WOKAS painting workouts 2020/21/22 - the 'Challenges'

Throughout 2020 and 2021 and now into 2022 our ‘Painting Challenges’ have kept 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 summer painting days 2022

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. 

2022 dates:


Silcocks Café,Grange Rd, St Michaels, Tenterden TN30 6TL  

Opportunity to paint landscape or farm buildings



Newenden café, Riverside Cottage, Station Rd, Northiam, Rye, Cranbrook TN31 6FE

To paint the River Rother



Café at Pett Level, Smugglers Inn, Pett Level Rd, Hastings TN35 4EH



Chapeldown Winery, Chapel Down Vineyard, Small Hythe Rd, Tenterden TN30 7NG

Great views from the vineyard



Tenterden Trout Waters, Coombe Farm Bungalow, Chennell Park Rd, Tenterden TN30 6XA



Sandhurst church, St Nicholas Church Rd, Sandhurst, Cranbrook TN18 5NS

Amazing countryside views from this elevated position – or the church itself



Balmoral Cottage, The Green, Benenden, CRANBROOK, TN17 4DL

Topiary garden with lots of interesting painting opportunities



Old Priests House, Sandhurst TN17 5LT

Beautiful garden and 17th century house



Rye Harbour visitors centre, Harbour Rd, Rye Harbour, Rye TN31 7TU


WOKAS programme 2022-23

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 send your name, contact details and chosen workshop with a cheque for £30 to our treasurer Fani Azikri at 58, Beacon Oak Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6RP. Fani can also be contacted on 01580 761339 or by email to fazikri@gmail.com

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


Thursday 6th Oct 7 - 9 pm                  Josie Tipler, pastels demo                             
Thursday 20th Oct 7 - 9 pm                Nick Hampshire, talk on picture restoration 

Saturday 22nd Oct 10 -2 pm            Life drawing and painting led by Clive Dand (workshop - please book)


WOKAS Autumn 2022 Exhibition October 30th – 5th November 2022

Thursday 3rd Nov 7 - 9 pm                 Meet and Create (details tba)

Thursday 17th Nov 7 - 9 pm               Mike Thomas, gouache demo                                   
Thursday 1st Dec 2 - 4 pm                  Meet and Create (details tba)
Saturday 3rd Dec 10 -2 pm               Clay modelling with life model led by Clive Dand (workshop - please book)

Thursday 15th Dec 7 - 9 pm               Xmas do with art quiz

Thursday 5th Jan 2 - 4 pm                  Meet and create (details tba)
Thursday 19th Jan 7 - 9 pm                Meet and create: Unlock your creative alter-ego                                                                                                                                  A fun activity  with Alison Chandler to see if you can

                                                                find a whole new style            

Thursday 2nd Feb 7 - 9 pm                 Adrian Leppenwell, watercolour demo         

Saturday 4th Feb  10 am - 3 pm      Dani Humberstone, Colour Workshop  (workshop - please book)              
Thursday 16th Feb 7 - 9 pm                Melanie Cambridge, oils demo                     
Thursday 2nd Mar 2 -4 pm                 Meet and Create (details tba)
Thursday 16th Mar 7 - 9 pm               Pat Lock, talk on Caravaggio

Saturday 18th Mar 11 - 4 pm           Steve Thompson,  Abstracted painting using observation to start. Oil and wax

                                                                 resist with acrylic overlays on board or canvas (workshop - please book)

Thursday 30th Mar 7 - 9 pm               Hash Akib, acrylics demo                   

Thursday 20th April 7 - 9 pm              Meet and Create (details tba)

Thursday 4th May 7 - 9 pm                Meet and Create: Get ready for Landscape!

                                                                Tips on mixing greens and painting trees from Graham Lock

Thursday 18th May 7 - 9 pm              AGM


*Workshops in bold are charged at £30. All other activities are free for members. Guests may attend regular events for a fee of £5 and workshops for £35 if places are available.



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 a.j.chandler@hotmail.co.uk