"Abstract" by Sandra Wintle

In 1960 a small group of students who had attended an Art Appreciation class at the old Girls’ Grammar School, were inspired to start painting, and so the CAS was begun, with the aim to: ‘promote and foster the appreciation of, and participation in the visual arts’. From the first exhibition held in 1961 the Society has continued to progress - with meetings, annual exhibitions and competitions in various categories .

In 2010-11, the society celebrated its Golden Jubilee. In 2011, one of our members, Dr. John Phillips completed an illustrated commentary on the development of the Society in its first 50 years. The published book is now available for purchase

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Welcome to the Cowbridge Art Society (CAS)

"Glamorgan Heritage Coast" 

New: Programme for 2017-18 is now available 

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CAS is a thriving local society in the historic market town of Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. The society has approximately 70 members of widely ranging ability, from beginners to highly accomplished artists.

Whatever our abilities or interests, we all share the desire to learn and to improve our painting. Members work in a range of media and styles from traditional painting in watercolour, oils, acrylics, pen and ink and pastels, to multi-media and digital computer based imagery.

Exhibitions of our work are staged usually twice each year in Cowbridge.  They are open to the public, and many of the paintings are available for sale. Some members also exhibit their work in other local exhibitions, mainly in south Wales, and visits to other major exhibitions in the UK, are also sometimes arranged.

We hold meetings on Thursday evenings (19.00-21.00) in Cowbridge Old Hall throughout the academic terms. These meetings are often for demonstrations by invited artists, sometimes workshops, and occasionally informative lectures delivered by guest speakers.

Information regarding any amendments to the programme is available on the website, but also published in the local newspaper, the Cowbridge GEM.

Non-members are welcome to attend the evening demonstrations, but are asked to pay a small fee to do so on the night (currently £3 per session).

Updates can also to be found on the                 
CAS Facebook page.

You can also become a friend of the Society on Facebook; Search for "Cowbridge Art Soc Cas" when you are next on Facebook.

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