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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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Next class 8th October - Chrissie's house

Huge thanks go to Sophie for letting us have our first class in her beautiful home!  Wet on wet was the focus.

 

No class 1st October - Rosie has another gig on the 1st so our next class will be 8th October in Thurston.

 

Rosie has set us autumnal homework - get out and about and take a look at the beautifully varied tree trunks around.  Take some close up studies to record the colours so we can try to replicate them and get away from painting them brown.

 

Due to limited space and social distancing requirements, classes will be restricted to 8 people (plus Rosie), first come etc...  so it is vital to confirm your attendance at least the day before for each class, to avoid disappointment.

 

We're trying out an online booking system to make the admin of numbers easier - take a look at it here and have a go at booking in for the next class (you'll need to checkout from the basket once you've selected the 'event').  If you struggle with this or haven't received the required password by email already, contact Chrissie or Rosie.

 

Book online

Please note that the rule of 6 does not apply to these classes as educational events are exempt.

 

Next class - 10 am, Thursday 8th October at Chrissie's, Thurston

 

 

Please contact Rosie or Chrissie for address details

Next class 24th Sept - Dalham

During our cuppa and chat on Tuesday 1st September, everyone there agreed that we would like to continue classes, still on Thursday mornings.  Until we're able to get back into Southgate Community Centre, classes will alternate between Sophie's in Dalham and Chrissie's in Thurston. 

 

Our next class will be at Sophie's on 24th September.  There might be a chance for us to paint outside if the weather is good, or a still life may be on offer but bring along a photo that inspires to make sure we have plenty of options. 

 

We thought it would be nice to have a mini-exhibition before we start to get our creative juices flowing again so bring any and all of your paintings that you have done since lockdown to show the rest of the class (if you want to - no pressure).

 

Due to limited space and social distancing requirements, classes will be restricted to 8 people (plus Rosie), first come etc...  so it is vital to confirm your attendance with Rosie at least the day before for each class, to avoid disappointment. 

 

We're trying out an online booking system to make the admin of numbers easier - take a look at it here and have a go at booking in for the next class (you'll need to checkout from the basket once you've selected the 'event').

 

Book online

Next class - 10 am, Thursday 24th September at Sophie's, Dalham

Please contact Rosie or Chrissie for address details

What to do - Next meeting Tuesday 1 September

We were blessed by the weather again on the 20th and a few of us enjoyed a class amidst the abbey ruins in Bury, very socially distanced giving Rosie a good walk between helping us all. 
 

There will be NO painting class during the week of 24th August.

 

You are all invited to discuss ideas of a new venue for the group from September onwards in case we are unable to get back to Southgate Community Centre.  We will be meeting at Dobbies Garden Centre (previously Wyvale) on TUESDAY 1st Sept 2020 at 2pm for a cuppa and chat about the future of the group.

 

Let's not allow a pesky virus to get in the way of something we all enjoy so much!

 

Catch-up - TUESDAY 1st Sept 2020, 2pm

Dobbies Garden Centre