Art Palette

Art Classes began last week with great gusto. You can still enrol for the term’s classes except for Life Drawing which is full.

Don’t forget the ‘Pay per class’ option. You can book and pay for a three-hour class for just £20 at Reception. Take the receipt with you for the Tutor. This is a great way of trying out a new class before enrolling for the summer term.  It is also a great way to fill in an unexpected gap in your week when golf or tennis is cancelled.

Our five-week summer term starts on 20th April.

Art Group Membership

Join the Art Group (forms under Art Group notice board in Reception) and enjoy our subsidised series of lectures and art visits which run throughout the year with a break over the summer. For just £20 pa you have free access to all six lectures (usual entry price £5 per Club Member, £10 guests). In addition, you are entitled to enroll in any of our art or photography classes. This subscription will be added to your Club subscription debited in January. For enquiries about joining the Art Group please email 

Please also state if you wish to attend classes as well as art lectures. For details please see the Art Group noticeboard in Reception or look at the Art Group section of the Members’ website.

Art Lectures 2020 for your diary

Third Tuesday of the month 8-9pm with supper available beforehand on booking through

18th February – Joaquin Sorolla: Spanish painter of light by Jacqueline Cockburn

17th March – Vermeer: Girl with the pearl earring by Lucrezia Walker

21st April – Andy Warhol and American Pop Art by Barrie Garnham

(Andy Warhol exhibition at Tate Modern 12th March – 6th September 2020)

22nd September – Can art change the World? Art with something to say by Val Woodgate

20th October – Rafael: Genius of the Renaissance in Rome by Jo Walton        

April Art Classwork Exhibition

Friday 6th March is the deadline for submission of your best work. Don’t forget to paint your watercolours to fit the cream mounts available to purchase through the tutor at £3 (small size) or £4 (large).

Spring Drinks and AGM

Tuesday 24th March 6.30 – 7.30pm in the Art Studio. This is a convivial occasion at which the new Chair will be officially in post.