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.
During the Coronavirus Crisis we are keeping in touch with a weekly "Picture of the Week", where members are encouraged to comment about a picture chosen by one of the other members. Also details of any upcoming Art programmes are circulated.
We are also holding a monthly "Zoom Art Appreciation Meeting", where several members talk about pictures they have chosen. If you would like to join us, please contact the Group Leader.
Art Appreciation Programme - 2020
|January 9th||No Meeting|
|January 15th||Visit to the National Gallery to see the Gauguin Exhibition|
|February 13th||Meeting at Group Leader's house|
|March 12th||Meeting at Group Leader's house CANCELLED|
|April 9th||Zoom Art Appreciation Meeting||Report|
|May 14th||Zoom Art Appreciation Meeting|
|July 9th||Zoom Art Appreciation Meeting||Report|
|October 8th||Zoom Art Appreciation Meeting||Report|
|November 12th||Zoom Art Appreciation Meeting||Report|
|December 10th||Zoom Art Appreciation Meeting||Report|
Art Appreciation Programme - 2019
|January 10th||Meeting at Group Leader's house. Talk on Canal Art||Report|
|January 16th||Group Visit to National Gallery to see the Impressionist's Exhibition|
|February 14th||Meeting at Group Leader's house|
|March 14th||Trip to Worcester Museum & Art Gallery to see Matisse & Diaghelev Exhibition||Report|
|April 11th||Trip to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery to see Da Vinci Drawings Exhibition|
|May 2nd||Meeting at Group Leader's house (Change of date)|
|June 13th||Trip to Compton Verney to see Old Masters' Paintings of Childhood|
|July 11th||Meeting at Group Leader's house||Report|
|August 8th||No Meeting|
|September 20th||Trip to Wilden Church to see Burne-Jones Windows||Report|
Art Appreciation Programme - 2018
|January 4th||Visit to Birmingham Art Gallery||Report|
|January 11th||Meeting at Group Leader's house||Report|
|February 8th||Meeting at Group Leader's house|
|March 21st||Visit to the National Gallery|
|April 27th||Visit to Leader Exhibition, Worcester||Report|
|May 23rd||Malvern Guided Art Walk|
|June 14th||Meeting at Group Leader's house||Report|
|July 12th||Meeting at Group Leader's house||Report|
Visit to Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
with the History Group Terracotta Army Exhibition visit.
|December 13th||Meeting at Group Leader's house||Report|
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|
|Nov 9th||Meeting at Group Leader's house||Report|
|Dec 14th||Meeting at Group Leader's house|
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.
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
Art Appreciation 2015
March 19th: Visit to Attingham Park to view the newly refurbished Picture Gallery.
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.
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
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!