Please note: Muskham Art Group is now closed under the Covid-19 LockDown.

We will let you know as soon as the club is able to resume.



What’s on at Muskham Art Group in 2020

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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.


We have a Julian Bray demo on transparency on January 28th, a watercolour workshop with Phil Biggs using moody weather as the topic on February 27th, another workshop with Lynne Whitfield on April 23rd where we will be painting a girl with flowing hair in loose watercolours and a demo with Tim Rose  on cityscapes in watercolour on June 9th organised so far.

During the year, Alwyne will be organising some out door painting sessions. These are really enjoyable, relaxed events usually with a pub lunch or something similar. Obviously these are weather dependant so dates may change at short notice.

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 February and Mike Warren gave a demo 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.

In 2018 on Thursday 8th February Gareth Watling made a return visit to run an acrylic bird painting workshop. April 19th saw Lynne Whitfield back again for a loose watercolour workshop. Andrew Farmer gave a still life demo in charcoal on March 13th. He also held a workshop on July 5th. This was an interesting one that got a lot of people out of their comfort zones!!! On August 14th Jackie Whall was here for a demo. She painted a portrait using only five colours.  On November 8th Vic Bearcroft held a workshop in pen and ink with coloured charcoal. The subject was a lion. This workshop was not to be missed as most of us had never used couloured charcoal before.

In 2019  we had a watercolour demo followed by a workshop with Stephen Coates on February 12th. The topic was be reflections.  Our very own Alwyne Thorpe held an acrylic workshop on May 16th. On June 4th we had an outdoor painting session led by Alwynne Thorpe at Pearson’s Nursery Collingham.  After a very popular workshop Stephen Coates makes a return visit on Auguat 13th to give a talk on composition. On 7th November Tim Fisher visited us for a pastel workshop.

Meeting Dates 2020:

Date Whats on Visiting artist/Medium & Topic
Jan 14th Meeting  
Jan 21st New Year’s Lunch 12:30 pm at Bowls Club, Winthorpe
Jan 28th Demo Julian Bray – transparency
Feb 11th Meeting  
Feb 25th Meeting Alwyne Thorpe
Feb 27th Workshop Phil Biggs – moody weather
Mar 10th Meeting  
Mar 24th Meeting  
Apr 14th Meeting  
Apr 23rd Workshop Lynne Whitfield – loose watercolours
Apr 28th Meeting Alwyne Thorpe
May 12th AGM + Meeting  
May 26th Meeting  
Jun 9th Demo Tim Rose – cityscape
Jun 23rd Meeting Alwyne Thorpe
Jul 14th Meeting  
Jul 28th Meeting  
Aug 11th Meeting  
Aug 25th Meeting Alwyne Thorpe
Sep 8th Meeting  
Sep 22nd Meeting  
Oct 13th Meeting  
Oct 16th Exhibition set up  
Oct 17th Annual Exhibition  
Oct 18th Annual Exhibition  
Oct 27th Meeting Alwyne Thorpe
Nov 10th Meeting  
Nov 24th Meeting  
Dec 8th Meeting Alwyne Thorpe


Alwyne Thorpe

Alwyne Thorpe

Alwyne Thorpe is a long-time member of Muskham Art Group. Her enthusiasm and abilities have gained the respect of everyone there. Her interest in art started at an early age and has led to qualifications in Art and Design, and in teaching.

As a very active member of several art groups over the years, Alwyne has taught art, held workshops, exhibited and sold her paintings. She works in a wide range of media but especially oil, oil pastels, acrylic, watercolour and pencil. 

Alwyne’s qualifications, skills, breadth of knowledge and approachability make her an ideal person to offer tuition (workshops, demos, one-to-one) advice and hints and tips to other members.


Jan 25 Meeting