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WOKAS painting workouts - the 'Challenges'

Starting in the lockdown of 2020 our ‘Painting Challenges’ continue to keep our members busy. With our members working to a specific theme for each challenge, an astounding number of diverse works of art have been produced - all of these pictures can be seen online

WOKAS programme

Demos, talks and members’ painting sessions are free to all WOKAS members and we are happy to welcome guests for a fee of £5.


Our Saturday workshops cost £30 (£35 for non-members) and must be booked in advance.

To book a workshop: Please contact our treasurer Fani Azikri with your name, contact details and chosen workshop, either by post to Fani Azikri, 58 Beacon Oak Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6RP, or by email to

or by telephone on 01580 761339.

Bank details are as follows:

Barclays Bank   Sort code 20-02-62   Weald of Kent Art Society Account no 20098892

All indoor sessions are held at Highbury Hall, Highbury Lane, Tenterden TN30 6LE.

WOKAS indoor sessions programme September 2023 - May 2024


Thursday 28th September 7 – 9.30pm                       Meet & Create: Composition - guided painting session

Thursday 12th October 7 – 9.30pm                            Kerry Bennet demo abstract watercolour landscape

Saturday 21st October 9.45am – 3.15pm                 *Workshop: Dani Humberstone on Colour

Thursday 26th October 7 – 9.30pm                             Monoprinting demo with Sarah Flack

Thursday 9th November 7 – 9.30pm                           Meet and Create (details tba)

Saturday 18th November 9am-5pm                            Open Day in Highbury Hall - our members showing and selling their art

Thursday 30th November 2 - 4.30pm                          Nick Archer: Painting from photos

Saturday 2nd December 10 am – 2pm                     *Workshop: Simon Mills

Thursday 14th December 7 – 9.30pm                         Christmas do + art quiz



Thursday January 4th 2 -4.30pm                                 Graham Lock Watercolour demo

Thursday 18th January 7 – 9.30pm                              Josie Tipler (pastel pet portraits)

Saturday 20th January 10am – 4pm                         *Workshop Gilly Lovegrove self portraits

Thursday 1st February 2 -4.30pm                                Meet & Create Graham Lock Guided Watercolour session

Thursday 15th February 7 – 9.30pm                            Mark Fisher acrylics

Thursday 29th February 2 -4.30pm                              Clive Dand Sculpting clay head

Thursday March 14th 7 – 9.30pm                                 Meet and Create

Saturday March 16th 10am – 2pm                            *Workshop Clive Dand life

Thursday April 11th 7 – 9.30pm                                    Meet and Create (details tba)

Thursday April 25th 7 – 9pm                                        Hash Akib acrylics demo

Thursday 9th May 7 – 9.30pm                                     AGM

WOKAS summer painting en plein air sessions will take place May - September 2024 - details below.

There is usually no need for members to register for these painting days – guests are also welcome. However, it is always a good idea to check that there have not been any last minute adjustments to the programme. 

At each venue we meet at 10.30am before heading off to paint. 

Please contact Wendy Phillips on 0796 7631150 or with any queries.

Tuesday May 14th, 2024
The F
erry Inn, Stone In Oxney, TN30 7JY

Extensive views over the marsh and bridge over the dyke next to the pub.  Park in the pub carpark.

Thursday May 23rd, 2024

Fairview, Mill Lane, Woodchurch TN26 3QW

Dannie Roberts, a new member,  has volunteered use of her garden and meadow which enjoys great views over to the windmill.  The meadow should also be in full bloom in May.

Tuesday June 18th, 2024
Scotney Castle, TN3 8JN

Picturesque ruins and lake.  Those non NT members will need to pay for entry £12.  Please note NT members and non members need to book a parking place in advance via National Trust website.  


Thursday July 4th, 2024
Hastings beach, TN34 3AD

We aim to paint around the old fishermens’ huts.  Exact meeting point to be confirmed nearer the time.

Thursday July 18th, 2024
Goudhurst villlage green, TN17 1AT

Attractive village buildings and street scenes.  Car park and toilets at postcode.

Tuesday August 6th, 2024
St Ronans school, Water Lane, Hawkhurst TN18 5DJ

The school is allowing us use of their grounds.  The school is an impressive building set in extensive gardens.

Tuesday August 20th, 2024
East Farleigh, ME16 9NB

Views of bridge, boats, river.  Exact meeting point to be confirmed nearer the time.  



Thursday September 5th, 2024
High Halden village green, TN26 3LP

From the green there are good views of lovely village houses and also The Chequers Pub. High Halden church is also a good subject. Behind the church are views over the countryside.  Diane Wharton lives on the green and has offered use of her facilities.


Tuesday September 17th, 2024

Woodchurch village green, TN26 3PE

Interesting buildings off the large village green.  Toilets at car park.

Tuesday October 1st, 2024
Pond and field views near Little Crampton Oast, High Halden TN26 3HR

This is my house (Wendy Phillips).  A neighbouring farmer is allowing us to paint on his land just at the end of my drive.  Should weather be unpleasant we can change plan and find something inside



WOKAS Exhibition 2024 :   26 May - 1 June 2024

WOKAS Open Day 'Artists at Work' in Highbury Hall, Tenterden :   19 October 2024


Your committee welcomes your feedback about the activities we organise. If you have particularly enjoyed an activity or demo, please let us know. Likewise, it is helpful to know if there are things you would rather we avoided in future.

Send your feedback to Alison Chandler at

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