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Free choice sessions, Workshops and Demonstrations

Tuesday free-choice sessions are from 1:30 – 4:30pm. Members paint or draw subjects of their own choice in whatever medium they like. Typically using watercolour, acrylic, pastels, ink or pencil, a huge variety of work is produced some of which will be displayed in the next BAG exhibition. 
In-house workshops and demonstrations are from 1:30 – 4:00 pm.  In-house workshops are usually led by group members; demonstrations are usually led by professional artists, there may be a small charge for these sessions.

Saturday workshops are from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. These sessions are led by professional artists and cost from £25. Participants are requested to sign up in advance; a list of materials required for the workshop will be provided. Until further notice the number of participants will be limited to a maximum of 14.  Please bring a drink and a packed lunch.

Spring Term 2023 


The Spring term starts on Tuesday 10th January and finishes on Tuesday 30th May.


All Tuesday sessions will be free-choice except for:

17th January: AGM

31st January: Rob Garratt's picture framing demonstration


7th February: In-House workshop led by Linda Randall:

Draw a bird in Polychromos (oil based) pencils 


Postponed until the Autumn term In-House workshop led by Linda Randall: Holly leaves and berries in Polychromos pencils with a focus on blending and burnishing colours



2023 workshops 

Workshops can help to enhance your techniques and learning using a variety of mediums taught by professional artists. 

'The Barn Owl' a graphite workshop 

with Linda Hampson  

Saturday 21st January, 10am to 4pm, fee £30 (workshop full)






More examples of Linda's work can be found on

'Cityscapes' a watercolours workshop 

with David Norman

Saturday 25th February, 10 am to 4 pm, fee £30 (14 spaces)

Things to bring with you.




'Nature Illustration' workshop

with Paul Kettle-Buchanan (details tba)

Saturday 18th March, 10am to 4 pm, fee £25 (14 spaces)



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