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Portrait Painting Workshops

February 10, 2019


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Inspiring friendly classes designed to support individual interests and abilities. An opportunity to draw and paint from the portrait model with demonstrations by the tutor, advice on materials, capturing a likeness, colour mixing and drawing & painting techniques. 

Wednesday 13th February ‘19

Wednesday 6th March ‘19

Saturday 23rd March ‘19

Saturday 27th April ‘19

Location: The Craft Room, Riverside Arts Centre, 59 Thames St, Sunbury on Thames TW16 5QF.

Time: 10am – 3.45pm    Fee: £45 per Portrait Session

A £20 deposit is required on booking to reserve your place.

Please send a cheque to: The Cottage, 8e Windsor St, Chertsey KT16 8AS.

To book a place phone: Mobile: 07814 285789 or email:

Please bring your own drawing & painting materials, there are a few easels & A2 boards available. Tea & coffee provided.

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Oil and Acrylic Painting Courses

February 10, 2019


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These are inspiring painting courses designed to suit individual interests and abilities with advice on materials and techniques. The course begins by developing your core drawing & painting skills, exploring shapes and colour values in a still life; creating recession in a landscape; experimenting with painting techniques and learning about the traditional craft of painting.

The Craft Room, Riverside Arts Centre, 59 Thames St, Sunbury on Thames TW16 5QF.

Monday 25th February – 8th April ’19 (7 weeks) Fee: £112-
10am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.00pm

Please chose either a morning or afternoon class.

For more information or to book a place please phone: Mobile: 07814 285789 or email:

To reserve your place please send the full amount before the start of the class to The Cottage, 8e Windsor St, Chertsey KT16 8AS. Please bring your own painting materials. (I will supply an environmentally friendly oil painting medium & brush cleaner for your use.) Tea & coffee provided. Please note the fee is non transferable to my other classes

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Friday Evening Portrait Sessions’ Video

December 22, 2018


A video by Nerissa Deeks and Joe Smith of Friday evening portrait sessions at the Riverside Arts Centre in Sunbury.

Chertsey Artists – 3 Weeks, Week 1: Nerissa Deeks from Joseph Smith on Vimeo.

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Thursday morning sessions

December 22, 2018


‘Thursday morning sessions at The Riverside Arts Centre in Sunbury-on-Thames finished this week. We are only taking one week off and are back again on January 3rd at 10.30 in the Craft Centre.’


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Change in venue for drop-in sessions

May 4, 2017


Due to the closure of the Windsor Street studios our open sessions have migrated to other venues. The majority of the sessions will now be held at the Riverside Art Centre in Sunbury:

Riverside Arts Centre,
56 Thames Street,
TW16 5QF

Note, the studio is across a courtyard via an alleyway to the right of the main entrance in a separate building with a green door with a sign “Riverside Craft Centre”. The studio is on the first floor to the left of the staircase. Toilets are on the ground floor to the right of the entrance.

See here for more details of the sessions.

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Antony Williams shortlisted for the BP Portrait Prize

April 20, 2017


Chertsey Artist Antony Williams has been shortlisted for one of the prizes in the BP Portrait Award 2017 for his portrait titled “Emma” .The prize winners will be announced on 20th June at an award ceremony at the National Portrait Gallery . For more information please go to


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Oasis Cafe in the Falkland Islands

February 23, 2017


Chertsey Artists members have helped contribute to the renovation of the The Oasis Cafe at RAF Mount Pleasant on the Falkland Islands. This is a facility for service personnel and is a CESSAC (Church of England Soldiers, Sailors, & Airmen’s Charity) Centre. A key driving force behind this project is Shannon Saise-Marshall who until fairly recently shared a studio at Chertsey Artists with her daughter Anabel. Military volunteers on site renovated the premises and Chertsey Artists members provided works of art to add to the ambiance. Fourteen works of art from our members now hang in the Oasis Cafe. Those members who contributed to this project were.

  • Nicky Browne
  • Pam Beck
  • Reeta Sarkar
  • Dodi Shariff
  • Meryl Somper
  • Ann Willson
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Christmas Exhibition 2016

December 3, 2016


Chertsey Artists will be holding their annual Christmas Exhibition at No Naked Walls gallery in Chertsey.The exhibition will run from Thursday 8th December 2016 to Saturday 10th December 2016 and is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm daily.

Private viewing is from 7:00pm – 9:00pm Wednesday 9th December.

No Naked Walls
6a Windsor Street
KT16 8AS

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Ottershaw Open Gardens – 2nd to 3rd July 2016

August 4, 2016


Chertsey Artists were invited to contribute to the Ottershaw Open Gardens in 2016 which took place on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of July 2016. A big thank you to all those who contributed work.




Details of the event are here.

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Antony Williams – New Solo Exhibition

June 2, 2016


Margaret at ninety-six
Antony Williams is having a solo exhibition of recent work at Messum’s 28 Cork Street, London from 27th June until 15th July 2016.
More information on the exhibition can be found at Messum’s website.

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