The Leicester Sketch Club was set up 1898 as a group where members could go out sketching and painting and meet once a month to have their work critiqued by an experienced artist.
The club has expanded since then to include a busy programme of talks, workshops, demonstrations, indoor and outdoor sketching events, an annual exhibition and other social events. The Club currently has 130 members including a mix of recognised experienced artists and talented part time developing artists. Its ethos however has remained the same which is to help the artistic development of all its members work and develop their appreciation of art. Many of our events are open and free to non-members. It was recently awarded ‘Art Club of the Year 2016’ prize by The Artist and Leisure Painter.
Our Associate membership allows for inclusion of those with an interest in art but not necessarily artists themselves.
Several of our members belong to nationally recognised bodies such as the Royal Institution of Water Colour Painters, the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA), and the Leicester Society of Artists. Many of them have exhibited
their work at illustrious venues such as the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, the Royal West of England Academy and the Mall Galleries.
The club will host its next annual Art Exhibition in The Old Library Cafe & Galleries in central Leicester in October and November 2017.
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