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A "Wokingham and District Arts Group" was originally formed in 1956 when Mrs Jean Whitford and a group of local artists obtained permission to hold an open air exhibition in the forecourt of Montague House, Broad Street, Wokingham. This event was enthusiastically embraced by the public and was a tremendous success.

The group changed its name to the Wokingham Art Society at the end of 2008 and now boasts a membership of well over 200.
See the Profile on us, as published in the Summer 2015 edition of Leisure Painter.
Learn about
Our President, Paul Banning, with an interesting article by his wife, Margaret.
Fred Millet Murals at St Crispin's School

Here is an intriguing suggestion by Maddy Hawes, and the first two stories.
The Society produced a spectacular Frieze for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
(now as tiles at the station) and added a panel for her 90th birthday.

Past Demonstrations
- 2007/8 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015- 2016

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. Scott Adams

The monthly demonstrations are an invaluable aid to progressing your own work as there is always something new to learn. So, for those that couldn't make it to the demo, and as a refresher for those that did, we will be archiving them from this page (early ones are PDF files). Unless I happen to be there, however, this will only happen if someone sends them to me. How to submit photos
2017  
September Paul Simmons demo "Cafe scene in watercolour", 19 Sept 2017
August Jonathan Newey demo "Seascape using acrylic", 15 August 2017
June Jean Turton demo of Chinese brush painting "Natures Glory", 20 June 2017
May Chris Forsey demonstration in mixed media, "Venice", 16 May 2017
April Roger Dellar demonstration in oils, "Conversation", 18 April 2017
March Chris Jones demonstration "Painting a bird in acrylic", 21 March 2017
February Paul Banning, President's evening "Choosing paintings for exhibitions", 21 Feb 2017
February Brenda Baldwin Colour Pencil Workshop, 18 February 2017
January Geoff Hunt "Yacht in a boatyard", 17 Jan 2017
2016  
December Sharon Hurst, "Fantasy watercolour landscapes", 20 Dec 2016
November Jake Winkle "Watercolour flowers", 15 Nov 2016
October Sonia Bacchus "Pastel Portrait", 18 Oct 2016
September Peter Keegan, "Landscape in Oils", 20 Sept 2016
June Phil Madley, "Encaustic", 21 June 2016
May Mo Teeuw, "Landscape in Atelier acrylics", 17 May 2016
April Roger Dellar "Rural Landscape in Oils", 19 April 2016
March Wendy Jelbert, "Texture in Acrylics", 15 March 2016
February Paul Banning, President's evening "Wapping Group/ Outdoor Oils", 16 Feb 2016
January Ben Manchipp "Painting boats in watercolour", 19 Jan 2016
- 2007/8 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016
2015  
December Max Hale "Painting Glass Objects in Oils", 15 Dec 2015
November Ronnie Ireland "Acrylics", 17 Nov 2015
October Tony Jackson "Indian Scene in Pastels", 20 Oct 2015
September Gary Miller "Still Life in Acrylics", 15 Sept 2015
August Freda Anderson "Flower in gouache and pastel", 18 Aug 2015
June Jo Louca "Painting in the Negative", 16 June 2015
May Peter Keegan "Portrait in Oils", 19 May 2015
April Chris Forsey "Boats, Mixed Media", 21 April 2015
March Sonia Bacchus "Still Life, Acrylics and Oils", 17 March 2015
February Paul Banning "President's demo, Odiham castle", 17 Feb 2015
January Roger Dellar "Urban Landscape: Piccadilly", 20 Jan 2015
- 2007/8 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016
2014  
December Jonathan Newey, "Winter Landscape in Acrylics", 16 Dec 2014
Chrismas tree and decoration
November Geoff Hunt, "Marine painting in Oils", 18 Nov 2014
October Ronnie Ireland, "Charcoal and Acrylics", 21 Oct 2014
September Sue Ellen Wilder "Flowers in watercolour", 16 Sept 2014
August Max Hale, "Figures on beach in oils", 19 Aug 2014
June Danny Byrne, "Cartoons", 17 June 2014
May Graham Cox, "Landscape in pastels", 20 May 2014
April Liz Seward Relfe, "Still Life in mixed media", 15 April 2014
March David Hyde, "Razorbills in Acrylic ", 18 March 2014
February Graham Cox, Pastels Workshop, 22 February 2014
February Paul Banning's "President's demo" of a cluttered workshop, 17 February 2014
January Keith Morton, "Acrylic Portrait", 21 January 2014
- 2007/8 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016
2014  
December Jonathan Newey, "Winter Landscape in Acrylics", 16 Dec 2014
Chrismas tree and decoration
November Geoff Hunt, "Marine painting in Oils", 18 Nov 2014
October Ronnie Ireland, "Charcoal and Acrylics", 21 Oct 2014
September Sue Ellen Wilder "Flowers in watercolour", 16 Sept 2014
August Max Hale, "Figures on beach in oils", 19 Aug 2014
June Danny Byrne, "Cartoons", 17 June 2014
May Graham Cox, "Landscape in pastels", 20 May 2014
April Liz Seward Relfe, "Still Life in mixed media", 15 April 2014
March David Hyde, "Razorbills in Acrylic ", 18 March 2014
February Graham Cox, Pastels Workshop, 22 February 2014
February Paul Banning's "President's demo" of a cluttered workshop, 17 February 2014
