Exhibitions & Events
RGA What's On
Info for Members
Past Exhibitions ...
Join In
RGA Fridays
Earley Painters
Summer Painting Days
Online Art Gallery A-K
Online Art Gallery L-Z
Picture of the Month
Marie Dyson Award
Museum Highlights


Programme for 2018

A programme of days throughout the summer when we meet up to paint and draw at various venues. This year we have a mix of new and those that proved popular last year to visit.

These are an opportunity to paint and sketch with like-minded souls. You can wander off on your own or join with friends and colleagues to find the view that inspires you, or both! 

We like to meet up at the end of the day and share our results, but the day is totally unstructured, mix and mingle as you want. All members and friends are welcome; there is no RGA charge. You are responsible f for individual expenses such as admission fees and parking if applicable and refreshments as you require.

Please bring along your own outdoor painting and drawing equipment. It is a good idea to bring your own refreshments.

If you are interested in coming please phone Karen on 07709895274 or Nina on 07500543256 to let them know, leave a message if there is no answer and we will get back to you with directions and meeting arrangements for the beginning of the day. If you just want more information you can email publicity@rga-artists.org.uk. We will only use your personal data for informing you of the Summer Painting Days programme. See our Privacy Notice.


Sat 28th April
Monks Pond Cottage

The first of this years Summer Painting Days was held in Kate's beautiful walled garden complete with a large pond. Around 17 artists braved the chilly damp weather to produce some wonderful artwork, with the occasional break for tea and coffee to warm our fingers!


Thu 7th June
Dinton Pastures

Our second Summer Painting Day was at Dinton Pastures. Although overcast, the rain held off until lunchtime, and conveniently cleared when we had finished lunch. We all had an enjoyable convivial day and sketching, painting and enjoying the antics of the geese.

Dinton Pastures Dinton Pastures Dinton Pastures

Dinton Pastures Dinton Pastures Dinton Pastures


Sat 14th July
Holybrook Linear Park

Beansheaf Community Centre, Calcot, Reading RG31 7AW

10:30am – 4pm

A beautiful green space in Calcot with woodland, river basin and meadow grassland as well as play areas. We will meet at the Beansheaf Community Centre. More details on facilities to follow.


Saturday 11th August
Shiplake Church

Church Lane, Shiplake, Oxfordshire, RG9 4BS

10:30am – 4pm

A popular venue, with views over the Thames. Shiplake Church dates from 1229 and overlooks the Thames on a chalk escarpment, a short walk from the Thames Path.

It is advisable to bring lunch and refreshments. Although the pub is good for a light lunch, coffee and the loo, for those who choose to paint by the river or cornfield it's a bit of a walk back.

Directions: Coming from Reading on the A4155 into Shiplake turn right into a lane opposite the pub and speed camera. This is just before Shiplake College, and is marked Shiplake Church. There is a car park at the start of the lane, and limited spaces down by the church.


Sat 29th September
Harris Gardens

Reading University, Pepper Lane, RG6 6UR

10.30am – 4pm

Another popular venue with rare trees, shrubs, borders streams and pools set in the grounds of Reading University. Use the Pepper Lane entrance then carpark 13. For more information on the garden visit www.friendsoftheharrisgarden.org.uk/index.html

There are refreshments and loos available on the campus, although you may wish to bring a packed lunch.
































| Privacy Notice | Cookies |