Wednesday, 23 November 2016


The Silk Painting demo/ workshop by Amanda Rose, 24th November, has had to be cancelled due to lack of bookings. Amanda will now do her demo on the 1st December only, with a short workshop for those interested.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Gillian Toft Demonstration and Workshop

Feb 23rd and March 1st
The Arlington Arts Group are delighted to welcome Gillian Toft, who will holding demonstration and workshops in water colour and acrylic. The subject will be water, boats and harbours.
Further details nearer the time.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Hahnemühle Brighton Pop Up Shop.

Hahnemühle, makers of fine papers and books along with other artists goodies, will be holding a pop up shop in Brighton from 10th-16th November on Trafalgar Street. 

We will be running a series of events and workshops on illustration, watercolour, print making and photography (mostly free of charge). We will also have a range of our artist papers, sketch books and digital inkjet papers for sale. 

 More information can also be found and workshops can be pre-booked at:

Friday, 28 October 2016

Portrait workshop with Juliette Dodd.

April 27th, 2017. 7pm
The group are delighted to welcome back Juliette Dodd.
This is a portrait demo and workshop, and is always lots of fun.
AAG members £2.50 

Silk painting demonstration and workshop.

24th Nov and 1st Dec 2016. 7pm - 9pm
Silk painting demonstration and workshop with Amanda Rose.
This workshop will be held over 2 sessions and is £10 per session.
Places are limited to 8 so early booking is advised.
To book your place: 01323 870143

Friday, 7 October 2016


Future AAG events
Amanda Rose - 'silk painting' demo/workshop on November 24th and December 1-  limit of 8 people, first week will be 'playing' and the second week we will create something. Price TBA as materials will be included. Those not participating in the workshop can still watch the demo and then can work on their own projects as usual.
DEC 15th - we will meet at the Yew Tree Inn, Arlington at 7pm for a pre- Christmas drink (we will have a group New Year meal sometime in January)
Jane Dwight  - Chinese painting workshop at Arlington Art Group on January 26th. £2.50 members,
Kate Osborne - watercolours: demo on March 23 then Workshop on 30th. £2.50 member per session

In Perspective Arts Crafts & Models, Bexhill
Local artist Kerry Bennett will be demonstrating oil painting and watercolour painting using Winsor & Newton professional quality paints. This is a great opportunity for your members to see a fellow artist at work, to learn and share tips and to see the versatility and quality of the art products used. 
Saturday 15th October - Oil Painting; Saturday 5th November - Watercolours
Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm.                                                            
45 St Leonards Road, Bexhill on Sea  TN401JA, 01424 731120

Monday, 3 October 2016

Thurs 27th October - Art History Talk

7pm, Thursday 27th October. Arlington Village Hall.
Andrew Forrest will come to give us a talk on Harold Swanwick (1866-1929) who lived in Wilmington. The talk will last about 50 minutes and Andrew will bring a display and items that would be of interest including his tracings and an original watercolour which you can look at after the coffee break. We have the hall until 9pm so if there is time left, you can do some painting.
£2.50 AAG members, £5 visitors. All welcome.

some examples of work

Reminder - there will be a brief committee meeting (open to all) at 6.30 pm before our regular art session this Thursday, 6th October. Hazel will be telling us a little bit about David Hockney, who is our 'artist of the month' for inspiration.
The session on Thursday 14th October will be a regular session. There is no session on 20th October.


Monday, 19 September 2016

September 22nd
Jackie Hurwood will be coming along to give a short demonstration then a workshop in watercolours. The subject will be simple reflections,  birds on water (ducks, swans, geese  etc.) so bring along your own reference material, watercolours, paper and brushes. £2.50 members, £5 visitors. September 22nd.,7pm. We will also have a collection in aid of Myeloma Uk in memory of our secretary, Anne Howard so please bring along some change / notes.

We need a few volunteers to help with various aspects of running the group so please come along to our next committee meeting at the hall at 6.30pm before our regular session on 6th October.  


