News and Reviews


Stopping by the Woods

The Halifax Art Society met last Friday for their first session in 2019 at All Saints Parish Hall in Godfrey Road, Skircoat Green at their usual time of 10:30 am.

Janet Gledhill started the session by reading out a poem of her choice ‘Stopping by Woods on a snowy Evening’ by Robert Frost. Members took that as an inspiration for their work.

At break we celebrated the beginning of 2019 by having cake instead of the usual biscuits.

On the 25th January David Starley will give a demonstration of ‘Trees in Oil’.


A Christmas Wreath

‘A Christmas Wreath’ was the subject of last Friday’s watercolour demonstration by Jane Austin for the Halifax Art Society. Jane gave many hints and tips on how to obtain different effects including using gold leaf.

It was a good turnout of members for this last session in 2018. At break time we enjoyed Christmas cake and cheese.

A Merry Christmas to all our members and friends, who will remember to join us again on the 4th January at All Saints Parish Hall in Skircoat Green , when Janet Gledhill will lead a morning of ‘Poetry and Cake’.


Free and easy

Last Friday morning the Halifax Art Society had a ‘free and easy’ session, as many members and guests made hand drawn/painted Christmas cards and Christmas stars. Mince pies with our tea & coffee got us all in the festive mood.

We met as usual in ‘All Saints Parish Hall’ at Godfrey Road in Skircoat Green, Halifax, from 10:30am to 1 pm.


Watercolor skies

On 30th November, a number of members of the Halifax Art Society had a try at watercolour skies after the earlier demonstration by Stephen Coates. It was a lot harder than it appeared to be of course!

In your Overgate Hospice Calendar for December is the snowy view of Clay House, Greetland, painted by Chris Lamb. Don’t forget to get your 2019 Hospice calendar with more paintings by Halifax Art Society members. At £3.50 it makes a lovely stocking filler.