In normal times the group meets at the Whitworth Centre in Darley Dale. We share information and enthusiasm for all aspects of art. Members make contributions by presenting images on a theme or a particular artist or sometimes about a significant art gallery. These presentations lead to lively discussions. During the pandemic we have not been able to meet but we have shared information by email from various art galleries. In October 2020 we started to resume our meetings using Zoom. So far this has proved successful. We are keeping to our usual day, the second Tuesday of each month at 2pm. For further information please contact the group’s coordinator, Anne Oldfield, who can be contacted by email, or by telephone on 01629 733296 .
Members should have an interest in the subject and be prepared to make occasional presentations on artists or works of art that interest them. We normally view artworks using MAU3A’s laptop and data projector, though reproductions from books and postcards are also used. Topics are chosen democratically by the group and are broadly-based, to allow everyone an opportunity to learn and contribute equally. Within each theme members explore their interests with presentations and each topic may last several months.
This group has been meeting for well over a decade and we have considered a wide variety of artistic themes including, painting and drawing, sculpture , illustration, photography, stained glass and more. We try to maintain as broad a look at art as possible.
Art Appreciation Group One normally meets at The Whitworth Centre at Darley Dale on the second Tuesday of each month from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. There is normally a charge to cover the costs of room hire and refreshments. The charge will vary, depending on the number of members attending.