Thursday, 1 September 2016


Apologies, I gave the wrong date for our demo/workshop in September. Jackie Hurwood will be coming on 22nd September to do a brief demo in watercolour then we shall have a go ourselves.

It was decided at the meeting on 31st Aug that we will aim to have more tutor visits - hoping to have a demonstration one week followed by a workshop the following week Fees will be £2.50 for members for each session, £5 for visitors. Full minutes of the meeting, taken by Julia Hawker our new Minutes Secretary, should be available next week.

In future, there will be just 2 newsletters a year emailed or printed, which will have 6 months programme of events. The website will not be updated until we have a new volunteer to do so.

Monday, 29 August 2016

September news


Regular Art Sessions, Thursdays 7pm -9pm Arlington Village Hall except for the Third Thursday when we do not meet at the hall - the group can discuss other options for getting together on the Third Thursday.

NB: Meeting on Wednesday 31st August, 6.30pm at Pickhams in Wilmington. All AAG members welcome. The agenda will include the election of a new Chair and Secretary. We also need a volunteer to keep members informed of session dates.
RSVP for directions.

September art sessions at the village hall: regular sessions each week except for the Third Thursday when there are several events happening for the Hailsham Arts Festival which might be of interest, including a fund raising event for Demelza. On the FOURTH THURSDAY last Thursday of September we shall have a demonstration /workshop.


Bluebell Barn Art

As part of the annual Art Trail (sponsored by Hart Reade) for Hailsham Festival of Arts & Culture, a group of artists and makers will be showing work in the Bluebell Barn at Bates Green in Arlington. As an added attraction, the woodlands, famous for the annual Bluebell Walk but beautiful at any time of year, will be open for visitors.

Featuring a variety of work by Clive Hale, Andy Hill, Ian Dowding, Andrew Cottingham, Matilda Coleman, Corina Stupu Thomas, Jill Church, Val Hale, Carol Kemp, Robert Williams, Liz Cottingham, Josie Tipler.

Open 10.30 - 4.30, entry into the Art Show is free but donations in aid of Myeloma UK are encouraged in memory of the artist, Anne Howard whose hard work made the Art Trail possible.
Refreshments available in the Bluebell Farm Shop next door.

More information about the Bluebell Walk and Farm Shop
and about the Hailsham Festival of Arts & Culture
Sat 17th & Sun 18th September.
Tye Hill Road, Arlington, Polegate, East Sussex BN26 6SH

Art Classes

On 21st September, Josie Tipler will be re-starting her Wednesday afternoon art classes Ar Pickhams in Wilmington. Full details on the website

Monday, 25 July 2016

Watercolour workshop

This Thursday, 28th July, demonstration and workshop with Tracey King  (Bring watercolours, clingfilm, old toothbrushes, fine pens). £5 per person. Please email to let us know you are coming or message on facebook.7pm Arlington Village Hall.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Message from the Chair


Firstly I would like to say a big thank you to those that took part in the Arlington Art Show last weekend and those that came along and helped. We were a select few but I had many compliments about the quality and high standard of work on show. Sales were good, over £400, and with well over 200 visitors we were kept busy with the tombola, selling raffle tickets and Jill did a great job with refreshments. It looks like we raised over £200 for the MS Society which will be added to the sum raised at the Arlington Gets Cajun event, at present £1500!

As usual, a few people do a lot of work so it is important to try to publicise the Art Group and encourage more people to get involved. Spread the word!

Now, we have a committee meeting on 31st August to which ALL members are invited. There are 2 officer roles up for grabs: Secretary and Chair. Both are roles that can be very simple but are necessary under our group constitution.
I suggest we try to lighten the load and attempt a rota of duties to share amongst members, maybe on a monthly basis, such as sending out information and publicising meetings, checking hall hire, arranging weekly subjects, collating Third Thursday suggestions, unlocking/locking the hall, arranging monthly competitions and Artist of the Month, setting up refreshments.
We can also discuss options for the continued financial viability of the group such as making 'term times' and paying up front for blocks of sessions.
The meeting is at 6.30 at Pickhams, RSVP.

Kind regards