Workshops and Demonstrations

Popular events in our annual programme are demonstrations and workshops, led by a member or, more usually, by an invited local artist.
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Demonstrations are held during our regular sessions, lasting around two hours. Workshops typically run from 10:00 to 16:00. We also allocate occasional regular sessions to talks by members; a variety of topics are covered, for example a particular technique, artist or aspect of art theory.

We thank all those who have led these events and shared their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm. Website details of local artists are listed in the Links section.

A list of some recent workshops and demonstrations follows, with examples of work done by attending members.

Les Darlow, Pan Pastels

Our second workshop with Les - we had a great time!

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Frances Winder, Demonstration

Robert Dutton, Expressive Painting

Robert Dutton works in a distinctive style to produce expressive mixed media paintings.

Robert Dutton Demonstrating at Workshop March 2019b

Robert Dutton Demonstrating at Workshopb

Robert Dutton Workshop, Deborah's Workspace and Paintingb.

Robert Dutton Workshop, Elaine at workb

Robert Dutton Workshop, Sue's Work in Progressb

Les Darlow, Pan Pastels

A great introduction to pan pastels!









Gill Ferguson, Felting Sheep



Bob Henfrey, Buildings in the Landscape

Caren Threlfall, Felt Pictures

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Debbie Copley, Stained Glass Birds and Animals - demonstration

Jayne Lancaster, Farmyard and Rural Animals

Chris Murphy, Aspects of Painting

John Baldwin, Oil Painting Demonstration

Norman Long, Oil Painting

Norman Long Painting in Oils Workshop 1b

Norman Long Painting in Oils Workshop 2b

Norman Long Painting in Oils Workshop 3b

Norman Long Painting in Oils Workshop 4b

Sally Payne, Hands On - mixed media




Jill Colquhoun, Mixed media - Gardens

Janette Phillips, Water colour, mixed media - Flowers

Janette Philips Workshop Montage January 2016b

Janice McGloine, Pastel demonstration

Peter Threlfall, Acrylic Painting

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Threlfall 2b

Cally Lawson, Capturing Movement

Julia Swarbrick, Mono printing demonstration

Kate Bentley, Loosening up with Watercolours



Karen Miller, Oil painting - portraits

Clive Wylie, Traditional watercolour painting demonstration - Landscape with Trees

Tracy Levine, Acrylics/ mixed media - Woodland