Times - 9 am - 11 am, and 11 am - 1pm
Venue - Dourdan Pavilion, The Causeway, Dunmow.

Tutor - Anita Davey
Group leader - Helen Wright

All abilities are very welcome, from those with no or little experience, to more experienced artists.

A full programme of tuition is offered, or members are free to work on their own projects with help and guidance if needed.

These groups have been running for three years, with a very high degree of success. Many of our artists who joined in January 2016 have remained with the groups, building self-confidence and achieving some stunning work. Newcomers, and those further developing their skills will feel comfortable within the friendly and relaxed atmosphere which we enjoy.

Please come along if you want to know more and see at first hand the work being done. You don't have to join to pay us a visit!

For Drawing (could be required every week) - always bring:
Rough sketch book – A4 size, nothing expensive required
Spiral bound sketch book – A4 size Good quality drawing paper if possible
Eraser and pencil sharpener - Pencils 2B,4B, and 6b

For watercolour painting -
"Artist" quality watercolour pans or tubes in the following colours -

lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, permanent rose, cadmium red, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, raw umber, burnt umber, Paynes grey, yellow ochre.
Watercolour paper in a glued block (type "NOT") or loose sheets (type "NOT") for stretching on a marine ply board'
Two round synthetic brushes, one size 6 and one size 12
Large white plastic palette with varied size wells
Kitchen roll, two water containers - large based plastic containers or oblong ice cream tubs.

For acrylic painting -
"Artist" quality acrylic paints in the following colours -
Ultramarine blue, cadmium red, cadmium yellow, raw umber, yellow ochre, titanium white.
Artists canvass boards for acrylic painting 10x12 inches minimum or larger (purchase three or four). Stretched canvasses can also be used if preferred.
Brushes sizes - Filbert hog hair 4 and 10, Flat hog hair or bristle 16.
Large palette for mixing - plastic throw-away plates are ideal, but an old white ceramic plate is good too (don't use clear glass or one with a pattern or colour as it will distort the paint colours).
Kitchen roll, two water containers - large-based plastic containers or oblong ice cream tubs.

If you wish to join us, can you complete and >> Return Questionnaire

The groups will follow the local school terms and holidays. Full details of dates are on the Art page and Events diary.

Fees are payable in advance.

Please make cheques payable to Dunmow U3A. Cash will be accepted. Fees will be pro rata for those joining later in a term. However, payment will be charged for any missed weeks after joining as the Hall Hire costs will still be invoiced to us in full. Exceptions can only be made in some circumstances and should be discussed with the Group Leader.