What We Do
We organise a range of activities for our members, modestly priced to cover our costs. Currently these include a Portrait Group, Sunday Workshop, Tuesday Workshops, Outdoor Drawing, Life Drawing, Exhibitions and Social Events. See below for details, and see the ‘Calendar’ page for up-to-date times, dates and prices.
New in 2023 – Workshops for
Beginners / Improvers.
In response to some enquiries we are running three workshops for beginners/improvers in April.
These will be Tuesdays April 4th April 18th and April 25th at St. Stephens Church Hall 2.15pm until 4.15pm with tutor Lesley Smith.
For details of these workshops and equipment needed, please see the April entry of the Calendar page.
Monday Morning Portrait Group
(Portrait / Costume Figure / Drawing / Painting)
10.00 – 12.00, St Peter’s Community Centre, Church Street, TN40 2HE
Sessions are held at St. Peter’s Community Centre, Church Street. All participants must be BAW members. All welcome, any experience and ability in any choice of media. The models sit from 10.00 to 11.45 with breaks. Models are always needed – if you would like to model for the group please get in touch via the contact form.
Beginners welcome – help given.
Open Studio Workshops – Bexhill Museum (Sundays)
We have again booked the Education Room at the Bexhill Museum for (usually) the second Sunday of each month from 11am to 4pm, where we ply our trade and welcome the public to see us work and have the opportunity to purchase if they wish. It’s a great opportunity to work, socialise, exhibit and sell our various arts and crafts. Tea and coffee are provided but please bring your own lunch. The cost is £4 a session with the usual 10% commission to BAW if we sell anything. We have a regular group of attendees but new people are always welcome to join us as we work and chat together.
Please refer to our ‘Calendar’ page for up to date information. Space permitting any members may join us by arrangement on the second Sunday of the month. Currently we have members working in oils and watercolours, textiles and wood, and cartooning.
Please use the contact form to book your place for any of these Sundays or to enquire about dates later in the year.
A series of tutored workshops is run in the Autumn and Winter, usually on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, afternoons, from 2 pm, in the little hall of St. Stevens Church, Woodsgate Park. These workshops are great fun and have produced some great artwork. See the ‘Calendar‘ page for details and the ‘Galleries‘ page for examples of the work produced.
We are running life drawing classes on a regular basis.
For the February and March 2023 set of sessions, the location is Bexhill Sailing Club, De La Warr Parade, TN40 1LA.
We are a friendly, informal group and would welcome more members to join us. There are all levels of experience in the group and we work with media of our choice.
Our models are professionals. Sessions are untutored and open to all abilities. We normally start with some short poses, then a longer one after a half time break.
Sessions are on Thursdays from 2 ’till 4 pm. There are tables and chairs available. Sessions must be paid for in advance at the beginning of each term.
See the Calendar page for details.
Our venues for exhibitions are the De La Warr Pavilion Studio and the Sailing Club, De La Warr Parade.
Summer Outdoor Painting Sessions
Places to go to draw and paint outdoors, during May, June, July and August.
Outdoor sketching, August 2019: the row of houses opposite St. Peter’s Church.
Dates and venues will be on the ‘Calendar‘ page once the arrangements have been made.
We hold a number of social events throughout the year and these will be advised through the newsletter and on this web site as the arrangements are developed.
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Publicity – A note from our Publicity Officer, Janet Woolf
Publicity for all exhibitions is attained through flyers and posters distributed throughout Bexhill and the surrounding areas.
Facebook advertising is also used, and members who are on Facebook and can add details of an event to their pages can help considerably in publicising events.
The Observer and various magazines (such as ‘What’s On’) are also used.
Possibly our most successful advertising comes from Rother Council’s ‘My Alerts’ (although sadly they can’t always accommodate us). Our bunting, A-frames and Sail-Flag which can’t be missed by visitors to the seafront act as an immediate draw.
Any suggestions on how to advertise an event are always welcome and presently can be sent to Janet Woolf via this web site’s contact form.