Programme of Events 2020-2021

The Committee trust that you are all keeping safe and well. Unfortunately the CDAC is unable to function normally because of the limitations imposed on us by the coronavirus pandemic. Art demonstrations are postponed for the time being and we are unlikely to meet up again until the Autumn. This year's Exhibition will therefore have to be cancelled/postponed.

We would encourage you to keep painting in readiness for a return to normal and give below alternative ways of enjoying art. Meanwhile here are some programmes and on line activities that you may ;ike to look at. We will update this from time to time so do keep checking in.

On the BBC:

Bob Ross's "The Joy of Painting". Wednesday 7pm on BBC 4 and on iplayer

"Museums in Quarantine". BBC 4 Series on iplayer, four episodes: Warhol; Rembrandtd; Tate Britain; British Museums.

Draw along with "Life Drawing Live" available on iplayer until 11th June.

Primarily about photography but "Age Of the Image" deals with ways of seeing and the link between art and photography. Available on iplayer for 60 days

Grayson Perry's Art Club is on Monday evenings 8pm on Channel Four, past episodes available at Artists Demo Days Last weekend's demos are still available and include those from Denise Allen who would have been doing a demo for us at Haslingfield, Sharon Hurst, Matthew Palmer and Ali Board, On that page you can also find the next set of scheduled demos to watch live on 8th and 9th June,

The Royal Academy has a virtual tour of the Picasso and Paper exhibition. See

The National Portrait Gallery has a number of excellent virtual tours of the galleries as well as artist interviews and activities for children. See

There's lots of interesting Art to be found on You Tube: Mary Ann Rogers, watercolour artist does a very good demo each day at 12 noon on instagram and then you can pick them up on YouTube afterwards. See her website:

Jacksons Art has some interesting articles by artists. To get you started here's an interesting one about how an artist uses zoom for portraiture: This link will allow you to access lots of other articles on a range of subjects and information about more online art classes and activities.

Below is the original Programme of Events. These will be resumed when possible and the postponed talks, demonstrations and workshops will be given at a later date if possible.

Demonstrations, for which there is no entry fee, are on the second Wednesday of the month in Haslingfield Village Hall and start at 7.45 pm

Workshops, which usually cost £30 per day, can be booked at Demonstrations or through Lesley Rumble by email: lesleyrumble at or Angela Fordham by email: angelafordham47 at


April 8th Reg Siger. Wednesday Demonstration: My Way with Acrylics

May 6th Ros Ridley. Wednesday Illustrated Talk: How we see Colour

May 30th Rachel Haynes. Saturday Workshop: Life Drawing in Charcoal (10.0 - 4.00) Pampisford Village Hall

June 10th Sharon Hurst. Wednesday Demonstration: Watercolour Techniques

June 27th Sharon Hurst. Saturday Workshop: Watercolour (10.00 - 4.00) Harston Village Hall

July 8th George Meliniotis. Wednesday Illustrated Talk: Colour, Space, Time

Aug 28th - 31st. Summer Exhibition. Bank Holiday weekend: Grantchester Village Hall

Sept. 9th Rachel Haynes. Wednesday Demonstration: Series of Quick Pastels

Sept 26th Stephie Butler. Saturday Workshop: Watercolour Wildlife (10.00 - 4.00) Harston Village Hall

Oct 14th Lois Cordelia. Wednesday Illustrated Talk and Demonstration: Papercutting

Nov 11th Clive Dawson. Wednesday Demonsration: Expressive acrylics

Nov 21st Ros Ridley. Saturday Workshop: Watercolour Still Life (10.00 - 4.00) Harston Village Hall

Dec 9th Social Evening. Wednesday (7.30 - 9.30) Haslingfield Village Hall


Jan 13th Denise Allen. Wednesday Demonstration: Deconstructed Flowers

Jan 30th Paul Alcock. Saturday Workshop: Sunsets and sunrises in oil. (10.00 - 4.00) Harston Village Hall

Feb 10th John Shave. Wednesday Demonstration: Sea and Landscapes in Oil

March 10th AGM. Wednesday (8.00 - 10.00) Haslingfield Village Hall

April 14th Stephie Butler. Wednesday Demonstration Watercolour Portrait