STAG ( South Tipperary Art Group) News 08.11.17

by admin on 08/11/2017

The South Tipperary Art Group, STAG, is currently on a recruitment drive for Adult Artists, men and women , to join this very vibrant group. We meet every Tuesday night in the Art Room, Infant School,  at the back of St. Peter and Paul’s Primary  School ( through the yard) and draw and paint using our own materials  from 7. 30 p.m. to 9. 45 p.m. when we have tea and biscuits. The only requirements for prospective new members  is that  they have a  knowledge and love  of drawing or painting from schooldays  or have an art course or two under their belts  as we don’t use a tutor at these weekly sessions.  However the current members are most generous with their art knowledge and will share when asked and there is  also a very good art library for members’ use. Many artists think they are not good enough to join STAG but this is not so as anyone into Art can, with lots of practice & a  bit of advice here and there, improve  their artistic ability over time as can be seen with our members. There’s a place for semi beginners, intermediate and advanced  Artists in the Art Group , STAG.   Some former members have joined other art  groups in the area  which is fine with STAG , but they are most welcome to rejoin STAG  also, especially as the coming year 2018 is STAG’s 50th Anniversary and we will have some major  Exhibitions and trips  during the year in which all Adult Art Members will be included. STAG Art Group can supply paintings for various events  such as weddings/  Christmas presents/special gifts for our emigrants  etc.,  and they can be viewed in Mr. Bumbles Restaurant, Befani’s Restaurant, My Café and the Outpatient’s Corridor in the hospital  without obligation or  by contacting the STAG  Organiser who has very many more in storage in the Arts Centre..

Congratulations to the 5  Adult  STAG members, Kathryn, Frances, Lesley, Audrey and Maureen  who with  the Seniors from Junior STAG  & some German EIL Students  did all the artwork  for the Tesco Roundabout for Halloween – all voluntary –  super work which was well photographed by all and sundry!

Junior STAG  

A new pre Christmas  6 week session  for the Primary Group ( 9 years to 6th class)and the Seniors ( 1st years to Leaving Certs.) commences on Saturday 11that 10. 30 a.m. in the above venue.   There are only 4 places left in both sections now .  A deposit of €20 to be paid on the first day Sat. 11th  and  the balance  of €30 can be paid in instalments. To book a place Contact the Organiser, Maureen Purcell at 0868096823 for information.

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