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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 2024 


Term starts on Tuesday 9th January and finishes on Tuesday 28th May.


Easter break

27th March - 8th April


All Tuesday sessions are free-choice.

Spring Exhibition

17th -19th May 2024

2024 Spring term workshops 

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

'Light, reflection and glass' a watercolour workshop with John Skinner

Saturday January 20th, 10am to 4pm



'Flora and Fauna' a pastel workshop with Lynda Kettle

Saturday February 24th, 10am to 4pm






'Life drawing' in graphite / sepia / pencil / charcoal with Paul Kettle-Buchanan 

Saturday March 23rd, 10am to 4pm


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