KIDDERMINSTER ART SOCIETY: The society’s theme of the month is painting portraits.

On August 10, the topic will be drawing children. Bring along your pencils, charcoal and paper and have a go at drawing children. This is a change to the published programme as volunteer models will only be available this week.

On August 17, drawing adults. The figure drawing sessions are always popular and should be an interesting evening.

On August 24, will be drawing pets. Bring in pictures of your pets or other animals and tackle drawing and painting fur, feathers or maybe scales.

August 31 is appraisal evening with Shirley Bonas. Bring your work in from the month to share with members.

The society meet at Trimpley Village Hall near Bewdley, DY12 1NZ, on Thursday evenings at 7.15pm. Non-members welcome, £5 on the door. Refreshments 50p.