Southgate News

Current news and class information for Southgate Watercolour Art Group        

The watercolour group meet usually meet at the Southgate Community Centre each Thursday morning to paint and exchange pleasantries.  They're a friendly bunch.


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Felixstowe - next class 22nd Aug - note date change

Our last official class of the summer term was wonderful.  Another great morning at Nowton Park and paintings that were even better than last week.


A gallery will be available here some time soon with some of the paintings from the last few classes.


Although we have officially broken up for the summer holidays, Rosie thought it would be nice for us to spend a day at the seaside (painting of course).  Currently, this is pencilled in for 22nd August but this may change depending on people's availability. 


Go to the Summer painting day page for details and the chance to add your comments/ideas/arrange meetings.  Once all of the details have been confirmed, they will be available back on this class page as usual.


Pakenham Watermill is holding a charcoal making workshop on 15th August, 10.00 am  1.00 pm.  I have no doubt that a few of us will pop in at some point.  See here for details:  Charcoal Making at the Mill


The next regular watercolour class will be in September with details here when they're confirmed.  Hope to see you all at the next class.



Nowton Park revisit - next class 11th July

We were really inspired by the light coming into the copse of trees that we chose as our location for the last class.  It also became obvious that not all greens are made equal and not all leaves are green so colour and contrast were definitely our biggest challenges.


As we wanted to explore more of what the park has to offer we've decided to head there again for the next class - probably away from the avenue of lime trees for the allergy suffers amongst us - and maybe look for something more architectural.



Bring your chairs and big brushes again and be prepared to sit a while before putting brush to paper.


10am Thursday 11th July 2019

Nowton Park Bury Road, Nowton, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5LU

Or Southgate Community Centre if bad weather forecast - watch this space