Our next workshop is an opportunity for you to get your hands dirty.
On Wednesday 26 June, Jill Akhurst will invite you to try working with different types of pastels.
If you have any pastels (soft, hard, pencils, oil, pan), please bring them along to the meeting. Jill will provide some paper.
Create your own pastel picture from a favourite photograph or object.



Why not visit Faversham in July and see Barbara Drinkwater's exhibition at the Creek Creative Studios from Tuesday 2 July to Sunday 14 July?



Our 2025 Horsebridge exhibition will be from Wednesday 12 March to Monday 23 March 2025. The theme chosen is This Creative Life.
We hope that members of the Society will be able to interpret this in a variety of ways. The theme should challenge you, but give you freedom to choose the medium and subject - aim for the best work that you can create. If you have been inspired by any of the demonstrations to try something different, you have nine months to have a go.



Exhibitions on the Tankerton Slopes near Jojo's will start on Sunday 5th May, weather permitting. The open air exhibitions are from 9am to 4pm every Sunday until 27th October. Please see the Exhibitions page of our website for all of the dates and times.
If you are interested in exhibiting, please phone Wendy on 07596 232079.
Please keep to the agreed times. Note that cars are not allowed onto the grass and all litter must be taken home with you.



Our spring 2024 exhibition at the Horsebridge Arts Centre will run from Wednesday 13 March to Monday 25 March. Members are encouraged to exhibit their work, but all pictures should relate to the theme of On the Move.
This subject is open to wide-ranging interpretation; some suggestions could include

- the physical migration and movement of people, birds and animals
- movement in nature - wind, rain, tides, and storms
- dance, music, sport, walking the dog
- all forms of transport

We hope that as many of you as possible will take part. Your work can be in any medium - paint, collage or fabric. More information and the form to enter the exhibition will be available in the New Year.
If any members would like a copy of the poster to send to friends, please email



Our Christmas social afternoon is on Wednesday 13th December

- Please bring some food to share (not too many sausage rolls or mince pies)
- Bring a Secret Santa – maximum spend £5
- There will be a quiz
- And some light entertainment



Members subscriptions were held at £25 per annum at the AGM. Subscriptions for 2023/24 are now due.

Payment can be made by bank transfer to

Whitstable Art Society
Sort code 20-54-25
Account number 33446859

Please write Subscription in the reference

If any member wishes to see a copy of the minutes from the 2023 AGM, please send a request to



The Annual General Meeting of the Whitstable Art Society will take place at 2pm on Wednesday 1st November at the Swalecliffe Community Centre.
All members are encouraged to attend to decide the future direction of the society.
The agenda will be:

1. Apologies for absence
2. Minutes from the last AGM
3. Election of officers
4. Chair's report
5. Treasurer's report
6. Indoor exhibitions
7. Outdoor exhibitions
8. Website and Facebook
9. Wednesday meetings
10. Questions from members
11. Any other business

Minutes from the 2022 AGM are available to members on request from

If any new members wish to be considered for election to the Committee, please contact the Chair before the AGM.

Please bring along some of the work you have enjoyed making at the Wednesday meetings during the past year.



The Society are holding their annual exhibition at the Fishslab Gallery, Whitstable from Wednesday 4 October to Tuesday 10 October, demonstrating the wide variety of paintings and crafts produced by the members.

Here is the entry form for members of the Society. Forms must be returned by Thursday 13 September.

Fishslab Form 2023



The theme for our Spring 2023 exhibition at the Horsebridge Arts Centre is Masquerade and Celebration and the show is a celebration of our members work over the past year.

We all dress up for a party, but is it the real you or are you putting on a disguise? We have explored the themes of wearing a mask, of costume or disguise and of deception. But we also wanted to emphasise the fun of having a party and "letting your hair down".

Here is an article from the Victoria and Albert Museum website -