Necessarily, our printed programme will be subject to any restrictions imposed by the pandemic. Last winter, we met indoors when we could in restricted numbers. When indoor meetings were impossible, Zoom allowed us to provide a regular get-together for members, stimulating their interest and helping them to create some excellent work. (Help on using Zoom is available – see our “Links” page for detail.) We will continue to meet outdoors during the summer and plan to move indoors from 1st September.

Outdoor Programme 2021

During the warmer months – usually May to September - we go outside to paint weekly on Wednesday mornings, from 9.30am onwards. Choosing locations within roughly a twenty mile radius of Ferring, venues include summer gardens, waterways, parks, village scenes, historic sites, grand houses (some specially opened for us) etc..Typically, we have a dedicated group of 8/12+ and locations are communicated via our newsletters or emails to members. When circumstances allow, it would be great to share lunch together on these days … so bring a packed lunch if you can stay.

Indoor Programme 2021

Our next indoor programme will run from Wednesday 1st September 2021 until the year-end at Ferring Village Hall.

We have booked our Club Room room until 1 pm, allowing us to run two sessions if needed to accommodate all who wish to attend - say, 9am to 11am and 11am until 1pm. If this happens, we will have to manage attendance and allocate members to one of two sessions. Details on this will be circulated nearer the time.

The dates booked are:

  • September 2021: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

  • October 2021: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

  • November 2021: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

  • December 2021: 1st, 8th, 15th

Members are encouraged to create work drawing on the following programme. Should members prefer to work on something else, they are free to do so.

Demonstrations and Workshop Programme

Our demonstration in September once again will be via Zoom. This has proved to be an enjoyable and valuable medium during the past winter, giving participants a clear view of the paintings as well as the usual opportunity to interact with the professional artist. Even so, we aim to organise a "face to face" demonstration in the Village Hall in October. More details will be given to members via newsletter.

Demonstrations are free for members; we welcome non-members for a nominal payment of £5, via Zoom or indoors. Put these into your diary now:

18th September - A watercolour by Frank Walters - via Zoom
16th October - An oil pastel by Melanie Cambridge - Ferring Village Hall
20th November - Watercolour workshop led by Cecil Rice in St Andrews Church Centre


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