These monthly tutor-led workshops held on Wednesdays or Fridays from 10am – 4pm, are designed for members of all abilities to explore and experience as many different media and styles as possible in a fun and convivial environment with other members and their guests.

Our tutors provide demonstrations and supportive comments to help each of us develop our skills, throughout the session. Sometimes tutors may change due to unforeseen circumstances. We hope you like the tutors we choose and we are happy to consider other tutors members recommend.

Forthcoming Workshops

Venue & Parking

Usually at: Ranelagh Sailing Club, Putney Embankment, SW15 1LB. Free parking all day on the riverside hardstanding opposite. NB This site provides us with the space, tables and chairs only. Please bring all the equipment you require with you e.g. easels, drawing boards etc. and items mentioned on the materials list for each workshop.

Hammersmith Riverside Offices:  we are experimenting with this as an alternative venue.  We will provide more information when it is used.


Members: £30; Guests: £35 (This includes tea, coffee and biscuits). A few workshops will cost £35+  & guests £40+ when we have more expensive tutors which we will highlight.


Please contact Briony Watson at, to register and pay for each workshop using online payment stating your Name & workshop date.  Payment must be received in advance of the workshop and cancellation and refunds are only possible up to 5 days before the workshop.   Alternatively, cheque paid to SoFAP plus a note stating clearly workshop dates can be posted to: Briony Watson, 684b Fulham Road, London, SW65SA

Past Workshops:

Jason Bowyer: Raw Still Life, Friday 16th November, ’18

Animal Drawing & Painting, with Izzy Hutchison, Wednesday, 17th October, ’18

Kathy Barker: fun with Acrylics for Beginners: Wednesday 12th September, 2018

Soraya French: Flowers in mixed media workshop – 20 July 2018

Flower drawing and flower watercolours with Sandra Smith-Gordon

Adebanji Alade – Urban Landscapes: Friday 18th May 2018

Moving your art practice forward: Wednesday 2nd May, ’18

Creative Skies with Kieran Stiles: 20th April 2018

Painting with a Palette Knife with Hazel Soan – 21st March 2018

Lucinda Stephen’s Drawing Skills Workshop 23 February 2018

Clare Weatherill: Harbours & Shores with Boats

Watercolours with Hazel Soan, 13th October

Life Drawing with Kathy Barker

Gabriella Marchini, Portrait Painting, 12th July, 2017

Soraya French: mixed media seascapes

Colin Merrin RWS: A Unique Vision – Painting Workshop

Lucinda Stephens Workshop 28 April – Drawing Skills

Adebanji Alade workshop: Urban Landscapes

Julie Cassels: Pen and Ink, Wildlife – what fun it was!

Framing for Sales Success with Lynne Friel

How to use Social Media to help you build your profile, and hopefully sales.

Rhythms and shapes in Landscapes, Janet Weight Reed workshop

Workshop with: Kathy Barker

Workshop with: Hazel Soan