Winter Programme




Tuesday 13th Sep.

2/4 pm

Helpful Advice and crit

Re.  Summer Program Paintings

Please bring along one piece of work you have done over the summer  including sketch books for help and appraisal

Tuesday 20nd Sep

10.00/4.00 pm


Adebanji Alade

Seaside/ seaside townscapes,

Bring Oil/acrylic / paints, canvas or boards and brushes

Tuesday 27th Sep

2/4 pm

Chinese Brush Style Painting

With Wendy Crozier

No specialist equipment needed

Watercolour or Chinese brushes, inks or paints, cartridge or watercolour paper

Tuesday 4th Oct.

2/4 pm

Still Life

(Untutored session)

Your preferred painting/drawing materials.

Tuesday 11th Oct.

10-4 pm


Build up Confidence in Oils

Materials List will be attached

Tuesday 18th Oct.

2-4 pm

Still Life

(Untutored session)

Your preferred painting/drawing materials.

Tuesday 25th Oct.

2-4 pm

Have Fun with experimental colour and collage

with Sue Rowles

Lots of Paper and bits PVA glue,

Acrylics and inks and old pictures to recycle

Tuesday 1st Nov.


Tonal Painting

With Colin Twinn

Bring objects for your own small still life. Mid/Dark tone Fabriano Pastel Paper. White Gouache or Acrylic, Black Ink or Dark Gouache

Tuesday 8th Nov.

10-4 pm


With: Jake Winkle

Painting buildings and townscapes

Watercolours , watercolour paper, pencils and reference material

Tuesday 15th Nov.

2-4 pm

Still Life

(Untutored session)

Your preferred painting/drawing materials.

Tuesday 22th Nov.

2-4 pm

Illuminated Writing

Annette Hall

New ways to use letters and the written word in our work. Your preferred painting/drawing materials, rulers working on ideas

Tuesday 29th Nov.

2-4 pm

Illuminated Writing

The finished idea Annette Hall


Working on one of idea to produce a finished peace of work

Tuesday 6th Dec.

2-4 pm

Still Life, Christmas theme

 and Mince Pies for tea

(Untutored session)

Your preferred painting/drawing materials


Tuesday 17TH Jan

2-4 pm

Still Life

(Untutored session)

Your preferred painting/drawing materials.

Tuesday 24th Jan.

10-4 pm


Portraits with Models

Jackie  Cowdrey

Learn how to paint portraits

Bring your preferred painting/drawing materials

Tuesday31st Jan.

2-4 pm

Figure Drawing with model

With Alison Carlier

Fast and Furious with

Male model

Tuesday 7th Feb.

2-4 pm

Bill Hill

Perspective in Posters


 Bring Drawing Materials and paint just 3 colours plus white and black. and reference material

Tuesday 14th Feb.

10-4 pm

Wild Birds and Animals in Acrylic on dark background.

Karen Pearson

Acrylics, 8x10 or 25cm x 25cm boards.  Karen will supply boards at small cost. Bring Photos.

Tuesday21st Feb.

2-4 pm

Still Life

(Untutored session)


Your preferred painting/drawing materials.

Tuesday 28th Feb.

2-4 pm



All members welcome.

Ideas and suggestions please.

Tuesday 7th  Mar.

2-4 pm

Oil Pastel Demo

With Molly Verity

Just bring yourself and watch demo

Tuesday 14th Mar.

10-4 pm



With Jane Anderson Wood

Stretched Not paper & watercolour paints & reference photos

Tuesday 21st  Mar.

2-4 pm

Still Life

(Untutored session)

Your preferred painting/drawing materials.

Tuesday 28th Mar.

2-4 pm

Helpful Advice and crit

Re. Winter Programme

Bring pictures from the

Winter Program or something you have painted during the winter including sketch books.

Hot cross buns at tea time





NOTES FOR MEMBERS we will try to keep as near as possible to this program.  However, it is made up to a year in advance and therefore it is sometimes necessary to make last minute changes.  When possible notice of changes will be announced at the Tuesday meetings and on the DGA website at Please make sure that the hall is clean and tidy before you leave, and that the window blind at Beare Green is up if it has been used.  Please turn mobiles off or to silent.                                                   


 Please note:  The ALL DAY SESSIONS will be: -   £5.00 this includes tea /coffee& biscuits


Please give your apologies if you need to leave early when we have a guest artist and leave at an appropriate time to limit the disruption


All Day Portrait Workshop on 24th January 2017

Jacky Cowdrey presented a fantastic portrait workshop this week, with lots of information about how to start, what to look for, tips and information about the anatomy of the head to help get us all started! Two models were staged for 30 members to work from, and a really great day for our hardworking members!

Summer Programme 2016

Hot and Sunny at the Mill in Buckland 2016

A beautiful afternoon in late August, it was so hot! Everyone needed lots of shade to paint this lovely venue!

Beautiful Thatched Cottage! 2016

The outdoor painting programme took us to the lush Surrey countryside this week (9th Aug) with an architectural beauty to look at! Clare and her husband were wonderful hosts, providing much needed tea and cream scones! Another great afternoon from the Summer Programme!

Here's the new Summer Programme banner outside Buckland Nurseries, where 21 members turned up to paint in glorious sunshine. Sadly last weeks venue was rained off! Keep an eye out for the banner at the different venues if you want to meet up with members to draw and paint outside.

The  group at Colley House - after a hard afternoon painting - tea!

Chantersluer Farm 2015

Chantersleur Farm - painting the most tricky view of the spiral staircase!

The Red Lion, Buckland 2015

A happy group of painters, at the Red Lion, Buckland, Tuesday 26th May 2015, lovely sunny day and heavenly wisteria!

The Bluebell Wood

Hornshill Wood, April 28th 2015

Stop Press

Our next Exhibition will be the Spring Exhibition at Betchworth Village Hall 29th April - 1st May 2017

Annual 2016 Exhibition at Denbies

Soraya French opened our Exhibition at the Private View at Denbies and was very complementary about our group - she gave the Memorial prize to Julia Hawkins painting 'Portrait of Alice'.

Spring 2016 Exhibition at Betchworth.

Sherree Valentine Daines was the celebrity artist opening our Spring 2016 Exhibition. She was very complimentary about our exhibition, and remembered the time when she was a member! She also gave an extra prize, of a signed print, to Marion Wilcocks, and will be donating a prize at forthcoming exhibitions!

Denbies Award winner Spring 2016

'Stop me and buy one' by Colin Sharr was chosen as the Denbies Award winner, lucky Colin, who received a case of Denbies wine!

The Barbara Johnson Memorial Prize Spring Exhibition 2016

Jim Tucker's work 'Assemblage' was chosen by Sherree Valentine Daines to win the Barbara Johnson Memorial Prize - well done Jim!

Visitors Vote Spring 2016

Tony Watson's painting 'Still Life with Orange and Lemon' won the Visitors Vote at Betchworth this Spring, well done Tony!

The Barbara Johnson Memorial Prize Painting Annual Exhibition 2015