Calendar of Meetings

All Wednesday meetings will be held in Swalecliffe and Chestfield Community Centre, 19 St Johns Road, Whitstable, CT5 2QU, from 2.00pm to 4.00pm.

Charges are £1 per session and £3 for demonstrations. Members may bring guests to the demonstrations for which the charge will also be £3.

We hope that you find the themes for this year's meetings enjoyable and inspiring. Some sessions may run over more than one week and there will be some group work.

For regular meetings and workshops (marked M or W) please bring along art materials and resources as indicated in the Calendar. For demonstrations (marked D) just come along and enjoy watching and learning from some excellent artists.

Any alterations to the programme will be notified by e-mail or on the NEWS page.
The Covid pandemic may cause meetings to be cancelled at short notice. Please check the NEWS section.
Please bring your preferred art materials with you unless otherwise stated.

Wednesday 12th January 2022
(M) Winter – what does it mean to you? A landscape, a feeling, the colours? The choice is yours.

Wednesday 26th January 2022
(M) Still life – glassware. Bring your own items to paint individually or to make a joint set-up.

Wednesday 9th February 2022
(M) Introduction to our Horsebridge Exhibition. Interpret your chosen artist’s style.

Wednesday 23rd February 2022
(M) Weather, skies and atmosphere.

Wednesday 9th March 2022
(W) Sheila Maclurkin – “Sacred Geometry”. Bring several sheets of A3 paper, a compass, pencil, ruler and any colours you like.

Wednesday 23rd March 2022
(M) Either work on any reference using “Sacred Geometry” or continue with your work for the Horsebridge Exhibition.

Wednesday 6th April 2022
(M) The seaside. Paint an A5 canvas for sale at the Horsebridge Exhibition. Canvases are available from Yvonne for £1 each.

Wednesday 20th April 2022
(M) Create a picture of your choice, in any medium, for inclusion in the browsers at the Horsebridge Exhibition.

Wednesday 4th May 2022
(M) Wildlife / nature – bring a reference.

Wednesday 18th May 2022
(M) Composite picture. Enlarge a small piece of a famous painting to make a large picture when the images are put together. Paper will be provided, but bring your own art materials – acrylic, watercolour or coloured pencil preferred. The finished image is for display during our Horsebridge Exhibition. Examples of previous years pictures can be seen on the main page of the website.

Wednesday 1st June 2022
(M) Paint a street scene using a medium / material of your choice to create either a 2D or 3D piece based on a street scene.

Wednesday 15th June 2022
(D) Jean Markham – Acrylics on Black. Jean will provide black paper and members are asked to bring their acrylic paints.

Wednesday 22nd June 2022 to Tuesday 5th July 2022 - Horsebridge Exhibition.

Wednesday 29th June 2022
(D) Jacqueline Browning – watercolour demonstration.

Wednesday 13th July 2022
(D) Andy Mullins – “Caricatures”. Bring paper, pens and pencils and a picture of a famous face to caricature under instruction and guidance.

Wednesday 27th July 2022
(M) “Caricatures” part 2. Your chance to do a caricature of someone in the society. Bring your art stuff and prepare for some laughs!

Wednesday 10th August 2022
(M) Black and white. Bring a reference and work in monotone.

Wednesday 24th August 2022
(M) Still life – textures. Bring your own items or make a joint set-up.

Wednesday 7th September 2022
(D) Subject to be advised.

Wednesday 21st September 2022
(M) Create a painting using mixed media.

Wednesday 5th October 2022
(W) Daphne Candler – drawing workshop. Bring your own drawing materials.

Wednesday 19th October 2022
(M) Roofscapes – bring a reference.

Tuesday 1st November 2022 to Tuesday 8th November 2022 - Fishslab Exhibition.

Wednesday 2nd November 2022
Annual General Meeting - please bring along some of the work you have produced during the year.

Wednesday 16th November 2022
(W) Julia Parker – producing items for Christmas.

Wednesday 30th November 2022
(M) Hats and scarves. Bring items for painting, but consider using materials for collage.

Wednesday 14th December 2022
Christmas Social Afternoon with quiz, chat and nibbles. This is the final session of 2022.