HACS Belmont Abbey Art Day

On 7th August, HACS members attended a painting and sketching day at Belmont Abbey, in Hereford. We received the kind permission of the Abbot to spend time in the private monastery gardens and in the church. The grounds of the Abbey offered creative opportunities ranging from rose gardens and fountain, to the graveyard, and lawns leading up to the church, as well as the church itself. You can read more about the history of the monastery HERE.  Our day began as we gathered under the large tree...
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HACS June Coffee Morning: a talk on textiles and glass

  At HACS' June coffee morning, we were happy to host a talk by HACS member Michele Clayton, glass artist. Michele combines a solid background in textile skills with glass fusing techniques to create unique pieces of glass.   Michele's working career began in the City of London, yet through the many twists and turns of career life, she kept up an interest in art as a hobby, exploring cross-stitch (for which she received commissions) and lacemaking. Her art teacher had told her she...
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Introducing HACS After Dark

This week saw the second occurrence of HACS' new social event - HACS After Dark! While our monthly coffee morning every 1st Tuesday of the month is well-established, we heard our members concerns that not everyone can make a weekday morning. And so HACS After Dark was born - an evening social gathering at Gilbies Bar and Bistro in Hereford Centre where artists and craftspeople can meet, eat and make merry while sharing thoughts on the arts and crafts and anything else that comes to mind! Gilb...
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