Drawing and Painting


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


Drawing and Painting – February 2020

We have settled down well at Oxenden village hall, and look forward to a productive and innovative year. We are sad to announce the death of our much valued group member, Christine Bower, after a long illness. Chris also had to contend with macular degeneration, but adapted her painting style accordingly, made good use of […]

Drawing & Painting – December

The December 5th lunch at Waterloo Farm marked our last meeting before this Christmas. Sadly, we have to say goodbye to Derek, who has been the group’s guide and mentor for an unbelievable 19 years. His family circumstances mean he is unable to commit to twice monthly sessions, but we welcome his support on an […]

Drawing and Painting – November

We decided that we would meet for lunch at Waterloo Farm Cafe at our December 5th meeting The cost of their Christmas lunch is £15, and a deposit of £5 is required to secure a booking. If you are interested, we intend to make a firm booking at our first November meeting. If you are […]

Drawing and Painting – October

From the first Thursday in October, the group will no longer be meeting at the Congregational Church but will instead be meeting at the cafe of Waterloo Leisure Farm near Oxenden. Our thanks to the Church for the hire of their Langton Room, shortly to be refurbished, and to The SLU3A Group Enabler, Louise, for […]

Drawing and Painting

  Our July outdoor painting day at East Carlton Park was so successful that we decided a repeat performance was needed. Accordingly, I contacted Waterloo Farm at Great Oxendon, and they are happy to host us on Thursday 22nd August. We shall meet at 10.30 for coffee, as we did at East Carlton, and proceed […]

Drawing and Painting – July

The next meeting of the Drawing and Painting Group will be the first Thursday in September, at 2 pm in the Langton Room. New and old members very welcome.  In the meantime, we are meeting up at East Carlton Country Park for a summer outdoor painting day on Thursday 18th July at 10 30 am. […]

Drawing and Painting – May

We have, at least temporarily, moved from the Ashley Room to the Langton Room. The latter is a slightly larger venue, so can accommodate us more comfortably. We continue to be fired up by our experiments, and the enclosed picture shows Sue’s results using Brillo to highlight certain aspects of her work. Otherwise, we are […]

tissue paper picture

Drawing & Painting – April

We are really enjoying our various bold experiments with colour, depth and texture. Marlis produced this pretty, delicate picture with tissue paper, whilst others used Brusho to accentuate the texture of their flower and leaf paintings. We are delighted to welcome our four new members, all of whom are benefitting from Derek’s expertise. The group […]

Drawing and Painting for pleasure – March

  And now for something different! We have decided to explore colour, depth and texture as our current venture. Derek has suggested a number of possibilities, and fired our enthusiasm for experimentation. We are using specific painting techniques, various applications such as wax or salt, collage, decoupage and so on. Anne completed this colourful watercolour […]

Drawing and Painting for Pleasure – February

We were very happy to meet up in January after our December holiday, and most of us began to work on new projects. We had decided on “Winter” as a theme, and this has encouraged most people to produce wintry birds, flowers and snow scenes. Whilst water colours are still the favourite medium in which […]