Tuesday, 9 January 2018

The newsletter is out there!

OK Folks! The latest newsletter has been sent to members. I've called it Issue 104. It would have been the December issue, published in January, so to save confusion it's 104.

Anyway, there's not much to report this month, but there are a couple of exciting links. One to a committee nomination form, and the other to ...

The Convention Class Booking Form

(Please note the following errors on the booking form:

1 - Suz of Surrey Crafts should be Humphreys, not Humphries, and

2 - Suz's Friday afternoon class should read : Poppies, Rosebuds, and Blossoms)

We look forward to your bookings, and remember - it's first come, first served!

And as always, contact me if you have any questions.


Sunday, 29 October 2017

Attention BADFA Teachers!

Remember - at our 2018 convention we need to have some alternative classes to offer. So, you - our teachers - have the opportunity to showcase your skills.

You can submit either half or full day sessions - and those who are chosen will be handsomely rewarded.

See the latest newsletter for full details - and remember that the closing date for submissions is 30 November 2017.

Monday, 9 October 2017

September 2017 Newsletter is out!

The newsletter has gone out to all our paid-up members.

In this issue we have details of the projects Shara Reiner will be teaching at the 2018 Convention. There is also a reminder that we are inviting our teachers to put on supporting classes during the convention - not everyone will want to paint with Shara everyday - and if you are chosen to lead a class, then you will be paid.

So, members, just click on the link in your e-mail and read all about it - oh, there are holiday snaps in there, too!

Monday, 28 August 2017

Extra day for the Autumn Roadshow

For those going to, or thinking about the Autumn Roadshow at Clare's (see previous post), there is also on offer the chance to paint on Saturday 30 September, too!

For £40 for the day, Clare will teach her 'Cow' picture - same conditions as for the Sunday Woodland Scene - why not make a whole weekend of it and do both classes? Seems like a bargain if you are travelling from afar!

Contact Clare direct to book, or for further information. See previous post for contact details and how to pay.

While I have your attention - don't forget that members are invited to join our new closed Facebook group - BADFA Online.

Friday, 18 August 2017

BADFA Autumn Roadshow

You asked for more BADFA events - well this one is for you!

On Sunday 1 October 2017 we are holding a painting day at Clare's studio in Tilgate Park, Crawley.

Clare will be teaching a woodland scene, shown here.

The cost is £40 plus extra for materials. Bring your own lunch, or buy from the cafe next door.

To book your place and for more information, contact Clare direct at :


For details of how to pay contact badfa.editor@gmail.com

Places are limited, so don't hang about!

Monday, 7 August 2017

July 2017 Newsletter is out - with Hot News!

Hi All,

Shara Reiner
The July newsletter has just gone out to our members, with news of the 2018 Convention guest artist.

We have booked Shara Reiner, from California, to spend three days at our convention. Details of her work can be found on her web site.

We are inviting our own teachers to lead classes at the convention, too.

The convention will be over the weekend of 11/12/13 May 2018. Full details of the event will be in the next newsletter.

ALSO - we have moved our BADFA Online community group to Facebook. The Yahoo! group was never popular, so we reckoned that Facebook would be easier and more accessible for members.

To join the group search in Facebook for 'BADFA Online' and click join. If you are a member, we'll let you in!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Check out the newsletter for other events, too:

Suz Humphires will be at Hampton Court, Kirsty Allsop's Handmade Show, with You Can Folk It, and two more events at 'Let's be Creative' in Rogate.

Sharon Wolf, with a Ros Stallcup inspired bucket design, at Tilgate Park, Crawley

And a BADFA Roadshow in October, also at Tilgate Park.

Details in the news!