North of England Art Club
incorporating the Newcastle Society of Artists 
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The North of England Art Club 

During the pandemic activities at the club have been suspended, however we plan to start a gradual reopening from 6th September 2021. Please see programme page for details.


The Club has a light and airy painting studio and a second studio for drawing and watercolours. The main studio is used for regular painting sessions with a model:

Portrait Group, Mondays, 13.00 - 16.00

Life Group, Tuesdays 11.00 - 14.30

Life Group, Wednesdays 11:00-14:30

The Life Group also meets on one Saturday each month. 11:00-4:00

The studio is available at other times, and all day on Thursdays and Fridays for independent painting. The Thursday group provides a friendly, supportive atmosphere for exploring your own concepts and choice of medium.


The Club arranges occasional Saturday workshops and demonstrations. 

Small extra charges apply for workshops and to cover the cost of models in the Portrait and Life Groups.


Members arrange informal en-plein air painting sessions, visits to exhibitions, and small groups get together for painting holidays or to attend short courses.

In March 2012 we introduced a series of workshops at lunchtime on the second Thursday of each month. A club member gives a brief presentation on an art topic they are interested in, followed by general discussion. These have been very successful and still continue (2017). Recently the bi-monthly competitions have been related to the subject of the presentations. The programme for 2018 is in preparation. See Events page for details of past presentations and Programme page for current presentations and competitions.

The Club holds at least one selling exhibition each year and members participate in other events throughout the region.

Now view the "Gallery" pages to see illustrations. See 'Events' page for other current organised activities.