This art group in Winterbourne welcomes artists of all levels who enjoy painting in a relaxing and friendly environment.

Officially called the SAA Frome Valley Art Group, this popular and thriving art group, founded over 27 years ago, meets on Friday afternoons 2:00-4:00pm and Friday evenings 6:30-9:00pm at the Greenfield Centre.

Sessions are structured as relaxed “Paint Your Own”, with members supplying their own equipment. However, we all willingly share our knowledge and expertise during these sessions, and by providing help and inspiration running in-house courses and workshops using a wide variety of mediums including watercolours, oils, pen & wash, acrylics, pastels, drawing and sketching for those wishing to improve or learn new art skills.

We also enjoy demonstrations and workshops by professional artists, for example: Catherine Beale, Tom Hughes, Paul Weaver, Wendy Jelbert, Mark Warner, Tom Shepherd.

In May each year we hold our art exhibition, an event which is always well attended by the general public and in support of local charities.

New members, whether experienced artists or novice, are always welcome and encouraged to join us. Those who are new to painting are offered help and tutoring if required, with basic equipment available, if needed, during a trial membership which is free for 2 weeks

For further information email:

Due to the popularity of the group, there is now a waiting list to join our afternoon sessions,
however, we have plenty of space in evening sessions for new members.

Tutoring for Members by Our Members

Workshops and courses run by our members in various mediums including watercolours, oils, pastels, acrylics, drawing and sketching, line and wash

Demos by Professional Artists

Two-hour demonstrations in all mediums on portraiture, landscapes, still life, and much much more at which visitors are welcome.

Workshops with Professional Artists

All-day workshops in many mediums and many subjects.

“Was an interesting demo last night and I learned a lot as have never
been good at drawing figures. Thanks for organising.”
(Group Member)

How to Find Us: The Greenfield Centre, Park Road, Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire BS36 1NJ