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Pop In and Paint

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Mondays:
10am to 3pm


New term starts:
Monday, 17th January 2022

£10 per session for 10 weeks
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Tutor
Jo Pickering

Pop In And Paint Sessions with Jo Pickering and Lynn Morse on Mondays in term time from Spring Term 2022 - note that these are not teaching sessions


Pop In and Paint Sessions

'Pop In and Paint'

With Jo Pickering and Lynn Morse.

10am until 3pm every Monday during term time.

Begins Monday 17th January.

We welcome local painters to come and join us for painting, tea, coffee and a catch up. Please note - this is not a taught session as Jo and Lynn will be working on their own pieces.

£10 per session. Please note that if the studio becomes too full - painters may be turned away.

Cash on the day or card payment available.

About the Tutor

Artist Jo Pickering has been teaching Art to secondary school students for over 25 years and is currently Head of Art at a Stockton secondary school. Jo has continued to practise her own art having exhibited with Cleveland Art Society in 1985 as their youngest member at aged 15. She has exhibited several times in the local area including Richmond, Redcar and Barnard Castle.

Most recently Jo was selected to exhibit one of her paintings in the prestigious Mall Galleries in London as part of the ‘Artist of the Year’ exhibition.

Jo has also featured on Sky Arts ‘Landscape Artist of the Year’ in 2017.

‘I prefer to specialise in portraiture and am always experimenting with different media but oils will always be my favourite’

‘Portraiture as a subject fascinates me. Expressions, moods and strong dramatic lighting are all too enticing to me. I like to produce images that are challenging to paint and may even leave a work ‘unfinished’ as an effect as I feel I have learned enough from that particular work.’

As well as painting regular portrait commissions Jo teaches adults in a regular weekly class and holds one day workshops for both beginners and more experienced artists throughout the year.

Upcoming Pop In and Paint Sessions


Spring 2022 Term

  • Monday 17 January 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Monday 24 January 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Monday 31 January 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Monday 7 February 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Monday 14 February 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Monday 21 February 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Monday 28 February 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Monday 7 March 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Monday 14 March 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Monday 21 March 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Monday 28 March 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Getting to The Bridge

Location
The Bridge Centre
Yarm Road
Darlington
DL1 1ED

Parking
The Bridge is a short drive from Darlington Town Centre, with free parking available on-site and in the surrounding area.

There is also a covered space to store bicycles.

Getting here by Bus

A number of Arriva buses stop outside The Bridge, including numbers: 2, 3B and 12

Getting here by Train

We're a ten minute walk from Darlington Train Station. From the Yarm Road entrance to the station, turn right onto Yarm Road (walking away from the town centre), and follow the road towards the corner of Hundens Lane.

Accessible Facilities

Our building is fully accessible including disabled facilities.
Dropped curbs are in use in the surrounding area for wheelchair access to the building.

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