Winter Programme 2023 - 2024

The Winter Programme 2023-2024 begins on Tuesday 5th September 2023.

These sessions are on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Cowbridge Hall, Cowbridge, Hertford SG14 1PG. Approximately half the evenings in the Winter Programme are for Members to paint or draw with tutor-led workshops, from still life arrangements, or with a life model. The remaining evenings are taken up with talks, critiques of paintings brought along by Members or demonstrations from a professional artist. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the non-practical evenings (marked with an asterisk).

Saturday Life Workshops will recommence on 30th September 2023 and non-Members are welcome - see details on Life Workshops below. The Members’ Show will be held from Friday 27th to Sunday 29st October 2023.


  • 16th - Essendon Mill and village afterwards at The Rose and Crown, Essendon AL9 6HW
  • 23rd - Hertfordshire Zoo, White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne, EN10 7QA 3.00 - 5.30pm. £15 per person. Ring Geoff Bennett (07785115735)at least a week beforehand to register your attendance and pay. Further painting near the pub. Afterwards at The Woodman, Wormley West End, EN10 7QN
  • 27* - Saturday, life workshop. Hosted by Michael Radley.
  • July 30th - Hertingfordbury Village The garden of 'Amores', Junction of St Mary's Lane 6.00 - 9.00pm. To sketch the 'Hertford Players' rehearsing for a performance at the Minack Theatre. By kind invitation of Linda and Julian Secker Private function for members only afterwards at The White Horse SG14 2LB


  • August 6th - To round off the sketching evenings, Members only who have attended open-air sessions get together meal. 2 courses for £20 including tea or coffee afterwards, plus gratuity. Prompt 8pm start. Diners must make their choice and pay Trevor-the-Weather at least 10 days beforehand. The Robin Hood and Little John pub, Tonwell Village, SG12 0HM.