Woodbridge Art Club News



Wednesday Evening Programme: January – June 2019


These meetings are for members and their guests only




The club is closed for redecoration, but open from 7pm for practical painting on Wednesday evenings.


6th A social evening with mulled wine and nibbles from 7pm, a fun evening to begin the New Year

13th “Culture in Ethiopia”, to include Arts, Crafts and Wildlife, and illustrated talk by Chris Parfitt. Not to be missed!

20th “Sunset with Reflections” A demonstration by Jane Cockrane on achieving realistic reflections on water using acrylic paints.

27th Workshop evening to follow, painting a sunset using any media.


6th Tonal Mixed Media demonstration on brown craft paper. Wildlife, including an owl by Deborah Burrow.

13th AGM. The competition for the W.A.C cup is “A monochrome Masterpiece”.

20th “Suffolk’s place in the History of Art” An illustrated talk by John Mann.

27th Life Drawing.


3rd?“A Seascape in Acrylics”, a demonstration by Wendy Puerto.

10th?Workshop evening to follow – Painting the Sea.

17th?Bring in paintings for the summer exhibition between 6:45-8pm.

24th?Workshop evening, drawing each other. Portraits or figures.


1st?“Painting Skies in Watercolour” A demonstration by Nick Nicholsen.

8th?Workshop evening, paintings skies to follow.

15th ?“A Brief History of Suffolk Landscapes” Another fantastic illustrated talk by Mark Mitchells. This talk will examine the changes in Suffolk across the centuries and show the ways they have left their mark on the country today. Not to be missed, superb photographs!

22nd?“Painting Wildlife in Loose Watercolour” a workshop evening with tutor Stuart Dalton.

29th?Workshop evening, painting flowers?


5th?Change over paintings between 6:45-8pm.

12th “Still life in Pastel” A demonstration by Jenifer Mackey-Windle.

19th Workshop evening to follow, painting a still-life or drawing.

26th Painting or drawing boats around the quayside.

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The Club premises are to be redecorated both inside and out. The interior work will happen early in January and it is therefore most important that artists take home their paintings after the Winter Exhibition has closed. Please ensure that you remove your painting(s) by the end of December to avoid any risk of damage. The decorating work will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in January allowing Pottery and Painting to continue. The exterior work will take place early in the New Year when the weather has improved enough – leaving us smarted up for the Summer.

Annual General Meeting

The Clubs AGM will be held on 13 March next year and nominations are invited for the role of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Garden Supervisor, and helpers with Programme development and Classes. If you feel able to give some time and effort to helping the Club run, please talk with one of the Committee members or Trustees before the AGM.

Reminder about the Chairman’s Challenge to Painters

This year it is to create a Monochrome Masterpiece! Entries judged at AGM. Looking forward to seeing your work!

Taster Sessions

The Club’s new venture of running Taster Sessions was hugely successful. These are a series of six evening classes demonstrating different media and techniques for Art. Aimed at people who want to try Art but are unsure about which medium to work in, or who just want an introduction into different ways of working, the sessions proved very popular. Held in the evening so that working people could take part, they were oversubscribed. To accommodate this, further sessions are being held early in the New Year and it is hoped to develop them into a permanent feature of the Club’s outreach activity. Three new members have joined the Clubs so far as a result of these sessions.

New Programme of Wednesday Evening Events

The new programme is now filled thanks to the work of Judy Mattin and her helpers. Copies will be available at the Club in the near future and will be emailed out to all members as well. There are no formal events during January to accommodate the redecoration work, but painters are most welcome to come along for a painting session at the usual 7:30pm time.

Thank You!

As outgoing Chairman, I wanted to give my sincere thanks to those Members who have served on the Club’s Committee over the last two years or who carry out the various admin functions for the Club. It is their energy, ideas and enthusiasm that keep the Club running and ensure we can all enjoy our hobby, display and sell our Art and mix with like-minded artists! Our Club has achieved 50 years of success, creating a Club that is the envy of many, and it is only through the work of its Members that it will continue into the future. I am grateful to you all!

Roger Bailey