Forthcoming Art Exhibitions and Events

The Spring Exhibition Dates 2018

Handing in – Wednesday 4th April between 2pm and 5pm.
Private View – Friday 6th April.
Open to the Public – 7th to 15th April, daily from 10am to 7pm.
Collection – Monday 16th April.

Themed subject:

This is an opportunity to enter an additional framed painting, the theme is "Springtime" maximum size 12 × 12 inches, (30 x 30 cm) in any medium, entry charge £3, one per Artist. These paintings will be hung on screens on the stage in the Ballroom, to add some interest and colour to what is otherwise an uninteresting space. There will be an award presented, namely the favourite painting chosen by the Golf Club Chairman. These paintings will all be for sale. They will not appear in the Catalogue but will have their own price list available on the stage.

Indoor Painting Days 2017/8:

Painting days are held at Upton-by-Chester Golf Club on Tuesdays from 10.00am to 2.00pm, £ 5 per session.   The Golf Club provides a warm and friendly environment in which to meet fellow members and paint. When the weather permits we are able to paint outside, otherwise the rooms are light and airy. Please come and join us. Drinks and lunches are available at the bar, and parking is free. Newcomers are always welcome, so come and give it a try.

Dates for the diary:

September 5th and 29th
October 3rd and 24th
November 7th and 21st
December 5th
January 9th and 23rd
February 6th and 20th
March 6th and 20th
April 3th and 17th
May 1st, 15th, and 29th.

Art in Chester Events 2017:

Outings/ demo’s / workshops (R.S.V.P Chloe Augusta) 07922027766.
(R.S.V.P Chloe Augusta) 07922027766.

Art Classes at Upton High School

Tuesday - 6 - 7 pm - Observational drawing, skills and techniques.  
Wednesday - 5.30 - 6.30 pm - Anime / Manga cartoon  drawing.
Wednesday - 6.30 – 8.30 pm - Observational Painting and Drawing Skills and techniques.
The cost is £140 (£150 for Wednesday lesson 2 Observational drawings) for 10 lessons, or £75 for 5. 

Pastels, Watercolour, Textile Art and a Student Exhibition at Bodnant Art Studio, Conwy, November & December.

Pastel workshops are with Paul Pigram, author of 'Beginning Pastel'. We offer a choice of full days (£55) and half days (£30). Watercolour workshops are with the ever popular Liz Bolloten, and are held in two stages. The cost is £60 for the two half day sessions. Textile Art workshops are with Anita Long, a talented textile artist & tutor, who brings a wide range of materials to inspire you. The cost is £50 for the full day. In all cases good quality materials are supplied so you don't need to bring anything - except your lunch on a full day. Our workshops are designed for all abilities and beginners are very welcome! Don't forget that we offer Gift Vouchers if you would like to treat someone this Christmas!


4th Nov - full day - STORMY SEAS
11th Nov - full day - STUNNING SKIES
16th Nov - half day - AUTUMN LANDSCAPE
18th Nov - full day - BRING YOUR OWN PHOTO - for improvers and intermediate level
9th Dec - full day - STILL LIFE IN PASTEL - for improvers and intermediate level


10th Nov - half day - WOODLAND FUNGI STAGE ONE
17th Nov - half day - WOODLAND FUNGI STAGE TWO



Christmas Exhibition of Student Art

Friday 1st December to Sunday 3rd December 11am - 4pm.

If you would like to book a workshop, or would like any further information, just let Kate or Paul Pigram know at, or visit
Look them up on Facebook - Bodnant Art Studio

Painting Groups and Classes:

Monday Painters - A group of keen amateur artists who meet on Mondays at Saighton Village Hall near Waverton from 10am until 2pm.
We always welcome new members.
For more information please contact Ruth Backhouse. Tel: 01244 675371.

Fine Art – Oil Painting Classes and Workshops By Sue Farrington.
Speed Painting Workshops and Weekly classes now running at various venues.
Limited numbers on all workshops.
Phone Sue on 01244674407 or 07835091903 or e-mail

Nigel Morris - Mondays and Thursdays at the Hoylake Parade Community Centre, Hoylake 7.30 – 9.30pm.
Monday afternoon 2.30 – 4.30 pm at St Hilderburgh’s Church Hall, Hoylake.
Tuesday morning 9.45 – 11.45 am at St Hilderburgh’s Church Hall, Hoylake.
Wednesday morning 10.30 – 12.30 am at St Hilderburgh’s Church Hall, Hoylake.
Newton Village Hall Wednesday 2.30 – 4.30 pm.
Phone 0151 678 0834

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At The Wordsworth Hotel in the Lakes:

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If you know of an exhibition that you are involved in – please let us know. We are always looking for open exhibitions where members can submit work. If you are running or helping with any please let us know.