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Welcome to Southend Art Club.

We hope that you will like what you see as you search around the website and maybe consider joining our diverse membership, which comprises both amateur and professional artists of a whole variety of mediums, styles, ages and talent.  Everyone is welcome.


Our activities are arranged by a dedicated team of members, who volunteer to arrange a number of events across the year.  Please scroll through to see the exciting events we provide to create a lively and fun art community.


All 20 artist demos are free for members and just £5*/session for guests *deducted from membership fee if subsequently decide to join in that year

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Winter Programme

Artist demonstrations are provided from October to March

Saturday afternoons 2-4pm

in the Lecture Theatre at the Beecroft Art Gallery

in Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea. 

A variety of mediums are covered across the 10 sessions

Winter Programme 2023-24

Summer Programme

From April to September we meet at 

Metal Art School, Chalkwell Park, Leigh-on-Sea

Longer sessions from 1-4pm offer guided instruction for participation

so bring your own materials to get involved and be inspired to create.

We are able to spread ourselves out into Chalkwell Park - weather permitting -

for members and guests to enjoy some 'en plein air' time together.

Refreshment and toilet facilities available for use by our members and guests.

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Club Socials

Our Social Secretary organises an annual Christmas Lunch and Summer Outing.  Tickets for these events are advertised at our demonstrations and via our social media channels. 

Costs for these events are covered by ticket price.

Coach trips have taken members and guests to such places as Whitstable and Woodbridge, for a time to sketch, paint, eat or just socialise together and collect photographic resources


Spring and Autumn Exhibitions are hosted every year and provide members with an opportunity to display and sell their work.

Exhibitions have been held in various locations, centrally at The Cliffs Pavillion but also in Leigh, Hadleigh and Shoeburyness.

Our History

The Southend Art Club was established in 1929 as the Southend Art Circle with the aim to promote the appreciation and practice of art in the area. It reformed after WW2 as the Southend Sketch Club and assumed its current name in 1969.

More to come ...

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