Brush up your artistic talents

Glass painting workshop with Nick Coley.
Glass painting workshop with Nick Coley.

A group of amateur artists are meeting every month in a village in the area to hone their artistic skills.

The East Riding Painting Society meets on the second Friday of each month at Wilberfoss Village Hall, and invites artists from across the country to give talks or hold workshops at the meetings.

At the society’s last event, abstract expressionist Nick Coley created glass paintings with the group. They painted pictures of seabirds, which Mr Coley used to make a collage. He then turned this into a glass painting.

Cynthia Collier, chairperson of the society, said: “It was his first effort at being a tutor. It was interesting.

“This particular glass painting has turned out superbly. He has suggested we try and sell it at the Art and Rose Gallery in Pocklington to raise much-needed funds for the society.”

The group’s next meeting is on 10 April from 9.30am-3.30pm. This will be a workshop by Terry Chip using mixed media to produce a ‘Hazy Venetian’ painting.

The cost is £20 for members of the East Riding Painting Society and £25 for non-members. Bookings via Mrs Wendy Seaborn on 01759 302393 or by emailing

If you are interested in joining the society, call Mrs Collier on 01759 372560.