Art Palette

2021 Art Lectures

The next lecture for your diaries is:

A Provocative Beauty – the art of Grayson Perry by Frank Woodgate Tuesday the 20th April on Zoom at 6.45 for 7pm

Grayson Perry, who won the Turner Prize in 2003, is close to becoming a ‘National Treasure’. His beautiful, finely-crafted pottery, which frequently has a sting in the tail, and his colourful, imaginative and often amusing tapestries are enormously popular in the fine art world.

Initially considered as something of a rebel, he is now an acknowledged member of the Establishment. He has exhibited in the British Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, was appointed a Royal Academician and delivered the Reith lectures for the BBC in 2013.

In this lecture, we will look at his work in some detail, as well as considering his cross- dressing alter ego, Claire, and his fondness for his childhood teddy bear, Alan Measles.

The lecture is free on zoom for all art group members.

Book your place now by emailing Reception at:

Summer Term 2021 Art Classes

The spring term is moving towards an enjoyable sunset; here are some examples from the last two weeks.

The Summer Term will be its traditional five weeks from Monday 19th April to Friday 21st May and all will be on Zoom.

Book your place by emailing as follows:

Existing students: 15th – 28th March, who will have received an email Art Group Members: 29th March – 4th April – new students

All Club Members: 5th April – 14th April – new students

Classes Timetable

Discovering Watercolour with Shaun Carey

Mondays 10am – 1pm or 2 – 5pm
19th April–17th May 

Tuesdays 2 – 5pm
20th April – 18th May

£75 for five sessions.

Life Drawing with Kathy Barker

Wednesdays 10am – 1pm
21st April – 19th May

£75 for five sessions.

Beginners and Improvers Drawing and Painting with Kathy Barker 

Wednesdays 2 – 5pm
21st April – 19th May

£75 for five sessions.

Painting in Acrylics with Kathy Barker 

Fridays 10am–1pm or 2–5pm
23rd April–21st May

£75 for five sessions.

We can be flexible and if we find that students would like the term to extend to ten weeks, then we can check out Kathy and Shaun’s availability and organise that at the time.


I am sorry to announce that we will not hold an AGM in the Art Studio this year; I know you all enjoy the sausages on sticks, peanuts and wine; but Covid-19 restrictions will not permit them this year!

You will be pleased to learn that the Art Group continues to be vibrant and financially healthy, carrying out our objective of ‘enabling Members to enjoy, appreciate and participate in the visual arts’.

I will circulate a Highlights Package of 2020 at the end of March for you to enjoy.

In the meantime, if you see one of the Art Group or Finance Committees at the Club then do thank them, from two metres, for their skills and hard work.

Richard Ramsey | Art Group Chairman