About Pickering Art Club
Our history and activities
We were founded in 1978 and currently have around 100 members. Our activities are based in Pickering, at The Memorial Hall on Potter Hill which is a fabulous venue with lots of space and amenities.
There are monthly evening art demonstrations by professional artists, in a variety of media, usually on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 7 to 9pm. (Except September and December.) Two practical sessions are held per month, one in the afternoon on the 4th Friday of the month and one on the 2nd Wednesday evening. There are also two workshops for members, one in Spring and the other in Autumn. We take part in many Outdoor Painting Days during the summer from moorland villages to York and the coast. These are very informal, great fun and very helpful for honing your artistic skills. (Coffee, cakes and ice-creams are usually involved!)
Our work is proudly displayed during the 10 day Annual Exhibition in September, where we encourage all members to exhibit, no matter what their level of experience. 3D artwork is also very welcome.
How to get involvedMembership
Anyone may come along and join in most of our activities, as a guest, before deciding if you would like to join us. Membership also covers the cost of monthly demonstrations by professional artists, (except September and December), plus the eligibility to take part in the annual exhibition and workshops. The membership year runs from January to December, however those who join us from September onwards get the following year included in their subscription.
Where do we meet?Where are we based?
We are based in the beautiful market town of Pickering in the heart of North Yorkshire. For group activities we use the Memorial Hall on Potter Hill in Pickering. The full address is; Pickering Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8AA. Our members come from within the Vale of Pickering including Malton, Norton, Helmsley, Pickering and everywhere in-between.
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