Painting for Fun Sessions


Every Tuesday morning and afternoon, Shieldfield Art Works hosts free oil painting sessions for anyone – whether you have painted before or not!  The sessions are free and all materials are provided. Just come prepared (in old clothes) to have lots of fun! The sessions run every Tuesday 10.00am – 12 noon & 2.00-4.00pm.

Please note:

On Tuesday 13 June 2023, the class will run but be open to current members only.  We will not be able to accept any newcomers on this date – if you are looking to join Painting for Fun for the first time, please come to a session on or after the 27 June 2023.

Tuesday 20 June 2023 – the class will not run 

Painting for Fun members regularly give wonderful feedback about how much they enjoy taking part:  “This is a real joy for me to be a part of a community where I can contribute as well as gain and where I can rediscover the exhilaration of being creative in art.”

“I love coming to the class because it gets me out of my flat.  The painting helps me to relax and I like being around the other people in the class.”

“I find the Painting For Fun class helps me to relax and eases the stresses of everyday life.”

“I really enjoy coming because there is no pressure, even if I don’t paint!… I don’t rush; I just take my time and enjoy the process.”

“When I joined Painting For Fun in 2014 I was struggling to maintain my own creative practice, working from home while my children were at school.  I was feeling isolated and lacking in motivation.  Joining the group gave me the routine and social contact I needed to get going again.”

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We are encouraging visitors to our exhibitions and events to still wear face masks when inside the building. We have many different friends in our community and for some Covid is still a big risk. So please be kind, caring and considerate to those around you, as we seek to care for everyone in our communities and put others before ourselves.

Painting For Fun will have a maximum of 20 participants per session. We’ll ensure windows and doors are open for maximum ventilation. We’ll also provide hand sanitiser.