Romney Marsh Art Society is seeking arts minded people to join its ranks.  The society is open to people of all abilities and it holds regular events throughout the year to offer critiques, tips and methods to improve and encourage art among the young and old.

The Society offers lots of demonstrations from well know artists as well as paint along sessions, all of which can be found on the new website  The website has details on how to become a member, information on upcoming demonstrations and workshops, events as well as online videos to help you paint at  home and details about membership.

To become a member requires a payment of just £30.00 per annum and that can be paid by bacs or cheque. Once a member, each year you are entitled to attend the approximately 20 talks, demonstrations and paint alongs and also exhibit your works at the Annual Exhibition held at the Marsh Academy where paintings, prints, cards and browsers can be sold and purchased. The event is extremely sought after and well attended.

Non members can still attend workshops and paint along sessions for a fee of £4 or £5.

The RMAS is a great hub through which to meet new people and make good friends, whatever your age.

Paint alongs are a great way to learn new painting skills under the guidance of the artist as well as making new friends and comparing notes!

The society also awards the Betsy Summers Student Bursary from students at the Marsh Academy to encourage students from the Academy to pursue their love of art.

Yolanda Houston who has recently been elected chair said “ We would really love to see more people coming along and not being afraid to have a go, there is lots of support even if you have never painted before as well as meeting new people on a local and social level”.

The committee is also looking for new members to ensure that the society goes from strength to strength and brings art into the homes of New Romney and the surrounding area.

To become a member, simply fill in the application form on line and pay your annual subscription…..time to break out the paints!

Here’s what’s coming up soon:

Wednesday 12 January

Catherine Farr – Workshop (10 -3pm)

Mixed media land or seascape.  Materials provided (£2.00) charge. Bring scissors and brushes.

Saturday 22 January

Andrew Ashton – talk


Wednesday 9 February

Graham Lock – demo

Thames Barges in Watercolours

Saturday 19 February

John Hoffman – demo

Still life in oils using a computer

Wednesday 9 March

Philip Biffin – paint along

Trees in watercolour

Saturday 19 March

Marie Antoniou – demo

Wildlife in Acrylics

Wednesday 13 April

Antony Nield – demo

Character buildings in pen ink and watercolour

Saturday 23 April

Helen Taylor – workshop

Negative painting

Wednesday 11 May

Geoff Thorpe – demo

Schottish Loch in oils with palette knife

Saturday 21 May

Stephie Butler

African portraits in watercolour


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