece of Christmas Art and prepared a short presentation, all enjoyed with nibbles, stollen and mincepies!