Art at the Centre

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

Artweeks

Saturday & Sunday 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th and Bank holiday Monday 29th May 12.00-6.00pm

As part of Oxfordshire Artweeks.

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 20th May, 7–10 pm

South Oxford Arts: Exhibitions

In addition to our long involvement with the annual Oxfordshire Artweeks festivals, South Oxford 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 South Oxford 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.

  • Feb 14 Line drawing techniques-Andy Warhol    
  • Mar  7 Creating mood and atmosphere-(tenebrism) Norman Ackroyd    
  • Apr 11 Fantasy figures-Arthur Rackham
  • May  9 Storytelling in pictures-Glen Baxter
  • Jun  13 Creating abstracts with perspective-Barbara Rae
  • Jul    11 Storyboard cartoons-Roy Lichtenstein
  • Aug    8 Shading techniques to create effects-(sfumato) Jenny Saville
  • Sept 12 Using a limited palette to create dark and light- (chiaroscuro) Caravaggio
  • Oct  10 Landscapes and vistas-Malcolm Ashman/Diebenkorn
  • Nov   7 Still life objects from different angles-Mary Fedden          
  • Dec   5 Rain, sleet, and snow from Japanese woodblock prints-Hiroshige/Malcolm Ashman

£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, and places are limited so early booking is advised.

Contact the office at southoxarts@gmail.com for more information or to book a place.

Life Drawing

Monthly classes are normally held on Saturday 2-5 pm for £15.00 per person. Over 18’s only.

The classes have been suspended for the time being.

For more information and to register your interest contact southoxarts@gmail.com

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.

  • Feb   21 Line drawing techniques-Andy Warhol    
  • Mar 14 Creating mood and atmosphere-(tenebrism) Norman Ackroyd    
  • Apr  18 Fantasy figures-Arthur Rackham
  • May  16 Storytelling in pictures-Glen Baxter
  • Jun    20 Creating abstracts with perspective-Barbara Rae
  • Jul     18 Storyboard cartoons-Roy Lichtenstein
  • Aug  15 Shading techniques to create effects-(sfumato) Jenny Saville
  • Sept 19 Using a limited palette to create dark and light- (chiaroscuro) Caravaggio
  • Oct   17 Landscapes and vistas-Malcolm Ashman/Diebenkorn
  • Nov  14 Still life objects from different angles-Mary Fedden          
  • Dec  12 Rain, sleet, and snow from Japanese woodblock prints-Hiroshige/Malcolm Ashman

£15.00 per person.

Contact the office at southoxarts@gmail.com for more information or to book a place.

If you would like to receive email updates about our art classes please contact South Oxford Arts at southoxarts@gmail.com

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.