The Arts Society Scarborough Meets Scarborough Art Society!
12 Dec 2017 - 12:07 BY
The Arts Society Scarborough invited members of Scarborough Art Society to a very lively first Christmas Luncheon under its new name, leaving behind 34 years as Scarborough Decorative and Fine Art Society at the request of its Head Office in London.
Our guests at the luncheon were from the well-established Scarborough Art Society, which was started at the beginning of the 20th century by Albert Strange, the Headmaster of the Art School, who organised sketching outings for the weekends.
The Arts Society Scarborough wanted to ensure that both societies could work side by side with their very different programmes and agendas.
The Arts Society is a celebration of all the Arts with monthly lectures on a wide range of topics: hearing about the lives of artists; trying skills such as gilding and calligraphy; learning about Japanese woodblock prints; precious stones etc, and enjoying trips to stately homes and landscaped gardens. Our Young Arts projects are supporting Scarborough Hospital with a variety of art materials for the Children’s Ward and also The Street’s Prevention Service in their work with young people in our area, by helping to buy materials for a project on tie dyeing.
Our luncheon guests from Scarborough Art Society told us that their society have demonstrations of various artistic techniques by professional artists, holds exhibitions and sales of their artwork in the town and enjoys visits to artists’ studios etc. One of the Art Society’s famous artists was Frank H Mason, the creator of the wonderful vintage railway posters currently on display at the Scarborough Art Gallery.
Our picture shows three of our guests from Scarborough Art Society seated
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