Programme of events

All events take place at The Sheep Shed Gallery, Weyhill (postcode SP11 0QN) unless otherwise indicated

Dates/Items marked with * are bookable and subject to an additional charge and booking forms will be made available nearer the time. Evening meetings are 6 if there is a demonstrator/tutor; there is no need to book for an evening meeting, simply come along and pay on the evening. Friends and other art groups welcome. Bring a friend along for two free demo evenings to see if they would like to join, non-members also welcome free of charge if they are considering joining the Society.

Note: Evening meetings 7.30pm - 9.30pm. Day Workshops 10.30am - 3.30pm.  

THE PROGRAMME FOR 2017 (additional items will be added as bookings are made)

Wednesday November 23rd

Painting Session
A painting session was arranged with a still life and a model (Jo's dog!)  six members took advantage of this and had an enjoyable afternoon.  More will be arranged so please let Jo know if you are interested in particular the time and day which suits you best.

Thursday January 26th

Our Annual General Meeting will be held which we hope as many members as possible will attend.  This is your opportunity to let the committee know what you want from the Society, and as those of you who are familiar with the rules of our constitution will know, the existing committee must resign and a new committee be elected.  There will be the usual refreshments and possibly a glass of wine if there is any left over from the Christmas Party!

This year we will also be having a bring and buy sale (art related only) so if you have any materials or equipment surplus to requirements you can bring it along and perhaps it will find a new home.  Please ensure that anything you do bring is clearly labelled with your name and the price.

Thursday February 23rd

We welcome Katherine Anteney who will be giving us a demonstration on linocutting.

Katherine graduated with a degree in Fine Art (Printmaking) from Winchester School of Art in 2004.  Later that year she jointly set up and still co-runs Red Hot Press, an open access print workshop in central Southampton, where she teaches printmaking to adults.

She specialises in linocutting, letterpress and bookbinding often combining two or three of these techniques in her artwork and artist books.

Katherine also works two days a week as technical instructor in printmaking at Southampton Solent University.  Recently she was awarded a Shackleton 'Quality of Life' Scholarship and will be travelling to the Falkland Islands in January to teach bookbinding and linocutting to groups across the islands.

Saturday March 4th

cancelled due to lack of support.

Thursday March 23rd

Unfortunately, due to a double booking, Graham Cox is unable to give the demo booked for this evening so Cherry Howard has kindly agreed to step in at the last minute!  Cherry will be giving us a demonstration on a pastel landscape. This meeting will be held at the Sheep Shed Gallery at Weyhill.

Thursday April 6th

Photographers Challenge - This evening will be held at the Landale Wilson Hall at Enham.


Yet to be organised, but we are thinking about either an outside painting day or possibly an outing.

Thursday June 22nd

We welcome Liz Dell, who I think will be known to some of you at least, Liz will be giving a demonstration on the subject of Paper as a material in art.  For those who are not familiar with Liz's work I suggest you go along to the quARTet exhibition at the Sheep Shed Gallery between December 13th and January 21st.

*Thursday November 23rd

Demo by Jamel Akib  see

Further details for the second half of the year will be posted as and when they are known

We are happy to now be part of

How does it work?
Members of participating clubs can take part in certain activities of other clubs subject to availability, with members of each particular club having priority. These activities typically include courses, talks, demonstrations, and plein air painting, but do not exhibitions since these are exclusively for members of that particular club.

What are the benefits to members?
It means that art club members can take part in a wider number of activities than their own club provides. It saves them having to join another club simply to participate in a few of their activities, making the cost of their membership to your club more cost-effective.

What are the benefits to clubs?
It provides the possibility of additional people joining courses, increasing the revenue and consequently the profitability of courses. This is all the more important as costs of tutors and hall hire increase year on year, and profitability is squeezed. It can also provide supplementary revenue on talks and demonstrations for which there is a charge.