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The Ilkley Art Club, which was founded in 1909, meets on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 - 9.30 p.m. at the Clarke Foley Centre, Ilkley.

The Club welcomes as members people of any age who have an interest in art, whatever their level of technical competence. The current membership includes practising artists, both amateur and professional, as well as those who are interested in learning and developing skills. It is not a ‘teaching club’ or an ‘art course’ but members working together in practical sessions.

The Club organises lectures on a range of topics. Non-members can attend these lectures, the fee being £5 per visit. Details of the current lecture programme and practical sessions  are given below.

You are welcome to come along on any Tuesday evening for a free "taster" session

The Club also holds exhibitions of members work. This year's main exhibition will be held from 24th October 2019 to 14th January 2020 in the Clarke Foley Centre.

The annual subscription is £70

For more information and membership enquiries please contact:

Paul Shaw.

Apartment 1, Riverdale,

102 Skipton Road,


LS29 9HE.

Tel: 07771754605

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2019 - 2020 Programme




Ilkley Art Club Programme


Autumn/Winter Term


Sept 10


Working from photos. Open theme.


Sept 17


Costume model.


Sept 24


Lecture. Louise Fletcher, abstract painter.


Oct 1


Resist and run!


Oct 8


Music and movement.


Oct 15


Still Life.


Oct 22


Free Theme. Hand in date for exhibition. £4 per picture, 3 for £10.


Oct 29


New materials. Tim Tennant.


Nov 5


Autumn colours. Still Life.


Nov 12


Lecture. Scottish colourists.(Ilkley Arts Festival). Alex Purves


Nov 19


Zentangle Animals.


Nov 26


Perfect Pastels.


Dec 3


Xmas Party Games, Raffle and quiz. Raks Zina dance troupe.



Winter/Spring Term



Jan 14


Working with washed Glass.


Jan 21


The spaces in between. Still Life.


Jan 28


Show and Tell. Crit. (Small groups.)


Feb 4


Lecture. Clarke Avery. Painter.


Feb 11


Creative with clay.


Feb 18


All things Felt.


Feb 25


Costume or life model.


Mar 3


Lecture. Chris Newson, Chinese brush painting.


Mar 10


Monotones/Using Charcoal.



Mar 17


Still life. Spring has Sprung.


Mar 24


From Mess to Marvellous.


Mar 31

Dry point etching demonstration/ Look at prints and plates.



Spring/Summer term



Apr 21


AGM. Bring and Buy stall, raffle,


Apr 28


Still Life.


May 5


Architectural magic.


May 12


Lecture. TBA.


May 19


Life Model.


May 26


Crit. (Small groups.)


June 2


Wash and Go!


June 9

Workshop, inspired by the Bauhaus.





June 16


Lecture. Geraldine Thompson. Painter


June 23


Still Life.