We are a friendly art club with over 50 members that welcomes new and experienced artists of all abilities and painting styles. We also invite guests to join us and attend our demonstrations.
Creativity is contagious, pass it on”, said the great Albert Einstein and we at Henfield Art Club agree. Founded in 1982, we offer opportunities to get together, talk, socialise, and enjoy and encourage the practice of painting, sketching whether at our painting-in sessions or through our programme of monthly demonstrations from professional artists. Journeys into the countryside in the summer to paint ‘en plein air’, adds to the creative adventure. In the Henfield Hall, members show regularly in the Committee Room, at the Henfield Festival of Gardens & Arts in June and our annual exhibition (end of October).
We all work in different media – watercolour, oils, acrylics, pencils, pastels as well as sculpture, wood-turning and fused glass. We have a good stock of practical DVDs and how-to-do books which can be rented for a modest fee. Examples of members’ work can also be seen on our website.
New members are always welcome – whether you are just starting out or are already a seasoned artist – just come along as a visitor to one of our Tuesday evening demonstrations (£4 – which can be master art classes in themselves ) and see what it’s like. Some of our members choose to attend art classes locally and there will be no shortage of recommendations about opportunities to learn, improve and enjoy.
We look forward to meeting you. Visitors warmly welcomed. Only £4 on the door!
January 29th AGM
Feb 26th Joe Francis Dowden is an Internationally known artist, tutor and author specialising in realism in watercolour. He will demo Shadows & Reflections in water.
March 26th Paul Simmons is best known for his vibrant watercolour and oil paintings of landscapes, cityscapes, cafe and street scenes inspired by light and colour. He will demo a New York skyline.
April 30th Roger Dellar has a keen interest in people and their behaviour, and is fascinated by the way the play of light transforms a subject. He will demo an urban scene and talk about perspective in oils, some pallet knife.
May 28th Josie Tipler will demo Treescape in acrylic & mixed media. Josie, who moved to Sussex at the age of 16, trained in Graphic Design which has definitely shaped the way she paints. Her first solo exhibition was in 2000 and she now has work in private collections across Europe and in New York. Dominant themes in her work are movement and light. The local woodlands are a great inspiration to her.
June 25th Jake Winkle Is an Internationally known artist based in Dorset. He concentrates on dramatic animal watercolours, in a distinctive signature style.
July 30th Nathalie Perriman an experienced art framer will talk to us and demonstrate how to best display our paintings. Bring your work to get expert advice and pick up lots of inspiration. Carrie Britton will also share her top tips with us and talk about how Africa influences her paintings
Sept 24th Ian Henderson will demo a pet portrait in pastels
Oct 29th Jo Hudson an experienced artist/tutor will paint “On the Seashore” in watercolour.
Nov 26th ( 2-4pm) Tony Parsons will do a caricature in oils of someone in the audience (with their permission)
Dec 10th Xmas Party for our members and their partners.