Events Calendar


Pop Up Exhibitions in 2023:

  26th – 28th August: Vanessa Kellner-Brown, Indra Bindere, Roger Coupe, Elaine Foster-Gandy and Pupils of Beechwood School. Paintings, Textiles, Drawings and Ceramics.

  2-3rd September : Jane Gray and Carol Anne Slater

  15-17th September: Alison McClean and Gaynor Pattle

  14-15th October: Carol Anne Slater and tbc.

  15-17th December: Maria Turner and tbc.  

NEW INITIATIVE – SATURDAY WORKSHOPS Monthly Oct. to May. Fee: £35 non-members, £25 RTWAS Members. 10-4 at Sussex House, Lower Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells.

For all workshops bring your own materials i.e A3 or larger paper relevant to the medium used, 

7 Oct. 2023 Vibrant Gouache Landscapes with Mike Thomas. Mike will demonstrate the versatility of Gouache Paint which allows you to paint beautifully smooth and vibrant surfaces. He will show you how Gouache has been used over the ages and how to break down scenes into shapes and form, leading towards drawing, applying paint and building up texture. Bring A4 or A3 watercolour paper and brushes, sketching pencil, eraser, palette and gouache paints. Mike will have some spare gouache paints if needed.

4 Nov. 2023 Overcome your creative block with Jane Buttery. Jane will provide techniques to help you when you get stuck with a painting or can’t find a way to deal with a creative block. You will be using Acrylics and mixed media in an expressive way. Bring Acrylic paints, brushes, palette, palette knife, A3 paper and any other materials you would like to use.

3rd February 2024 Drawing, movement and mark making with Elaine Foster-Gandy. Elaine will demonstrate ways of making mark on paper using movement. This workshop will involve collaborating together on joint as well as individual drawings using charcoal and chalks.

2nd March Painting Dramatic Night Scenes with Alison Berry. Working from photos and using Edward Hopper as your inspiration you will be painting the exteriors and interiors of buildings viewed from the outside at night time. This can create dramatic work with the contrast between electric lit interiors and the darker exteriors and strange cast shadows. Such scenes can also evoke intrigue and an uncertain narrative. Bring photos to inspire you.

6th April – Pastel Still Life with Kim Langford. This will be a day using chalk pastels in a bold and bright way. There will be a Still Life Installation for you to work from and think about composition, scale and colour. Lots of fun to immerse yourself in the process. Bring a fixative like hair spray, chalk pastels, a pencil, pastel paper such as Ingres in A3 and A2 sizes.

11th May – Be in Control of your Palette With Karen Gardner. Karen will help you understand the principles of using and mixing colour, and the way colour as a subject evokes mood.  She will share the theories and problems of well known artists over time. You will be using unusual objects or work abstractly. Bring painting materials and 4 sheets of A3 Watercolour paper.

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