EXETER
ART
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Drawing Plants and Flowers

Saturday 25 May
Canal Banks - 11am - 2 Hours
Olga Brereton
Join our "Drawing Plants and Trees" workshop to learn sketching, value play, and composition techniques! Led by a pro, this 2-hour session is perfect for all skill levels. Bring your materials and meet fellow artists for a creative journey into botanical art.
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£26      
Nature Sketch

Nature Sketch

Saturday 08 June
Canal Banks - 11am - 2 Hours
Olga Brereton
This meet-up is for people who are interested in sketching nature scenes by using a ink pen (fountain, thin marker, calligraphy pen and ink) or a pencil (sanguine, graphite, charcoal). Learn how to draw perspective drawing with a pen, observing dark and light; learning from watching and listening, engaging our senses.
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£26      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 22 June
Northernhay Place - 11am - 2 Hours
Olga Brereton
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition; how to observe and understand the object you are drawing.
Perfect for complete beginners.
book now
£26      

Floral Watercolour Painting

Floral Watercolour Painting

Saturday 06 July
Northernhay Place - 11am - 2 Hours
Olga Brereton
In this workshop, we will explore the art of drawing plants and flowers. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of drawing various plants and flowers. We will cover topics such as simplifying shapes, creating texture and detail, and using colours to enhance your drawings. You will have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice and create your own beautiful plant and flower drawings. Our instructor will provide feedback and guidance along the way, helping you to refine your skills and develop your own unique style.
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£26      
Painting the Canal

Painting the Canal

Saturday 20 July
Canal Banks - 11am - 2 Hours
Olga Brereton
Come join us for a creative escapade by the tranquil canal! Delve into the serene ambiance as we gather for a 2-hour art meetup, "Painting the Canal." Embrace the picturesque scenery and let your artistic instincts flow freely onto canvas. Whether you're a seasoned painter or just beginning your artistic journey, this event promises an inspiring experience for all. Unwind, connect with fellow art enthusiasts, and let the vibrant hues of the canal spark your imagination. All skill levels are welcome!
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£26      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Saturday 03 August
Northernhay Place - 10am - 2 Hours
Olga Brereton
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition; how to observe and understand the object you are drawing.
Perfect for complete beginners.
book now
£26      

Plein Air Painting

Plein Air Painting

Saturday 17 August
Northernhay Place - 10am - 2 Hours
Olga Brereton
Join us for a delightful two-hour session where we'll capture the beauty of nature en plein air. Set against the backdrop of the gardens this event offers the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and colors of the outdoors. Whether you're an experienced plein air painter or a novice eager to explore this artistic style, come mingle with fellow artists and let the tranquil ambiance inspire your brushstrokes.
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£26      
ABOUT EXETER
ART
GROUP
Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere, and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials which can be anything from pencils or pastels, to watercolour or oils.

If you are a complete beginner all you need to start are a couple of good drawing pencils, a rubber, and a drawing pad.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Facebook Group here to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.

You can also subscribe here to receive notifications of upcoming events.

Our meetups and classes are limited to a max of 12 people
REVIEWS
Excellent. I learned a lot and really enjoyed it. Thank you Orla.
5/5
Lisa
2024-04-22
ARTISTS
Olga Brereton
I am a British artist from Devon.
I always felt a great desire to create and currently work from a countryside studio near Dartmoor.
I have been drawing and painting all my life and for many years I took private art lessons. I was also lucky enough to study art history at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. I have also had a career as a corporate graphic designer and published two books as an illustrator.
I've always loved plants and, inspired by the beauty of Devon, I got certified as an RFS gardener. Now I can create not only on paper, but also with plants in gardens.

Olga Brereton is available for private bookings

Available most Tuesdays and some Thursdays from 10am until 1pm.
Private tutoring, history of art discussion club, garden planting schemes, plant watch.

PHOTOS
Exeter Art Group
2024-03-17
Title or Location: Morning stroll on Sidmouth beach
I picked up the paint brush in May 2023 after a break of almost 20 years doing any art at all. I picked oils as my medium because I work full time and I love that I can stop and start my painting and not worry about it drying out too much!The painting I've attached is ALMOST complete. The canvas board is 20"x16". From a reference photo my husband took, it's a beautiful scene of the beach at Sidmouth in Devon, close to where we live. I learn something new with every painting I do. With t
Credit: Dawn Vincent
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/p/Dawn-Vincent-61551833976740
Instagram: @DawnVincentDevonArtist

Exeter Art Group
2024-03-17
Title or Location: Wyrdbyrd 1
A lot of my work is collage based, usually using newspaper and saved or found commonplace materials. A friend was having a clear out so I rescued a pile of gardening and wildlife magazines. From these the Wyrdbyrd series emerged.
Credit: Helen Trenor
Instagram: HelenofSparta67
Fresno Art Group
2024-05-20
Exeter Art Group
2024-03-07
Title or Location: Glorious waves

Credit: Dianne Clatworthy
Instagram: Diclatworthypaintings

Buffalo Art Group
2024-05-20
Exeter Art Group
2024-03-04
Title or Location: My Dad and best friend
Portrait of my Dad painted in his dining room after dinner on my 50th birthday. This was my first time painting a live sitter. Brian ( Dad) is a well respected artist and has published his own books he also is a musician and has spent 50 years playing in bands throughout the Devon area. He was a pleasure to paint..as you can see he has an unusual look.
Credit: Luke
Facebook: Luke steffens
Instagram: Daddycool
Buffalo Art Group
2024-05-20

Basingstoke Art Group
2024-05-23
Title or Location: Lookout
One of a series of British birds breaking the myth that our birds are only dull colourless! Acrylic on canvas board.
Credit: Jules Routledge
Facebook: Julian Routledge
Instagram: @jules_routledge
Buffalo Art Group
2024-05-19
Bath Art Group
2024-05-22
Title or Location: Peaceful countryside
This painting was inspired by the peace of the English countryside on a sunny spring day.
Credit: Thanh
Instagram: @the.dreamy.brush.arts

Norfolk Art Group
2024-05-22
Title or Location: Eye of the Fox
I love doing eyes and enjoyed doing this fox eye. Polychromos and Luminence coloured pencils used on Pastel Mat.My ref photo was from Pixabay It?s an A4 size so quite large
Credit: Trina Harris
Instagram: Trina_Harris_Bespoke_Art
Belfast Art Group
2024-05-22
Title or Location: A Dog

Credit: Karina Petrova
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002283082087
Instagram: Petrovakarinaart
Aberdeen Art Group
2024-05-22
Title or Location: Aberdeen

Credit: Mum's peony

Grand Rapids Art Group
2024-05-21
Title or Location: Sherman
I love this style of art. I thought Sherman my 3 year old basset hound would look great in color it suits his personality.
Credit: aj bloom
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