Calendar 2024

General Information

New members please note that you pay the leader at the first session of an activity, or if you make a single attendance, you are not required to pay in advance.

Please take newspaper or a plastic sheet to protect tables and your own cleansing materials to all practical indoor sessions. No litter may be left at any venue but must be taken home.


February 2024

Monday Morning Portrait/Figure Drawing and Painting

10 – 12 am, St Peter’s Community Centre, Church Street, Old Town, TN40 2HE.

The 8 week term will resume on Monday 5th February at 10.00 am, subsequent sessions: February 12th , 19th and 26th ; March 4th 11th 18th and 25th .

All members welcome; any media may be used, help given if required. Good coffee is served at 11am. The fees are the same as last year. £42 for the 8 week term if possible or £7 for any single session. *

Bring any materials of your choice including protection for a table and floor if they are messy materials. Tea/coffee served by the centre is not included in the fees.  Fees will be £42 for all eight sessions or £7 for any single session.

There are few parking places by the Centre, in Church Street or De La Warr Road. Paid parking is available in the Manor Gardens Car Park (payment by machine (coin), phone or corner shop).  Road parking is available in Lychgates Close, north of King Offa Way if you can climb steps and have a head for heights to cross the footbridge over King Offa Way.

Volunteer models always welcome. Please ask your friends if they might like their portraits painted. There is a gift for each model.

Thursday Afternoon Life Group.

2 – 4 pm, St Peter’s Community Centre, Church Street, Old Town, TN40 2HE.

(in the Bell Room at the rear of the Centre)

Sessions start on Thursday 8th February at 2 pm, subsequent sessions: February 15th 22nd and 29th ; March 7th 14th 21st and 28th .

There will be eight sessions altogether.

Tea and coffee will be available at break time.

The price will be £12 per session, or four sessions (not necessarily contiguous) can be bought for £40.  Please bring the correct change if paying by cash.

All BAW members are welcome.  There is no tuition, however we are a friendly, informal and supportive group.  All of our models are professionals.

We usually start with a series of short poses, then after the break we have either one long or two medium-length poses.

Tables are available.  Bring any materials of your choice including protection for a table and floor if they are messy materials. For parking please see the Portrait Group entry (above).

Open Studio Working at Bexhill Museum – second Sunday of each month.

11am – 3.30 pm, at the Education Room of the Museum.

Members can come to work and exhibit in the Education room from 11.00a.m. – 3.30 pm on the second Sunday of the month, from February to December .

Sessions will resume on Sunday February 11that 11 am. Subsequent dates are: March 10th,  April 14th,  May 12th,  June 9th,  July14th,  August 11th, September 8th,  October 13th,  November 10th  and December 8th.

We will have access from 10.30am in order to set up.

The price is £5.00 per session which includes tea/coffee and biscuits but please bring your own lunch.

Places are limited so please call Elaine on 01424 846477 to book a space.  If you are then unable to come please let Elaine know as soon as possible so that she can offer the place to somebody else.

We are always pleased to see members come and join us at the Open Studio and welcome members who just drop in to see us too.

Tuesday Afternoon Workshops

2.15 – 4.15 pm at St Stephen’s Church Large Hall, Down Road. Bexhill TN39 4HD.

There will be 12 workshops altogether. The workshops will re-commence on Tuesday February 6th and continue until April 30th , with no session on April 2nd due to Easter.

The price will be £36 for all twelve sessions. Alternatively, attendance at any single workshop will be £5, and if you book for a pair of workshops the price will be £10.

Tea/coffee and biscuits available free of charge at all Tuesday workshops. Please bring your own mug.

Please bring protective clothing, paper towels, rags, newspaper to cover tables etc as necessary for  workshops.

There is a small church car park in Down Road and also parking in Newlands Avenue.

The local bus number 97 from town can deliver you to the top of West Down Road, only 200 yards from the hall for the start time, but there is no bus available for the return. Members with cars are often willing to assist with return journeys.

