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Welcome to WOKAS

The Weald of Kent Art Society is a fun, vibrant and friendly group of enthusiasts of all ages and artistic levels. 
We embrace art in all its forms and have demonstrations and talks, members' painting sessions and painting days out, as well as exhibitions. Throughout May 2021 we ran the online Art Unlocked 2 exhibition
This website provides a platform where members can share some of their art and find
information about current and future events. 

Non-members are very welcome to browse this website to find out more about the society and its artists. 
We hope you like what you see and are tempted to join us via the membership page.

News

 
Save the date:
WOKAS Autumn Exhibition  8-13 November 2021

After organising two successful online exhibitions – Art Unlocked 1 and Art Unlocked 2 – we are looking forward to holding our Autumn 2021 exhibition in a new centrally located venue in Tenterden:

St Mildred’s Church. 

The exhibition will be open to the public from 8 - 13 November 2021 showcasing art from WOKAS members.

Clive Dand's impression of St Mildred's in oil featured in the Art Unlocked 2 online exhibition.

'Art Unlocked' exhibition 2020
Held late summer 2020
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Early Morning Swell

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A Country Lane In Wittersham

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2020 saw the complete WOKAS summer exhibition online

WOKAS members displayed over 100 works of art that can still be seen online.

So pour a glass of your favourite drink, settle down on your sofa and enjoy the retrospective of our exhibition from the comfort of your home.

Artist Profiles

We are building up a set of member profiles that will help you get to know us better and, hopefully, encourage you to find out more about our work and possibly even consider becoming a WOKAS member!

The profiles created so far can be seen on our member profile page and include :

Art Unlocked 2

WOKAS members created some wonderful pieces of art for the online exhibition that ran throughout May 2021. You can visit the archive of the exhibition online here 

And, you can still view the wonderful collection of art from the summer 2020 exhibition.

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Challenges release stunning art from lock-down

We are running creative art challenges where members have just two or three weeks to produce a piece of art to a specific theme.

The results have been amazing across a whole

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Rowena Collage

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range of media ... pen, pencil, watercolour, oil,
acrylic, clay,  maplewood and more. 

Summer 2020 also produced over 90 pictures across 8 challenges, and these may be seen together with
those from the ongoing events
at 2020-21 Art Challenge.

New newsletter now available

See the current issue of our new WOKAS newsletter that is now available. Click to download your copy of issue 4.

We do hope you enjoy reading it.

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Painting en plein air

A great part of the benefit – and fun – of belonging to an artists’ community like the Weald of Kent Art Society is the meeting and mingling while creating work. And for some of our members, there’s nowhere better than the great outdoors for doing just that.

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While the rule of ‘Six outdoors’ applied, WOKAS programme organisers had to be creative in finding locations that were suitable for a spot of plein air painting – a task made harder by the fact that in lockdown particular due diligence was required regarding usable toilets.

So over the last months some of our members have painted at Pett Level, Hole Park and in members’ gardens. Now, as restrictions are easing, more than six can gather for a spot of ‘en plein air’ painting – so gather your painting bits and pieces together and join in. Even if the sky looks a bit threatening to begin with, soon the brush and the breeze are at one and the creative juices flow to create some veritable masterpieces.