31 December 2017

Saturday 20 January 2018 from 10 - 12

Cardiff Central Library - a new venue for 2018

Draw the amazing cityscape and rooftops of Cardiff, capture the strange perspective and aerial views of people in the streets below!

Situated at the bottom end of The Hayes, opposite the John Lewis store.
Take the lift from just inside the foyer, up to floor 5 (the very top level of the library) and meet there at 10am.

Information and location:

30 November 2017

Goodbye 2017

Our last get-together in 2017, drawing at our favourite place, the wonderful National Museum of Wales, Cardiff

Saturday 16 December from 10am till 12 noon

Meet in the foyer before going off to sketch, then coffee and a chat in the downstairs cafe from 11:30

See you there to say goodbye to 2017

28 November 2017

4 October 2017

Saturday 14 October 10am - 12 noon

Saturday 14 October 10am - 12 noon

Spend your Saturday morning at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff,
free entry and it's warm and dry inside!
Meet at 10am. in the foyer, draw from the wonderful collection of paintings, sculptures, natural history, etc.

Around 11:30 we'll be in the downstairs cafe for coffee and a chat and then, if you can stay longer, there's a free tour starting at 12:30pm - highlights of some of the art galleries with a volunteer guide (book at the information desk on arrival).


17 September 2017

Saturday 23 Sept from 10am.

Saturday 23 Sept from 10am.
Meet outside Barry Town Hall & Library at 10am. and sketch in King Square for an hour before going in to the Art Central Gallery for the latest exhibition of work by VOGA (Vale of Glamorgan Artists).
Richard and two other artists will be talking about their work between 11am and 12 noon.

Drawing at King Square, Barry - busy Saturday shoppers, colourful local characters, Victorian architecture and nearby Central Park - something for everyone.

Click for info:
Art Central Gallery
King Square, Barry
Central Park

11am - 12pm. Saturday 23rd September
Art Central, Barry Library, King Square

Three VOGA artists talk about their work

30 August 2017

Sunday 3 September from 2:30 to 4:30pm

Sunday 3 Sept from 2:30 to 4:30pm
Croesllanfro Farm, Newport is open as part of the National Gardens Scheme - come and draw in these beautiful surroundings. Two acres of mass plantings, stone barn and formal courtyard, with indoor areas if the weather is wet. Home made teas available.
Cost of admission £4.50

Information, map and directions -

Going from Cardiff? Please let us know in advance if you can offer a lift or need one (Anna can take 2 people). Meet outside Cardiff Museum at 2.00pm to share lifts, otherwise meet 2:30pm. at the farm.

24 July 2017

Saturday 29 July 2017 from 10:30am

Saturday 29 July
Meet up with Richard at 10:30am. in the foyer of the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay.
View the VOGA art exhibition in the upstairs Futures Gallery, then draw
inside or out around the bay and the old dock basins.
Coffee and chat at 12 noon in the Millennium Centre.
The Pierhead Building - info

(picture: Julian Nitzsche, CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Barnabas Arts House

25 May 2017

Doing anything this weekend?

Doing anything this weekend?
Come and join us for some or all of these happenings over the 2017 bank holiday weekend, lots of things to see and draw, don't forget your sketchbook!

Saturday 27 May from 10am.
Meet up with Richard who'll be at Art Central, Barry from 10am - 12noon.
'Six Hands' – an  exhibition of drawings by Antonia Spowers and Martina Jirankova-Limbrick. Charcoal, pen and pencil, line and tone drawings of the artists’ hands, feet and life drawings. As well as framed images, there are others hanging washing-line style - an exciting, addictive display.

Sunday 28 May from 10 - 12noon
Free Drawing and Collage workshop with Anna at The Mindfulness and Wellbeing Centre, 250 Cowbridge Road East, Cardiff from 10am - 12noon
Paper, textiles, scissors and glue provided but you might like to bring your own favourite drawing pens/felt-tip pens/black markers.

