Van Gogh’s Bedford

Thursday 27th January

Bedford Rowing Club

Van Gogh’s Bedford. What if Van Gogh visited Bedford, how would he have painted it?? Would it have painted under a Starry Night? Yes, it is a name and emphasis change for our upcoming Bedford event 

Come to The Bedford Rowing Club for our 2nd Paint Night and paint Van Gogh’s Starry Night Over Bedford in his style. It is amazing what you can do with some paint and brushes – it will look as good on your wall, as it would in an art gallery. Come and meet new people, make some new friends and do something new. It’s a social event first and a painting session second.

Anyone can paint, you just need a desire said Bob Ross, so come to this great evening and show yourself you can. It is amazing what you can do with some paint and brushes. 

Tickets are from £29.00 downwards, and at the end of the evening you will take away your own personal masterpiece. The ticket price includes ALL materials and equipment, and you will be able to purchase an optional frame for £10.00 if you want.

It doesn’t matter in the least if you haven’t picked up a paint brush for years or maybe even never, because you will walk away with your own unique piece of artwork. Our resident artist, Russell Collins,  will take you, step-by-step, through the process of turning your blank canvas into your own special Impressionist masterpiece. With a glass in one hand, and a paintbrush (or a cotton bud) in the other, your skills will transfer painlessly to the canvas on your easel. So motor up your inner Monet and come and join us. 

We provide everything that you need…… a 40cm x 50cm canvas, easel, brushes, paints, aprons, music and a great atmosphere where you can create to your heart’s content. 

Van Gogh’s Bedford – Do It Your Way

We’re only going to guide you, we’re not going to instruct you. If you want to do it your own way, then feel free – You can interpret our guidance in any way you like. If you want to change something to suit your home décor, then feel free to do so. You could paint it in any colour you like. It is great when people do their own thing, we love it when we learn a new way to do something.

You will learn a bit how the Impressionists painted their scenes, the brush strokes they used and the importance of complimentary colour matching

The event starts at 6.30 pm but it helps if you arrive around 15 minutes early to grab a seat, grab a drink and grab an easel. We will definitely by finished by 9.30.

Although we provide aprons, it might be worth wearing old clothes (just in case).

Special Note

Tickets for Van Gogh’s Bedford start at £29.00 and a quantity discount applies. The price does not include drinks or refreshments – these can be bought at the bar, and Bedford Rowing Club will also have slices of Linda’s Bakes Cakes for sale.

Car Parking and Accessibility

There is a car park opposite the club, and the Club has a disabled stairlift and disabled toilet facilities.


I’m adding files of pictures, traceables and painting instructions that you can download from the “Pictures” and “Downloads” sections below.

Amazing Artist Scheme

We now have our Amazing Artist scheme. We give you a card and we stamp it for every event you come to, including our day events. When you have 8 stamps we give you your next Paint Night free. It is our way of saying Thank You.

A Paint Night Party is a social event first, and an art lesson second. It’s Fun Art set to music, not Fine Art done dull.

If you have any questions then please contact Russell Collins

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We look forward to meeting you.

Take a look at the other Paint Nights, and Paint Days we have coming up.