Art and crafts

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Have you ever looked at an artwork and wondered about its meaning, about the artist, the context or the techniques involved? If so, then you’ll enjoy the Art History and Appreciation group. No expert artistic knowledge is assumed or necessary - just a liking and interest in art in its many and varied forms.


Presentations by group members are appreciated and enjoyed. Everyone’s opinion and contribution is valued in this friendly, informal, and enthusiastic group.


The group aims to provide opportunities to socialise, discuss and learn from each other. We warmly welcome new members.


Current Activity

We space the chairs, open the windows and invite members to wear masks if they wish to. (Most members wear them to enter and leave the room but remove them whilst sitting).


If you would like to join us for 2022, you will be made most welcome.


Recent topics include

  • Is Modern Art Worth Funding?

  • Renoir’s   life and work

  • ‘One square foot of psychedelia’ Album covers of 1950s-1980s

  • Theme:   some Modern Art Movements

Forthcoming Activity

  • 18 May      Art Nouveau –   emphasis on Architecture

  • 15 June    Theme  –   ‘Transport’ Railway Art and ……….

  • 20 July      Short End of Year Quiz



Venue: Christ Church, Reading Road, Chineham, RG24 8LT

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Date: 3rd Wednesday of the month


Time: 14:00 - 16:00


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Links to the groups:

If you are not a member of our u3a and would like to join, please click here. We run nine art and crafts groups.  Use the buttons below to read about any that are of interest. If you would like to contact the leader of a particular group, please use the Contact us form. Your enquiry will then be forwarded to the leader of the group in question.