Monthly Demonstrations

Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7.30pm to 9.30pm approximately (coffee available from 6.45 pm for those who wish to socialise with friends before the meeting)

If you have a friend who is interested in joining us for the evening, the cost to visitors is £5.00. As you know there is no charge to members.

Workshops in 2018 

All workshops are held at The Shottery Studio, above the Shottery Memorial Hall, Hathaway Lane
On a Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm
Cost £35.00 Unless stated otherwise

(Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided but please bring a packed lunch) To Book please contact Lesley Shepherd

Art Appreciation Visits

Our visits are by coach leaving outside the ArtsHouse at 8.30am and the Stratford Racecourse at 8.45am. There is parking at the Racecourse at £1.00 for the Day. Visits are booked at the monthly meeting. 

Please help to save our oceans

As from our April monthly meeting we want to support the reduction of plastics, particularly when it ends up in the sea. As a result, we would like you to bring your own mug for refreshments and the price will remain at 50 pence. If however you use one of the “use and throwaway” cups, we provide, the charge will be £1.00.

Thank you for your help.

13th September - Eva Bazhenova

Dry Brush Techniques


Eva is a Russian born artist who came to England 15 years ago to live and work as an interior designer. She always had a passion for portraits and experimented with different techniques before ‘falling in love with the dry brush technique’.  She has been doing commissions using this medium for several years now. The technique involves applying oil onto watercolour paper - Eva will go step by step to explain how it works during her demo. She is a member of our Society and exhibits regularly at our annual exhibition.

Saturday 15TH September Paul Weaver

Rural Buildings  Watercolour

Paul has already run several workshops for us in his wonderful loose style.  Rural buildings cover a wide variety of possible subjects and landscape scenes (farms, barns, cottages, churches, windmills etc.) so he will also be covering skies, trees, water light and shade etc.

He is a popular demonstrator and tutor and runs courses both here and abroad, as well as contributing to The Artist magazine, so book early to avoid disappointment.

To see more of his work, visit

Tea and coffee are provided but please bring a packed lunch.    To book contact Lesley Shepherd

Sunday 23rd September  Woburn Abbey

Great Canaletto Collection

11th October - Claire Henley

Mixed Media

Claire has had a varied career as a professional artist and illustrator. After studying graphic design at college in London, she began work as a designer for a textile company in the Midlands. After becoming freelance, Claire began designing in a variety of fields such as stationery, giftware and toy manufacture before becoming a book illustrator. To date, she has been responsible for the illustration (and sometimes writing) of over a hundred children’s books.

In 2010 she began her move into the field of fine art by producing a series of paintings inspired by her love of the landscape and coastal areas of Britain. She enjoys experimenting with collage to create a variety of textures, and uses acrylic paints for their versatility and depth of colour.

Claire exhibits in several galleries from the West Country to Scotland, as well as in her home county of Warwickshire. Her work is currently licensed by several print companies as well as being available on home furnishing products and on greetings.  She is a member of our Society.

Saturday 20th October - Andrew Geeson

Watercolour – wet in wet

8th November - Peter Kotka

Oil Still Life

Saturday 17th November  Tom Shepherd

Acrylic & Oils

Sunday 18th November Wallace Collection, London