Useful information


This section contains links to events, galleries, suppliers, and web sites that may of interest to anyone in the Forest of Dean area with an interest in art. To suggest a link to be added here please contact the webmaster

Classes, Courses and Events

WGAS members Sylvia Ditch and Gary Fell both run art sessions at the West Dean Centre in Bream.

Sylvia runs a class for beginners and improvers on Wednesday mornings from 10.00 to 12.15. For more information please phone her on 01594 562901.

Gary runs a drop-in art session on Friday mornings and also gives short courses on specific subjects and techniques.
For more details please email Gary at or see his web site

Angela Palmer runs a life drawing class in the Brockweir/Hewelsfield area throughout the year. Angela has her own web site, , and can be contacted at

The Arts Society, Ross-on-Wye has a varied programme of events including lectures, study days and visits.

Wye Valley Arts Centre, in Llandogo, is close to the Forest of Dean and offers a wide range of workshops and courses.

The Forest and Rivers Open Studios weekends take place in July each year.

Galleries, Art & Craft centres

Gallery 54 is in Ross-on-Wye

Taurus Crafts in Lydney is a thriving art and craft centre with art studios, craft units, a working pottery, design led shops and a restaurant. There are exhibitions throughout the year.

The Creates Galleries in Monmouth represent more than 30 well established artists and makers in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley.

The Apple Store Gallery in Hereford arranges workshops and monthly exhibitions.

Hot Pot Pottery in Christchurch has a pottery gallery, tea room and working pottery studio.

Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre in Gloucester has art for sale and art materials too.

Art supplies, printing and framing

First Stop Stationers  in Chepstow stock a range of paints and other artists supplies.

Inspirations, 1 Hill Street, Lydney provide a framing service and have cards and artworks for sale. 01594 841416

Fellows Framing, between Lydney and Blakeney provides a bespoke framing service to Fine Art Trade Guild standards.

Artizan Editions in Coleford work with artists to produce high quality short runs of specially made screenprints.

Arts centres and other venues

ARTspace in Cinderford offer courses in art and crafts for adults and children and also have an exhibition space.

Nature in Art, near Gloucester is the world’s first museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature. They have an excellent café too!


Gloucestershire College has courses in art and design.