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.
Thursday 25th April The date for this venue is TBC nearer the time, as it is sometimes closed for events. We will mention it in the April Newsletter.
Merchant Adventurers Hall, Fossgate, York YO1 9XD
46 minutes/27.4 miles from Pickering
Parking in York. Meet at the main entrance at 10am. Admission £6.50, £5.50 concessions. Interesting interior with shelter, cafe and toilets
Tuesday 14th May
Helmsley, YO62 5AZ 20 minutes/12.6 miles from Pickering
Meet in the Cleveland way car park, which has toilets. There are plenty of tea shops and cafes in Helmsley and a huge variety of subjects from the attractive bustling centre to the quieter spots in Duncombe Park, (free entry) which also offers splendid views back to the town and castle. There is also the Birds of Prey Centre in the park (admission charges apply) for those who fancy tackling owls and hawks.Type your paragraph here.
Friday 7th June
Shandy Hall, Coxwold, YO61 4AD NOT OPEN UNTIL 11am
35 minutes /21 miles from Pickering
Meet in the car park at 11am. Parking limited so may need to park in the village.
Admission: Gardens only £3, house not open on Fridays. There are cottages to paint in Coxwold village and lanscapes, as well as Shandy Hall itself and the gardens. Refreshments and toilets at the Coxwold Tea Rooms from 10 am.
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
Plenty of free parking. Meet at the entrance.
Admission £7, toilets and cafe which offers good food. Trees and lake, scenery.
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.