Summer 2017

Programme of Meetings

The meetings listed below will all be held at the Veterans’ Club in Clarence Place, Gravesend (shown right on the map).  7.00 pm - 9.00 pm.

This varies in the summer - see below for details.

Summer Shindig 14 July at Alet’s House

28 April

Painting People in the Rain / Reflections in wet pavements, etc.  Using photographs and sketches, any medium

5 May

“Inspiration from the World of Nature”   Objects and images will be provided.

12 May

Reflections”    A still life of bottles and glasses standing on a mirror will be provided – or you may prefer to work on your own interpretation of the subject, such as reflections in water.

19 May

Kate Foster -  life model   

Any medium

26 May



Trip to paint the lovely grounds and lakes at Bluewater Centre.  Meet by Pizza Hut at 3.00pm – map and directions available from Dot.  If late, please ring Deirdre or Jack’s mobile and they will tell you where we are.   


Why not finish your paintings for the greetings cards – due in next week?             

2 June

Bring along your paintings for this year’s greetings cards and the exhibition poster.   All members present will get a chance to vote for the work they consider best for purpose.      

Also bring something to do for the rest of the evening.

9 June

Please bring something of your own choice to work on, or finish some of the work we have been doing during the last few weeks.

Does anyone have any suggestions for this evening?

16 June



Painting at Shorne Country Park.  Meet by the café at 3pm.  Please arrange car sharing or let  us know if you need a lift.  If you arrive later Deirdre and Dot will have their mobile phones and will tell you where we are working.   There will still be a meeting at the hall tonight when we will be painting “Trees”.   Bring your own reference material or finish your work from the afternoon.

23 June

Working in the style of  an artist  (Artist to be confirmed later)

Some reference material will be provided, or bring your own

30 June

“Horses”  body or head shots, using acrylic, pastel, pencil or watercolour.    

Bring your own reference pictures but some may be provided.

We will also look at Stubbs and wonder why the heads were so small

7 July

Another “Do Your Own Thing” night for those who are able to attend, as it is the Preview and Prize Giving Night for the GArts “Art in Gravesham”  Competition and Exhibition and many of us take part in this event.

14 July

Painting in Alet’s beautiful garden from 3.30pm and Partners to join us at around 5.30 – 6pm for the Annual Shindig.  Please bring your own drinks and a plate of food to share.    

Full details re address, parking arrangements etc. nearer the date                                          HALL CLOSED

21 July

“Happy Holidays”   still life with deck chair, buckets and spades, beach towels, beach balls etc.   Please bring anything colourful to add to the display.  Please tell Liz if you have a traditional deck chair for the display

28 July

“Summer Flowers”     A display will be provided

4 August

Exhibition Preparation - advice on presenting your work to the best advantage.   Help with mounting, framing, etc.  

We will have D-rings for sale

11 August

Painting in the Clarendon Gardens, Royal Pier Road, Gravesend.  We are aiming to meet for 5pm-ish, but come along any time as we will easily find each other.    If weather is poor there is always the Clarendon Hotel bar!                                                                                                                                        HALL CLOSED

18 August

Finish your paintings for the exhibition, and/or let us know if you have any last minute queries.   We will also explain where the various banners should be displayed, and how the sales tickets and duplicates (which will be in a new form this year) should be completed.

25 August


1 September

EXHIBITION continues    -   HALL CLOSED         (First meeting after exhibition will be 8 September)

8 September

New Programme starts