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   The Group was founded in 1948 and met at the Bury Knowle Library. The first Chairman was John Henry Brookes. He was the first Principal of the Schools of Technology Art and Commerce in 1934 which eventually became Oxford Brookes University.

   Currently we have 50/60 members and our main meetings are held at the North Oxford Community Centre in Summertown. Visit the Events page for details and map, or the Contact Us page to join or comment! We look forward to hearing from you.                                          


  • to welcome ANYONE with an interest in art

  • to promote friendship in a social environment

  • to encourage personal development in art

  • to arrange meetings with speakers, demonstrations of artistic techniques and associated subjects and to arrange at least 2 exhibitions per year


Membership costs £15 per year (Click here for application details)

Attendance at meetings is free

Non-members are welcome to attend for a small charge of £3 per person. This includes refreshments. 

Lots of lovely stuff for you to go and experiment with!

(If you join, you'll get discount at BROAD CANVAS and LEOPARD PRESS!)


A medium for all ranges of ability.

Water colour is very versatile - loose, heavy, splashy, often unpredictable.

That's what makes it rewarding. And fun.


Master layering and the correct ratios of turpentine and linseed, and you are ready for thick impasto laid on with a palette knife or finely detailed creations.

The choice is yours.

Oil pastels are a cross between oil paint, crayon and soft pastel - well worth exploring!


An addition to the artist's resources is a wide range of water-soluble pencils and crayons. 

They are a bit of a challenge but once you get the hang, you can achieve stunning results.