Brightwell Art Club Lockdown Paintings

During the COVID-19 lockdown period - our artists have been working on new paintings which are being exhibited on this web site.

Brightwell Art Club

Brightwell Art Club was started over 20 years ago by an enthusiastic group of locals and an art teacher, and since then it has gone from strength to strength. The Art Club now has over 20 members and is happy to take enquiries from potential new members – it’s never too late to learn something new! We meet on Saturday mornings, during term time, in the Village Hall from 10.00 a.m. until 12.30 p.m.

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or if you are a long-practised artist. Some of us had no experience at all when we joined.  We have four tutors with different specialities alongside their general art tutoring experience. This means everyone, whatever their medium or ability, gets to feel involved and tutored if they want it. The sessions on specific topics are always optional and some members just come along to do their own thing and to socialise with like-minded people or to be inspired.  We’re a very friendly and sociable group who welcome newcomers.  During the summer we are sometimes able to paint outside.

As many of you know, towards the end of each year we usually hold an Annual Exhibition in the Village Hall with other local crafts and charity stalls alongside our work. In recent years we have been lucky to be able to exhibit in the Red Lion.

The Art Club has a library of books that members can take out and we subscribe to the Leisure Painter magazine. We also have an 'art' box which can be used by members during sessions.  The termly fee for 12 sessions is only £54, which works out at £4.50 a week, which we think it is very good value for money!  We are aware that not all members can manage to come every week, which is why we keep the fee as low as we can in spite of rises in costs for hiring the hall and for the tutors.

To give you a flavour of what we are about, there is a copy of our latest calendar below. We have regular newsletters and updates during the year so that members get reminders about what is going on at Art Club.

If you think you’d like to develop your talents with other artists or try a new hobby, just contact Veronica Wood, at Or pop along for coffee with us one Saturday so that you can see what we get up to and meet some of the members. We’d love to see you!