Drawing and Painting for Pleasure


Activity

We are a group of mixed ability who mostly work on our own projects.  Sometimes someone has an idea which we explore, with interesting results!  We take the subject seriously, but are a friendly group who make newcomers welcome.  Watercolour is the medium most of us use but you can explore with whatever you like.  Some experience is useful but Derek is there to offer guidance when required and in the summer we may have a day outdoors depending on the weather.  If you would like to join us just ring one of the numbers below.

Where and when

We meet at 2pm on the first and third Thursday of the month in the Langton Room.

Contact details

Derek Brittan (leader) 01858 410432 and Anne Mitchell (reporter) 01858 462393


News

Drawing and Painting – June

We have settled down to finish what may well be the final productions of this session, and are in the process of completing paintings on the agreed theme of fruit or birds. One group, however, has continued to develop a variety of work based on flowers, a sample of which may be seen in the […]

Drawing and Painting – March

We should like to thank everyone who showed an interest in the display of some of our work at the Open Meeting in February.  Your positive comments were very encouraging, and much appreciated.  As a result of that meeting, we have four lovely new members to the group, which means we are now virtually full […]

Drawing and Painting – February

We got off to a flying start in the first January meeting, in our new venue, the Ashley Room.  Group members found the room warm, bright and inviting, and most of us settled to develop new projects.  We are a mixed ability group who work principally in watercolours, acrylics and pastels, and meet on the […]

Drawing and Painting for Pleasure

We have settled down into a large and friendly group, mainly working on our own projects, though often there is something to inspire those lacking inspiration!  This is a mixed-ability group meeting in the Langton Room from 2-4pm on the first and third Thursdays of each month.  If you fancy joining us just give one […]

Drawing and Painting for Pleasure

The recent outdoor painting day went well with some good paintings to show for it.  It was nice to be outside for a change, but are now back indoors working on our own projects.  Occasionally we will ring the changes with a class project… maybe a still life, or someone will bring something interesting, hopefully […]

Drawing and Painting for Pleasure – August & September meetings

We have now broken up for the summer, but plan to have an outdoor painting day on Thursday, 17th August.  Meet at 10am at the Wharf, off Leicester Road, parking near the Waterfront restaurant.  There is coffee from 11am there, also snacks (or bring your own refreshments), so hopefully we will have a dry day […]

Drawing and Painting for Pleasure

We have now started the Spring session and following the Watercolour Challenge on TV, will tackle our subjects with more vigour!  We are a group of mixed ability using all mediums, and if you would like to join us you will be most welcome.  Just ring one of the numbers for more information.  We meet […]

Drawing and Painting for Pleasure

As we have three new members in the group, Derek demonstrated how to use watercolours.  All seemed keen to practice and I’m sure Derek will repeat the exercise from time to time.  We now have a good roomful of painters so there is a buzz about the place making it a lively place to paint […]

Drawing and Painting for Pleasure – December meeting

We have had a good year and welcomed three new members who have all fitted in so well.  The photo was taken at our recent Christmas ‘do’, this year taking the form of Tea, Cake and Art!  We have tackled various projects during the year, the last one being a simple Robin – too easy […]

Drawing and Painting for Pleasure – January meeting

We have now finished our meetings for the year and have really enjoyed the ‘painting partners’ project most of us took part in.  We have had a variety of ideas which most take part in, but others prefer to work on their own projects.  Derek is there to offer guidance if requested, and if you […]