Sunday 28 May from 2 - 4pm.
Visit the Cardiff Met Campus, Llandaff to see the Summer Show of work by students at the Cardiff School of Art.
Meet in the foyer of the Art School building at 2pm. See the exhibitions and wander through the design departments including Ceramics, Graphics, Fine Art, Illustration, Architecture, Textiles, etc.

Tuesday 30 May from 10:30am

Some of us will be drawing in Newport, popping into The Barnabas Arts House around 10:30am for coffee and cake before going off to explore the neighbourhood and sketch the local views.

Follow these links for more information …

'Six Hands' exhibition, Art Central, Barry
The Mindfulness and Wellbeing Centre, Cardiff
Cardiff School of Art & Design, Llandaff
The Barnabas Arts House, Newport

16 May 2017

10 April 2017

Saturday afternoon - 13 May 2017 from 2pm.

Spend Saturday afternoon at Insole Court, Llandaff, drawing the wonderful Victorian house and mature gardens.
Free entry, free car parking, cafe on site.

Meet at 2pm in the car park.
The Potting Shed cafe serves afternoon teas, or bring your own picnic!!!


Location map here -

23 March 2017

Saturday 8 April 2017

Saturday 8 April - time for a Newport adventure!!

Meet around 10am. at The Barnabas Arts House for coffees and to see the display space. Then stroll up to the Newport Museum & Art Gallery and afterwards to the Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre.

Lots of things to see and lots of things to draw.

Venue links here ....
The Barnabas Arts House
Newport Museum & Art Gallery
Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre

6 March 2017

Saturday 18 March - all day

Morning?  Afternoon?  All day?
Another busy day for the Cardiff Drawing Group on Sat 18 March


In the morning, at our favourite museum sketching, coffees and arty chat.
In the afternoon, at Cardiff Castle drawing its amazing interiors, the Norman Keep, wartime tunnels and city views from the Roman Walls.

Join us all day, or in the morning from 10am, or in the afternoon from 1:30pm
10:00 we'll meet in the National Museum for sketching, coffee+chat
12:30 time to pop around town for a quick lunch
13:30 meet at the entrance to Cardiff Castle then inside drawing everything!
15:30 pop over the road to Nata Bakery for coffee+Portuguese custard tarts
16:00 all done - happy days

Do you have your Key to Cardiff Castle?
Get FREE admission if you live or work in Cardiff.
Follow this link to get your own Castle Key Card

15 February 2017

Saturday 25 Feb 2017 from 10am.

Saturday 25 February from 10am.
A busy Saturday morning at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
Meet in the foyer at 10am, go drawing, then coffees and chat together.

See the new exhibition -
Bacon to Doig: Modern Masterpieces from a Private Collection

Don't miss -
Nature's Song: Chinese Bird and Flower Paintings
and this will be the last weekend of the Artes Mundi 7 show.

Also from 12:30 you could join a free guided tour: Highlights of Art

24 January 2017

Saturday 11 Feb in Newport

Saturday 11 Feb from 10am
Cardiff Drawing Group goes to Newport

We'll be drawing at the Barnabas Arts House gallery, very quirky, and also weather permitting, along the river front or around the new town centre. The gallery has a good little coffee shop serving sandwiches, paninis and cakes. And very nice too!

Whether you travel by train, by bus or by car, we'll meet at the gallery itself around 10-10:30am. to chat with the owner and see the exhibition space.

Barnabas Arts House, New Ruperra Street, Newport, NP20 2BB
See the gallery location here

6 January 2017

Saturday 21 Jan 2017 from 10am.

Saturday 21 Jan 2017
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
Meet in the foyer at 10am

Visit the Artes Mundi show and the new exhibition - a collection of traditional Chinese Bird and Flower Paintings. Free entry to both exhibitions.
We draw, then go to the downstairs cafe around 11:30 for coffees and an arty chat together.