Art Palette

I hope that you all had a happy Christmas, a great holiday and enjoyed waving goodbye to 2020. It is disappointing that the Club has closed due to the latest government lockdown. However, we can enjoy the art classes and lectures which will all be on Zoom.

Let us hope that 2021 evolves to be a distinct improvement and that we will be able to get back into the clubhouse and the art studio as soon as possible. I hope that you all have a healthy and a happy new year.

Spring Term 2021 Art Classes

This is a selection of artwork from the final weeks of each of the art classes.

The spring term of art classes filled up fast and start in the week commencing Monday the 11th January. I am sure that all 85 students will enjoy the classes and continue to improve their work.

Please continue to post your artwork in the class WhatsApp groups so that I can select a few to show examples in the Recorder.

2021 Art Lectures

The next lecture in your diaries is at 7pm on Monday the 19th January 2021.

Looking Over the Artist’s Shoulder: the Italian Sketchbooks of J.M.W. Turner by Nicola Moorby

Tuesday 19th January. This is free on Zoom for all Art Group Members.

During the 18th and 19th centuries Italy was the country of every artist’s dreams. This lecture recreates a visual tour of Italy in the company of J.M.W. Turner. By studying rarely seen drawings from his travel sketchbooks we will take a privileged look into the world of the artist, following in his footsteps through Venice, Rome, Tivoli and Naples.

Nicola Moorby has created a number of exhibitions and published widely on J.M.W. Turner. She is an experienced lecturer working regularly for the Art Society and the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Nicola will also touch briefly upon Turners’ painting technique which art class students may enjoy.

Book now
The Zoom meeting will open at 6.45pm, in time for the lecture to start at 7pm; the lecture should take around 45 minutes plus Q&As and finish at 8pm.

Book your place on Zoom via the Members’ website at or email

You will receive a link to the Zoom meeting the day before the lecture.

Richard Ramsey | Art Group Chairman