What’s on at Muskham Art Group in 2022

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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 of the month at 09:45am to 12:15pm in South Muskham village hall.

Once every two months our group tutor, Lynne Whitfield, is on hand to give members expert help and advice on any problems or issues they may have with their art.

At some meetings we have demonstrations by visiting professional artists on various topics. Scroll down the page to see past demos and workshops to give you an idea of the range we cover. 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”.

Now life is returning to normal after the pandemic we are beginning to organise some demos and workshops to complement our regular meetings. So far we have got Lynne Whitfield coming to run a workshop on Thursday 19th May 2022. This will be a watercolour or acrylic protrait of a beautiful redhead. Julian Bray will be back for a much awaited second workshop on September 9th. More details to follow.

Meeting Dates 2022:


DateWhat’s OnVisiting Artist/Medium & Topic
Jan 11thMeeting 
Jan 18thNew Year LunchBowls Club, Newark
Jan 25thMeeting 
Feb 8thMeeting 
Feb 22ndMeetingLynne Whitfield (tutor)
Mar 8thMeeting 
Mar 22ndMeeting 
Apr 12thMeeting 
Apr 26thMeetingLynne Whitfield (tutor) 1:1 tuition
May 10thMeeting 
May 19thWorkshopLynne Whitfield watercolour/acrylic portrait
May 24thMeeting 
Jun 14thMeeting 
Jun 28thMeetingLynne Whitfield (tutor)
Jul 12thMeeting 
Jul 26thMeeting 
Aug 4thSummer Social LunchBowls Club, Newark 12:30 for 13:00
Aug 9thMeetingLynne Whitfield (tutor) 1:1 tuition
Aug 23rdMeeting 
Sep 9thWorkshopJulian Bray
Sep 13thAGM 
Sep 27thMeeting 
Oct 11thMeeting 
Oct 25thMeetingLynne Whitfield (tutor)
Nov 8thMeeting 
Nov 22ndMeeting 
Dec 13thMeetingLynne Whitfield (tutor)


Our Tutor:

Our tutor Lynne Whitfield, visits us once every other month to give one-to-one tuition to anyone who like some help, guidance or constructive criticism.

Since retiring as an Intensive Care Nurse, her passion has been painting and teaching art in all mediums. She regularly holds workshops and teaches at many art groups within the region. Lynne says she gets a real joy from watching artists gain confidence and development in their painting styles. You can see some of her work at or look for her on Facebook or just Google Lynne Whitfield artist.


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 came 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 made a return visit on Auguat 13th to give a talk on composition. On 7th November Tim Fisher visited us for a pastel workshop.

In 2020 we had a Julian Bray demo on transparency on January 28th and a watercolour workshop with Phil Biggs using moody weather as the topic on February 27th. Then COVID struck and we were in lockdown.


Jan 25Meeting