Members at a workshop
Members at a workshop

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


Saturday 19th January 2019 "Studying Movement" with Mark Beaven

Mark’s workshop will be an exciting opportunity to study the subject of movement. This could be people doing sports (tennis, cycling, athletics etc.), or dance or martial arts! Working from photographic references we will explore different ways to express figures in action through varieties of mark-making and brush handling. Photographic reference: a sports or other photo depicting a figure in fast action

For examples of sports figures in action please visit Mark's website

Saturday 16th February 2019 "Different Ways with Collage", with Danielle Vaughan

Danielle’s last workshop was inspiring and enjoyable . She was in last years Sky Portrait Artist of the Year. Introducing us to various methods of collage with a variety of subjects. Using magazines, pre-painted paper, fabric, waxed paper and recycled metals sewn on. Collages can be cut up and re-assembled, stitching may be used or borders can be added. Pick what appeals from her work and make your image with help and support. Danielle will have lots of different collage materials, bring along some of your own. Instead of protecting her finished work with glass she sometimes applies a layer of resin. She will end the day showing how to do this and provide a worksheet with suppliers details, so you can go away and do this yourself at home if you wish.

Examples of Danielle's work are on her website at

Saturday 19th March 2019 "Chagall and multiperspective views", with Kate Wrigglesworth

The overall Aim for the workshop is for each person to create a finished painting. Beginning with small studies of landscape images. Enlarging and developing and abstracting a small area of it. Adding and choosing colours to depict mood and atmosphere. Look at other artists work to make aesthetic decisions about your ideas. Using: Acrylic paints, Gouache, watercolour paints, coloured pencils, pastels, glue, a variety of papers.

Examples of Kate's quirky and colourful landscapes can be found at

Future Workshop Dates for the Diary;
6th April, 18th May, 15th June, 14th September, 19th October, 16th November