January Keith Morton, "Acrylic Portrait", 21 January 2014
- 2007/8 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016
2013  
December Phil Madley, "Encaustic Wax", 17 December 2013
November David James, "Watercolour Townscape", 19 November 2013
November Ronnie Ireland workshop, "Catching the Image", 2 Nov 2013
October Melanie Cambridge, "Seascape in Acrylics", 15 Oct 2013
September Ben Manchipp, "Landscape in Oils", 17 Sept 2013
August Freda Anderson, "Mixed Media – Flowers", 20 August 2013
June Dee Cowell, "Artbars and Inktense blocks", 14 June 2013
May Graham Cox, "Pastels landscapes", 21 May 2013
April Miniatures workshop by Jane Wheaton, 20 April 2013
April Russ Calver, "Horse Portrait in Oils", 16 April 2013
March Jonathan Newey, "Buildings in Acrylic", 19 March 2013
February Paul Banning - President's Evening demo. Rain Forest. Watercolour", 19 Feb 2013
January Freda Anderson workshop, "Flowers in a Box", 26 Jan 2013
January Jo Louca "Line and Wash", 15 Jan 2013
- 2007/8 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016
2012  
December Paul Lewis "Animal Portrait", 18 December 2012
November Ronnie Ireland, "Drip, Scumble and Splat", 20 November 2012
October Carole Massey "Acrylic and Pastel, Dancers", 16 October 2012
September Jake Winkle, "Watercolour, Birds", 18 September 2012
August Wendy Jelbert, "Mixed Media, Venice", 21 August 2012
June Sue Smith, "Watercolour, Portrait", 19 June 2012
May Robin Mackervoy, "Oils, Still Life", 15 May 2012
April Sarah Janavicius Collage demonstration, 17 April 2012
March Roger Dellar "Figures in Landscape", 20 March 2012
February Paul Banning - President's Evening demonstration, 21 Feb 2012
February Chris Forsey workshop, 4 Feb 2012
January Soraya French "Acrylic Ink/Mixed Media, Floral theme", 17 Jan 2012 (illustrated write-up removed, by request)
- 2007/8 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016
2011  
December Christmas Tree decorations
Sera Knight "Watercolour,Winter Townscape", 20 December 2011
November Jonathan Newey "Acrylic landscape", 15 November 2011
October Dee Cowell Demo/workshop (drawing), 18 October 2011
October Tiffany Budd Workshop, 8 October 2011
September Sharon Hurst "Fantasy Watercolour", 20 Sept 2011
August Max Hale "Acrylic Still Life", 16 August 2011
June Paul Weaver "Estuary boats", 21 June 2011
May Derek Oliver "Pastel landscape", 17 May 2011
April David Hyde "Acrylic Wildlife", 19 April 2011
March Max Hale "Watercolor portrait", 15 March 2011
February Pure Gold at the Mall Gallery, 17 Feb 2011, (33K PDF)
February Paul Banning, President's Evening demonstration, 15 Feb 2011
January Tiffany Budd "Fractured pastels", 18 January 2011
- 2007/8 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016
2010  
December Dee Cowell, 21 December 2010
November Chris Forsey, 17 November 2010
October Alan Brain "Inspiration", 19 October 2010
September Geoff Kersey, 21 September 2010
August Ali Cockrean, 17 August 2010
June Jake Winkle, Dinan, 15 June 2010
May Deborah Vallance, Paper Batik, 18 May 2010
April John Heywood, acrylic landscape, 20 April 2010
March Martin Smith, "Art of Oak", 16 March 2010
February Paul Banning - President's Evening talk, 16 February 2010
January 2010 Charles Evans, Watercolours, 19 January 2010
- 2007/8 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016
2009  
December Robin Mackervoy: Still Life in oils, 15 December 2009
November Paul Howard: Inktense pencils, 17 November 2009
October Freda Anderson Watercolour portrait, 20 October 2009
September Roger Dellar Gouache, 15 September 2009
August Dee Cowell: Pastel still life, 11 August 2009
June Heather Jolliffe: Watercolour and watercolour pencils, 16 June 2009
May Aurora Spain: Atelier Acrylics, 19 May 2009
April Jake Winkle - Watercolour horses, 21 April 2009
March Paul Arnott - Computer Art, 17 March 2009
February Paul Banning - Watercolour Landscape, 17 Feb 2009
January 2009 Stephen Foster - Knife/acrylic landscape
- 2007/8 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016
2008  
December Danny Byrne - Cartoons
November Jean Turton - Chinese Brush. See write-up of similar demo
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October (AGM) and M Smith - Art Appreciation
September R. Miller - Watercolour
August Wendy Jelbert: Mixed Media
June Russ Calver: Pastel Portrait
May Ron Ripley: Seascape in watercolour (PDF)
April John Davis: Landscape in Oils (PDF)
March Jonathan Newey: Pen and wash landscape
February 2008 Presidents Evening Paul Banning (PDF)
2007  
December Sharon Hurst - Fantasy Watercolours
November David Hyde - Acrylics & Landscape
January 2007 Charles Evans demo
- 2007/8 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016
The entrances to the loos at the Cesar Manrique Cactus Park in Lanzarote are nothing whatsoever to do with the WASoc - but they appealed to me (Webmaster).
The "Life Class" photo below appeared in the archives but I've found no record of any meeting at which it might have been taken. (Sam Dauncey)
Life Class

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