News and Reviews


Alternative summer programme

All Saints Parish Hall will be closed for four weeks for renovation so we have devised a summer programme that we hope you will find interesting. We will meet at our usual time of 10.30am-1pm.

26th July – Skircoat Green allotments for outdoor sketching – Meet Ilona at the allotment gate. The allotments are a little further down Godfrey Road opposite our usual meeting place at the Parish Hall. Refreshments and toilets are available. Bring a camping stool/chair to sit on.


26th July – Workshop with Lynne and Philip Hickin for Illuminated Letters and Novelty Alphabets. Booking is essential for this workshop, maximum 10 people. £3 inc. refreshments. A booking list will be available from Lynne at Friday meetings.

2nd August – Coach trip to Ilkley Art Show. Please book this trip wit Janet who will provide all details. Cost is £10.

9th August – Manor Heath for outdoor sketching. Explore the walled garden and greenhouse. Cafe and toilet on site.


Landscape workshop

On Friday 21st June, members of the Halifax Art Society met at ‘All Saints Parish Hall’ in Skircoat Green at the usual time of 10:30 for a working session ‘Landscape in any Medium’.

The results are amazing and tell of their talents.

The Hall will be closed July 22nd till August 12th for renovations and an alternate programme is published on our website.


Demonstration by Phil Biggs

It was a pleasure last Friday morning to welcome artist Phil Biggs to the Halifax Art Society in the All Saints Parish Hall at Skircoat Green. Phil had travelled all the way from Lincolnshire to demonstrate his watercolour technique.

It was mesmerizing to watch how easy it seemed to be for him to create even fog rising in the hills. When Phil added shadows and a dab of darker colour in the foreground we were surprised how it gave distance to the houses in the background.