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About us

Art Events was started 20 years ago in Reigate by Linda Bywaters with just one workshop. Now the programme extends to one or two Saturday workshops a month with a three-week mini-course running on Wednesday afternoons. Ove the years thousands of students have enjoyed the classes, some of whom have gone on to become professional artists themselves and many friendships have been forged with students returning time and time again to enjoy the experience of Art Events. Since 2016 we have been joined by Reg, Linda's partner, who acts as our porter moving the chairs and tables at the Betchworth Village Hall for us, dispensing tea and cakes and solving any problems that might arise. His motto 'No problem too large, no problem too small!'

GIFT VOUCHERS

Gift vouchers are an excellent idea for a birthday or Christmas present! Just contact Art Events with your request. The voucher will then be forwarded to you on reciept of a cheque for the cost of a workshop or course. Valid for one year from date of purchase.

ART EXHIBITION AND COMPETITION

Reg and Linda are keen supporters of the community raising money with art exhibitions for charities with a local connection through their own fund the Elizabeth Charitable Fund. Over the past five years they have raised money for St Catherine's Hospice, Reigate and Banstead Womens' Aid, Calibre Audio Library for the Visually Impaired and this year will be supporting the Meningitis Research Foundation. (For more details of these events follow the link on the left.)

The annual exhibition and competition is held in Reg and Linda's garden at The Barn, Springbottom Lane, Bletchingley. The winner of the competition receives a silver cup and there are 2nd and 3rd prizes. Also a prize for the Best in Show. With a raffle, home-made cakes and teas in a beautiful garden this has become a popular event. This year the exhibition is from 11th - 13th August in aid of the Meningitis Research Foundation.

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS 10.30am - 4pm (Fee £48 Concession Senior Citizens and Students £42 Deposit £24)
These workshops are suitable for the more experienced and cover a wide variety of subjects, media and techniques . The day usually starts with a demonstration followed by exercises then a full painting in the afternoon. With the emphasis placed on individual guidance students benefit from both watching and working with the experts as well as seeing the work done in class. A materials list is sent out before each workshop and students bring their own materials and references unless provided in class.

WEDNESDAY MINI-COURSES 1.45pm- 4pm (Fee £48 Concession Senior Citizens and Students £42 Deposit £24)

The mini-courses run for three weeks on the same subject and are designed for those who do not wish to commit themselves over a long period but who would like to study a subject in more depth than can be covered in a couple of hours. They are suitable both for refreshers and those with some experience. Each course is complete in itself and a full painting is usually completed by the end of the course.


Courses are held at:

Betchworth Village Hall
Station Road
Betchworth
RH3 7DF

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