Post Lockdown Activities

Our workshops at The Lodge and the Pop Up have restarted and there are lots of other activities for Centrepieces artists on Zoom which others are also welcome to join in. Just email us at You can always become a member at a later stage if interested.

Click here to see the workshop programme.

We have a Book Club on Zoom on the third Thursday of every month from 7.30-9pm. No need to book. Zoom meeting ID: 862 2820 8280, password LoveABook. Next date is 19th August.

The Queens Gallery continues to offer free Community Zoom sessions about the Royal Collection every Wednesday at 2pm.
Zoom login details are the same for each session: (these may change so always look out for emails announcing new log in details).
Meeting ID: 904 476 9010
Passcode: 624813

Read the latest Operation Art Lockdown newsletter here.

There are some new Step by Step drawings with John Exell below.

Catch up with some art exhibitions and art programmes online and on TV – list of suggestions here.

Watch some of the videos that have been produced by Centrepieces tutors and artists, including to how make a Butterfly Collage by Sue Wieck and an NHS rap by Tony Bennet. There’s a new video about the workshops that have been running during the lockdowns this year.

Our Mental Health Awareness Week project on the theme of Kindness is now complete. You can watch the new video about the project here and read more about Mental Health Awareness Week here.

Art Challenges 
Some of these are Art Challenges that are featured in the Facebook Group. Please have a go and if you would like to send us photographs of any artwork that you create to be shared around then that would be great!  Send to:

Click here for Art Challenge 2

Click here to see Art Challenge 1

Design a Makeover for Molly the Cow – instructions and template – with an extended deadline. Click here.

Step by Step Drawing with John Exell. John has produced a series of step by step drawings for people to have a go at.

Girl, click here.

Old Man, click here.

Girl by Durer, click here.

Look out for more Art Challenges, including further drawing from John Excell and Lucy Thomas. We have now started to use Zoom for live art workshops and are starting to produce our own video tutorial classes.