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What's On


Most events are on Mondays and run from 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start, and finish at 9.30pm. Visitors welcome – £10 admission.

We meet in The Gantry, part of The Edge at the rear of Alderbrook School, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1SN.

Our main Programme runs from September to June. However we run day art classes and events throughout the year. Please check the Easel Newsletter for these events or email us directly. Some of these are available to members only.

Events for 2023 / 2024

September 11th


John Hopkins will demonstrate painting a Venetian scene in watercolour


September 25th

Jan Gay

Critical Appraisal - bring along 1 or 2 pieces for appraisal


October 9th

Sketching evening - still life and/or figure drawing


October 23rd

A demonstration of linocut printing with Alix Almond


November 6th

Annual General Meeting


November 20th

David (DJ) Johnson - demonstration - a winter mountain snow scene in oils

December 4th

Edith Buckle - loose watercolours - followed by festive food

January 8th

Sketching evening - still life and/or figure drawing


January 22nd

Sally Roundell

Critical Appraisal


February 5th

Terence Clarke - a demonstration of a mediterranean landscape in acrylics


February 19th

Linda Winnett

The Life and Works of David Hockney - a talk and slideshow


March 4th

Roger Griffiths - demonstration - abstracted landscape in acrylics


March 18th

Fiona Payne

Critical appraisal 

April 15th

Heather Wilson - 'Mad Hats and Artwork' an entertaining talk


April 29th

Caroline Griffin - demonstration - a landscape in oils


May 20th

Sketching evening - still life and/or figure drawing


Summer Painting Days

SSA Summer Painting Days are over for this year. Watch this space for next years programme, which will give members a chance at some plein air painting. Come along and enjoy the fresh air and chat, as well as some good weather!

All start at 10.30am and finish at 3.30pm. Bring a packed lunch.

A toilet is available at each venue 

Any queries contact Janet Scott . 07823509600

Programme for 2024 to be announced.



Your membership includes an affiliation fee to the Solihull Society of Arts.


Enjoy exclusive access to our annual programme of demonstrations, talks and critical appraisal events.


Members are welcome to bring non-members along to our events. Simply purchase a visitors pass at the door. Also available are Day Painting

CALL 01564777185. 


You can join the Art Section at a cost of £40pa, below are some benefits of becoming a member. Join now >

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