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Online Art Class Exhibition

The Art Classes are posting a painting a day from the Class Exhibition onto their WhatsApp groups.


It’s a great way to see our classmates’ art.


Some recent examples from the two acrylics classes include


Sandra Ball – trees in a forest and Robin Whitcomb – we looked at the Art Deco paintings of Polish artist Tamara de Lempicka (lady with skis)

If you would like to improve your painting, why not take an online art class?


Online summer term art classes

The Summer Term’s art classes are all taking place live online, with Kathy and Charles as our tutors!

All seven classes will run for the five weeks from Wednesday 15th April, on the same dates and times as planned originally.


The classes are interactive, using zoom, allowing everyone to talk with and see each other, whilst getting the benefit of individual instruction and reviews from the tutors.


55 students are taking classes this term with most now full. However, there are a few spaces available for:

Painting in Acrylics with Kathy Barker

Fridays 2-5pm – 17th April to 15th May

Discovering Watercolour with Charles Penny

Mondays 2-5pm – 21st April to 19th May


The cost of the summer term for Art Group Members is £50. If you would like to join a class, email: with:
Your name
Choice of class
Telephone number

You will need to be quick if you want to get the benefit of all 5-classes!

Art Group Treasurer

The Art Group is run by Members of the club, who volunteer their time, all for the love of art!

Jonathan Collard has been our Treasurer for the last eight years. A fabulous innings. He has decided to retire by the end of this year, so that, among many things, he has more time to paint.

Jonathan Collard – after Tamara de Lempicka (woman’s face)

We will find an opportunity to thank Jonathan for his significant contribution to the Art Group later in the year.

In the meantime, we are looking for someone to take Jonathan’s place.

Jonathan has simplified the role enormously. The Club’s finance department produce our accounts and collect the annual subscriptions and class fees. The treasurer attends the Art Group and Finance Committees, some six meetings a year, and makes our payments.

If you would like to find out more about the role please contact Jonathan or myself, or email us at:

In the meantime, stay safe, well and socially interactive online!

Richard Ramsey | Art Group Chair