It is some years since the Society was called “The Dirty Hands Brigade” of the local
Cultural, Arts and Crafts organisations. Members accept the designation with pride
because it emphasises the ethos of Avoncroft: members come together to do their chosen
Avoncroft Arts Society stages classes or groups in Painting and Drawing, Pottery,
Calligraphy, Art Textiles,Sugarcraft andFolk Dancing
Drawing and Painting we now have 11 tutored Classes and a self-help Leisure Group.
Each year Avoncroft runs several unique workshops, tutored by invited professional
Pottery, clay modelling is popular and new sessions are planned.
Sugarcraft produce some amazing edible art.
ArtTextiles is another self-help group introducing traditional textiles
Folk Dancing where members perform both socially and competitively.
The Calligraphy group is well established.
Refer to the ‘CLASSES’ page to see the day and start/finish times of all of the activities
ALSO AT THE ARTS CENTRE
A number of local organisations also use the Arts Centre on a regular basis, they
Avoncroft Pre-SchoolNursery- recently awarded an ‘Outstanding’ assessment by OFSTED.
The Nursery has been here for over 26 years and still going strong!
Bromsgrove Photographic Society arranges demonstrations, monthly competitions with
an increasing focus on Digital Photography. They hold an Annual National Competition
and Exhibition at the Centre.
French classes with Nicole Harris
Bromsgrove Amateur Radio Club
Stoke Youth Club
Pastel Workshops with Tutor Richard Crabtree
When not in use for these activities the Society’s rooms are hired out for other
activities. At present rooms are used by both Bromsgrove Probus clubs, Stoke Parish
Council, band practice, Tai Chi, children’s parties and Quizzes to mention a few!
Avoncroft Arts Society welcomes new members in all its activities. Membership is
by annual subscription and entitles a person to participate in any activity, providing
a place is available. The Society is interested in developing new Arts and Crafts
activities and welcomes suggestions.
The Society also manages the Arts Centre site which contains a number of buildings
available for hire by the local community. More details on Room Hire page