What are you painting? Would you like to paint more, improve or try something new? The Spotted Dog Art Group is here to help. For only £15 a year we offer workshops, outdoor painting and support as well as the opportunity to exhibit your art. There is so much inspiration out there from which we can draw fresh ideas and begin to recover from the recent stresses of the pandemic. This summer sees the refreshing of this website. Please bear with us as we work through the galleries. New exciting work will be added from our members as well as updates on events and workshops.

Workshops are back! We have already held two successful workshops and have more organised.

17th September Mark Bevin: Oils

Now the summer is here we have a series of outdoor painting sessions. Come along and sketch, paint and create outdoors:

Thursday 30th June at Elvaston Castle. Meet in the car park by the entrance to the park.

Monday 11th July at University Park. Meet in the cafe at Lakeside.

Monday 1st August. Beeston High Street if you dare! Starting venue to be announced.

Monday 22nd August. The Heritage Centre again when the weather will be sunny and war this time.

We also have our Summer exhibition at the newly refurbished Nottingham Society for Artists gallery in August.
Have a fabulous summer of art!

About the Spotted Dog Art Group

Centred on Beeston, but drawing members from the wider Nottingham area, the Spotted Dog Art Group welcomes members from all walks of life, from absolute beginners, hobbyists and professionals with formal training: all are welcome. Painting at any level can have huge benefits for our mental health and never has it been more important to support the local community through providing opportunities to help everyone develop their artistic side.

The Spotted Dog Art Group (SDAG) is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. It was formed in 1995 by a small group of artists, serious about their art and wanting to learn more. Starting from small beginnings, the group has grown organically over the years. The group has a varied and interesting programme throughout the year of professionally tutored workshops; evening events; open-air painting sessions in the summer and exhibitions of our members’ work. Regular newsletters about the groups activities and the local arts scene are published for our members information. The Spotted Dog Art Group is an informal, supportive, friendly group of like-minded artists who have fun creating art.

Our group has been guided by many people with an interest in art, who have helped to form the present shape of the programme. We hope to continue providing future activities based on the needs of our membership. Any help, in time, skills, exhibition arrangements and hanging, publicity, distribution of brochures and notices is welcome and appreciated.

And for those of you who are not too keen on canines, you'll be glad to know the name of our group is simply in remembrance of the founder's beloved pet 'Spot' - rest assured you do not have to own, love or have any interest in dogs to join our group!

All pictures on this web site are the copyright of the artists and may not be used without the express permission of the artist. Most paintings featured are for sale upon enquiry.

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