We meet most Thursday evenings from 7.00pm until 9.00pm in the community area at Jubilee Court, West Paddock, Leyland. PR25 1JJ. Our meetings are very informal and once a month we have a set subject which members have an option to join in with if they wish. 
You are most welcome to call in and see us.

2024 Meetings

11 January - Art Group Returns.
Hopefully everyone had a pleasant Christmas and New Year and are now ready for an exciting year of art.

18 January - Group Annual General Meeting and Open Forum
Planning the activities and direction of the group for 2024. All welcome and everyone can have their say and present their point of view.

22 February - Glass on Glass
An optional paint along workshop looking at reflections and shapes within glass objects. Sharpen up your pencils for some interesting sketching. Organised by Paul Stanley.

21 March - Professional Demonstration with Chris Shields.
Chris is a wildlife artist and 
illustrator. For the evening he will provide a mini-exhibition of some of his previous work and produce an acrylic painting on canvas, using pallet knives and brushes. £4.00 Charge for visitors/non members.
Visit his website at

18 April - Watercolour DVD Paint Along
An optional workshop with Pam Harvey. Produce a watercolour landscape developed from a DVD presentation.

23 May - Geometric Abstracts
An optional workshop organised by Joan Hassall using acrylic paint.

20 June - Optional Workshop
Organised by Julie Searing. Details available nearer the time.

18 July - Social Evening and Group Discussion
An opportunity to get together and chat about how the year is progressing and enjoy a drink or two at a local pub. Organised by Paul Stanley.

22 August - Three Dimensional Painting
An optional workshop with Stephen Watson. Creating stone and wood effects by using acrylic layering, shadowing and dry brush techniques. All materials supplied but if you prefer to use your own acrylics and have small acrylic brushes feel free to bring them along.

19 September - Professional Demonstration with Liam Dickinson
Liam gave an excellent portrait demonstration to the Group last year and due to popular demand we have invited him back this year. Liam lives in Leyland and was a finalist in Sky’s portrait artist of the year show. £4.00 charge for visitors/non members.
Visit his website at

24 October - Autumnal Theme
An optional workshop looking at the wonderful colours of autumn. Organised by Sue Redman.

21 November - Texture and Mark Making
This workshop will look at the various effects that can be crated using watercolour. An optional workshop organised by Anne Worsnop.

12 December - Christmas Party
Bring a plate of food and join in a nice relaxing evening before we 
break for Christmas. Opportunity to submit a painting created in 2024 for the annual John Emmerton Trophy competition.