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 February 2024

Dear Members,

We would like to thank those who came to the AGM on Thursday. In recent years the turnout has been quite poor, so we were both surprised and delighted to
see so many of you.

Two members have stood down from the committee this year.
Judith Mears, has been a loyal, reliable, and hardworking member of the committee for many years and could always be relied upon as the voice of reason at our meetings. We thank her for the time and effort she has put in to help the Society thrive.

Angela Macpherson has also been a committee member for a long time. Most recently in the role of Publicity Secretary, she has worked diligently to ensure our events are included in the various local Parish magazines, as well as producing many colourful eye catching posters to promote our events and the Society around the villages.

Both Judith and Angela will be sorely missed.

Pammie Hall will take over from Judith as Programme Secretary.
Sue Barnes joins the committee to take over as Publicity Secretary
Sue Ansell-Edwards also joins the committee and will shadow Lin Forrester with a view to taking over as Exhibition and Website Secretary.

We thank and welcome the new committee members and look forward to working with them.

Full minutes of the meeting will be sent out in due course.

On February 3rd Simon Young led a watercolour workshop which was very well received.

The topic on this occasion was “a rural setting with buildings”.

Here are few comments from the day…

‘Very enjoyable – wonderful demonstration. Great learning and fun!’

‘Great demonstration, Simon was so constructive’. 

Saturday March 9th – Clare Law – Oils with Small Painting Knife  10am to 4pm

Clare is based in the Tamar Valley in Cornwall. Her inspiration is driven by walking through the landscape that surrounds her.
Following her very popular workshop last year, Clare joins us again to lead a workshop exploring the effects and techniques of painting water and reflections. 

This workshop is suitable for everyone from beginner to the more experienced. 
Clare will be providing small canvases and oil paints; however, you can bring your own if you have them. She will also have small painting knives to borrow on the day.

Booking Details for Workshops
To sign up for a workshop please email –

Once on the list, full details of the workshop and what to bring will be sent to you by email closer to the date or as soon as we receive them from the artist.
If you find you cannot attend, please let us know asap so we may offer the place to another member on the waiting list.

These are the details for all BACS payments to the ‘Yealm Art Society’.
Account No. 01293696 Sort Code. 30-96-68

Please include a reference e.g., the artists name.
Not your name – we need to know which workshop you are paying for. (Your name will come through automatically with your payment when paying by BACS).
Cheques should be made payable to the ‘Yealm Art Society’.
Reference: Record the workshop artist’s name on back of your cheque.
Post to: YAS Treasurer, “Ottawa”, Crescent Road, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 0BP

Let’s all get painting – the Exhibition will soon be upon us – 30th March to 1st April 2024

Sue Denny
YAS Secretary

Where are we based

Villages around the River Yealm, in the South Hams

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Paint together sessions
Mondays 10am - 1pm in the Parish Room, Yealmpton
Mondays 1pm - 4pm in the Parish Room, Yealmpton
Thursdays 10.00am - 1.00pm in The Revelstoke Room, Village Hall, Noss Mayo.