Programme of events

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

Each evening meeting is 6 for members.  Dates/Items marked with * are bookable and subject to an additional charge and booking forms will be made available nearer the time. 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 a free demo evening 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.

Thursday February 23rd

We enjoyed a demonstration of linocutting by Katherine Anteney of the Red Hot Press..

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.

Thursday March 23rd

Cherry Howard gave us an interesting and entertaining demonstration using pastels to create a landscape. 

Thursday April 6th

Photographers Challenge - This fun annual event pits two visual art mediums; painting and photography in a friendly challenge.  Judged by a member of both groups, points are awarded and in 2017 we emerged victorious by 4 points! 


We enjoyed an entertaining art history talk by Ken Bryant on early 20th Century artists, Jan & Cora Gordon.

Thursday June 22nd

Liz Dell gave a demonstration on the subject of Paper as a material in art.  She gave tips and techniques for creating collage looking at materials, planning, colour and using techniques such as folding, cutting, rolling, crumpling.

Thursday July 13th

Gouache is for Everyone.  Melanie Cambridge offers a lively demonstration showing what can be achieved with this often overlooked form of watercolour. Melanie will paint a coastal sunset with gouache inspired by her sketchbook.

*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.