Club News: Elmwood Art Society

PUBLISHED: 12:00 18 August 2013

Artists from the society showing off their hard work

Artists from the society showing off their hard work


Elmwood Art Society was formed in the early 1970s as the Rainham Art Group and was based in Rainham Library.

Examples of the work produced by Elmwood Art Society membersExamples of the work produced by Elmwood Art Society members

The group then moved to several different locations and finally ended up at the Baptist Church Hall, Elm Park.

After a few years the decision was made to change the group’s name in order to avoid any confusion.

The society has been a member of the Havering Arts Council for many years and has been awarded grants to help to pay for workshops and demonstrations by different artists.

The artists have encouraged members to try different mediums and methods of painting. There is no tutor, so it has worked very well.

Our paintings are shown at different venues and some are sold. One of our members previously won the pastel painting category in the Queen’s Theatre’s over-60s competition.

We have regular exhibitions with RAVE (Rainham Association for Village Events) and display work at the Havering Show.

We will be exhibiting in Fairkytes Gardens, Hornchurch, next month.

We are on Facebook under Elmwood Art Society, so do look us up or better still come along and see if you would like to join this happy but small group of artists.

Chairman Brenda Lucas

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