Art at the Centre

The South Oxford Community Centre’s art activities, including exhibitions, events, workshops and art classes, are managed by New Hinksey Arts, which is part of the South Oxford Community Association.   

Christmas art event

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November, 1–5pm

As part of Oxfordshire Artweeks Christmas season of events.

With art in various forms from acrylic to oils and charcoal to watercolours. Along with the art there is a cafe and cards to buy with many works available as a print to take away on the day.

Craft items and refreshments are available

Evening event with music and more: Saturday 26th November, 7–10pm

New Hinksey Arts: Exhibitions

In addition to our long involvement with the annual Oxfordshire Artweeks festivals, New Hinksey Arts often runs other exhibitions at the Centre. These include displaying the work of local artists but also the recent exhibition of the work of George Bissill. Please see our Exhibitions Archive for details of past exhibitions.

October 15 Exhibition entitled ‘The Ridgeway’ showing works by Ken Organ, Felicity Cormack and Martin Beek.
October 29 The Big Draw ‘Come Back to Colour’.
November 19 Oxford Light Festival.
November 26, and 27 Artweeks part 2 Christmas event and party.

Art Classes by New Hinksey Arts

Creative Drawing

Introducing a new art class to the South Oxford Community Centre. This is a tutored session with local artist Jim Robinson and they are held regularly. If you would like to be added to the Art Classes list please contact the office.

All classes are held from 2.00-4.00 pm.

  • Nov 8 Still Life Basics-using colour and composition with everyday objects
  • Dec 6 Tapestries and Memories-bringing collage into drawings

£15.00 per person all equipment provided.An interview with Jim is available to watch here https://youtu.be/gTlKeqk6vSY

All materials provided, refreshments included, places are limited so early booking is advised.

Contact the office on 01865 242666 or enquiries@southoxford.org for more information or to book a place.

Life Drawing

Regular monthly classes are now on Saturday 2-5 pm £15.00 per person. Over 18’s only.

The classes have been suspended for the time being.

Booking is recommended as places are limited, contact the office on 01865 242666 or enquiries@southoxford.org to book your place.

Creating and keeping artists sketchbooks [for reference and memories]

An introduction to sketching and keeping a sketchbook with Ann Spencer

All classes are from 2.00 to 4.00 pm.

  • Nov 15 Still Life Basics-using colour and composition with everyday objects
  • Dec 13 Tapestries and Memories-bringing collage into drawings

£15.00 per person.

Contact the office on 01865 242666 or enquiries@southoxford.org for more information or to book a place.

The Postcard Watercolour Class.

With Carole Theriault

6 classes 

Starting Monday 7th November

2hrs – from 6.00 to 8.00pm

A 6-week course @ £15.00 per person per week (drop-in) or all 6 weeks for £75.00

All materials provided, refreshments included, places are limited so early booking is advised. Contact the office on 01865 242666 or enquiries@southoxford.org for more information or to book a place.

Class Description

Create dozens of prompted and unprompted mini watercolours as you practice key techniques. Learn to control the flow without frustration. Each class, leave with a few of your very own postcard-sized masterpieces to display online, in a card or even mount into a frame. 

I’ll share tips, give quick demos, and provide guided practice sessions, so you can work on key techniques, such as preserving the light, flooding, colour mixing, scraping, shadowing, glazing, layering, wet and dry techniques, etc. And of course, we will have a nice tea break at half time. 

This class is for beginners and watercolour lovers alike, so don’t be shy. If you already have some watercolour supplies, bring them along. If not, the centre will happily provide some for you. Come check us out!

About Carole Carole is a local artist, having lived in Oxford for almost 20 years. She works primarily in watercolours and inks. Carole has exhibited with Artweeks, and has had one of her paintings accepted into the Open Art Society show in 2022. See her work at www.carole.wtf

If you would like to receive email updates about our art classes please contact the Centre Office on enquiries@southoxford.org or 01865 242666. If you are interested in taking an art class that we do not currently offer please let us know. We want to hear from you and may be able to offer more classes in the future.