Tuesday, 23 October 2018


Please note that the Arlington Arts Group is now closed and there are no more meetings planned

Sunday, 8 October 2017

End of an era

At the group meeting on 5th October it was agreed to dissolve the official Arlington Arts Group as there are insufficient numbers to make regular meetings viable. 

There is one final art session at Arlington Village Hall on Thursday 9th November, 7-9pm, untutored, informal, come and paint / draw your own projects in company - all welcome, no charge.

It would be a shame not to keep in touch so we have a public Facebook group  Arlington Arts Group, where anyone can share arty news and ideas.

For those who want to still meet up on occasions for outdoor painting sessions or gallery visits,  there is also a private Facebook group- please ask Josie if you would like to be a member of the private group.  (You do need to open a Facebook account to be able to view the private group so if you can't bear the thought of that, let me know and I'll make sure you hear of events somehow!). For the few members who gave been meeting regularly over the last six months, there are two social events planned then the group bank account will be closed.

Thank you to everyone who has been part of Arlington Art/s Group over the past 10+ years :)

Over and out.

Thursday, 24 August 2017


Sept 28th - Demonstration by Jo Hudson in watercolour at Arlington Village Hall. 7 - 9pm. £2.50 visitors (AAG members FREE). All welcome, no need to book. Refreshments available for a donation.

Oct 5th - Meeting to review the group, at Pickhams, Wilmington, 7pm.
Would you like the group to continue to run as it is (£2.50 members / £5 visitors, untutored, unstructured, no need to book, 3 Thursdays of each month at Arlington Village Hall, 7 - 9pm) or would you be willing to pay £50 up front for 10 sessions, tutor lead but do your own thing if you prefer, maybe on another evening at Arlington Village hall? Which day / evening would suit you? Would another time suit you better than 7 - 9pm? Would you rather just attend monthly demonstrations and / or workshops and pay £10/ £15 per session? Any other suggestions?
Let Josie know your thoughts before the meeting in October and PLEASE COME TO THE MEETING. 
This meeting is open to members, regulars, non members and those wishing to join an art group in Arlington.
Without your input, the group will close on 5th October. 

Wednesday, 12 July 2017


July 27th - Demo and workshop with Una Curthoys.
Arlington Village Hall. 7-9pm.

All welcome. £2.50 visitors, FREE to AAG members.

Una will take us through creating expressionist abstract landscapes / cityscapes on a theme of ATMOSPHERE using mixed media collage in layers.

Materials to bring:
Canvas 24 x 30" or board / card (work smaller if you like)
Letters, postcards, stamps, photographs - anything of personal interest to you
Corrugated paper / interesting textures
Acrylic paint and big brushes

Una will bring along PVA glue and a glue gun but bring your own if you have it. There are some small tubes of acrylic paints and brushes at the hall.

You can see some of Una's mixed media works in Gallery North in Hailsham and on her website:

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Due to low attendance it is best to cancel the weekly sessions at Pickhams and just stick to the monthly demo sessions at the village hall until the end of September. It would be good to have these well attended to support the visiting artists so please do make an effort to come along - you won't be disappointed! There are also 2 art group special events in August. Please check below for details. We will then meet on the first Thursday in October to discuss the future of the group. Please pass this information on to other members.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Acrylics as Watercolours

June 29th
Demonstration and workshop with Jennifer Bisset . 7pm Arlington Village Hall. All welcome. £5 (AAG members free). Landscapes using acrylics as watercolour.
Bring acrylics, brushes, acrylic paper or other paper. 

Friday, 31 March 2017

April to October (Check venue and dates)

April 6th, 13th Regular session. Arlington Village Hall
April 20th - NO SESSION
April 27th  – Juliette Dodd – Portraits, a short demo and then we have a go (sketch each other). Bring various drawing materials. Arlington Village Hall
May 4th - Regular session and informal meeting. NB. change of venue to Pickhams. 
May 11th, 18th - Regular session at Pickhams
May 25th - Demonstration by Stephen Cheeseman of Racing horses in Oil Pastels. Arlington Village Hall.

Revised dates
June 1st, 8th, Regular session at Pickhams
June 29th Demonstration by Jennifer Bisset . Arlington Village Hall.
July 27th - Demo and workshop with Una Carthoys. Arlington Village Hall.
Aug 10th special garden session at Pickhams, free to members
Aug 17th- Art History talk by Andrew Forrest, "Paris in the 1890s" £5 per person (free to AAG members/regulars). 
Sept 28th - Demonstration with Jo Hudson in watercolour. Arlington Village Hall.
Oct 5th - Meeting to review goup. Pickhams

All meetings start at 7pm, end 9pm.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Update - 23 March

Regular art session tonight, 23 March, bring your own materials and project (demonstration cancelled due to illness - we wish Kate Osborne better and hope to see her next week for a demo/workshop)

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Art sessions coming up

March 23rd – Kate Osborne demonstration in watercolours. 
March 30th – Kate Osborne workshop in watercolours- bring your own materials. 
April 6th - Regular session
April 13th - Regular session
April 20th - NO SESSION
April 27th  – Juliette Dodd – Portraits, a short demo and then we have a go (sketch each other). Bring various drawing materials
All above sessions : £2.50 non members, free for members. 7-9pm at Arlington Village Hall. 
New members: £10 membership until October then the group will be reviewed. 

... from May 4th - change of venue to Pickhams. Please contact Josie for directions and to confirm if you would like to attend as indoor space is limited - we can work in the gardens if weather is fine. Bring your own materials. 01323 485153.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Arlington Arts Group AGM, 2nd March 6.00pm, followed by a Gillian Toft Beach Scape  workshop at 7.00pm.

On the 23rd February, the group enjoyed a masterful demonstration of beach scape painting from Gillian Toft. Renowned for her depiction of shape and light found along the shoreline, Gillian will return on the 2nd of March and hold a workshop and tutor us in our attempts to do same. Bring along some Acrylics and some pebbles, driftwood or seaweed, and enjoy a fun evening.
 AAG members £2.50

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Jane Dwight and Kate Osborne, Brighton Open Houses.

As part of the Brighton Open Houses season, Jane Dwight and Kate Osborne will be demonstrating their skills on Saturday 28th May from 12am to 3pm at 2 Knoyle Road, Brighton. For more information, and to view examples of their work use the following link.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

12 Jan 2017

Art group cancelled tonight, 12th Jan due to poor weather forecast and ice. No meeting next week, so next session should be 26th.