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

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.

Autumn Club Programme 2016

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On Tuesday 15th November we have a DVD demo / workshop. Click here to see a trailer from John Hoar's ‘Simplifying Line Wash and Watercolour’ DVD that will be shown on Tuesday. This will give you an idea of what to bring to the session. You will also need your own photo / idea sketch to work from.

Just a reminder that our A.G.M. is on Tuesday 1st November at 7 pm.  We hope to see you there and encourage input from our members on all aspects of the club.

On Tuesday 18th October we have a demo/workshop with Wendy Parkyn.  Wendy Parkyn is one of the foremost painters of watercolour seascapes in the country.  She will give us a one hour demonstration of her watercolour techniques depicting " The Sea in all its Various Moods", which is the title of her workshop.  After a short coffee break we will then have the opportunity to have a go ourselves with Wendy giving advice and guidance.  She will have loads of photos to work from, although you are welcome to bring your own.  In the short time of the practical session we should think more in terms of just trying out her ideas, rather than creating a masterpiece!  We are expecting a good turnout for this workshop so please get there early.


The DVD evening on Tuesday 4th October will feature Shirley Trevena's DVD 'Breaking the Rules of Watercolour'.  Mike will play about 15 - 20 minutes of the DVD then we will have a go at painting like Shirley! You will need to bring your own favourite items of bric-a-brac to include in your paintings - please see a trailer of the DVD via the link below to give you an idea of what we will be doing: http://www.townhousefilms.co.uk/breaking-the-rules-of-watercolour-with-shirley-trevena

Once again Autumn is upon us, we hope you have had a relaxing, sunny and inspiring Summer.  Our Autumn Term commences on Tuesday 20th September at 7.pm. where the subject will be portraiture.  We look forward to a successful term.

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