'Painting the life on the River Thames between Hungerford & Waterloo Bridges' 1-day workshop with John Dobbs NEAC

From the buses traversing the bridges, to the constant river traffic and the streams of people walking along the Embankment, the river here is a hive of activity. We will aim to capture this energy in paint.

Meet at the Malls Learning Centre at 10.30am, then we will make the short walk down Northumberland Avenue to the river. The morning session will used to make compositional drawings and small sketches in your preferred medium, and then these can be used to inform paintings which weather permitting can be completed outdoors in the afternoon session. If the weather is unsuitable we can return to the Learning Centre. The day will finish with a plenary session.

Please wear warm clothing as the riverbank can be cold in spring, and bring a packed lunch.

About your tutor: John Dobbs NEAC trained as a Draughtsman in electrical engineering before becoming a full time artist in 2003.He was awarded the NEAC Drawing Scholarship in 2012, and was elected a member of the NEAC in 2015. He was a finalist in the Lynn Painter Stainers Prize 2015.


Mall Galleries Learning Centre
The Mall


£55 for the day.

There is a 10% discount for Friends of the New English. If you are eligible for a discount please email to get a special code to use when booking your tickets.

Dates & times

Saturday 17 March 2018
10:30 – 16:00


  • Pencils, charcoal, sketchbooks, painting equipment (oil, acrylic or watercolour, bring your own choice of colours). Please note if painting in the Learning Centre we cannot use White Spirit - use Zestit or similar instead.
  • A selection of boards or small canvases to work on.
  • A light sketching easel / stool would be useful.

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