Constantine Cornwall

Lockdown Update

Come and join us when we’re back to normal.

It’s been a challenging time for us all during the past three months but we appear to have maintained our group spirit via our new Facebook page at Constantine Arts Society. We have issued a weekly Tuesday challenge to all our members – a different subject each week – and the response has fantastic. Our annual exhibition of members’ work in the Church Hall was inevitably  cancelled, but was replaced with a virtual exhibition on the internet. Take a look here, it is entitled Lockdown Gallery 2020:

Lockdown Gallery 2020

We usually meet every Tuesday from 11 to 4 in the Church Hall during term time. You don’t need to be an accomplished artist to join us, we have beginners, artists who paint or draw for fun, and those who sell their work in galleries and exhibitions. If anyone needs help there are always willing artists to suggest what to do, what materials to buy or where to seek inspiration. If you would like to join us when things get back to normal, why not come along one Tuesday to see what we do, and it only costs £10 a term.

We have social events at Easter and Christmas. We also like to support a charity each year at the exhibition and raise funds for Constantine School. Please join us, you would be very welcome.

For further information please contact our membership secretary:

Bobbie Parker at rojaparker22@gmail.com

Constantine Arts Society

– come and join when we’re back to normal

Everyone can draw and paint. If you ask young children to paint a picture, none of them will say they can’t paint. If you ask a person who has left school, probably only those who were “good at art” or have gone on to study art in some form will say they can.

Constantine Arts Society was founded in 1974 and has had 45 summer exhibitions in the Church Hall. We normally meet every Tuesday from 11 to 4 in the hall during term time, but for the time being, unfortunately these are suspended during the Coronavirus emergency.

About twice a term we have visiting artists who take workshops, which are optional. The rest of the time it is a drop in group where people bring their own drawing, painting or craft work and spend some or all of the time doing their own work and chatting to other people in a friendly atmosphere. Tea, coffee and biscuits are plentiful, as is help from other artists.

You don’t need to be an accomplished artist to join us, we have beginners, artists who paint or draw for fun, and those who sell their work in galleries and exhibitions. If anyone needs help there are always willing artists to suggest what to do, what materials to buy or where to seek inspiration.

If you would like to join us when things get back to normal, why not come along one Tuesday to see what we do? It only costs £10 a term to be a member and £15 for a workshop day with an artist. Compare these prices with painting holi- days and courses at other places!

If you are a member you can exhibit your paintings, drawings or craftwork in our summer exhibition. You can choose whether to offer your work for sale. We have a well attended opening night as well as social events at Easter and Christmas. We also like to support a charity each year at the exhibition and raise funds for Constantine School.

Please join us, you would be very welcome.

Constantine Arts Society Annual Show

Our 44th Annual Show, highlighting the enthusiasm and hard work of the members.

Free entry.

An opportunity to see our art and craft work and maybe purchase a piece of art or craft.

Constantine Arts Society Annual Exhibition

This is the 43rd year that this exhibition has been held!

Summer Exhibition

Favourite Painting Competition

The winner of the Favourite Painting Competition at our Annual Exhibition was “Out of Darkness ” by Mel Chambers. The painting by Helen James raffled in aid of the Church Hall was won by Mrs. Mabs Loughlin of Rame. A total of ¬£384 was raised to start off the Constantine Church Hall Roof Fund. As we have used the Hall since the society was formed we feel it important to keep a roof over our heads! The mem- bers would like to thank everyone for their continued support of the Arts Society which reaches its 40th birthday in December.

Christine Fletcher

Arts & Crafts Market

On Saturday 1st. November from 10am to 4pm. Constantine Arts Society are holding an Arts & Craft Market in the Church Hall. Members will be manning their own stalls and will be offering a wide variety of craft, paintings, digital art, prints and cards. Entry is free but we will be grateful for donations for the Hall Roof Fund. So come along and meet some members and maybe pick up a few Christmas presents.

Constantine Arts Society Annual Exhibition

Constantine Arts Society’s Annual Exhibition opens in the Church Hall at Constantine on Saturday 19th July at 10am. We shall be open daily from 10am until 7pm until Saturday 9th. August. Do come along and see the artwork that has been done this year by our members, both old and new!

Constantine Arts Society Annual Exhibition

Contact Christine Fletcher (tel. 01326 250038)

Art & Craft Market

Constantine Arts Society

On Saturday 6th. April we are holding an Art & Craft Market in the Church Hall from 10am until 4.30pm. There will be a good selection of craftwork, paintings, cards and prints, all produced by the participating members. All artists will be manning their own stalls, so this is a good opportunity to come and meet some of the members and see what we get up to!

This is a new venture for us, so we hope that people will come along and see what we have to offer.

Contact Christine Fletcher (tel. 01326 250038)