Plymouth Arts Club currently meets on Tuesday evenings during term time at the Swarthmore Centre (see programme)

The club holds two exhibitions a year and welcomes new members who have acquired the basic skills and wish to develop them further. If you would like to join us please email your details to the secretary at mbattley@talktalk.net and we will get back to you.

Painting in any media is encouraged as well as other media including photography. To find out more about the club, please see the club information. To see some of the work the art club members produce during the art sessions please see the members' artwork section.

The Plymouth Arts Club is the oldest arts club in Plymouth. The club had its first meeting in 1865. Read more about the history of the club.

Spring Exhibition
Call for Entries
Devonport Guildhall, Ker St., Plymouth, PL1 4EL
Friday 6th March to Saturday 21st March
10am – 4pm daily (closed on Sundays)

Spring Club Programme 2015

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Our next exhibition is rapidly approaching and the club is in need of a picture to use on the exhibition poster. So, if you have something you think might be suitable please bring it along to the next session, on Tuesday 27th January, at 6:45pm and we will photograph it before the workshop starts. The exhibition sub committee will then decide which picture to use.  The picture chosen can be any subject/medium you like but obviously it will need to be entered and on sale in the exhibition.


On 27th January is our mixed-media and collage workshop. We will be trying to create a view of Southside St. using this photograph by Mike Battley along with Mike Bernard's mixed-media picture of the Kings Arms for inspiration!  If you wish you can bring your own photo to work from.  
You will need to bring along:
  • Piece of card/mountboard for support (this needs to be sealed with a coat of PVA or acrylic medium)
  • Scissors
  • PVA Glue
  • Hair drier
  • Paint / ink
  • Brushes (including one for glue)
  • Water-spray bottle
  • Magazine/newspaper
Items in bold are crucial, however, Mike will bring along glue/water-spray bottles/newspaper.

Well, we have to say that was a great evening on Tuesday with our  model ‘Sir Frances Drake’ and we were just amazed to see so many excellent  interpretations.  Many thanks to Evelyn for finding ‘Brian’ and bringing him along.
There has been a slight change to the programme in that Ian Barlow will be coming to tutor a life drawing session on the 3rd February and not the 24th as previously shown. This will be with Elsie modelling and Ian will arranging some different poses of about 10 minutes each, followed by one long pose after the break.

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