Welcome to The Arts Society Tring Park
The Arts Society Tring Park
10th January 2024
Chantal Brotherton Ratcliffe
First Catch a Squirrel
The 14th century artist Cennino Cennini provided insight into of some of the surprising materials which any artist had to master before he could begin to paint, such as the tail of a squirrel and burnt chicken bones. Many of these materials were difficult to use and had an effect on the finished look of paintings from the centuries before industrial processes changed the artist’s world. This lecture will explain the techniques and the reasons for some of the features of 15th and 16th century paintings which may seem odd to our modern eyes.
We are a friendly local society, enjoying all aspects of the arts. Our aim is to increase our knowledge and enjoyment of the decorative and visual arts and broaden our acquaintance with people of similar interests.
Our primary activity is our monthly lecture programme on a wide range of the arts, for example: jewellery, sculpture, painting, ceramics, music; in fact any and all decorative and fine arts.
Each year we arrange several exciting visits to places of cultural significance, usually by coach from Tring Rugby Club. These include buildings of architectural or historical interest, gardens, art galleries and museums, some of which may only be available for group bookings.
Details of forthcoming activities can be found under ‘Programme of Lectures and Visits’ on the website. The cost of visits are in addition to the Membership fee of £53 p.a.
We meet at Berkhamsted Civic Centre on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:30a.m.
We are affiliated to The Arts Society, formerly The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies.