For all artists and art lovers

Monthly Programme 2023

Dunchurch Village Hall: 7.30pm – 9.30pm on the first Wednesday of each month. Guests welcome.


January 5th 2022

Geoff Tristram

A lifetime watching paint dry

A man of many talents, including serious painting, illustration, cartoons & comic writing, Geoff is just the person to start our New Year off with an artistic smile.

February 2nd 2022

Members’ advice evening

Bring in your problem artworks for appraisal and comment from our helpful panel.

March 2nd 2022

Penny German ARBSA

Still-life and more

A Northamptonshire painter specialising in working from life and the effects o flight. Her work is often seen in ‘The Artist’ magazine and various London galleries.

April 6th 2022

Rob Braybrooks

Birchwood monochromes

Delicate hand-cut birch reliefs inspired by flora and fauna found in natural and urban Cornish landscapes. Silhouette sophistication from a West Country master craftsman.

May 4th 2022

Gemma Whitford

Natural lines

Returning to art after many years, local girl Gemma, (1st class Honours Fine Art), produces incredibly delicately drawn and gently coloured images of plants, small animals and insects.

June 1st 2022

Adam Ogelsby

Something out of the ordinary

Precise and intricate fantasy architectural models in card, finely detailed imaginary peopled scenes, complex continuous line drawings directly from life - and more.

July 6th 2022

John Watson

Frogmore paper mill

Did you know that the world’s oldest mechanical paper mill is still working near Hemel Hempstead? Former manager John will take us on an illustrated tour and enthuse over its products.

August 3rd 2022

Communal Art

Members’ fun evening. Details later.

September 7th 2022

Annual General Meeting

Review of another year plus Marion Richards: Art Detective – tracing lost works of art.

October 5th 2022

Sara Penrose

Artist & Engineer

An interactive evening in which noted local painter Sara describes and illustrates the links and influences between these two apparently different disciplines.

November 2nd 2022

Jody O’Reilly

All sorts of Printmaking

Jody doesn’t need a studio for hand-printing – she often works on her kitchen table. Inspired by what she sees around her, the results are stunning.

December 7th 2022

Annual Awards Presentations

by an invited notable, followed by our Mystery Guest Speaker on an unusual topic, plus a festive feast.

October 4th 2023

Jessica Hartshorn

Jessi Illustrates, Local Illustrator.

November 1st 2023

Rik Middleton

Oil Pastel

AbbeyCraft Artworld from Nuneaton will also be making a visit with all your art supplies!

December 6th 2023

Awards presentations

... followed by a mystery guest!

January 3rd 2024

Eric Gaskell

Master print maker

February 7th 2024

Criticism and advice discussion evening

March 6th 2024

Jane Archer

Natural world watercolour artist from Toft, Dunchurch.

April 3rd 2024

Jo Thomas

Blackcat Jewellery

May 1st 2024

Brian Dickinson

Stained glass artist

June 5th 2024

Provisionally Mark Warner

A painter who did a zoom demonstration for us. This time (hopefully) in person.

July 3rd 2024

Sandi Woods

Well-regarded lace maker who exhibits and lectures around the world.

August 7th 2024

In-house activity

... with a challenge yet to be decided!

September 4th 2024


followed by a talk from Chris and Steve, owners of Art at the Alex in Rugby.