Dumfries and Galloway Fine Arts Society


Talks/demos are at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, from 11am to 1pm.
Workshops are usually also at Gracefield and run from 10am to 4pm.
They can be booked online. Cost: £40 for members; £50 for non-members. Talks/demos free to members and guests.

Chris Taylor

June 21st 2024: Workshop

William Spurway: Painter and printmaker

“Watercolour Still-life in the Manner of Paul Cezanne”

This workshop will encourage participants to look at some of the methods of Paul Cezanne when undertaking a still-life using watercolour.

Materials: Watercolour paper, watercolour paints and brushes, small board, kitchen roll, jars for water and a still-life set-up of your choice.

Chris Taylor

July 19th 2024: Workshop

Workshop: Liz Gilbey

Still Life in Oils

Liz is a classically trained painter who teaches traditional oil painting methods.

Gracefield have easels and tables and Liz will bring some objects, fruit and veg. Participants should bring paints and canvas and are welcome to bring their own objects.

Chris Taylor

August 17th 2024: Workshop

Workshop: Pamela Grace

A Workshop in Pen and Ink


Weather permitting the group will be working in sketchbooks in the morning, taking notes, looking at compositions and experimenting with inks and watercolour with a view to developing one of the sketches in the studio in the afternoon.

Pamela will discuss her own practice of sketchbook ideas and how she takes these onto finished work.

Please bring a small portable seat, a sketchbook, pens, watercolours and watercolour paper, small board and jars for water. In the studio tables and chairs will be available.