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We hope you find our website informative. We always welcome new members with the new ideas, skills and inspiration that they bring to what is already a progressive, forward thinking Art Group.
The  2019 outdoor painting and drawing Summer Programme starts on April 30th with painting bluebells. Have a look at the programme on the Activities page - a fantastic variety of places to go every Tuesday afternoon, to enjoy the company of your fellow artists, and draw and paint and experiment en plein air!

Check out  our news page for photographs of all our workshops and last winters programme of drawing and painting from all our weekly workshops and afternoon sessions.
To find out more information about the Dorking Group of Artists, please continue to browse through the site.
 
Jane Anderson Wood, Chairman
 

Spring Exhibition 2019

The Spring Exhibition was a great success, thank you to everyone who helped with the pre show preparation, setting up, manning the show and the take down, all went so smoothly. I thought the exhibition as a whole was very much up to our usual standards, and I received a lot of compliments from the visitors. If you visited us over the weekend, thank you for coming.  Our guest speaker Tom Stimpson MBE gave a very moving and well received speech about his 26 year career in the RAF, in various theatres of war, and how he was medically discharged with a severe case of PTSD. He discovered art at Combat Stress through art therapy and it was both fascinating and moving for all of us to hear his story. He showed some of his paintings which he created when he was first diagnosed and in great distress, and described how he saw his future progress through art. Several members showed how they work during the exhibition, which both visitors and out members enjoyed! Thank you to Deanna Sergent, Colin Twinn, Chris Forsey, Marion Wilcocks and Julia Hawkins.

 

 

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