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

The club holds one exhibition each year and welcomes new members who have acquired the basic skills and wish to develop them further. However, the club’s programme has proved so popular that there is currently a 2-year waiting list! If you would like to have your name added to the waiting list please email your details to the secretary at mbattley@talktalk.net and we will get back to you.  In the meantime you might like to check out the other clubs in the area and there are other life drawing opportunities in Plymouth.

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.

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.

Summer Club Programme 2018

PANDAS & Plymouth Arts Club Plein-Air Events
Suggested 2018 Dates

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Latest Club News

Tuesday 19th June art session is ‘Landscapes’ - think wide open spaces, preferably in Devon.  John will show some images taken around Burrator, but as always you are also welcome to bring your own.  Two weeks later is the end of year ‘Artists Challenge’ with the Royal William Yard as the subject. Please bring your own source material, and a small prize will be given for the ‘best –in-show’.

Here is an updated version of the Summer Programme.   At 18:45 on Tuesday 15 May, we are now asking you to bring along any picture you would like to be considered for the 2018 Exhibition Poster.

Advance Notice:
At the committee meeting on Tuesday it was decided to change the rules regarding the end of year competition for the Claude Kitto award. As you know this is given each year for the most imaginative and creative portfolio on display.  As we had so many entries last year the rules have been tightened up as follows: 
  • Only half a table per person
  • Only unframed pictures can be entered
  • Only work produced during the year, and at our meetings to be included.


The summer term programme is now available.  Check out what we have coming up here.

Tuesday 13 February Mike Battley will be doing a line and wash workshop.   This is the photo of Charles Cross he will be working from. 
You will need to bring some indian ink and a pen, and you can see that you won't need many colours - perhaps bring some white gouache for highlights at the end. 

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