Website Update - Covid 19 - July 1st 2020
Hi Folks - thanks for taking the time to browse at the website - as you will all be only too well aware, the Coronavirus is still affecting us all.
Sadly, the Studio will be unable to re-open completely for the foreseeable future and there can be no restart date for classes of any sort to resume......
There are some areas where we will still be able to assist you with your creative ideas -
1/ The Gallery will be open "by appointment" to anyone wishing to view paintings or to discuss a possible commission.
This will be a visit for a maximum of 2 people, obeying 2 metre social distancing with facemasks used when inside the building please. Further contact regarding commissions can be done using Facetime or by email as appropriate for you.
2/ We will be happy to open by appointment on a Monday to help with paints, canvas, paper and other painting materials. Entry will be restricted to a small area of the studio, and I will be happy to run (?) around to collect anything that you may require. We will endeavour to wipe all items before passing them to you. Facemasks are required whilst within the building please. Contactless or credit /debit card purchases please.
3/ We will be happy to serve you with Mounts and frames under the same arrangements.
4/ A reduced framing service will be available - paintings ( but sorry, not tapestry, cross stitch or similar ) for framing may be left here for collection at a future date.
5/ Scanning of your paintings and turning them into greetings cards ( Christmas is coming!!) is still possible - just arrange an appointment to drop off your original painting ( without mount or frame) and discuss what you would like.
Please get in touch to discuss any of the above, and to make an appointment to visit.
Take care, stay safe
Ash & Polly x
EVENING CLASS AMENDMENT!
Hi One and All -
Just a quick update regarding evening classes at High Meadow.
Although many of you are familiar with evening classes on Wednesdays, I have decided to halt those, at least for the time being.
My musical ( ?? I'm a drummer ) interests with the blues band are developing, and so Wednesday evenings are on hold from now on.
Monday and Thursday evenings will carry on much as before, but as with all classes, please let me know when you hope to attend, to ensure that I will be here and that there is a space for you!
Apologies to those who have enjoyed Wednesday evenings over so many years - here's hoping that we will be able to have just as much fun on alternative occasions.
Our usual framing service is going to have to alter, at least for a while. Until Polly is feeling better, I shall hope to be able to supply mounts and frames to your workshop paintings, but beyond that, I don't think that I will be able to help.
All external framing is going on hold for now - sorry if that lets you down.
As her health improves, I'm sure that Polly will be really pleased to take over the reins again, and stop me from interfering in her world! Watch this space!
Technology update - debit / credit cards
We can now take debit and credit cards in the studio, but sadly not "Mail Order" over the phone - sorry!
Bank Transfers are an alternative should you wish to purchase vouchers , materials or paintings from afar.
Please phone for a chat !
Studio, Gallery and Art Materials - Opening Times
The gallery and art materials shop is sometimes open during painting classes - generally Wednesdays, Thursdays and some Saturdays - perhaps get in touch to find a convenient time for a chat......
We are also open "by appointment".... sounds posh, but all it really means is please give us a ring, and if we are here and free, you will be very welcome to visit!
It's an ideal time to discuss a painting that you might like to have painted especially for you - "Commission" sounds rather serious, but if you have a space on your wall, then perhaps the best way to fill it might be to get an idea of the style of painting from examples in the gallery, then work out the size that would best fit your space...... then together we might be able to come up with a subject that might suit....... then I get to play........... and we'll see what develops!
With refreshments available at the garden center just down the road, we hope that High Meadow Studio will make a place of interest to bring your friends - not just the rich short sighted ones with lots of wall space………..but obviously they would be most welcome!