The nearest bus stop for the 98 bus is in London Road at the junction of London Road and Woodsgate Park, with a ten minute walk to the hall.

February Workshops are:

Feb 6th & 13thTrees and Reflections in watercolour and in oils with Maggie.

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Please bring your own photographs or samples of work by the great masters to discuss and work from.

The first week we can consider working in watercolour and the second in oils (or acrylics.)

Please bring all your usual equipment for working in these media.


Feb 20th & 27thMonoprinting with Rachel.

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First session. Simple Monoprinting – drawing pictures.

We will be making simple single colour monoprints, either freehand or tracing. You don’t have to be good at drawing to get great results!

If you have them please bring the following. If not most things they can be provided or shared.

  • Water-based printing ink
  • Brayer/ink roller (preferably soft rubber e.g. speedball) (if not we can share)
  • A4 acetate sheet or smooth plastic punch pocket
  • 10+ sheets A4 smooth cartridge paper or smooth printing/watercolour card
  • Alternatively, old book pages work well to print on to
  • 10+ sheets A4 copy paper
  • Scissors
  • Coloured biro/ballpoint pen (not black)
  • Pencil
  • Masking tape
  • Embossing ball tool (optional)
  • Magazine/newspaper pictures or photocopied photos for inspiration 

Second Session. Simple Monoprinting using stencils and masks

We will be making simple single colour monoprints.

If you have them please bring the following. If not most things can be provided or shared.

  • Water-based printing ink
  • Brayer/ink roller (preferably soft rubber e.g. speedball) (if not we can share)
  • A4 acetate sheet or smooth plastic punch pocket
  • 10+ sheets A4 smooth cartridge paper or smooth printing/watercolour card
  • Alternatively, old book pages work well to print on to
  • 10+ sheets A4 copy paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Masking tape
  • Stencils, leaves or any item from nature, any recycling items that can make an imprint pattern (e.g. bottle tops, patterned packaging)
  • Embossing ball tool (optional)

For March and April Workshops, please see the calendar events for those months.

March 2024

Monday Morning Portrait/Figure Drawing and Painting

10 – 12 am, St Peter’s Community Centre, Church Street, Old Town, TN40 2HE.

March 4th 11th 18th and 25th .

for details please click the triangle..

All members welcome; any media may be used, help given if required. Good coffee is served at 11am. The fees are the same as last year. £42 for the 8 week term if possible or £7 for any single session. *

Bring any materials of your choice including protection for a table and floor if they are messy materials. Tea/coffee served by the centre is not included in the fees.  Fees will be £42 for all eight sessions or £7 for any single session.

There are few parking places by the Centre, in Church Street or De La Warr Road. Paid parking is available in the Manor Gardens Car Park (payment by machine (coin), phone or corner shop).  Road parking is available in Lychgates Close, north of King Offa Way if you can climb steps and have a head for heights to cross the footbridge over King Offa Way.

Volunteer models always welcome. Please ask your friends if they might like their portraits painted. There is a gift for each model.


Thursday Afternoon Life Group.

2 – 4 pm, St Peter’s Community Centre, Church Street, Old Town, TN40 2HE.

March 7th 14th 21st and 28th .

for details please click the triangle..

Tea and coffee will be available at break time.

The price will be £12 per session, or four sessions (not necessarily contiguous) can be bought for £40.  Please bring the correct change if paying by cash.

All BAW members are welcome.  There is no tuition, however we are a friendly, informal and supportive group.  All of our models are professionals.

We usually start with a series of short poses, then after the break we have either one long or two medium-length poses.

Tables are available.  Bring any materials of your choice including protection for a table and floor if they are messy materials. For parking please see the Portrait Group entry (above).


Open Studio Working at Bexhill Museum – second Sunday of each month.

11am – 3.30 pm, at the Education Room of the Museum.

March session – March 10th

for details please click the triangle..

The price is £5.00 per session which includes tea/coffee and biscuits but please bring your own lunch.

