I hope you can join us for some sessions painting in the great outdoors; an interesting programme has been planned for 2018.


Meeting Thursdays, mainly the first Thursday of the month, this year with our first session Thursday 25th January.  9.30am to 1.30pm.  Bring your own gear, drinks and food.  Toilets are available at all venues.  If wet postponed until the following Thursday and if that is wet, the session will be cancelled.  I usually make a postponement decision by 7.00am on the day and post a notice on RAS Facebook page and send emails by 7.30am.  For information ring Carolyn 03 3128524.


En plein air Painting programme 2018

January Thursday 25th Margaret Flintoft’s barn red cottage corner of Mill and Bradleys Road, Ohoka, 351 Bradleys Road, Ohoka.

February Thursday 15th Wooded Gully, Mt Thomas, Okuku.  Meet in the camping area over the bridge.  Native bush, old homestead site and lovely stream.  Bring insect repellent! 

March Thursday 1st Tracy Parker’s home, 594 Oxford Road, Fernside.  Pen and wash tutorial with Quilliam Collister at the beginning of the session. 

April Thursday 5th Greystones”, a beautiful river stone clad house owned by Penny and Andy Allison, 61 Wallers Road Loburn. 

May Thursday 3rd Inglewood Stud, 100A Threlkelds Road, Flaxton.  Horses and stables.

June Thursday 7th Rose Pack’s studio 11A Buckleys Road, Rangiora.  Rosie has agreed to set up an activity for us inside.

July 5th Graham William’s studio 23 Cullen Ave, Swannanoa.

August 2nd Corina Hazlett’s studio 838 Marshmans Road, Sefton. A tutorial with Corina starting at 9.30am, cost $25, bookings essential, only 10 spaces available.

September 6th  The sign of the kiwi, Summit Rd
October 4th Kaiapoi Lakes Reserve
November 1st  Castle Hill (We will be car pooling leaving Rangiora at 8.30am and returning to Rangiora by 5pm.)
December 6th  Mt Thomas homestead, 436 Birch Hill Road, Okuku