Founded 1978

Outdoor Painting Programme for 2019

​​We have a great time on our informal painting days in the summer months, when we meet up to paint or draw together, which is much more enjoyable than doing it alone! We aim to choose places that have a variety of subject matter and most importantly parking, toilets and somewhere for refreshments. We meet in the relevant car park at 10 am and usually finish around 3.30 pm. We are keen to encourage car sharing, so please contact Diana or Lesley (details on your membership card) if you have spaces in your car or would like a lift. Our mobile numbers are Diana Smith 07770 691622 and Lesley Price 07792 952926; at least one of us should be at most venues. The outdoor painting days are organised as an opportunity to paint and draw together in a variety of interesting locations around the local area.    We meet at 10 am on location and usually finish the day around 3.30 pm.



Tuesday 18th June                    

Whitby, Pavilion Top Car Park, YO21 3EN           

35 minutes/21.3 miles from Pickering
Meet at the Pavilion Top Car Park on West Cliff   - charges apply.
A short walk along to the Whale Bones gives terrific views over the town and harbour, with sheltered places to sit. There are public toilets at the bottom of the steps and more facilities and refreshments in the town, as well as lots of opportunities to draw boats, lobster pots and other marine subjects. For those who don’t fancy the climb up again, a packed lunch may be a good idea!

Monday 1st July
Castle Howard Arboretum, Castle Howard YO60 7BY  

25minutes/16 miles
Plenty of free parking. Meet at the entrance.

Admission £7, toilets and cafe which offers good food. Trees and lake, scenery.


​​Tuesday16th July
Goathland YO22 5LX        

24 minutes /14.5 miles from Pickering
Meet in the Visitor car park which has toilets, on the right of the hill up from the station. Charges apply.
Attractive moorland village – landscapes, cottages,  sheep and the station. Several tea rooms and cafes, from the station at the bottom to the Mallyan Spout Coffee Shop at the top of the hill.

Thursday 8th August – Painting Challenge Day

Details to follow

Monday 19th August
Sinnington YO62 6XQ               

8 minutes/4.1 miles from Pickering
Meet outside the Methodist Church on the right of Main Street beyond the Fox and Hounds, where toilet facilities are available. We will have access to the church building, plenty of village scenes, riverside and landscapes around. Refreshments from the Fox and Hounds pub, or bring a packed lunch. 

Wednesday 18th  September
Malton YO17 7LW                    

18 minutes/9.3 miles from Pickering      
Parking at various locations in the town. Meet on the Market Place outside Hoppers. Toilets on the Market Place, plenty of cafes and tea rooms for refreshments. Opportunities to paint people, streets, shops, Malton Castle Gardens off Castlegate, views of the Derwent from the bridges.