Southgate Watercolour Art Group Archive

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

New term, new sketchbook - Next class 27th April

During the summer term, we plan to create a 'Summer 2017 Sketchbook' each to capture the beauty of the coming season.


Enjoy your Easter break by getting out and about to take photos of your local environment, your garden or nearest park for you to paint during the first class back.  Bring a sketchbook and your photos.  See this YouTube video for a nice way to make a 'proper' sketchbook, or this page for a simpler version, if you don't have one to use already.


Once the weather warms and becomes more predictable, we will move the classes outside to various locations to continue adding to our sketchbooks.


10am Thurs 27th April 2017

Southgate Community Centre Small Hall, Bury St Edmunds


Free choice - Next class 23rd March

As this is the last class of this term, we're having a free choice week.  Do whatever takes your fancy - continue from last week's very enjoyable and successful abstract landscapes, perfect a portrait or have a go at something else completely different.


10am Thurs 23rd March 2017

Southgate Community Centre Small Hall, Bury St Edmunds


Please note there will be no classes during the Easter holiday but we will be back on 27th April.

Abstract Landscapes - Next class 15th March

Using artists such as August Macke and Paul Klee as style inspiration and a favourite landscape picture as reference, we're going to be delving into the world of abstract landscapes for our next class.  We will be concentrating on using simplified shapes and colours and building up layers.


Bring along any landscape picture that truly inspires you.  Skyscrapers, fields, roads and bridges - whatever grabs your fancy.


10am Thurs 15th March 2017

Southgate Community Centre Small Hall, Bury St Edmunds

More leaves - Next class 3rd November

To take full advantage of the autumn colours, we're going to paint leaves, conkers, chestnuts and things again.  We enjoyed the freedom that painting large scale on lining paper gave us in the last class so we're going to try to maintain that feeling in this class but on our good watercolour paper.




10am Thursday 3rd November

Southgate Community Centre Small Hall, Bury St Edmunds


Theme:  Large scale leaves

Next Class - 22nd Sept

Join us for the second class of the Autumn Term.


10am Thursday 22nd September


Southgate Community Centre, Bury St Edmunds

Theme:  Autumn still life


Bring along any flowers, vases or garden produce you might like to paint.  Time to show off your giant onions, prize pumpkins or a pretty penstemon.


Next class 21st July - St Mary's

The next class will be:

Thursday 21st July


St Mary's Church, Bury St Edmunds

on the corner of Honey Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1RT


Monochrome again.  We had such a good, enlightening class on the 7th that we decided to do the same again.


Meet at 10am in the church yard