The core of the group is its programme of workshops. Most of these are day-long tutored events held on one Saturday per month from September to June. These vary enormously, with different media, techniques, and subject matter being explored. We foster an open minded and experimental attitude to drawing, painting, design and the use of colour


Members at a workshop, November 2019
Members at a workshop

Unless otherwise stated workshops are held on 10am-4pm on Saturdays and are at Bramcote Memorial Hall


Saturday 15th February, 2020 Steven Ashurst - Abstract thinking - Still life
A days work seeking to spark or revive the enjoyment of moving away from literalistic painting. Modern still life will be used, coloured bowls, jugs, fruit and interesting veg. as a base. A simple “mendable” set of mixed media materials including gesso would suit best, on primed stout watercolour paper or board. Working through levels employing paint (Gesso and or Acrylic), cheap chalk pastels, charcoal, conte or the like. Cheap unscented hairspray as fixative, and possibly pva.
This is a painting workshop open to all comers, so participants with particular allergy issues might need to get back to us.

Saturday 21st March 2020: Doreen Hunt - “Abstraction with Mixed Media Using Art as a Reference”
We welcome back one of our most popular tutors who is always overbooked. Doreen brings along most of the materials we require for the day. She helps us look at an artist’s work and use that to develop our own mixed media work. Always a very productive day.

Saturday 25th April 2020: Lor Bird - Creating Atmosphere in Painting
A new tutor whose work excited some of the committee at Patchings Art Festival. The workshop provides learners with practical techniques to give paintings vibrancy and feeling as well as one to one support in arranging composition, using colour and a variety of media to achieve atmosphere in their work. It is suitable for all abilities and will focus on loosening up by working on multiple pieces, being experimental and exploring the intuitive side of painting. So be prepared to let go and enjoy being creative!

Future Workshop Dates for the Diary, details to follow as soon as possible!
Saturday 16th May 2020
Saturday 20th June 2020
Saturday 19th September 2020
Saturday 17th October 2020
Saturday 14th November 2020