Places are limited so please call Elaine on 01424 846477 to book a space. If you are then unable to come please let Elaine know as soon as possible so that she can offer the place to somebody else.

We are always pleased to see members come and join us at the Open Studio and welcome members who just drop in to see us too.


Tuesday Afternoon Workshops

2.15 – 4.15 pm at St Stephen’s Church Large Hall, Down Road. Bexhill TN39 4HD.

March 5th & 12th Bubble Painting with Mel

for details please click the triangle..

Experiment with painting bubbles – not painting all the reflections and refractions, but actually painting bubbles. Bring along watercolour or acrylic paints, paper and brushes. We’ll paint bubbles, using straws and washing-up liquid, and then think about putting them into a setting, so bring some ideas about where your bubbles might be (on the seashore, in a bath, in a champagne glass…)

Come along, have a go, and have some creative fun. 


March 19th & 26th Learn to crochet with Elaine. (postponed from the autumn.)

for details please click the triangle..

A workshop for members wanting to learn to crochet and for members who have some basic knowledge of the craft. Illustrated handouts showing how to crochet will be provided. Some hooks and wool/ crochet cotton will also be available. If you have your own hooks and wool please bring them with you. Books and magazines showing ideas for crochet will be available to see and also some additional members who crochet will be at the workshops to help those learning.


April 2024

Open Studio Working at Bexhill Museum – second Sunday of each month.

11am – 3.30 pm, at the Education Room of the Museum.

April session – April 14th

for details please click the triangle..

We will have access from 10.30am in order to set up.

The price is £5.00 per session which includes tea/coffee and biscuits but please bring your own lunch.

Places are limited so please call Elaine on 01424 846477 to book a space.  If you are then unable to come please let Elaine know as soon as possible so that she can offer the place to somebody else.

We are always pleased to see members come and join us at the Open Studio and welcome members who just drop in to see us too.


Tuesday Afternoon Workshops

2.15 – 4.15 pm at St Stephen’s Church Large Hall, Down Road. Bexhill TN39 4HD.

April 9th & 16th Tonal portraits, the drama of strong light and deep shade, with Chris.

for details please click the triangle

Please bring :

Charcoal or very soft pencils and white paper

White pencil, pastel or chalk and black paper

If possible a small lamp or spotlight

Newspaper, drawing board or support etc as usual.


April 23rd Images on Postcards

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This day we will come together to finish the postcard exhibition entries ready for exhibition and sale at the Sailing Club Craft Fair which we hope will be on 3rd May.

Every member is asked to submit at least one wonderful, exciting, image postcard size, exclusive to this exhibition. Every item will be for sale at £5. in aid of charities (see above)

This will be the last handing in date for those entries please.

They may be handed to committee members at any previous activities or delivered to the organiser at

6, Daresbury Close TN39 4DR. There will be no submission charge.


April 30th Creative Software Demonstration with Dave

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In the first part of this presentation, Dave will demonstrate that you don’t need expensive software to have creative fun with photographs.  He will demonstrate the use of some free (and freely available) Windows software that can modify photographs to produce dramatic and surreal images.

In the second half of the presentation, Dave will go online and demonstrate the use of AI software to create images from text descriptions, and explore the capabilities and limitations of current AI offerings.  In this part of the demonstration, suggestions from the participants will be welcome.

Please note – this ‘workshop’ is a demonstration, using a laptop coupled to a projector and large screen.  While Dave will explain things as clearly as possible, the demonstration will not be ‘hands on’ and will not claim to teach any of the skills needed.  There will be a handout listing the software that is being demonstrated.


Looking Ahead – Exhibition Dates 2024

Spring Exhibition at the Sailing Club – Friday May 3rd

Summer Exhibition at the DLWP will be open 24th, 25th and 26th August.

Autumn Craft Fair will be Saturday 2nd November.

Outdoor Drawing.

We would very much welcome a volunteer to organise suitable venues for working outdoors in the summer please.