Feb 2nd           Brian Swingler                         Introduction to Gouache

    A retired teacher living in Rubery and organiser of many Adult Education classes in Birmingham and Worcestershire. He has also been vice president of the RBSA and a member of the Birmingham Watercolour Society. This will be an interesting introduction to a little
    understood medium, favoured by professional illustrators.

     Mar 2nd                 Evening Workshop in Watercolour, Acrylic and Pastel

    Try another medium, with help at hand and materials provided, who knows where it could lead! Everyone welcome whatever your experience or ability.

    Apr 6th  Leanne Ellis                                Landscapes in Watercolour

    A professional artist who has used a multitude of products, her demonstration will be in watercolours. To sample her work and maybe try out one of her free projects visit

    27th April Day long painting workshop 'Watercolour Landscapes' led by Richard Crabtree

    May 4th          Keith Turley                                  Portrait in Acrylic

    Keith is a professional portrait artist, a subject we all find difficult. Keith regularly exhibits at the RBSA and holds one-man exhibitions.  He will be demonstrating the process of capturing the likeness of a subject on canvas. To see his work visit

    Jun 1st            Andy Jenkins                               Landscape in Pastel

    Andy has been interested in art all his life but over the last 20 years has developed his love for pastels. His demonstration will be a landscape highlighting the aspect of colour and contrast so important in this medium.

    Jul 6th             Lyn Sharp                                     Reviewing Past Failures

    A talented and versatile artist who works in pastel, watercolour, acrylic and mixed media. Lyn will show us how to
    revisit those paintings that ’just don’t work’ giving the opportunity to
    improve and save them. To enjoy more of Lyn’s art visit Facebook:@Lyndsart and website:                    

    Aug 3rd                Evening Workshop in Water Soluble Oils, Watercolour and Mixed Media.

    Try another medium, with help at hand and materials provided, who knows where it could lead!


    Come along and see 120 approx. original paintings in many mediums and styles painted by our talented artists.

    Sep 7th             John Ford                                    Drawing is Easy

    John is an experienced artist and tutor of art. He has taught art classes, run workshops and done individual tutoring. He believes everyone has a talent for drawing, even if currently it is hidden in a cobwebbed corner of your brain. He will explain how to find and release your talent and how you can become skilled at drawing.

    Oct 5th              Melanie Wilkinson                       Acrylic Ink Demonstration

     Melanie is a professional artist and photographer, she will be demonstrating painting semi abstract garden birds using acrylic ink. This medium is bot colourful, permanent and lends itself to a feeling of movement of the subject. See her work at @MelanieWilkinson.HitchesStStudios

    12th October             Day long painting workshop 'Winter Sunset'   led by David (Dj) Johnson

    Nov 2nd            Graham Wilson                            Cut and Paste Without The PC!

    Graham works in many mediums and has recently found the joys of working in mixed media. This evening he is giving a demonstration in mixed media, an area of art that is often misunderstood but can add much to a piece of work. To see Graham’s work visit

    Dec 7th             AGM and Christmas Party - a good way to kick off the Christmas season!