Interest Groups Online Groups

The purpose of this group is to encourage its members via mutual inspiration to engage in and complete art projects.

The overriding plan is that group members get together on zoom, and show their fellow members work in progress. This can be from the initial conceptual phases to completion, and, indeed, at interim stages to suit. The rationale is that, by coming together, the members will gain inspiration and motivation from their fellows.  The ethos is that, as well as talking,  we will be creating something,

One feature will be that members can suggest a project idea or theme; we then go away and show off our progress at a future meet. The theme can be very nebulous. The intent is to stimulate us, not to inhibit or straitjacket, and this will perhaps inspire us to do stuff outside our normal comfort zones!

The ethos is that the group is open to all, however modest they are about their talents, and for everybody to gain from our collective interaction.


2nd Thursday in a month from 10:30am to 12:30pm, with additional ad hoc meetings (no pun intended)

Group Size & Availability

Minimum 8, maximum 32.

Spaces Available

How to Join

You can join this group, or the waiting list, via the Beacon Members Portal. To join a group you must first subscribe to Interest Groups Online. This is separate to a local u3a membership. 

If you would be interested in helping to lead a group around this subject or any other, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

You can contact the group leader via the Beacon Members Portal. For any other queries or information please contact the Interest Groups Online team by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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