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Meetings are held at Kirklands Community Centre, Menston, between 7:30pm and 9:30pm on Monday evenings. The programme is published annually and includes workshops, demonstrations, life classes, illustrated talks and appraisal evenings.

Syllabus for 2017 - 2018

September
  4 Membership
Re-join the club and order materials.
11 Oil Painting Demonstration
Iain Will: 'Techniques of William Turner'
18 Workshop
Iain Will: 'Painting like Turner'
25 Illustrated Talk
Alex Purves: 'Degas and his influence on other artists'

October
  2 Watercolour Demonstration
Paul Talbot Greaves: 'Landscape, subject tba'
  9 Watercolour Workshop
Paul Talbot Greaves: 'Landscape, subject tba'
16 Picture (Critique) Night
John Ridyard
Bring your problem paintings (finished or unfinished)
23 Acrylic Portrait Demonstration
Anthony Barrow
Last evening for Autumn Exhibition entries
30 Workshop
Tracey Krupianka: 'Painting meadows'

November
  6 Product Demonstration
Ilkley Art Shop
13 Illustrated Talk
Peter Russell: 'Hand engraving of glass and precious metals'
18 Menston Arts Club Autumn Exhibition
19 Menston Arts Club Autumn Exhibition
20 Pastel Demonstration
Les Darlow
27 Workshop
Caroline Hardaker:
Bring watercolours, 140lb paper, white gouache and, if you have it, waterproof black ink

December
  4 Special Workshop
Kathy Hammond: 'Caravaggio Evening'
Bring red wine bottles, glasses and grapes etc. Also black background paper if using pastels

2018
January
  8 Watercolour Demonstration
John Harrison: 'Line and wash'
15 Illustrated Talk
Brian E Howard: 'American Art of the Wild West'
22 Painting Challenge
Bring your paints and a LARGE item for a still life arrangement
29 Demonstration
Four or five members to demonstrate

February
  5 Acrylic Workshop
William J Gall: 'Woodland'
12 Illustrated Talk
Mary Swan: 'How to make your garden work (includes images of gardens Mary has designed)'
19 Acrylic Demonstration
William J Gall: 'Reflections'
26 Life Class
John Ridyard

March
  5 Demonstration
Hilary Thorpe: 'Painting of yacht racing in the Solent'
12 Watercolour Workshop
Ian Hobson: 'Wave crashing on rocks'
Bring masking fluid and hairdryers
19 Illustrated Talk
Frank Jukes: 'Travelling through retirement - India'
26 Picture (Critique) Night
Jeremy Taylor
Bring your problem paintings (finished or unfinished)

April
  2 No meeting (Easter)
  9 Demonstration
Paula Dunn: 'Oil and cold wax'
16 Workshop
Helen Barnes: 'Rag paper collage, theme: Holiday'
Bring scissors
Last evening for Spring Exhibition entries
23 AGM
Please support your club by attending if you are able
30 Illustrated Talk
Valerie Shepherd: 'Nicholas Roerich, Russia master painter'

May
  7 No meeting (May Day Bank Holiday)
12 Menston Arts Club Spring Exhibition
13 Menston Arts Club Spring Exhibition
14 Demonstration
Sue Smith: 'It's All in the Eyes'
21 Workshop
Kathryn Fox: 'Low-tech printing'
25
  | Cober Hill weekend
28
28 No meeting (Spring Bank Holiday)

June
  4 Watercolour Demonstration
Jane Austin: 'Textural techniques'
11 Costume life
Peter Layzell
18 Oil Painting Demonstration
Rob Miller 'UK Landscape'
25 Workshop
Bring a photo for another member to paint

July
  2 Social evening

September
  3 Membership
Re-join the club and order materials

[2016-17 Syllabus for reference]

[2015-16 Syllabus for reference]

[2014-15 Syllabus for reference]

[2013-14 Syllabus for reference]

[2012-13 Syllabus for reference]

[2011-12 Syllabus for reference]