What’s on at Muskham Art Group in 2018

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At the Muskham Art Group the emphasis is on friendly sharing of interests and experience. We do all we can to make sure that there is an informative programme of events.  We meet every second and fourth Tuesday at 09:45am to 12:15pm in South Muskham village hall.

At some meetings we have demonstrations by visiting professional artists on various topics.


On Thursday 8th February Gareth Watling will be making a return visit to run an acrylic bird painting workshop. April 19th sees Lynne Whitfield back again for a loose watercolour workshop. Andrew Farmer will be giving a still life demo in pencil, pen or charcoal on March 13th. He will also be doing a workshop on July 5th. This will be an interesting one that will get a lot of people out of their comfort zones!!! On August 14th Jackie Whall will be here for a demo. She will be painting a portrait using only five colours. Sounds interesting! On November 8th Vic Bearcroft will be holding a workshop in pen and ink with charcoal. The subject will probably be an animal. This workshop is not to be missed!

When any more demonstrations or workshops have been confirmed they will be posted here – so keep checking for the latest information as the site is updated.

Non-members are more than welcome to join us for demonstrations and workshops. Places are often limited for workshops so contact us early to make sure you get a place. As always it’s “first come, first served”.

Past demos and workshops:

In 2010 we booked Vic Bearcroft on 23rd March to show us how he uses pastels to produce a stunning American Indian. Mike Webster came on 22nd June to demonstrate how to paint a seascape in acrylics. We had our annual pilgrimage to Mike Webster‘s house on 3rd September – great painting and yummy food. We always have good weather there too!  We had an all day workshop with Vic Bearcoft on 9th September which was booked because members enjoyed his demonstrations so much. On 23rd November Matthew Palmer came and give a demo on painting a winter scene using watercolours. He will be back in 2011 to give another demo or a workshop.

On January 20th 2011 Vic Bearcroft held a workshop where we produced paintings of a tiger using velour paper and pastels. Tas Severis gave an acrylic workshop on 21st July and Mike Webster gave an oil workshop on September 8th.

On February 28th 2012 Lynn Norris came and gave us a demo for the first time. Hopefully, this will be the first of many. April 19th saw the return of the ever popular Vic Bearcroft. He hosted an all day workshop in pastels. Our old friend Mike Webster gave a demonstration and workshop on 7th June.

In 2013 Vic Bearcroft hosted a workshop on February 21st. where we will pained a bird of prey. We had a Terry Harrison workshop on May 16th, a Mick Lakin workshop on September 26th and a Liz Hayward demo on November 26th.

In 2014 Gwen Scott coming to run an all day workshop in Pen and Ink on February 20th; on 10th June we invited Dave Woolass back to give a demo followed by a workshop; on 25th September we had a workshop with Tony Hogan and on 11th November Gareth Watling, the ornithological artist, was here demonstrating his amazing skills.

In 2015 on April 23rd Vic Bearcroft made another welcome visit to the club to run a workshop either in pastels or pen and watercolour. On 12th May Geoffrey Herrickx showed us his amazing miniatures.On September 8th  Anne Barnham demonstrated her watercolours. Liz Haywood held a watercolour workshop 19th November.

In 2016 we had a workshop with Gareth Watling in Febraury and Mike Warren in April. Gareth showed us how to paint his exquisite birds. Gwen Scott came to see us again on October 27th to do a workshop in watercolours. We successfully painted a large flower in Gwen’s lovely loose style. In December Ron Freeman  orgainised a paint-along session.

In 2017  Vic Bearcroft makes a very welcome return visit for a pen and ink with watercolour wash workshop on February 2nd. Lynne Whitfield came for the first time to our group to give us a demonstration on March 14th. July 25th saw Vic Beacroft back again to give us a demo using cloured charcoal.  On April 6th there was be an oil workshop with Jackie Whall. On November 23rd we will had a landscape workshop with Phil Biggs.

Meeting Dates 2018:


Date Whats on Visiting artist
Jan 09th Meeting  
Jan 16th Christmas Lunch  Bowls Club
Jan 23rd Meeting  Ron Freeman
Feb 08th Workshop Gareth Watling
Feb 13th Meeting  
Feb 27th Meeting  Ron Freeman
Mar 13th Demonstration Andrew Farmer
Mar 27th Meeting  
Apr 10th Meeting  Ron Freeman
Apr 19th Workshop Lynne Whitfield
Apr 24th Meeting  Ron Freeman
May 08th Meeting & AGM  
May 22nd Meeting Ron Freeman
June 12th Meeting  
June 26th Meeting Ron Freeman
July 5th Workshop Andrew Farmer
July 10th Meeting  
July 17th Summer Social Lunch Bowls Club
July 24th Meeting Ron Freeman
Aug 14th Demo Jackie Whall
Aug 28th Meeting Ron Freeman
Sept 11th Meeting  
Sept 25th Meeting Ron Freeman
Oct 09th Meeting  
Oct 19th Annual Exhibition set up  
Oct 20th Annual Exhibition  
Oct 21st Annual Exhibition  
Oct 23rd Meeting Ron Freeman
Nov 8th Workshop Vic Bearcroft
Nov 13th Meeting  
Nov 27th Meeting Ron Freeman
Dec 11th Meeting Ron Freeman

Ron Freeman

Ron Freeman will attend every other meeting to help all members with any problems they may be experiencing and to offer suggestions on how to improve and hone our skills.

Ron Freeman at work

Ron at work

Ron is a self taught artist; he paints landscapes, seascapes, animals and specializes in aviation art  He uses oils, water colours, pastels and acrylics.  Ron is a full member of the ‘Guild of Aviation Artists’ of  London.  He has exhibited in the Carisbrook and every year in the Mall galleries London. Ron also exhibits locally in and around Newark.

“Have a go at anything”, he says, “There is plenty out there – modern art, abstract, impressionism or just plain traditional subjects. Happy Painting!”

Jan 25 Meeting