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CAS Summer Exhibition - Opening Times

The Exhibition will run from Saturday 17th July 2021 to Saturday 11th September 2021 at the Llangollen Tourist Information Centre, Y Capel, Castle Street, Llangollen LL20 8NU


The Centre is currently open from 9.30am to 5.30pm each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

From 1st August the Centre will open from 9.30am to 5.30pm six days each week. (Closed all day on Thursdays).

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The Royal Cambrian Academy - Summer Exhibition 2021

The Royal Cambrian Academy 138th Summer Exhibition will be held from Saturday 17th July 2021 to Saturday 28th August 2021 at the Gallery, Crown Lane, Conwy LL32 8AN

See the EVENTS page for details of the members visit to Conwy and the exhibition on Friday 13th August 2021.


Workshop with Sue Farrington - Saturday 7th August 2021

The Welsh Mountains in the style of Monet

" We shall be capturing the beauty and a fleeting moment in time of the magnificent Welsh Countryside using rich textured energetic brush marks", Sue Farrington.

Venue - Village Hall, Llanbedr DC, Ruthin LL15 1UP.

Places are limited, please email Julia at to reserve your place.

Click here to download the Materials List and additional details.

Bring your own lunch and drinks.

Late Summer & Autumn Workshops 2021

Advance notice of two workshops planned for later this year at the Village Hall, Llanbedr DC, Ruthin LL15 1UP.

Dates are Saturday 11th September and Saturday 9th October.

Details of subjects and tutors to follow soon.

IMPORTANT - Change of Venue for "Stormy Seascape" Workshop

The "Stormy Seascape" workshop with Sue Farrington on Saturday 19th June 2021 will be held at the Village Hall, Llanbedr DC, Ruthin LL15 1UP. Details of the venue and location map are on the "Events" pages. Our apologies for the change of venue.

The number of places available on the workshop are limited, please email Julia at to book your place and receive more details about the workshop.

CAS Summer Exhibition



A wonderful opportunity to display your art at this popular venue.

Llangollen Tourist Information Centre from 17th July 2021 to 11th September 2021

Deadline for Entries - Saturday 3rd July 2021

Click on the button below to download Terms & Conditions, Entry Form and details of how to enter in "Word" format. For iPad and other non PC users please email Julia at to request an Entry Form.

"Stormy Seascape" with Sue Farrington - Saturday 19th June 2021   

This is a great opportunity to spend  the day painting a dramatic seascape along with

well known local artist Sue Farrington. For those who do not know Sue click on the link 

below to download her profile. Also click on the "Materials List" to download materials

requirements for the day. 

The new venue is the Village Hall, Llanbedr DC - See the Events listing for full details.

Sue Farrington - Artist Profile

Materials List

"Plein Air" Painting Day with Peter Moore - CANCELLED 

Regrettably this event has been cancelled. Our apologies to anyone planning to attend.

01/09/2019 Important Deadline
Autumn Exhibition Registration


A wonderful opportunity to display your art at this popular venue.

30/09/2019 - 15/11/2019 Llangollen Tourist Information Centre

06/07/2019  Bill Gribble Workshop   

What a brilliant day!

Bill was a truly wonderful tutor, putting us all at ease with his life in art anecdotes.

He was thoroughly prepared, clear and very professional.

The format of the day was well thought out and provided us with plenty of time to experiment with new ideas, paints and techniques, without huge chunks of information overload.

He was considerate, encouraging and appreciative, providing friendly advice and sharing some excellent tips, (who knew a large rubber band could be so useful).

Time flew by ... a sure sign we were all engrossed, and all too soon it was the end of the day.

There's definitely going to be a shortage of Water Based Oil Paints locally, as there are now several new converts.

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Autumn Exhibition


01/09/2019 Registration Deadline

A wonderful opportunity to display your art at this popular venue.

30/09/2019 - 15/11/2019 Llangollen Tourist Information Centre

Sketching at Nantclwyd Y Dre

The rain held off, which for this June was an unexpected bonus.

The gardens were beautiful, with the rose arch in full bloom.

We really enjoyed our time sketching and painting.

Here are a few photos from the day.

19/06/2019    IMPORTANT REMINDER  

Nantclwyd Y Dre Sketching Day is on WEDNESDAY

The venue is closed on Thursdays.

NEW Portrait Workshop Series

Starting in September

James Guy Eccleston is going to be running a wonderful new workshop series.

He will deliver tutored Portrait sessions at Rhewl Pavillion every fortnight.

There will be a small charge for these classes.

If you'd love to improve your portrait skills, please register your interest.

05/06/2019    THE LAWNT RAINED OFF   

As the weather is forecast poor, we've decided to cancel this Sketching Day.

16/05/2019  Sketching at The Lawnt   

We had a fantastic day sketching at this stunning location.

The heady scent of jasmine filled the air in the conservatory, where we were warmly welcomed by our host and the refreshments were greatly appreciated.

The weather was warm, the sun shone and the gardens were a riot of colour.

Wild flowers blossomed in the meadow and along the banks of the stream.

Bird song accompanied the sound of the water as it gently tumbled down rocks and flowed under the old arched bridge.

Exploring the grounds, we each found or own sources of inspiration.

There was so much to see, so many scenes to capture and so much to delight our senses.

All that's left to say is a massive Thank You to our hosts - we will be back.

16/05/2019    THE LAWNT REINSTATED   

As the weather is forecast to improve, we've decided to go back to the original venue for this Sketching Day.

Venue: The Lawnt

Hopefully we'll have a wonderful day. 

16/05/2019    CHANGE OF VENUE   

As the weather has been so awful, we've changed venues for this Sketching Day.

New Venue: Chester Cathedral

The Cathedral provides us with a variety of options, indoors and outside, so we can sketch whatever the weather.

Car sharing is suggested due to parking limitations, make your own arrangements.

Plenty of places for lunch close by.

Cathedral Day Postponed

23/05/2019    POSTPONED   

Life Drawing - Postponed due to Venue being used as Polling Station

02/05/2019    Liz Bolloten Demo   

Liz was an excellent tutor, inspiring those who attended her demonstration of watercolour painting today.

We met at Rhewl Pavilion, watched her perform her magic on paper before having a short practice with some of her tips.

I was so absorbed that I forgot to take photos, however, luckily James did.

See more of Liz Bolloten's work on her website:

Carol Wynne, Julia Jones

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25/04/2019    James Eccleston Portrait Demo   

During Thursday afternoon's meeting we looked at one of the ways to construct a "standard" head and how it relates to a skull. This can then be used as a mental template to compare with the subject.
A selection of black and white photographs were available to draw from. 
Further portrait sessions will occur!

James Eccleston

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