Workshops to do work for The Courtyard Exhibition in November


We are proposing a series of  four workshops starting on Tuesday 13th June to get together to start producing work for the exhibition at The Courtyard in November. We will be at the HACS Pavilion next Tuesday 13th June from 10:00am – 4:00pm beginning work ourselves.

If you are interested please drop in for discussion and (hopefully) inspiration from each other. The cost will be £5 for the day if you are staying to do some work. You need to bring materials to paint/draw on and with, some covering for the floor and possibly a portable easel, though we do have some tables. Also a packed lunch – we have tea and coffee there.

There will be three more workshops happening at fortnightly intervals on the 27th June, 11th July and 25th July. A reminder of the brief is below (for everyone not just workshop people.)

This is the brief set by David Durant Associate Director at the Courtyard:

Work in the Gallery:

1. something old, something new, something borrowed……………..
This work needs to represent life old and new. The work must be in 3D, Sculpted, or in relief and use a combination of new, old and borrowed materials. It needs to give a sense of the newness of life and the fact that we all get old – time is just borrowed.

Work to be hung in the Canyons:

1) This idea for our work will be a response to specific pieces of art by a well-known painter. Each artist should choose their own painter and a work that has inspired them. The finished piece can be a copy with a new take on it, or simply a work that uses techniques suggested by the artist in the painting. Each artist will then create something that is in direct response to how the painting/art work makes them think and feel.

2) Children’s literature: my first loves and fears. Work will be inspired from a line or two from a famous children’s story. The stories might be eg. Alice in Wonderland, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, etc (your choice.) The work will need to clearly define the artist’s thoughts and feelings on the sense of adventure and discovery – as if they were looking through the eyes of a child.

Hope to see many of you next week. No need to reply – it’s a drop in session.

Life Drawing

a further life drawing session on 19th June at 10:30am at the HACS pavilion. The first two have been enjoyable and successful. Please drop in on the time and date if you want to attend.

Not .. Being Boring

HACS Exhibition at The Courtyard will be displaying a series of works created in workshops led by local artist Lois Hopwood. Encouraging the participants to leave their preconceptions at the door and just be creative! The Gallery at The Courtyard showcases the results of the workshops, and other HACS members have submitted work for one of the canyons. Be the first to see these works at the Private View on Friday 8th July.

Working in collaboration with Hereford College of Arts whose principal Abigail Appleton will be opening the event. There’s also live music and dance performance on the Friday of the Private View.

Annual Art Exhibition 2016

artist creating a painting

It’s going to be the artiest place to be in July – The Courtyard in Hereford. Members of HACS (as Herefordshire Art & Craft Society) is affectionately known, will be exhibiting their work. The Gallery on the second floor will show work on the theme of “Figuration into Abstraction” as some HACS members show the results of some workshops which they’ve been doing with Lois Hopwood at the Hereford College of Art studios to expand their art practice. In the canyons will be recent work from other members of HACS.

HACS’ constitution requires the committee to arrange an annual exhibition of members work. The committee is made up of members who have volunteered some of their time to curate and publicise exhibitions, arrange event visits, and undertake the Society’s administrative needs.

Notice of workshops

Figuration into Abstraction Workshops